I picked up my Texas Defender Pikes Peak special edition. It was exactly what I thought it would be: beautiful, solid, highly concealable, and powerful. I ordered mine with the .45/.410 barrel and also got the .38/.357 magnum barrel. I went to the range with some .45 and .410 ammo and planned to only fire a few rounds because I thought the recoil would be too much to handle. Well, I went through half a dozen .410 shells and a box of 20 .45 rounds. This gun was surprisingly easy to handle. The only after effect was a slight tenderness in the palm between my thumb and forefinger. The range officers were both very curious about my gun since they had never seen one before. They couldn’t believe that I was shooting such powerful ammo from such a small gun. When I asked them if they’d like to fire a couple of rounds, they jumped at the offer. They each fired 2 rounds of .45 and were highly impressed. They couldn’t believe that the recoil was so light from such a heavy load. I think you might be getting an order or two in the near future.
Several of the guys at my poker club were also impressed with the power and conceal-ability of the gun. At least one of them is planning on ordering one. (I’m thinking that I should be getting some kind of commission. Maybe a BAD Driving Holster? Wish. Wish.)
I have now bought some .38 and .357 ammo and will return to the range to shoot them. As Glen Beck says, “This Is One Fun Gun!”