cobra derringer undependable
i bought a cobra 9mm derringer bc ive always thought they were cool after kenny rogers in the gambler. i watched all the warnings on youtube about the cobra, but was hoping i would get the exception and mine would work right. whats not to like? its very concealable, 9mm is a decent self defense round, nice looking gun even, and finally the price is great!!! i broke the extracter within the first couple of hours having it. cobra sent 2 more for free one of those broke within a few days. but the gun would only fire on the first hammer strike half the time, i had to re-cock and strike 2,3 or even 4 times. even then sometimes it wouldnt fire at all. but i could put that round in my sr9c and it would fire everytime. my sr9c wont carry with all my scrubs, thats also why i wanted the derringer. then i got to imagining having to pull that derringer on someone in a self defense situation, that scared me.....50/50 chance i can defend myself!!! im a male nurse and kinda a small guy. i def need something for self defense besides my hands. so i studied the naa 22 black widow, studied ballistics and finally got one 3 days ago. have put 100 rounds through it without issue. aim is great, a 22 isnt as good as a 9mm for stopping a person, but its def better than my fists!!