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Old December 12, 2013, 11:27 PM   #26
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Where do you get the spring loaded holder to keep one up your sleeve? I might want to go play poker in Deadwood or Dodge City.

That is the image that comes to mind when a think about derringers.
Seams like once we the people give what, at the time, seams like a reasonable inch and "they" take the unreasonable mile we can only get that mile back one inch at a time.

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Old December 13, 2013, 01:26 AM   #27
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haha, ive seen that one come up a few times

i wish this link had a pic

this one does
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Old December 13, 2013, 12:41 PM   #28
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Here's a link to a negative view of SD using derringers:

However, I fully support buying 'just because' guns. If you realize their shortcomings, that is.
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Old December 14, 2013, 01:43 AM   #29
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My carry gun is a NAA Mini Revolver in .22WMR, with the real long way-out-there 1 5/8" barrel. My problem with most derringers of the over/under configuration is they are often chambered in calibers far too powerful to control in such a small package. Your second shot may be quite some time away from your first because of excessive recoil and the process of target re-acquisition.

Modern defensive loadings for .22 Mag are nothing like what was available even a few years ago. Now, loads especially tailored for extremely short barrels (like mine) deliver hollow point bullets at around/about 1000 FPS, insuring amazing penetration and reliable expansion. Equally important, the little gun is accurate, reliable, safe, and fast. The 5/5/5/5 drill is no problem.
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