Cobra Arms .22 mag derringer - thoughts?

Cobra Arms .22 mag derringer - thoughts?

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    Cobra Arms .22 mag derringer - thoughts?

    I have been considering the purchase of a derringer in either .22 mag or .32 - I have looked at a few and like what I see from Cobra. Does anyone have thoughts on this? In regards to either Cobra or the CC of a derringer. Mostly will use it as a second or something while I am jogging or going out to get mail etc..


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    I wouldn't trust anything from Cobra arms,Jennings,Bryco and several other "cheap/junk" pistols with my life.
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    junk at any price is still junk

    which is what you may be shooting if you carry it mexican style
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    They are not as small as you think. They are not very lightweight. The build quality feels really cheap when you touch one. If you want the smallest gun then North American Arms 5 shot 22 mag / lr combo is smaller and lighter than the deringers. The NAA has a very nice quality build. You have 5 shots as well. The reason the Cobra costs less is because it is much lower quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecucmgt View Post
    They are not as small as you think. They are not very lightweight. The build quality feels really cheap when you touch one. If you want the smallest gun then North American Arms 5 shot 22 mag / lr combo is smaller and lighter than the deringers. The NAA has a very nice quality build. You have 5 shots as well. The reason the Cobra costs less is because it is much lower quality.
    Exactly.

    Also, look at the size of the casings on .22lrs and .32s. It's about the same size. Why would you want something for defense that shoots a larger projectile with the same amount of powder used to shoot a smaller/lighter projectile?

    Really though, the little NAA pocket guns are the best option when looking for something that small. I picked up a Taurus PT22 for right at $200, simply because it has 9 shots, and it's easier for me to handle. (And it's not a single action revolver that would be too small for a 7 year old's hands)

    I still want one. But, I found something that fit my needs better.
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    Methinks you are curious about the firearm and that old western times poker game scenario. I was intrigued for awhile and really wanted one and then common sense grabbed me and now I have one of those little 380s that really make sense. If you want it "just because", I can understand that "feeling"; if you really want it for some form of self defense you can do a lot better in a small firearm.
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    You'd probably be a whole lot better off with one of the small, light, and flat micro .380s, such as the Ruger LCP.
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    I have one it is a fun toy but !! It takes too long to cock the hammer for self defense and it's only two shots....with a long reload time...if I was going mouse gun get at least 32 acp or 380 acp and u then have a larger caliber in a center fire in the same size firearm with more bullets in something like a keltec or ruger .....anymore need to be said...
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    Thanks for the input all. I bought a Taurus PT709 for CC IWB - I was hoping it would make a good pocket gun, but it is a little too big. I love the gun, just looking for a smaller option. I like the NAA Guardian .380. Thanks for suggesting NAA....

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    bond arms 410/45 long colt
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcj50 View Post
    bond arms 410/45 long colt
    I have one of those they are nice but a bit too large to really consider in the context I say the naa revolvers are pretty nice and there are several good pocket pistols on the market but cobras kinda suck if you want cheap go with a high point they are decent and shoot well with FMJ ammo but are quite bulky for small get a naa pug or a ruger lcp.
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    You may also like to consider a Ruger LCP in .380. It will virtually disappear in a pocket or waistband.
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    Too many good options out there. Don't waste your time and money. Get a j-frame or LCP.
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    All I heard was Cobra. Now I can't stop shaking my head. Pure junk, IMO.

    If you want a good pocket gun, look at the S&W Bodyguard or the Ruger LCP. I carry a Bodyguard in my pocket all the time. Light, concealable, comfortable, and best of all, it's not junk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RevolvingMag View Post
    Also, look at the size of the casings on .22lrs and .32s. It's about the same size. Why would you want something for defense that shoots a larger projectile with the same amount of powder used to shoot a smaller/lighter projectile?
    .22lr began as a black powder round, so comparing case capacity to .32 auto, which was developed as smokeless, is a moot point.

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