Posted July 13, 2020 6:30 am by Comments

By Ben Philippi

Over the last 25 years, Bond Arms of Granbury, Texas has established a unique interpretation of the classic derringer platform. Their pistols feature a double shot barrel that flips up and over the top of the frame making for easy loading and unloading.
One gun, four barrel assemblies, five cartridges, and that’s just a start. (Photo: Eve Flanigan/
Bond has 18 models of derringer pistols. One of their most popular is the Backup. It was a request of law enforcement officers and as such, it has a slightly different design from Bond’s other derringers. Most notably, it features a high-traction grip and gray matte steel finish.
The Backup comes in either 9mm or .45ACP. However, changing barrels on Bond Arms derringers is so easy and there are so many barrels to choose from, you can pretty much have this gun in in any caliber you choose.
Overall length of the Backup is 4.5-inches. Height is 3.8-inches. Width is 1.2-inches and the barrel is 2.5-inches long. The total weight of the package is 18.5-ounces.
The barrel flips backward making it easy to load and unload. (Photo: Eve Flanigan/
Bond Arms derringers fire in single action only and each barrel has its own


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