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Old 05-05-2009, 06:42 PM   #1
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I agree that a derringer is not the best weapon to carry. I carry a full size XD 45 and have a Ruger LCP as a BUG. I do have a Cobra 38 caliber Derringer in the gun safe, more of a novelty than anything else. However, I read alot of threads on different sites saying they are unsafe to carry. My Cobra has a safety and a half-cock position. What makes these any more unsafe that the standard snubby revolver?

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Old 05-06-2009, 04:13 AM   #2
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I think they are plenty safe to carry as long as you keep your purse pointed in a safe direction at all times.

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Some derringers don't have a safety and without a trigger guard some may feel that a derringer may mistakenly fire in one's pocket, purse, etc. I think they're a great ankle gun with the proper holster.

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Some of them do have a manual safety. If you get one with a safety, it would be a good second / deep undercover gun (ankle holster or pocket carry).

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Safe to carry Yes, good for defense not so much. Difficult to hold, easy to get a finger or other body part in front of. It's a novelty firearm.

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Do Derringers inherently have no trigger guard?

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Do Derringers inherently have no trigger guard?
Derringers, due to their size make a trigger guard impractical.
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That would be correct... although I have seen one with a guard before.
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Here's a less typical Derringer that could be used to carry

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I think it's pretty cool. What do the more experienced folks here think?

Although, according to this page http://www.nrawinningteam.com/sb15/SB15_2.htm, it is a pretty expensive piece

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