Picked up New Bond Snake Slayer


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EGGMAN240
September 8, 2011, 08:28 PM
I picked this beautiful little guy up yesterday and went to the range today. I shot about 30 .45 LC Cowboy loads, five 2.5" slugs and five 3" slugs.

It is a VERY well made gun. I look forward to many years of fun!

All in all it shot pretty accurate for what it is, and kick wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I shot at a distance of 7 yards and managed ~3" groups with the .45. It is no where a target gun, but It is a blast to shoot (pun intended).

Looking forward to the 4.25" .38/.357 barrel that is on the way!!

Here it is...

http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv92/eggersj/photo-2-1.jpg
http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv92/eggersj/photo-1-1.jpg

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VA27
September 8, 2011, 09:21 PM
Congratulations!

I really like those things. I had one in 40S&W that was a shooter, but at the time I didn't have the money for extra barrels and traded it for something else.

mavracer
September 8, 2011, 09:33 PM
They're a really nice guns very well made. I have the 3" 45 colt only version and like it a lot.

denster
September 8, 2011, 10:02 PM
They are well made and lots of fun. The bottom barrel will shoot right to the sights. Try some Federal personal defense .410 ammo it works great.

USAF_Vet
September 9, 2011, 01:09 PM
I like how it has a trigger guard. Most of the other derringer style guns don't.

Justin Holder
September 9, 2011, 06:41 PM
I like how it has a trigger guard. Most of the other derringer style guns don't.

In the Bond Arms design the trigger guard is removable.

I have a strange desire for one with a second set of barrels in 10mm.

EGGMAN240
September 9, 2011, 08:46 PM
Well, the front of my middle finger is all bruised today from contact with the trigger guard. during my session last night.

Man, I love this thing!!! Its my favorite piece!!!

I spoke with Bond today and they said my .357 mag barrel shipped Wednesday. I should get it Monday. It's 4.25" and fully rifled. Should be a hoot and much more accurate!! Plus, I love the look of the 4" models... :)

chris in va
September 10, 2011, 01:17 AM
Finger on the trigger, pointing at the camera. :scrutiny:

kbbailey
September 10, 2011, 11:19 PM
I reload both .45colt and .410. I suppose it is only a matter of time 'til I get the itch.

Cokeman
September 11, 2011, 11:36 PM
Finger on the trigger, pointing at the camera. :scrutiny:

Whoopie. :scrutiny:

Kiln
September 12, 2011, 01:33 AM
Finger on the trigger, pointing at the camera. :scrutiny:
OMG that camera is in so much danger!

On topic: I've got a much cheaper (100 bucks) single shot .410 derringer that I keep in the sock drawer and it is a decent gun. It is tons of fun to shoot too. When it comes to shooting I just buy cheap stuff but for defense I also like the PDX-1 ammo.

Here's my little cheapo gun: http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab47/Myguns223/NewPicsMay152011047.jpg

EGGMAN240
September 15, 2011, 08:10 PM
I had ordered a new .357 barrel for this little guy and it came today!!! Man is it nice!!!! It is the new 4.25" .38/.357 Mag barrel. I liked the look of the snake slayer 4 better than the standard one due to the longer barrel, and when I read that Bond put out a 4" barrel in .357/.38 I was in!!

All in all I like the look of the gun better with the longer barrel, and since it is fully rifled, it should be more accurate too. I will test it out this weekend and post impressions. Here's some pics for your viewing pleasure.

http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv92/eggersj/IMG_1573.jpg

http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv92/eggersj/IMG_1577.jpg

kbbailey
September 19, 2011, 11:46 PM
Keep us posted on how you like the gun after the 'new' has worn off.
Are you going to use it as a defensive gun, or just for fun?
Does it conceal in a pocket, or is it too big for that?

If you haven't guessed....I'm getting the itch.

Dnaltrop
September 20, 2011, 09:06 PM
Penetration tests Please!

Purely for the scientific merit of exploding jugs of water at close range, of course.

Jabr0ney
September 21, 2011, 12:03 PM
I'm also curious of anyone carries one of these, at least for back up. Two shots of .410 buck shot ought to be enough to stop 99.9% of attackers

EGGMAN240
September 21, 2011, 08:41 PM
I can't really carry it in MD, as it is damn near impossible to get a CCL. It is a blast at the range... especially with the .357 barrel. I think it kicks worse than 3" .410 slugs!!

And when I say blast... I mean literally... :)

http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv92/eggersj/IMG_1579.png

momano
September 22, 2011, 10:41 AM
At 23.5 oz, it's almost as heavy as a Ruger SP101 .357. I want one, but I think the Ruger would make more sense for my CCW...

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