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American Derringer Pistol
Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/2/2018 | J Dickson

Posted on 11/02/2018 5:09:09 AM PDT by w1n1

Small hideout guns tend to be small caliber and that means ineffectual stoppers.
The current crop of ultra-light polymer-framed .32s and .380s with double action only trigger mechanisms are also very hard to hit anything with. There is a more effective alternative available.

American Derringer has beefed up the traditional Remington Double Derringer to .45 Colt caliber and it also will chamber the 2½-inch .410 shotgun shells. The .45 Colt is a one-shot stopper with a hit to the vitals, and you have two shots.
It is a close range weapon, but then most gunfights are also close range and an attacker coming at you will shorten the range for you. At these ranges, stopping power is everything and that mandates a .45.
This one is small enough to slip unnoticed into a pocket and yet has a big enough grip that with a tight hold on it you won’t be bothered by the recoil. It is the perfect close range backup weapon to a .45 automatic or revolver.
How effective is it? Let’s look at three examples.

-In Wyoming a hunter left his rifle in camp as he went a short ways into the woods to relieve himself. A moose stepped out of the brush right in front of him and he shot it dead with his .45 Double Derringer. A grizzly was nearby and tried to claim the carcass by attacking him, but once again the little .45 Double Derringer came to the rescue, killing the bear at a distance of a few feet. Read the rest of this Derringer pistol.


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1 posted on 11/02/2018 5:09:09 AM PDT by w1n1
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To: w1n1

Never saw the appeal, but Bond Arms seems to have made quite a niche for themselves.


2 posted on 11/02/2018 5:16:03 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: w1n1
-A soldier was shipping out to Iraq and was allowed to take one of his own guns. His wife insisted he take the .45 Double Derringer because he could always have it on his person. In Iraq he was hit by an IED that overturned his Humvee. An Iraqi came up to shoot him through the window and finish him off, but the G.I. pulled the little .45 Double Derringer from his front shirt pocket and killed the Iraqi with it. He dropped the gun as he scrambled to get out of the burning vehicle and it was burned with the Humvee. He recovered the Derringer from the ruins of the burned out vehicle and sent it back to American Derringer where they fixed it for him free.

Now. That is a story. And that is what you call great customer service.

3 posted on 11/02/2018 5:35:24 AM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: w1n1

A guy went to take a leak and was jumped by a moose and a grizzly and took them both out? I would almost think that I would have seen that in every outdoor mag and forum since whenever.


4 posted on 11/02/2018 5:36:33 AM PDT by gnarledmaw (Hive minded liberals worship leaders, sovereign conservatives elect servants.)
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To: Yo-Yo
Well, a trigger guard might be nice.

I doubt I could fire one accurately. The hand-size-to-gun-size ratio would take a lot of getting used to.

5 posted on 11/02/2018 5:40:57 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: gnarledmaw

It’s ‘Am Shooting Journal’. They have special knowledge of these things.


6 posted on 11/02/2018 5:41:01 AM PDT by real saxophonist (One side has guns and training. Other side's primary concern is 'gender identity'. Who's gonna win?)
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To: w1n1
The article is filled with anecdotal crap that probably is not the least bit true.

I mean, a moose...then a grizz?

Uh, huh.

And I was not aware that the Army allowed personal-owned firearms to be carried into theater by individual soldiers, particularly in ones shirt pocket.

Be that as it may, the two-shot derringer is a good final backup piece.

If I were going to recommend one, it would be the Bond Arms with the 2-inch barreled .45 ACP.

Built like a damned bank vault and locks up as tight as one.

Heavy as hell, though.

I machined the front sight off of mine (Gordon, what were you thinking?) and put the small wooden grips on it.

It's a belly gun...just stick it in their belly and pull the trigger.

Now if you want to hunt moose or grizz, though, best to go with the American Derringer.

I think.

7 posted on 11/02/2018 5:43:49 AM PDT by OldSmaj
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To: Yo-Yo

They have their place I suppose. I do own the Leinad Cobray DD, wasnt happy for a variety of reasons. Despite that, I still want the 22/410 version mostly as a curiosity in my collection.


8 posted on 11/02/2018 5:44:56 AM PDT by gnarledmaw (Hive minded liberals worship leaders, sovereign conservatives elect servants.)
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To: OldSmaj

Mee too. Im thinking of going on a cape buffalo hunt with my NAA mini, wanna come along? Should be a hoot.


9 posted on 11/02/2018 5:48:57 AM PDT by gnarledmaw (Hive minded liberals worship leaders, sovereign conservatives elect servants.)
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To: gnarledmaw

As the hunter stood over the dead moose and bear, a velociraptor stepped out of the bushes...


10 posted on 11/02/2018 5:49:06 AM PDT by Drawsing (Fools show their annoyance at once, the prudent man overlooks an insult. Proverbs 12:16)
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To: OldSmaj
In the gun store, my primary problem seemed to be trying to thumb back the hammer without using my secondary hand to steady the barrel, unlike a Colt SAA which has substantially more grip to hold onto. What's the secret?

Thanks.

11 posted on 11/02/2018 5:49:36 AM PDT by Pecos (Better the one you have with you than the one you left at home.)
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To: real saxophonist

Prolly some cold war double naught spy survival situation most of us still cant be briefed on.


12 posted on 11/02/2018 5:52:30 AM PDT by gnarledmaw (Hive minded liberals worship leaders, sovereign conservatives elect servants.)
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To: w1n1
A very unsafe pocket option. While there are anecdotal stories about any firearm this one will be responsible for many accidental discharges if it ever gains real popularity.

Too many better pocket options. This is a novelty weapon.

13 posted on 11/02/2018 5:52:51 AM PDT by ping jockey (The only difference between organized crime and D.C. is one is illegal and has no military)
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To: OldSmaj

“And I was not aware that the Army allowed personal-owned firearms to be carried into theater by individual soldiers, particularly in ones shirt pocket.”

In today’s PC Army, I bet you are correct. However in Vietnam my unit authorized personal weapons, of which the M1 Carbine was popular. They could be purchased on the black market for about $50. In browsing photos of the era, I have actually run across Radio Research people (my type of unit) that were sporting such rifles in the photo.


14 posted on 11/02/2018 5:55:11 AM PDT by redfreedom
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To: gnarledmaw

You would need 6 years at Oxford to understand it anyway.

Those naughts, gazintas, and ciphering would be tough to comprehend otherwise.


15 posted on 11/02/2018 5:55:50 AM PDT by wally_bert (I will competently make sure the thing is done incompetently.)
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To: Drawsing

Being out of ammo, he threw the heavy derringer at the velociraptor, hitting it in the head, for a triple kill.


16 posted on 11/02/2018 5:55:53 AM PDT by real saxophonist (One side has guns and training. Other side's primary concern is 'gender identity'. Who's gonna win?)
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To: OldSmaj

Get a custom made belt buckle like Paladin had in Have Gun Will Travel.


17 posted on 11/02/2018 5:57:11 AM PDT by wally_bert (I will competently make sure the thing is done incompetently.)
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To: Drawsing

Uh oh...velociraptor appears, and he is standing there with a foot on the dead grizz, shirt off, rippling muscles of his torso glistening in sweat, and BOTH BARRELS HAVE SPENT CARTIDGES. You won’t believe what happens next!


18 posted on 11/02/2018 6:00:51 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Texas Fossil

Along those lines-

I bought a used Dillon ‘Square Deal b’

It needed a couple of small parts, it was quite used.

The owner of Dillon said ship it back - at their cost and they would repair it.

The completely rebuilt it. No charge.

Handwritten note from Mr. Dillion stating that anything with his name on it was not going to be sitting out there in less than excellent condition.

Now *THAT* is service.


19 posted on 11/02/2018 6:03:11 AM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca. Deport all illegals. Abolish the DEA, IRS and ATF,.)
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To: gnarledmaw

Forget .338 Win Mag. Apparently .45 Colt out of a 3” barrel is what you need for dangerous North American game.


20 posted on 11/02/2018 6:04:10 AM PDT by The Pack Knight
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