Gun Report

American Derringer Model 1 .45 Colt/.410

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The other guns are better choices, in our view, so we would take a pass on this one.

American Derringer Model 1 .45 Colt/.410

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Double

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Pay attention here: the guardless trigger seems to attract the finger, especially when the stiff barrel joint requires the shooter to cover the end of the gun with his hand. There's a crossbolt safety.
This is flipped 180 degrees to release the barrels
The barrel latch on the Model 1 starts back toward the grip.
The barrels then tip upward (3). But the latch must be moved back manually.

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