I have had my eye on Bond Arms and their “little guns” for a long time. I recently purchased a Ranger2 . I immediately needed to get to the range and check out my new purchase. My Ranger2 came with the 410/45 barrel so I loaded up on some 410 shells in both bird shot and some defensive rounds ammo. I figured the 410 would have the heftiest “kick” over the 45. I wanted to see the very worse kick the little gun had! I’m not a sadist but I wanted to be prepared and know what the worst kick would feel like … if the time would come to have to draw the little gun for protection I didn’t want there to be any hesitation or anticipation over how hard it would kick in my hand.
So I get to the range with 3 boxes of shells. To be honest I was a little bit concerned that I would squeeze the trigger and the Ranger would go flying out of my hand OR hurt so bad that it would be delegated to spend it’s life in the back corner of my safe … I only purchase firearms, I don’t sell them! To my surprise it is VERY manageable recoil!!!!! I am sure I pulled the first few loads expecting a nasty recoil which was never there. What an awesome “little” gun. I am/was so happy with my newest addition that I ordered two new barrels as soon as I got home. The hardest decision I had was deciding on which barrels to order. I ended up sending for the 357/38 in in the 4.25″ (match my holster that came with the gun) and the 22lr in 3″
I could go on and on about Bond Arms. I talked with at least a half dozen people at the range. I have talked to all my family members … I intend to send as many people as possible to be part of the Bond Family! I am so convinced on Bond’s products that I will be replacing my wife’s EDC with a Bond. I was so excited when I ordered my new barrels I forgot to order a T-shirt! The t-shirts biggest size is 2XL but I think I’d try and squeeze unto one UNLESS Bond would be good enough to order me a couple 3XL!!!
Thank you Bond Arms for manf such a sweet and USEFUL self protection items. The fit and finish is top shelf and customer service actually answers the phone with a human without a million telephone prompts. The lady that answered the phone for me, I called twice with questions, had immediate answers. I can’t say enough about this American made firearm and American company. I wish Bond all the best and hope they are around for a very very long time!
I’m now itching to get out and fire the .357 and .22lr