• Roughneck


(15 reviews)

Model #: BARN
MSRP: $277.00
Caliber .357Mag/.38Spl, .45 ACP, 9mm
Barrel Length 2.5"
Grip Material Rubber
Grip Size Standard
Sights Front blade, fixed rear
Length 4.5"
Height 3.75"
Weight 19 ounces
Ammo Capacity 2
Action Single Action
Trigger Pull Weight 7lb.
Trigger Guard Yes
Frame Material Stainless Steel
Frame Type Hand Cannon

The compact, yet rough-looking, Roughneck is a new type of Bond Arm gun. It’s built with a 2.5″ barrel chambered for 9mm, 357/38, .380ACP or 45ACP. Works best with smoothed lined holsters.


  • Stainless steel double-barrel and frame
  • Compatible with all standard Bond Arms barrels
  • Patented rebounding hammer
  • Retracting firing pins
  • Cross-bolt safety
  • Spring-loaded, cammed locking lever

Not Available in California or Massachusetts. roughcode

How did we get the price down so low?

Bond Arms has been well known for having a premium fit and finish to every gun we make.  To get to that level of aesthetic quality it takes a lot of time. We have taken that process and trimmed it down to create a gun that still has the robust qualities of our pre-existing models without all of the frills.
People have asked, are you using die cast or pot metals? The answer is NO!! They are all the same grade of stainless steel like our current production models.
To give you an idea of our current process for manufacturing our current guns, we literally sand every part, then we spend a tremendous amount of time Polishing and hand finishing all these same parts to the Quality Finish that Bond Arms has always been known for.
Quality Control (QC) on our current guns nearly borders on excessive. Once the guns are shot and all functions work as they should, our QC guys then go to extreme measures to find every cosmetic flaw, scratch, ding, or pit or anything else that didn’t pass our inspection. This means the guns are sent back to be fixed, which in most cases, involve totally disassembling the gun to re-polish or fix any flaw that they may find. On occasion the same gun may go through that same process 3 to 4 times until it passes QC.
With the RoughNeck and Rough N Rowdy series, we do minimal clean up and deburr to make sure there are no sharp edges and then we bead blast the finish. With this gun, part of the COOL FACTOR is that you can actually see the parting lines in the metal frame and trigger guard. As a final touch we left in some of the swirly tool marks on the barrel just to give it that more ROUGH & TUMBLE Look. Also, since we are not sanding and polishing the frame, you may see tiny casting imperfections and rough areas that would never be acceptable for our current line of products.
This may not sound like much, but in comparison we can build 4 to 5 RoughNeck’s in the same time as it takes to build ONE Texas Defender. That Is a Huge Amount of Savings on LABOR that allows us to pass those SAVINGS down to the consumer’s level, which for the First Time Ever has allowed us to have a new Bond Arms Hand Cannon available for under $300!
After this past NRA show we saw that most of the higher volume sales of handguns were in the $300 to $350 and below range. When we came back from the show we set down and went part by part on our gun and by still using the same quality of parts we came up with ways to reduce cost on every part, but still build a TANK Of a Gun….

Available Online At These Fine Retailers/Dealers:


Gordon Bond Shows the "Rough Series" Models


Average Rating:
(based on 15 reviews)

Showing 1 - 5 of 15 Reviews:

by Erik C.
on 3/13/2024
I am in love
Testimonial: First, I would like to thank the men and women at Bond Arms for producing a first class firearm at a price that most anyone can afford. When I opened the box of my new Roughneck I could not believe this was a “budget” gun. Fit and finish on my gun is fantastic.  The reason I bought the Roughneck was to take with me fishing because I fish in some remote places and having a small, powerful, affordable gun to simply put in my pocket makes me feel better about encounters with coyotes, wild dogs, or mountain lions. So after unboxing the little beast I took it to the range and shot 150 rounds through it. I had no issue with the recoil, it kicks, but not as bad as I would have thought. I have never had a single malfunction with this gun, and it shot well out to 21 feet just like the manual suggests. I do recommend reading the manual. I would have thought the trigger pull heavy if I had not read the manual first (the trigger pull is not straight back, but down and back) and I would not have known the range for which it is intended. I bought this gun thinking I would only carry it while in the outdoors, but it has been my daily carry ever since its first outing. It is so easy to carry. I simply put it in a pocket holster, put it in my pants pocket, and go about my day. It just disappears. I never worry about the gun printing, or what I will have to wear to conceal it. Another thing I love about this gun is how easy it is to switch barrels. Simply remove one screw, take out the old barrel, put in the new barrel in, put the screw back in place, and you are done. I will admit that I like to tinker with things so of course I had to try new grips, different barrels, ect, ect, but out of the box there is nothing you need to buy  except a good holster to make this a formidable defense weapon.  If you want an easily concealable, powerful, affordable defense weapon I don’t think the Roughneck can be beat.
by Rob
on 1/19/2024
from Pennsylvania
Accurate powerhouse
I have this in 357 for 2 years and shot several hundred rounds through this tough well built tool with no problems.
Will recommend it with pride.
by Donald Cooper
on 9/16/2023
from Illinois
Rough Neck
Great little gun. Bought 9mm this thing packs a punch; my Mrs. and I are both in love with this little gal. I believe I found my back up for cc.  Will recommend Bond Arms to all my friends
by Ron Rushley
on 7/26/2023
from Columbus, Ohio
Fantastic Derringer!
I just purchased the Roughneck .357 / .38 .

The place where I bought it let me shoot a couple of  .357 rounds just so I could get a feel for it.  The thing kicks like a mule and even with hearing protection it sounded like a small cannon went off!

Since this is a backup gun, it would be only be used at short range with the .357 round.

I am totally in love with it!
by Hello America! (YouTube Channel)
on 5/27/2022
from Henderson Kentucky
50 Rounds
After 50 rounds of 38 special, I was in love. Extremely enjoyable to shoot. Best firearm under $300 worldwide. My video review
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