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Old 03-28-2011, 02:28 AM   #11
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Ok picked up a BA Texas Defender yesterday. It has a 410/.45LC barrel. So far I like it. Aside from the cost of the ammo to feed that damn thing it's pretty cool. Perfect for snake shooting, popping something like a dog running up to bite you, etc.

The safety for the gun is pretty good. It has a safety block that prevents the hammer from hitting the firing pins. It also has a "snap back" feature that prevents the hammer from hitting the pins unless the trigger is pulled. So even if it were off safe and dropped or the hammer was bumped it would not hit the firing pin.

The trigger pull....unique. The trigger doesn't go straight back like a normal trigger does. This one operated in a down/rearward angle. I thought the trigger pull was crazy hard when I was pulling it. Nope, just pulling it wrong. It's no 1911 trigger, that's for sure. But once you figure out how to pull it, it's easy, smooth and not a heavy trigger at all.

When shooting the Colts I was hitting about an inch/inch and a half at 7 yards. not to bad for a short barrel.

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Old 03-28-2011, 03:28 AM   #12
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They are well -built ,and have great service ..Made in Texas. Nuff said .They are also expensive , but they are worth it.

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I saw one of these at the gunshop today on consignment for $300. Is that a good price? I handled the gun and it seems very well made but the grips are the only question for me.

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With a box of 410 shells it was 415.

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We will require pictures of its first assigned victim...

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Oh you will get them for sure. However, I do hope there are no victims. No victims=no sightings and I'm good with that!

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The trigger and hammer indeed get a lot easier to handle after a hundred rounds or so. I recently purchased a set of Rosewood extended grips and they made a world of difference!

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Well, first snake of the season and first with the bond arms. Gotta say, I wasn't impressed with the shot. Snake was E&Eing the area, first shot balled him up. 2nd shot killed him.

Shots were taken from about 6 feet away. I went inside to get more ammo and when I came back snake was still there, but still alive, 3rd shot killed him.
Pattern is pretty wide, so the shot went all over his body instead of focusing where I was aiming...the head.

I like the gun, but wasn't impressed with the killing potential for the gun. It stopped the snake, but I wanted a one shot and head is much type thing. That said, I'm using 2 1/2 IN-1/2-7 1/2 shells, not real snake shot.

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I have a Snake Slayer .410/.45. It's great for pocket carry.
Is it short enough to carry in jeans hip pocket? I've been hip-pocket carrying a Taurus 738, but would like the 410/45. If 2 shots aren't enough, I'll go for my primary.
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The Bond derringers that have come through fall into two categories for my customers.
First are those who will not give up the dern thing, and
second, those who fired it once and can't wait to get rid of it because they figure it is too impractical to be useful to them.

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