What can an over/under shotgun do that a pump or semi-auto can't? What can a Corvette do (legally) that a Chevy Spark can't? Why do some people like percussion guns? A 3rd Model Dragoon is worthless compared to a S&W Model 629. Why would anyone want a .22 Magnum rifle? Useless vs a .223 and ridiculously expensive ammo compared to .22 LR.Not trying to stir anything up here but I'm puzzled by all the threads on the Bond Arms derringers. Yes, dozens of chamberings, finishes and styles. But, what can they do that a good compact revolver couldn't do (and maybe better). I've had derringers. All the way from an original Remington through a Bond. Heavy for a two shot gun. Cumbersome. Most have a less than stellar trigger. The old styles were unsafe and seemed designed, if dropped, to land on the hammer.
I dont hate them. I just don't understand the fascination. And I like almost all firearms, especially pre-plastic and I have a few of them.
Nicely enlighten me.
Guns appeal to people for different reasons. As I frequently tell anti-gunners; guns aren't only about shooting people.
Your basic question is "But, what can they do that a good compact revolver couldn't do (and maybe better)?" How about allowing you to compete in a cowboy action event? Just as you can't shoot trap with an AR-15. Everything has its place. Well, maybe not everything. I'm still trying to rationalize Nancy Pelosi's existence.
Now for really big question ------------
What's with so many people wanting chocolate ice cream? Why in the world would anyone want chocolate when he could have vanilla?