Gut Rumbles

March 31, 2005

i just liked it

I picked out another gun that I'm not going to buy. It's a double-barrel .410 pistol. Now that sumbitch is a pocket rocket. I think the barrel is 3" long and it holds two shells-- either scattershot or slugs. I think it would be a great snake-killer if loaded with scattershot. I think it would be a mighty lethal up-close weapon if loaded with slugs. I'll bet it's loud as hell, too.

My Uncle Virgil wants one and I'm going to arrange that sale.


If this is the American Derrinfer Company copy of the Remington Over-Under; tell your uncle Virgil not to shoot it more than four shots at a sitting. The fifth and sixth shot sort of hurt. Seven and eight REALLY hurt. On nine, your hand starts working funny with your thumb out of joint.

Lots of fun to that point though...

Posted by: Curtis on March 31, 2005 08:57 AM

Rob - you may want to ask about that derringer - the double barreled ones I have seen that take .410 and also accomodate .45 caliber - I have a friend who loads the first barrel with a .410 and the second with a .45 - sort giving you the best of both worlds..


Posted by: Pete on March 31, 2005 09:44 AM

A .410 derringer?
Uncle Virgil is a crazy man.

Posted by: Henry Blowfly on March 31, 2005 10:37 AM

That is a stupid, bad-ass, idiotic self-defense gun.
What I like about America is we can still legally buy them.
Have a couple of idiotic guns myself. Love them.

Posted by: Dan Pursel on March 31, 2005 11:57 AM

Now THAT'S a derringer!

Yeah, the .410 barrel will also shoot .45 Colt. The last half-inch of the barrel is rifled.

Don't get the American Arms, by the way. Get the Bond Arms. Your uncle can get spare barrel assemblies for about $130, in pretty much any caliber, including some you never heard of. Anyone can swap the barrels using a hex key. So your uncle could get .22 barrels for plinking, and have the .410/.45 barrels for snake and goblin medicine.

Posted by: dipnut on March 31, 2005 04:42 PM

Incidentally, the ergonomics on that thing are...different. Don't be discouraged. Hold it with the grip in the crease of your palm, not in the web of your thumb. Shift your grip slightly to cock it, so you can pull towards your knuckles with your thumb. It's a trick, but once you get used to it, it points like a dream, handles really fast, and the recoil is no problem.

Or so they tell me.

Posted by: dipnut on March 31, 2005 04:48 PM

I'm a little old lady who just inherited a double-barreled Davis derringer .32...uses .32 do you shoot just one shot? The barrels are on top of each other..Thank you...

Posted by: Mary on May 20, 2005 07:01 PM

to Clarify my question...I mean just one shot at a time, if you have two bullets in it...

Posted by: Mary on May 20, 2005 07:04 PM

They have the pistol, it is front break, 45/410 was made by FAC/Guns & Stuff the company was broken up...Century arms baught 30% of inventory...Unfortunatey they did not buy this pistol. Looking for company that has it ...I was given this number 423-473-8756 they might carry it! good luck

Posted by: BigH on June 11, 2007 10:43 AM

. I took my concealed gun permit in south carolina with a Bond arms 410/45 cal. The instructor told me I would not be able to keep up with reloading and not score high enough to pass. I figured what the hell I can always take the shooting part again if I fail. I use the gun for snakes when I am fishing and hiking the trails along the streams. This is the only gun I own and the only one I am going to own. so I better get use to it. Anyway high score is 250 failing score is 175, I banged out a 219 ! . I was impressed so was the instructor

Posted by: jimmy on September 25, 2007 10:50 PM
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