If you’re a derringer lover, Bond Arms‘ newest additions to their line of break-open guns will likely pique your interest. First is the single shot Cyclops chambered in a stout .45-70. The Cyclops weighs 28 oz, and combined with a 3D printed grip that has a generous palm swell, the Bond folks tell us that tames the recoil nicely.
I saw video of the gun being tested and with lighter loads, shooting this little beast with its 4″ barrel looked very manageable.
If your tastes run toward rounds with even more punch, though, Bond tells us they’ll be offering the Cyclops in .44 magnum, .454 Casull and yes, even .50 AE. Barrels will be interchangeable so you can buy a Cyclops, then add a barrel in another caliber if that floats your boat (they didn’t have a barrel-only price yet).
MSRP for the Cyclops will be $700 and it will be available in the nest few months. If you’re looking for something a little more manageable to carry and to shoot . . .
Bond’s now making the ultra-pocketable Stubby. It’s basically a cut-off version of their very popular Stinger 3″ barrel derringers, shortened so they’ll slip easily into a front or rear pocket.
The 9mm Stubby has a 2″ barrel, no trigger guard and a smaller bobbed hammer for a snag-free draw. It’ll sell for under $300 and will be popping up on the Bond Arms web page shortly.