Modern consumers enjoy a great deal of choice in nearly every sphere of their lives, from food to complex devices. Some believe such freedom is unnecessary and even spoiling, but we think that the broader the choice, the more chances to find something that delivers just what you need and nothing that you don’t.
Guns are no exception in this respect. Some manufacturers are not comfortable making good but somewhat conventional firearms. Niche guns are their way. Bond Arms is just this kind of gun manufacturer, all about uniqueness, innovation, and specialized products.
Bond Arms Derringers
Bond Arms is a Texas-based manufacturer of single-action double-barrel derringers. For those of you who don’t know, derringers are small pocket handguns that technically are neither semi-auto pistols nor revolvers. Though pocket pistols were manufactured from the 1700s, it was Henry Deringer’s single-shot 41-caliber handgun that revolutionized the industry and introduced the design we all know and love.
Today, we have several derringer manufacturers, but Bond Arms is the largest in the USA. Greg Bond’s idea was to fuse the design of a derringer with the over-under barrel configuration of the Remington Model 95. That’s how we got extremely popular, reliable, and cool Bond Arms handguns.
Why You May Need a Bond Derringer
These guns are ideal EDC. Yes, you have only two shots before reloading. But in other respects, these guns are great. While small sight radius and short barrels reduce accuracy and distance, this shouldn’t be a problem in a close-quarter self-defense situation. The benefit is that Bond Arms derringers are easy to load, shoot, and reload due to their break-action design. Another benefit, of course, is the small dimensions that make them comfortable to carry all day long. You can also carry a Bond Arms as a secondary gun (the 2.5" Bond Arms Backup).
Another viable application for these guns is protection against wild animals. People who live in countries densely populated by snakes often opt for the Bond Arms Snake Slayer that accepts both .45 LC rimfire and .410 shotshells. Other popular Bond Arms derringers in 45/410 are the Texas Defender and the Papa Bear.
At Gritr Sports, you’ll also find various holsters for Bond Arms. If you want to change calibers, check out our offer of Bond Arms barrels, 9mm included.