A gun dealer once told me about a gun dealer who was successfully robbed in a hotel parking lot. The dealer drew a Derringer and fired two shots at the fleeing robbers. He missed . The dealer telling me the story remarked, " If he'd had a Smith 5-shot Bodyguard, he'd 've had 'em " .
I examined a Derringer at a gun shop a year ago . The trigger was so hard, I was sometimes unable to make the hammer fall . The guys at the shop said they'd tried to lighten the triggers with poor results .