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Old 09-26-2012, 01:02 AM   #1
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I'm looking for a good derringer to buy. I would like it for my job where where if I needed a firearm it would be extremely close quarters. Anyone have any favorites? I'm currently looking at a Bond Arms Cowboy Defender 45LC/410.

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Do you have experience with derringer's?
IMO, there are better firearms for close quarters self defense (and not all self defense situations occur within 7 feet).

If you can find a range that would allow you to rent a derringer, try it.

I would rather have a .380 I can control than the limitations of 2 shots from a firearm that wants to hurt my hand.

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Do you have experience with derringer's?
IMO, there are better firearms for close quarters self defense (and not all self defense situations occur within 7 feet).

If you can find a range that would allow you to rent a derringer, try it.

I would rather have a .380 I can control than the limitations of 2 shots from a firearm that wants to hurt my hand.
Yup. Kinda agree.
Derringers are kinda cool - from an old west gambling table sort of way. But they do have a hefty recoil and there are only two shots - and that is not a lot in "situation".
Hope your aim is exquisite in that situation - because you may not be just sitting in a seat across the table from the scoundrel in another seat who just called you a lyin' cheat. Your target may be moving - two shots - better be very close...
But I agree - I've always had a fascination with them. Just never owned one - except for a cap gun version when I was eleven.

And as with the second poster - I have a number of small carries - 38, 9mm - even bigger (1911) and I have come to the point of always reaching for and carrying the LCP 380. It is so concealable....
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I would love to have a 45 colt derringer. But not to carry. It would just be for fun at the range. My cm-9 is bigger than a derringer. But not a lot. And it is a lot easier to hang on to. I am not one of those guys that needs 15 rounds in my carry gun. But 2 shots? I'm not going there.

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i been looking at one chambered in 32 auto mostly because i have a 32auto keltec so i dont haft to buy anouther caliber of ammo also look like a good ballance not to powerfull or under powered too

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I appreciate everyone's input here. I have always wanted a 45LC/410 derringer. It'd be an ok backup piece. It's also be fun to play around with.

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The Bond Derringers are very nice. My brother had one just like you described. He was not pleased with it. The 410 rounds for a pistol only have 3 buckshot in them. Energy wise the 357 is superior to the 45 LC. If you choose to get one get a model that will shoot 3" 410 shells. My brother wanted his to kill snakes. the 2 1/2" 410 wouldn't get the job done. A hunting round for the 410 is 3 1/2".

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I have been looking at a .22mag derringer . Buddies got one and its pretty sweet little shooter

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I have been looking at a .22mag derringer . Buddies got one and its pretty sweet little shooter
I have the NAA mini revolver. It has two cylinders. One is 22lr. The other is 22 mag. It is a five shot. Realy nice gun.
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I have the NAA mini revolver. It has two cylinders. One is 22lr. The other is 22 mag. It is a five shot. Realy nice gun.
I think thats what his is because I think he said he has shot 22lr thru it
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