This is a discussion on Cobra Derringer...opinions? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; If you're set on staying with a traditional derringer format then American Derringer Corp or Bond Arms would be the way to go. But, then ...
If you're set on staying with a traditional derringer format then American Derringer Corp or Bond Arms would be the way to go.
But, then you might as well pick your caliber as .38 Spl. over the .22 Mag since they are the same size and just shoot lighter .38 ammo.
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If anyone ever gets a Bond, I reccommend the extended grips. Seems to reduce the muzzle jump and definately helps reduce the hand damage.
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I know the Cobra derringer has an horrendous trigger pull. Is the Bond Arms or other high end derringer have hard pulls?
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I like many here also have a NAA .22lr. It was my first ever purchase. It is a neat little pistol. I would never sell it. I paid about $200 for it around 12yrs ago. It is built solid. It has a neat little safety feature which allows you to position the hammer between rounds to prevent Accidental discharge. It also came with a leather holster with a metal clip. I am now eyeballing the NAA .22lr Black Widow. Anyone have one? Comments?
Another option is to look for a used High-Standard derringer
They are very well made and usually run about $225 at gunshows.
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Went to a Gun show Saturday to find a NAA 22mag. I did find one, but opted not to buy it for a couple reasons.
1) Although I have no doubt the 22 Mag will do some damage if need be, it just looked like a toy or lighter. This only cocerns me if I get distracted and God forbid, was to leave it laying around.
2)Also, had someone tell me at the show that they had a friend that had a NAA 22 MAG go off in his hand (I suppose accidental discharge, not a faulty product). His hand was tore up pretty bad and needed numerous surgeries.
I did buy a Cobra 2 shot 9MM. It still fits in a my pocket concelled. With a size 3 pocket holster I can put an extra 6 rounds in the pouch.
It does have a serious kick when I shoot it.
Would I rather have my 7 shot LC9 with me? Sure, but that is not always possible. The LC9 is always close by though. The Cobra will get me out of a jam. Next best thing. I prefer to take the 2 shots of 9MM JHP over 2 shots of 22 MAG JHP, just my choice.
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!!
If you Must have a derrenger, I'd go with the .22M high standard. A modern style derrenger, extremely reliable.
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