The Cowboy Defender was designed for Cowboy Action or the Most Compact Carry Concealed .410 shotshell protection available. The overall appearance is similar to the Remington Double Derringer of the 1860’s. The Cowboy Defender will accept all the extra interchangeable barrels.
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All Bond Arms barrels will fit this frame, and do come in shorter barrel lengths. Shop for extra barrels here
|Stocks:||Custom Laminated Black Ash or Rosewood|
|Sights:||Bladefront and Fixed Rear||Retail Price:||$415.00|
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What People Are Saying
OMG…I bought a cobra derringer for a less ( or I should say cheap) expensive firearm for display… I’m embarrassed to put it out for people to look at it, there is no way I would put it in the same case as the Bond Arms…. Bond Arms wins again, hands down..
Submitted by Jerry Sinor
I have always Ben a semi auto pistol kind of guy.never liked wheels guns or any thing cowboy.but this little snake slayer I fell in love with from the moment I picked it up.just feels right.split strong dependable built like a tank.best little trail gun ever.
I wanted to know about 45 rimed cowboy brass. Made for 45 revolvers .Will it fit and function in a 45 colt,410 chamber?i saw some in my local gun shop .any feed back will be appreciated , and keep up the good work. It is an great little pocket rocket. Thanks
Submitted by Mike Niles
- Great gun
I recently sent in my older style Texas Defender in for an
”Upgrade”. This involves replacing the hammer with the new wide one. The new trigger ”feels” wider to me, looks different also. The trigger spring drops about 2.5 pounds off the trigger pull. It’s a bit more crisp too.
What amazed me the most was the turn-around time. I was quoted 3 to four weeks. I FedEx’d out on 11/15 and UPS put it back in my hands on 11/26. From the Upgrade to the shipping I was just blown away.
The gun works completely different, from cocking to firing. It’s a different weapon. You can’t ask for better workmanship and shipping. 11 days? That’s unheard of.
Thanks Folks, that’s why your NUMBER ONE!
Submitted by Robert Bradshaw
- TEXAS DEFENDER “UPGRADE”
I love the Texas Defender I bought since it has a real solid feel & not a lot of kick when I shoot it w/ the .410 shotgun round. The best part of this gun is that most people won’t challenge it since it has such an aggressive look – You’ll never have to fire a shot. The Winchester Home Defense .410 2 1/2” round works great w/ this gun.
Submitted by Jeff R.
Purchased a USA Defender along with a 4.25 barrel 357/38
configuration as well as the rosewood 2 tone star grips.
The new barrel along with the grips gave it an entirely new look and wow those grips are just beautiful.Your fit and finish sets the mark for others as you are the competition.
Keep up the excellent work. Paulie
Submitted by Paulie
- Just Beautiful
Just bought The Ranger II shoots good and on target. This was my first time ever using a derringer; hit target kill zone at 16 yards w/45LC & 410 Win PDX1 Defender 3” 750 Velocity what a kick. Thought you might like this; gun’s name is Howitzer Jumbo Jet. Based on the serial number 105747 = 105mm Howitzer and 747 Jumbo Jets.
Submitted by Bert B. De Vasure
- Ranger II aka my Howitzer Jumbo Jet
Buying gas recently I was approached by 2 men demanding money. Thanks Bond arms for changing their minds. NO SHOTS FIRED. COWBOY DEFENDER 45 colt.
- Attempted Robbery
If you want a gun with a bad attitude along with the versatility of numerous calibers and the dependability of an old Chevy, and the carrying ease of a fine gold watch, then look no further BONDARMS is the only gun you will need. I don’t call it a Derringer because, it is a new classification of guns….
- Simply a B–A– Gun!
Unless this Bond Arms Company down in Granbury Texas gets taken over by the Hindus or somethin’, you WON’T beat the product, sales or service they offer.
Bear in mind before you buy, Deringers were never meant to be the first line of defense unless the only other thing ’ya got is a screwdriver.
However, once you set this rascal off in a close crowd [shooting range of course] you’ll have the youngins’ scurrying for cover and askin’ if you hit anything later.
Seriously though, the .45-.410 and my NEWLY aquired .38-.357 barrel is a great DETERRENT at close range for them that may not get a second chance.
Bond Arms said it right. Think twice.
Thanks Gordon, Joe, Travis, and Charlie for your fine QUALITY Firearm and Service !
Rick Speth – Monument, Colorado
- American Made
I bought a Girl Mini Bond .357/38 with the pink grips, didn’t want the pink grips, but I wanted the .357/38 caliber so I bought it. I called Bond Customer Service and wanted to purchase a pair of the Rosewood grips and to my incredible surprise they said that they would exchange my pink grips for the rosewood with the star in star for nothing; just send back the pink and I’ll have my rosewood grips. They even sent the rosewood before I mailed the pink ones back, you cant beat that with a stick. Customer service like that just doesn’t exist any longer. Kudos for Bond, their real people there.
I’m a licensed professional body guard and wanted an effective backup that I could easily conceal and the Mini does that in spades. I love this weapon, it’s extreme quality, short range accuracy, knock down power and controllable recoil.
Try it you’ll like it!!
Submitted by Charlie
- My Bond Mini
i’m extremely happy w/ my very first firearms purchase: a Snake Slayer IV i chose your firearm over the rest because of all the praises they get on Youtube ; needless to say, i’m proud of your company and your product
Submitted by Brian
I work hard for a living. I solve problems for a living, and I’m expected to deal with any problem I come across without any excuse or help. Everyday I walk out of the house, I have 3 of the best multi-tools money can buy, a tape measure, a wallet that is chained to me, and my Snake Slayer in my pockets (I wear cargo pants). I also carry a pouch with all sorts of ammunition, from bird shot to buckshot to home defense. I’m expected to be diverse, and I expect my CC gun to be the same.
Before I got the Snake Slayer, I carried the usuals: 380s, 9mm, you name it. But I always felt that I was never fully prepared.
I own a competitor’s .410/.45LC, and I absolutely love it, but I can’t carry it everyday because it is so big. When I came across the Bond Arms Snake Slayer in an article, I just had to have one. Finally, I found a handgun that was as versatile as I was, and I could put in my pocket!
Over a year in my pocket, and all is well. Thank all of you for this wonderful, powerful ”multi-tool.” It is just about perfect.
One other thing…I’ve run across some folks that say that two bullets just aren’t enough. I found the perfect way to shut them up REAL fast. I tell them that I load 5 pellet 000 buck. Then I ask ”Can you shoot 10 bullets out of your pistol in one second? No? Well I can. And I bet I’m more accurate while doing it.” I usually don’t get any more arguments after that.
Thanks Guys and Gals!
Submitted by Nathan R.
I just got my Bond Arms derringer back from you last week week week and and I am very pleased with the retro-fit done by Travis. The trigger pull is much lighter and alot more easier to pull than the old version. Also the wider hammer spur gives more purchase for cocking than the old one. All in all, a very good experience, the turnaround time was a little less than I previously thought at first and Travis even called me to make sure of the return address. I have bought two extra barrels, an extra grip, a Buck knife with a matching black ash handle and a holster since I first bought my derringer and couldn’t be happier. Thanks for such a great product and great customer service. You guys rock!
Submitted by Glenn Bordeaux
- Retro fitting of new trigger system
I just came home with my new bonds arms h USA defender they only hand 410 Shells at cabelas no 45 long colt in stock lol so then I came home and went to range the trigger only took me 2 shots to get use to after that I put 18 more round down range at 7 yard it is more then what I Expected hand hurts alittle but I carry a sig 1911 so no big deal this fire arm is built to last very easy to clean and very happy with the Holster that came with it Carries real nice don’t even know u have it on a Perfect backup to my carry gun , thank you bonds arm for making a well Crafted hand gun in the USA
Submitted by James Phillips
- New USA Defender
I had a chance to purchase a Bond Arms Century 200 at a pawn shop. I am impressed. Its design,weight and power exceed any derringer that I have shot in the past. Perfect for road trips. Easy to slip into a pocket. I am fan and a lifelong customer. My next purchase will be a smaller caliber for my wife. We shot 50 or 60 rounds through it and find it very accurate. Rock on!!
Submitted by Randy Lairson
My new Snake Slayer is quite an impressive piece of gear. I fired a box of .410 defensive rounds thru her using a one handed technique and had had no issues at all . The next day I ordered the driving holster and it arrived in just a few days. The holster itself is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship and fits perfect on the gun and my belt.
As a retired Boeing Aerospace machinist, I can assure anyone that the fit and function of the components that are manufactured by Bond Arms are nothing less than ”First Class”.
I will be a repeat customer and look forward to my next purchase.
The entire staff at Bond Arms makes me ”TEXAS PROUD.”
Submitted by Rodney “Buckshot” Garrison
- Texas Proud – Texas Products – Texan Customer Service
Had a problem with the grip finish and it was taken care of very quickley even though it was the sellers fault. Thanks Joe and crew.
Very pleased BATD owner
Submitted by Bruce Carroll
- Great customer service
As a customer and owner of a ranger I am truely impressed with the size and performance, and has become my number 1 concealment firearm. Any time I take it out with friends to the range the gun sells itself, it is absolutly the finest concealment gun I have ever owned. As a firearms salesman I have had customers come in and tell me that they like the calibers of the Taurus Judge and the S&W Governor but they are cumbersom and difficult to draw from a seated position, thats when I introduce the BOND ARMS product line and they sell themselves. Since most situations that require a firearm as deterrent towards aggression are over in one or two shots fired wouldn’t you want the most fire power you could carry? There is nothing like a 3” .410 00 buck to make all your worries disappear.
Submitted by Kevin Urbatch
- Customer / Fireaems Salesman
I just got back from an evening at the shooting range, and boy, did this Bond get some attention from my other shooter friends there! I’ve had the Snake Slayer IV for a while now, and decided to get some more barrels. I went with a .38/.357, a 9MM, and a .22Mag – just because those calibers matched other stuff I have. I wanted to test fire those barrels and see how they printed. The guys were fascinated with how easy it was to change barrels, and with how my targets looked when I got finished. I set each target at 5 meters, ’cause that’s pretty much where you might use this thing in real situations. I started with the original .45C/410 barrel, shooting solid lead .45C slugs. Next came the 9MM, using FMJ’s. Then I bolted on the .38/.357 and used Hornady Critical Defense loads. Last of all, I put on the .22Mag, and put some ArmsCorp down the barrel. Except for one round of .357 that I didn’t keep a good grip on, EVERY SINGLE ROUND went into the 8,9 or X circles on a life-sized silhouette target. (Only 3 or 4 rounds were in the 8 ring.) I’m not a competition shooter by any means, but this thing is solid! I’m very confident in this weapon. Period. Keep it coming, Gordon and team!
Submitted by David Headley
- No Matter the Caliber, It Does the Job!
The friendly folks at Bond Arms just upgraded the actions on 2 of my 3 Derringers & they now handle better than ever! I still like the old style action & have kept 1 BA Derringer in its original configuration. First-timers will probably prefer the newer action, but I think many longtime Bond Arms fans will appreciate both designs as we did during 2 days of shooting 3 different calibers with both old & new style actions at all manner of targets including hand thrown clays! Thanks again to Gordon Bond & the rest of the BA Team for making such a great product & providing such excellent service!
Submitted by Aaron
- Action Upgrade
I recently made an online order for some accessories for my Cowboy defender… A holster and a set of grips. The website was under maintenance at the time so I was unsure if the order went through.
I checked with my C/C company and the balance on my account had changed in the same amount as my purchase, but there was no transaction posted.
I called by phone and the staff at Bond Arms was able to quickly verify the order without even a number to go on…and I was fortunate to speak with a man that was able to let me know the holster I had ordered did not have the Bond Star…he has able to modify my order to allow me to receive the holster I was looking for. Great Job Guys…….
Thanks for a wonderful experience…
Darrell L. Wilson
Submitted by Darrell Wilsonj
- Outstanding Customer Service
I have owned ALOT of handguns, and yet I continue to go back to carrying my BOND 45/410. I currently own TWO frames and 5 barrels, and somewhere in the range of 8 holsters, maybe a little over kill, but different circumstances call for different types of carry. Thanks to BOND, the options are UNLIMITED !!!!
Submitted by Danny