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Old 05-14-2016, 10:00 AM   #1
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Due to my limited shooting time, and deteriorating conditions at my Forest Service range (too many Bubbas and AR adolescents), I am lightly considering ways to reduce my collection.

I could replace both LCRs with a Bond having 3 inch .357 and 22 barrels (Barrels are 50% off this month). Anybody have experience with these guns?

I also see that they bought Boberg and now have a solid stainless version of the Boberg 9 coming out this summer. Interesting but likely pricey.

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Old 05-14-2016, 10:59 AM   #2
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Due to my limited shooting time, and deteriorating conditions at my Forest Service range (too many Bubbas and AR adolescents), I am lightly considering ways to reduce my collection.

I could replace both LCRs with a Bond having 3 inch .357 and 22 barrels (Barrels are 50% off this month). Anybody have experience with these guns?

I also see that they bought Boberg and now have a solid stainless version of the Boberg 9 coming out this summer. Interesting but likely pricey.
I have a Bond with 2 barrels now and I love them and I sold a bunch of them a few years ago to someone on this forum and they are super guns but they are a poor chioce for CCW or bugs gun .

Read the reviews on the Boberg before you buy one . They have too many hiccup to bet my live on for me . A baby Glock or Kahr are much cheaper and run forever .

https://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/boberg-xr9-s/

If you buy a Glock in 40S&W you can barrel in 357 sig for $ 110 and for a $ 110 you can buy a 9mm conversion barrel . Now you have 3 different cal in 1 gun like the Bond .
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Old 05-14-2016, 11:51 AM   #3
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I have a couple and agree with TGR on using them for CCW. You can conceal it but shooting it isn't easy.
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Kind of what I thought, the weight does not balance out the recoil. I can imagine the .45 and .410 would be a real handful.

I know about Boberg's jamming if you don't rack them firmly, because of the rear feed magazine. Not good for CCW. Yet I've seen reviews that say it's not a problem if you handle them right. Stiil out of my budget.
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Kind of what I thought, the weight does not balance out the recoil. I can imagine the .45 and .410 would be a real handful.

I know about Boberg's jamming if you don't rack them firmly, because of the rear feed magazine. Not good for CCW. Yet I've seen reviews that say it's not a problem if you handle them right. Stiil out of my budget.
It wasn't the kick that bothers me at all. Just holding it and the way you pull down on the trigger isn't natural to me.
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I know about Boberg's jamming if you don't rack them firmly, because of the rear feed magazine. Not good for CCW. Yet I've seen reviews that say it's not a problem if you handle them right. Stiil out of my budget.
I've never been to a match that had a contest who could jam there gun 1st and then
unjam it the fastest .
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I feel like I was in fat city if I could take one of those Bonds to AK with me.
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I feel like I was in fat city if I could take one of those Bonds to AK with me.
They are fun gun to shoot and not the easiest gun to master . And not my 1st choice for defense by a long shot . The Bond 410 below was my carry gun on my farm for poison snake .

You know they make 45 long Colt cylinder are made for Ruger and Uberti black powder gun and mail that to yourself in AK . Is black powder revolver pistol legal in Canada . They would made a great travel gun too .
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I even thought about that. They are considered relics if they were made before 1898 or 99 or some such nonsense. If they are current reproductions then they are considered restricted in Canada.

The answer is to ship one up there to myself in care of someone else. I have someone I trust enough to do that with just have been reluctant to ask.
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After watching all the AK gold mining , Mountain men and the Browns family crap on TV for the last 5 yrs , I no longer want to go up there for any reason . The bugs and mud in the summer and the snow and cold weather in the winter make my part of Tx look like HEAVEN to me . Every time I see one of those show I only see a ton of negatives . I NEVER see anyone in T-shirt and shorts in AK and I live in them . .
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When we went up in 2003 the weather was dry and in the 70's most of the time. We spent a lot of time on the Kenai and the bugs were not an issue. As we got closer to Denali it got colder and wetter. I guess the mountain has it's own weather system even in the surrounding area. Now going up to AK was a different story. It was wet, muddy and cold. Coming home in August thru the high plains in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba was warm, sunny and all the fields of oats, wheat, etc. were golden and it was a pretty ride. This was what my pickup looked like after we crossed into AK on the way up. Never used the canoe up there and bumped my head on it about 800 times. Not towing anything this time as we have a different rig.

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Now that is my type of motorhome for me . Just a shell on a pickup .
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When I used to winter in Rivera, TX we had skeet shooting in the RV Park 3-4 times a week. One of the guys that set it all up was a good ole boy from AR. He had his 80th birthday while down there, stored his 5th wheel there and towed a small trailer that had a reloading bench set up and his trike in it. In the summer he would take the trike and tow a pop up motorcycle tent trailer, camping along the way to Ontario, Canada where he rented a place for the summer on a lake. He had a possession license up there and a girl friend so he was all set.
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Sold a Bond Arms Ranger a while back. I just wasn't shooting it much and as mentioned it's not something for concealed carry. Built very solid, however and the Ranger came with a cross draw shooting holster.
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Built very solid, however and the Ranger came with a cross draw shooting holster.
I had a cross draw also for my Bond . I like it so much I got one to fit my Glock 27 /23 .

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An alternative would be Cobra's new Titan Derringer. More the classic size than Bond. They are making it for Cimarron Arms in .45/.410 in total stainless steel, and say they'll be adding calibers. The other Cobras are zinc alloy framed, even zinc barrel housings with stainless liners.

American Derringer has a limited selection of models, and pretty pricey. I don't know about barrel swapping, their site is not clear on that. At one time AD sued Greg Bond, who used to work there before he started Bond Arms. Claimed he took some design secrets.


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An alternative would be Cobra Derringers. More the classic size than Bond.They have recently released a .45/.410 Titan Derringer in total stainless steel, and say they'll be adding calibers. The barrels switch similar to Bond's, but a standard frane is limited to certain smaller calibers, and the large frame only for certain larger calibers. Their other derringers look to be very well made, but for me have the negative that the frames are zinc alloy. They do have a lifetime transferrable warranty, though.
The most important is the rebounding hammer that Bonds have . Most of the derringer rely on the hammer to be on 1/2 cock and or the cross safety to be on before closing the gun loaded gun because it could go off in closing it . My buddy carried a non-Bond gun is his back pocket and not on 1/2 cock sat down on wooden chair and bump the hammer and now he has a big scar on his butt from it firing . That can't happen with a Bond because of the rebounding firing pin .
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This is my Bond Arms Century 2000 in .45 Colt / 3" .410. It's a snappy little gun. I really like the workmanship, which is why I bought it. All Stainless Steel throughout. Plenty of bark and bite! It's a bit small for my big hands.

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