Texas Defender

  • Texas Defender

Texas Defender

(8 reviews)

Model #: BATD
MSRP: $543.00
Caliber .357Mag/.38Spl, .45LC/.410
Barrel Length 3"
Grip Material Rosewood
Grip Size Standard
Sights Front blade, fixed rear
Length 5"
Height 3.75"
Weight 20 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 powerful, Texas Defender is a bold statement for a bold State. It’s built with a 3″ barrel chambered for either the .45 Colt/ 2.5” .410 shot shells, or in the .357Mag/.38Spl. (also available in other calibers).


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

***Due to natural variations in wood, no two grip panels are exactly alike.  Colors may vary slightly from image.***

Not Available in California or Massachusetts.

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Average Rating:
(based on 8 reviews)

Showing 1 - 5 of 8 Reviews:

by Michael
on 5/12/2024
from NC
A pocket howitzer ready to go!
I must admit that I was skeptical of videos and reviews stating a derringer could handle a .45 long colt cartridge or .410 shotshell with controllable as well as pleasurable shooting. I bought my Bond Arms to have as a very concealable and last option if needed firearm. I intentionally wanted a .410 capable as I have a Henry Axe in .410 and .410 ammunition on hand. The fact it shoots .45 LC too was a plus. The fit and finish of this little cannon is amazing and once you pick one up, you are hooked on the fact it is made like a brick outhouse as we say! Built like a tank and don't let the 20 oz. weight dissuade you......it is still fairly light considering what it chambers. So shooting bird shot and .45 LC 250 gr LFN is very fun. I even think the recoil on the .45 round is less than the 9 shot of the. 410 which surprised me.  In general carry,  I use Hornady Critical Defense I believe 185 grain. And to top it...you can add barrels without buying a new derringer! Awesome piece!
on 1/5/2022
Pocket Skeet Shooter
This is by far one of my favorite handguns, and the craftsmanship also makes it a nice show piece! I have the holster as well.
by Joseph Lowe
on 6/4/2021
from Gilmer, Texas
Best derringer I've ever owned
I'm a retired Marine and LEO here in Texas. I'm also an old man and I'm disabled. I'm sometimes in a wheelchair and sometimes on a walker/cane. So I needed something for self-protection that could be managed with one, had stopping power, and didn't need a lot of extra equipment. Wallah! The Bond Arms Texas Defender. Bought mine at Lindale's Guitars & Guns. It's always in my pocket. I feel very safe and confident with it. I call it the "Don't mess with me" gun. No more worrying about getting in/out of my truck and getting mugged.  Thank you Bond Arms. Oh & of course, it shoots mighty fine! I recommend learning how to set up the hammers so you know which barrel will fire first & make the lower barrel fire first. Trust me on this!
by Steven M.
on 7/9/2019
from US
Great Gun
Took my Bond gun to the range last week,what a fun gun to shoot.I am really impressed with the quality of this firearm.My only regret is that I didn't buy one a long time ago.
by Doug B.
on 2/21/2019
from US
Bond Arms Texas Defender
Doug is my name, but this review is not about me or my opinions it's about a very high quality very safe tool that I will count on if my life is ever in danger. The Texas Defender I have recently purchased fits my hand very well 410/45 colt will do the job with a 3 inch barrel don't be afraid of reaching out beyond your normal personal defense yardage. I've only ran this gun 5, 7 ,9 yards with 410 birdshot and all hits were on paper. Believe me when I tell you I'm not a professional shooter, but the 45 colt is hitting consistently from 30 yards. This is from a three inch barrel, so if anyone is worried about accuracy as I was, you can rest easy with a little practice aiming an over/under can be done. That being said, the craftsmanship of BOND ARMS derringers is just unmatched. This little, very concealable, powerful, and beautiful derringer feels like a hand tank! Yes, you only have two shots at your disposal, but if you do your research most up close defense situations are less than two shots. Besides, I don't think anyone wants to be hit by two defensive 410 shotgun blasts.
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