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Derringer vs Double Tap

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 635 G, Mar 27, 2012.

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  1. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a hand gun shooter. A fellow shooter is thinking about getting a Bond Derringer for a small carry gun. Just saw the Double Tap add in the American Rifleman and it looks as a better alternative to the Derringer type.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  2. grntitan

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    Neither make a good carry gun in my honest opinion. They are last ditch effort guns. I have a Derringer and you would be lucky to hit the broad side of a barn with it from more than a couple foot away.
     
  3. rooferbob

    rooferbob Active Member

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    I agree not good for distance but fine for up close battles.
    Phil Nice shooting in the State shoot!
    Rooferbob
     
  4. prairieviper

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    Something like the Smith & Wesson Model 442 Airweight, snubby revolver in .38 Special would be a better choice for a lightweight carry gun, in my opinion.
     
  5. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    The best thing to be carrying if someone tries to rob you is $300 in cash.
    He goes away happy, you live to a ripe old age, and it cost you less than
    you would spend at a trapshoot.

    I have a Glock 23, shoulder holster, and a CCW - plus 50 years experience
    with NRA "Expert" classification. I have a wife and two sons and I don't like my chances in a shoot-out.
     
  6. glock22

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    I carry a ruger LCP 380 everywhere. And I can hit a man at 25 yds.
     
  7. timb99

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    Criminals seldom try to hold you up from 25 yards.

    What dickgtax said is pretty good advice. Better a few bucks down than dead or injured.
     
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    That 300 bucks is a whole lot better than the legal bills you will surely be paying even if it's a slam dunk justifiable shooting. The best gunfight is the one you can run away from.

    I suggest your friend read a couple books on CCW and maybe even take a class and THEN make a decision on what best to carry. It's better to build your self defense system around knowledge then to build it around the equipment you already have.

    Mike
     
  9. wolfram

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    If $300 would get you out of a shooting then by all means that is the way to go.

    Anyone that carries routinely knows that it isn't just a casual deal that you do when the mood strikes you. Its serious business and with that in mind you need a serious business firearm to go to. Derringers just aren't the ticket.
     
  10. glock22

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    I`ve taken the class, got carry permit, handled guns
    for 60 years, & there are several drug users in my
    neighborhood. I`m 70 and I feel safe carrying a gun.
    I`ve called crime stoppers in my area complaining
    and they say it`s every where in this area--so I`m
    going to carry! I live in WV and most of my friends
    carry and so do all of my family.
     
  11. Kemper

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    I carry an officer's model colt 45 everywhere i go and have for 30 years.

    they are like parachutes, handy to have around if you need them. never wanted to use it, these days you never know.

    do not put yourself in the position to have to use one is the best advice.

    it's not always easy to disable soneone on drugs or alchol with a firearm.

    many LEOs get killed every years being out gunned.

    barry
     
  12. chovyman

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    +1 for Kemper i carry a Kimber ultra and have carred lg size 45 acp for ever safe secure deadly! extra mags also
    Michael
     
  13. crusha

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    Or you can take the Mrs. Keet410 advice, and carry a rolled-up newspaper...
     
  14. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not suggesting you shouldn't carry. I'm just saying, don't pull it out unless you are pretty sure you're going to get shot if you don't.
     
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    mike campbell Active Member

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    You can carry, or you could wear a sign that says "Please don't hurt me. I have $300 in cash. Just ask." That'll keep you safe.
     
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