Just bought a "new" gun

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    Just bought a "new" gun

    It's been really hot here. I decided I needed something smaller than my Sig, and my revolver isn't comfortable either. I plan to buy a NAA Guardian or something similar. Until then, this will have to do:

    Cobra .22LR derringer. As they say, better than a sharp stick... and when I have something better the derringer will serve as a backup/ get off me gun.
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    congrats , imho any new gun is cause for celebration may it serve you well and never be needed
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    Congrats on the new weapon! My Step-father had one just like that only in .38. One day he bumped it off the dresser while reaching for his keys and it fired when it hit the floor. Took him 6 months on a cane and a surgery before he could walk normally again. Just wanted to share.. unless they've changed since 10 yrs ago, not overly safe IMHO.

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    Holy cow! A ventilated rib on a derringer? What will they think of next?


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    I had one chambered for the .357 round and 2 shots was all you wanted of that weapon. The first time I fired it I was at an outdoor gun range under a tin roof. When I pulled the trigger I thought a bomb had went off in my hand. Nice as you say "get off me" weapon.
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    Thanks for the info. This weapon has a rebounding hammer (hammer doesn't rest on the firing pin) and about a ten-million pound trigger pull. I actually can't fire it with the pad of my finger like other weapons. I have to curl my finger around the trigger and squeeze with my whole hand.

    The manual recommends carrying at half-cock, safety on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas_XD
    Congrats on the new weapon! My Step-father had one just like that only in .38. One day he bumped it off the dresser while reaching for his keys and it fired when it hit the floor. Took him 6 months on a cane and a surgery before he could walk normally again. Just wanted to share.. unless they've changed since 10 yrs ago, not overly safe IMHO.

    Sorry, that was kinda cold, wasn't it?
    "I am a Soldier. I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight." GEN George S. Patton, Jr.

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    nice piece. My dad has one just like it. Think it was a 22 mag. Had the first shot loaded with "face shot" and the other with a high velocity. Tiny but sounds like a pipe bomb
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    I've had Derringers in both .22 mag and .38spl. Those trigger pulls are a bear and at more than 5 feet I couldn't hit squat ... so tell me why I still want another one?! They're fun little guys if nothing else. Congrats.
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    Congrats...(of course) but, wondering why you didn't have opt for the NAA mini revolver in .22 LR.
    Very inexpensive but, still high quality construction...more available shots & a lighter, smaller, package.

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    nice i like it but iv found the more i carry them the more iv come to love em might have to find a twelv step program for guns lol

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    A friend of mine at work was a dealer many years ago and he bought six of the Davis 22's and sold them to us at costs. One gun backed out on the deal and I bought two.

    They are fun to shoot and I carry mine in my pocket sometimes. It is not a target gun but I can hit com at close range if I have too.

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    Hopefully people won't start writing posts saying, "Wait til George brings out the picture of his High Standard" like they do about some pictures from Chris. Anyway there is just something about carrying one of the things. Mine is an old High Standard .22 mag that belonged to my father. I won't retell the story of his stopping a robbery attempt with it, but I will say that with proper shot placement it can end the conversation. I enjoy shooting the thing and every once in a while I just feel the urge to carry it. I usually give in. So there I am - instead of my Kel-Tec P32 with 7 + 1 and a spare mag to ride along with the Sig P239 I have a High Standard .22 mag with 2 in the chambers and no spares and 3 times the weight. The funny thing is that I do not feel as though I am less protected. I guess it is because the little derringer has proved that it can bring the heat when it has to. The Kel-Tec is still (and hopefully will remain) an untested item. It has never been used in a gun fight and I want to keep it that way.

    Not to disappoint anyone below is a picture of the High Standard along with its partner from the gun fight in 1975 the .38 S&W.

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    any gun in hand is better than two 45's back home.

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    Cool little piece....congrats and enjoy
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    Congrats on the toy! Tiny guns are fun, and can be more accurate than one would think. I carry my PT 22 (Taurus) as a back-up occasionally, and handed it to a friend of mine at a small bore silhouette match and said give it a try. After two sighter rounds, he dropped 3 of 5 pigs at 60 yards. I never insult him....

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