Out of the box perfect selection for Cowboy Action Shooting. Single handed drawing, cocking, and reholstering are a snap with this design and the looks are right out of the period pages of the "Cowboy" look and feel. Hand filling grip is quick to bring up to target with its easy handling 5 1/2" barrel length and shoots to point of aim at the distances incountered in Cowboy Action Shooting. Smooth steady trigger pull with slight amount of creep. All in all a very hansome and dependable firearm for the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting and a worthy sidearm in the field at a very reasonable price. - K. W.
Man, I love this pistol. I thought it would knock me on my butt. But even with a 4 5/8\" barrel length, it is a great shooti\' iron. I like the 45 long Colt cartridge and will add a carbine action rifle to go with this pistol. Sort of expensive just to plink around the range, but fun none the same. Highly recommended firearm. - R. C.
You won't find a better derringer than the Bond Arms Texas Defender in 45 Colt/410. Don't worry about this derringer blowing apart in your hand. Be wise however and do not load the 45 Colt +P rounds in the gun. I use standard Winchester silver tips and three pellet 410 shells.
When you clean the derringer, remember there is a chamfer in the barrell and the rifling begins almost at the end of the tube. This area tends to collect powder residue. Take your time and use a QTip to swab this area out. - T. W.