Bond Arms Derringer Owners


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KevininPa
August 16, 2009, 12:49 AM
I have a question, primarily for .45 Colt owners. I did a favor for a friend and he gave me 100 rds of .45 Colts. 50 are standard loads, 250 grains, so no problems there. The other 50 are "hot" loads (his words). These are 230 LRN grainers backed up by 7 grains of Bullseye. I know that the BA Snakeslayer is built like a tank, so will it handle a hotter load? I usually just shoot standard .410s and some standard .45s so the hots will be for SD. Do you feel the Bond can handle them? I reload, but not that caliber since I only shoot it enough to keep in practice with it. It's the only .45 Colt I have, so I don't worry about reloading for it. A box of 50 will last me a good year. Thanks in advance.

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No Quarter
August 16, 2009, 10:37 AM
I think the Bond can handle them with no problem. I shoot high end .44 magnums in my Bond and never have any trouble.

I would look up the loading manual dta on that one to see what sort of pressures you'd be looking at. As long as it within pressure limits, I say let 'er rip

Tequila Mockingbird
August 16, 2009, 10:34 PM
I had a Bond Arms 45/410 for a while. The gun had no problem with "Ruger only" 45 loads, but the knuckle on the middle finger of my right hand sure did. After it got painfully rapped a few times by the back of the trigger guard, I decided I didn't want to shoot it any more and finally sold it.

JohnKSa
August 16, 2009, 10:52 PM
Ask them. (http://www.bondarms.com/icontact.php) Personally I think you'll give out before it will. :D

Shadan7
August 16, 2009, 11:46 PM
As Tequila said (http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=5837347&postcount=3):
I had a Bond Arms 45/410 for a while. The gun had no problem with "Ruger only" 45 loads, but the knuckle on the middle finger of my right hand sure did. After it got painfully rapped a few times by the back of the trigger guard, I decided I didn't want to shoot it any more and finally sold it.

Gods - shooting the derringers was the most brutal part of our recent testing (http://www.ballisticsbytheinch.com/realworld.html). I have the .45Colt/410 and it just ate my hands alive.

Jim D.

TUBBY1
August 18, 2009, 02:51 PM
The gun will take it but don't
hit yourself in the forehead.i wouldn't try it without the extended hand grip.

KevininPa
August 18, 2009, 08:37 PM
It's the only way I can shoot it semi-accurately. I tried the regular grips and that was a joke. With the original Snakeslayer grips I do fine out to about 10 yards, even pretty accurately. Those little derringer grips put me all over the place. They were put away someplace forever. I should put'em on E-Bay. As for recoil, don't have problems with the regular .45s. A little stouter than the .410s but not that bad. I work construction so I think most of the nerves from my elbow down to the fingertips are dead anyway.:) You construction guys know what I mean!;) Thanks for the input, and I'll always listen to more. This forum has great people with a lot of real world info!

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