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Derringer packin'

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    VIP Member Array artz's Avatar
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    Heck, I have on me in a front pocket holster now a NAA revo in .22 magnum.
    " Refuse to be a victim, make sure there is a round chambered ! "

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    Quote Originally Posted by pogo2 View Post
    I would guess that this is the type of gun you are describing as a derringer. This is the model 1 of the American Derringer Company in Texas:

    Caliber: .45 Colt
    Length: 4.82 inches
    Barrel: 3 inches
    Height: 3.35 inches
    Frame width: .9 inch
    Grip width: 1.2 inches
    Weight: 15 oz.
    2-shots with automatic barrel selection

    I'll admit that it is an interesting gun with some historical interest, and that it fires a significant caliber. The problem from a practical standpoint is that it has to be thumb cocked before each shot, which probably takes two hands and is slow. And it certainly has a heavy trigger and minimal sights, so that it would be very difficult to shoot with much accuracy. Finally the two shot capacity is pretty limited.

    I'd hate to rely on one of these for defensive use, unless it was to intimidate an attacker into changing his mind. For actually shooting from a 15 ounce gun, I'd rather have a S&W airweight .38 snubby.
    A friend of mine bought one for his wife and loaded it, one barrel with a 00Buck 410 shotgun shell and the other with a 250gr, JHP. I watched her once, shoot the 00Buck barrel, into a huge brisket that had spoiled in their freezer, when it quit working while they were gone on 2 weeks vacation in Florida. The damage to the brisket was impressive at 10yards. Well then she shot a 18lb bone in shank ham with the 45LC....blew a hole the size of a lemon through it. I gained a newfound respect for the little gun, and she carries it IWB wherever it is legal with her CHL. To steal a quote" Ah pitty the po fool who" pisses this little lady off. He made her an extra shell & 45LC round holder for the other side.

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