God bless America. Someone on this planet is still doing something right!
My new Bond Arms derringer, purchased as a .45/.410 Texas Defender, has quickly become my favorite weapon ever. I have to admit that as a gadget geek, I decided to purchase the base model and a few accessories only a couple weeks after I saw the ad on a popular conservative talk show program. Not having shopped for a weapon in decades, I was impressed that quickly.
I admit to paying a little more than I could have in order to support my local dealer. In addition to my base Texas Defender, I also have added extended rubber grips, the driving holster, and two barrels. For less than a thousand dollars total investment, I now have a remarkably beautifully engineered and crafted weapon that I can configure a dozen different ways. I can use the trigger guard or not, the original Rosewood compact grips or the larger rubber tactical grips, with my choice of three barrels firing at least five types of loads.
Shooting this gun is really nice. It’s very accurate, once I ignored Gordon’s recommendation in the excellent YouTube “Safety” video to compensate for the difference between barrels. Since the barrels on the .22 are inside the firing pins and separated by only 10mm, there is simply no point in changing your sight picture to compensate, especially for defense purposes. Ditto for the full-sized barrels which like the firing pins are on 15mm centers. I can use the 3″ .22 barrel in my living room with a trap for practice. Besides the original 3″ .45/.410 for daily defense, I just added a 4.25″ .357/.38 barrel for more “open” situations.
My only complaint is that I have a slight occasional problem with over-trigger-finger so far, due I believe to the very stiff trigger pull on this gun. It took me about a half-dozen loadings to actually pull the trigger on the first try until I adjusted. Understanding the concerns about safety, I’ll try to get used to it. I’m normally a two-handed shooter, and this problem crops up more often when I shoot one-handed.
SO, what’s the bottom line?
Marvelous weapon, reasonably priced – beautifully crafted, deadly accurate, safe and designed with wisdom. What more can you ask for if your life depends on it?
God bless you all,