Working mans pocket gun

Im doing a quick review of the bond arms derringer rough and ready in 357, i was able to purchase mine at a local gun shop i was needing a deep concealed handgun and with the barrel only being 2.5 inches it fit the bill.

I quickly looked around for holsters for immediate use because i had a date that very night, i picked out a blackhawk size 4 universal pocket holster that seemed to work.

I was also able to snag some 158 grain hollow points, my date stood me up and the next day i went to the range to see how it shoots.

I used some 158 grain aguila at 5 and 10 yards i achieved a ok set of groups at those ranges but i figured i could do better, i started to only load the top barrel to check accuracy and fired only 2 rounds and not surprisingly to me it held a good group.
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I then shot the bottom barrel i pulled my second shot due to the recoil so i made a third shot. (sorry if im not shooting enough for groups ammo is hard to find right now).

Then i put up a new target at 5 yards and i did two groups with both barrels being fired for each group 1 being the first 2 being the second.

Then i shot the gun until u couldn’t any more i made it to 20 rounds, my final note the only issue I had with the gun was not the gun in my opinion but the ammo i had a stuck case the extractor couldn’t punch out.

I used a ink pen to punch the case out, and on examination the case had a buldge that none of the cases had close to the rim so for now im going to chalk that up to ammo but not the gun unless it becomes a further issue.

There will be a part two to this revew

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Looks good to me :+1:

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Groups? Phooey on that! It’s a derringer not a match gun. IMO, once you determine it functions 100% and where it shoots it would be good to go. Looks good to me too.

Just curious, with that short of a barrel what is the ball of flame like? I almost think .38SPL would work just as good, but I base that on absolutely nothing. I’d have to test penetration to get an idea of of the difference in power between .357 and .38. I wouldn’t be able to let it go.

:grin: 20 rounds… It’s not like you’re going to get into a shoot out at 5 yards.

I really have no use for one, but I’d really like to shoot one. Thanks for the review.

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That will be part two i gotta carry it for a while, i do have a chronograph and im probably going to see about shooting paper plates and comparing penetration, i couldn’t shoot 38 special mine was all reloads the gun range doesn’t allow them.

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how does the range know if you have some reloads in your shooting bag and shoot them ?

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Id just rather not take the chance, i like the owner and dont want to give him a hard time if something bad happens, plus i own land thats where the next review will be, so i wont have any issues.

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They had a stand at Bike Week couple years back.
Felt like solid little palm pounders.
IIRC not cheap money or made.

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Looking forward to part 2. Well done on part 1.

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Speer gold dots make a 38spl just for 2" barrel guns. 357 isn’t going to burn all the powder in that short a barrel. More muzzle flash no more velocity than a 38.

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They do feel solid made, never got a chance to shoot one just looked it over.

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@shooterrex

Actually, though the magnum rounds will suffer a greater loss of velocity than the special rounds, the magnum rounds will still be significantly faster than the special rounds. Some of the well-known gun guys (Paul Harrell, for example), have done range tests on this very topic.

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