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"Big Blast" Handgun Shoots Shotgun Shells
"It's a hoot to shoot," says Gordon Bond, Bond Arms, about the company's premiere product, the Snake Slayer. With its 3 1/2-in. long barrel, the derringer type handgun shoots a .410 shotgun shell as well as an old-style, full size 45-caliber bullet. While many Bond Arms customers buy the small handgun for sport, others get it for serious business.
"Some of the people who carry it are out in the wilderness, working on pipelines or electric lines and use it for protection against snakes," says Bond. "They can't carry a shotgun and might miss with a rifle or handgun. One customer said he hit two Mojave rattlesnakes with one shot. They're a very aggressive snake, like the cottonmouth."
Others buy the Snake Slayer or one of five alternate models for a conceal-and-carry weapon where legal. With 14 twin chamber barrels with lengths of 3 1/2 or 4 1/4 in. to choose from as well as multiple grips, you can pretty much design your own. Barrels include the three most popular .45/.410, .357/.38 and the .22 long rifle, as well as a .357 Max, .45 ACP, .45 Colt, .45 Glock Auto, 44-40 Winchester, .40 S&W, 10 mm, 9 mm Lugar and the 32 H&R Mag.
Barrels can quickly be swapped with the aid of an L-wrench. The handguns feature an automatic extractor, a rebounding hammer on most barrels, retracting fire pins, crossbolt safety, spring loaded cammed locking lever, and stainless steel/satin poly finish.
The little guns are surprisingly accurate, with a range of 15 yards; however, the better the marksman, the greater the range. One nationally ranked skeet shooter uses a Bond Arms derringer with the .410 barrel. The handgun is also used in sharpshooter competitions.
"It's a substantial weapon made from solid stainless steel," says Bond. "If you've never picked one up, you'll be surprised when you do."
Suggested retail prices for Bond derringers range from $389 to $599 for the top of the line Ranger model, complete with custom leather holster and black padded carry bag.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bond Arms, P.O. Box 1296, Granbury, Texas 76048 (ph 817 573-4445; fax 817 573-5636; gordon@bondarms.com; www. bondarms.com).

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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #1