Would you carry this? Four barrel derringer edition

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  1. rcmodel

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    +1

    Build it, and they will come!

    Until you lose a game, then they stop coming!

    The same will happen here.

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  2. bannockburn

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    Short answer: no I wouldn't carry one as I have much more proven and reliable guns to use rather than something that looks like a scaled down flare pistol. I would greatly prefer the 5 rounds in my S&W J frame snubbie or the 6 rounds I'm my Kahr CM9.
     
  3. xxjumbojimboxx

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    Isn't the point behind a derringer compact size? Why have a big ass derringer?
     
  4. Dr.Rob

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    Not unless it's in the Blade Runner sequel ;)
     
  5. RX-178

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    Well, I say this every time someone asks if a gun interests me, just so we're clear on my perspective.

    There isn't a gun on the planet that I wouldn't buy if given the chance. There is not a gun that has been made, is being made, or will ever be made that I would absolutely never purchase. After that it's just a matter of priorities. This is probably not going to be high on that list.

    I guess it would be a lot more attractive to me if they made the jump all the way to .357 mag in the available chamberings and could be purchased for under $300. I do kinda like the speedloader in the grip, so it's basically 8 rounds being carried instead of 5 in a J-frame.

    I guess I'm going to be the first one to say I COULD see myself carrying it, but only as a BUG to one of my .357 mag revolvers, like my GP-100. And I don't always carry a BUG.
     
  6. Monac

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    There are two YouTube videos about the Signal 9 (formerly Edge Arms) Reliant.

    One from November 2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOfuP1XRRZw

    And one from November 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fRRUaLc67s

    The November 2014 mentions a release date of March 2015.

    It is hard to get a good impression of the size of the gun, but it looks bulkier than a Ruger LCP or KelTec 380. The firing mechanism, which is illustrated in the 2014 video, looks a lot like that of the Victorian-era Lancaster pistol, but with more of an eye toward safety.
     
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  7. kozak6

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    If the measurements on the website are accurate, it's a little taller and thicker than an LCP, but still fairly small.

    Or, if you like, it's almost exactly the same size and weight as a Kahr PM9 or CM9 that has a capacity of 6+1 or 7+1 rounds. Except with a shorter barrel and worse trigger.

    The impression I get is that this pistol is intended as an easy to use subcompact for Mom and Grandma. Unless a subcompact size is absolutely necessary, I wonder if a J-frame would be more suitable.

    At least it should be affordable. The website claims an MSRP of $449.
     
  8. Sav .250

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    It certainly looks different.

    But like the rest, it only fires one at a time.

    If your looking for.............different, this could be the one.
     
  9. Double Naught Spy

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    LOL, a better trigger than the original COP. Of course, that isn't saying much. My hiking boot has a better trigger that a COP. I think the only worse trigger I have ever felt was on a gun with the safety still engaged.

    That "true need" in the market is already filled quite nicely. As for being a home defense gun, reliant is billing it as a concealed carry gun.

    Please, do not do that to your mother.
     
  10. The-Reaver

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    If it fires all rounds at once I'd buy it if it were cheap enough.

    Good belly gun for a single threat.
     
  11. 460Shooter

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    Not a chance.

    It's bulky for its round count. Hideous. And my XDs and SP101 serve me well.

    If someone remade the old COP derringers with a trigger that wasn't garbage and a price point under $600, I might bite. Not for this hunchback looking thing.
     
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  12. Lord Teapot

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    no but i'd carry something with one barrel that held 4 rounds of .44
     
  13. Combat Engineer

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    My normal ankle BUG is a PPK, sometimes a P238. Recently upgraded to a SW99 compact, 4-1/8 inches height, and it holds 9 rounds of .40S&W, 9 rounds of .40 cal should stop a deadly threat... vs 4 rounds of 38 spl...

    "Not unless it's in the Blade Runner sequel" [Dr. Rob]

    I could maybe see Deckard carrying one in an ankle holster...yes that might help.

    "...those moments will be lost in time... like tears in [the] rain..."
     
  14. Deaf Smith

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    Only as a snake gun with birdshot.

    But then ANY j frame .38 would fill that bill.

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    My COP trigger is one of the reasons I never favored it. I suspect it's all of the stuff the trigger has to do with regards to shooting the separate barrels. On he plus side, after you've fired all four rounds it would make a nice hung of steal to whack someone with. But the same applies to the aforementioned AMT Backup.

    Truthfully, I like oddities. And, if I didn't already own the COP I probably would buy one. Hey, firearms aren't just for serious stuff. They are for fun and oddities make life more interesting.
     
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    Nope. No interest at all. A solution to a problem that doesn't exist. Much better options out there.
     
  17. danez71

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    I can only image such a very very limited market for that I cant possibly see it succeeding.

    No more than $225 considering you can get 2 shot derringers for $150.


    People comparing it to a $550+ S&W Airweight and saying the S&W is better is kind of silly though.
     
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    I would like to shoot it once, just for giggles.

    Gotta be a really good salesman to sell one of those. :evil:
     
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    It would look good in the movies and TV. I recall seeing COP pistols on Battlestar Galactica as a concealed handgun. So it might work in space?
     
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    I might purchase a used one if the price was right, but it would only be a range toy just of the hell of it. For carry though, I would just pick up a five shot smith and be done with it. Those have been working for decades and muti barreled pistols have been tried before and very worked that well.
     
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    House gun???! If simple & multiple shots are a requirement why not a 4" wheel gun in 38 Spl - that's 6 shots . . . I really hope you wouldn't buy one for your mother.
     
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    No interest from me.

    I would have to say if this THR thread was a marketing group survey, this product will be short lived, kind of like "New"Coca Cola back in the 80's or whenever that was.......
     
  23. Vern Humphrey

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    I'm waiting for someone to say, "But if it was all you HAD . . "

    What possible set of bizarre circumstances would impel me to have THAT instead of one of the dozen or so quality defensive handguns already in my gun safe?
     
  24. ApacheCoTodd

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    Nope

    Wouldn't even slow me down in a display case or at a gun show.

    Todd.
     
  25. Girodin

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    Does not interest me in the least. I cannot imagine replacing any of the guns I typically carry with that (even assuming it is well made and functions properly).
     
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