I recently purchased a Century 2000 in early May, 2016. I was initially going to spend less and upgrade my Beretta with some Wilson parts. However, it is fishing weather and we have seen cotton mouths at one of the spots we go to. I started thinking something for snakes would be useful.
I started watching youtube videos and reading reviews. I knew I wanted a .45 Colt/.410 barrel. It seemed like a 3 1/2″ barrel would be a good compromise. My previous solution to the serpent problem had been my .357 lcr loaded with shotshells. However, for me the best place for that gun is on my hip. That left me with an LCP in my pocket for defense. .380 is better than a .22 and a .22 is better than harsh language, however, I prefer something bigger.
So I informed my wife that I would hold off and save some more and get a snake gun. She asked how much it was and said, “Go get it. Happy early Father’s Day.” I love my wife. Next day I got my C2K. It’s an awesome little gun. Mine is the older style but it works very well. Trigger isn’t bad like some say, just a little different.
I found 2 1/2″ # 9 and # 8 pattern pretty good. Winchester Super Speed # 6 works really well too. I was surprised at the accuracy of .45 colt as well. What surprised me most was looking into the federal .410 handgun 000 buckshot. On paper and on tests it is pretty mean at close range. Even more surprising is that it is loaded with that and in my pocket when I leave the house now.
I still carry a 1911 on my hip. The C2K is a pocket gun. It is for up close, nasty work. I use the sticky holster they sell on the site in my pocket. It works, but is a 1 size fits all type holster. I am glad I have it. 2 days after I got the holster and started carrying it I feel I came the closest I have to clearing leather in the 7 years I’ve had my CHL.
I was at walmart at midnight ( I know, I know ) and apparently offended a couple of drunks as I walked around them to go in. They were standing in front of the door, blocking my entrance. Long and short as I was leaving the hair on my neck was standing up and I really felt they were going to make me shoot them. A terrible feeling.
During the whole encounter I had my hand on my Bond Arms pistol in my pocket. Having your hand in your pocket is a non-threatening gesture and can give you an option if things start heading south instead of grabbing the gun on your hip. Very glad I bought it. I plan on getting the BAD holster for road trips. I also am thinking of adding a backup in .45 ACP with the 2″ barrel. Looks like it would be a good “always gun.”
All in all, this is a very neat little gun. It can fill a good niche. I would not recommend this as a primary carry. However, as a back up, snake or utility gun, I would highly recommend it.