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Picked up New Bond Snake Slayer

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by EGGMAN240, Sep 8, 2011.

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  1. EGGMAN240

    EGGMAN240 Member

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    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...

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  2. VA27

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    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.
     
  3. mavracer

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    They're a really nice guns very well made. I have the 3" 45 colt only version and like it a lot.
     
  4. denster

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    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.
     
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    I like how it has a trigger guard. Most of the other derringer style guns don't.
     
  6. Justin Holder

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    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.
     
  7. EGGMAN240

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    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... :)
     
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    Finger on the trigger, pointing at the camera. :scrutiny:
     
  9. Armored farmer

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    I reload both .45colt and .410. I suppose it is only a matter of time 'til I get the itch.
     
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    Whoopie. :scrutiny:
     
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    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
     
  12. EGGMAN240

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    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.

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  13. Armored farmer

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    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.
     
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    Penetration tests Please!

    Purely for the scientific merit of exploding jugs of water at close range, of course.
     
  15. Jabr0ney

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    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
     
  16. EGGMAN240

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    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... :)

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    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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