Gun Report

Bond Texas Defender

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If you want a derringer for Cowboy shooting, then we’d choose this one.

Bond Texas Defender

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
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 Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The big holes in the .45 Colt/ .410 Cowboy’s barrels offer more self-defense oomph than the .38 Special/.357 Magnum Texas does. But we thought the Texas model was easier to shoot—a big factor.
The Texas Defender (right) has a detachable trigger guard that the Cowboy (left arrow) lacks.
The Bond guns allowed a more natural index-finger-on-the-trigger grip, but the hammer would dig into the web of the shooter's hand (arrow).
We liked the latch function on the Bond guns better than the AD Model 1. The spring-loaded latch (arrow) allows the barrels to pop loose and swing over the top.

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