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Old June 10, 2011, 11:16 PM   #1
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Laser for Derringer

Does anyone know if the laser that fits the vent rib of the NAA will fit the vent rib on a Derringer. I'd luv to put one on my .38 Derringer.

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Old June 11, 2011, 12:14 AM   #2
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well does the derringer have that same vent rib?

you're the one with the gun, we don't know which one you're talking about...there's probably 100+ different derringers out there.

i assume it should be pretty easy to tell whether it would fit or not just by looking at the thing..
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Old June 11, 2011, 12:23 AM   #3
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Re: Lazer

I have the Davis Big Bore. 38
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Old June 11, 2011, 12:10 PM   #4
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Even if it did fit, It wouldn't hold zero. The Cobra barrels are zinc (steel lined) and you wouldn't be able to keep it tight.
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Old June 11, 2011, 12:36 PM   #5
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Old June 11, 2011, 06:14 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HeroHog

Looking at the pic, the laser might not....but the bayonet might.....
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Old June 11, 2011, 06:33 PM   #7
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Laser on a derringer? If that floats your boat, then have at it.
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Old June 11, 2011, 09:04 PM   #8
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Derringer

"If that floats your boat".......yep.. it's just for fun. The pic above of the NAA however is NOT the one that has the shim and attaches to the rib. The one shown above attaches to the top strap. Here's a pic of the one i'm curious about.
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Old June 13, 2011, 10:46 AM   #9
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A derringer is an up close and personal gun. I have a davis 38 derringer and would not even pull the trigger on a BG unless it was stuck in their gut.
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Old June 13, 2011, 11:01 AM   #10
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Tactical Derringer,,,

Complete with a bipod.



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Old June 13, 2011, 11:07 AM   #11
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Can that bipod be used as a vertical grip?
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Old June 13, 2011, 11:13 AM   #12
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Hush!,,,

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Can that bipod be used as a vertical grip?
That would make it illegal in California.

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Old June 13, 2011, 01:46 PM   #13
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funny pics, the NAA isn't a derringer though.
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Old June 13, 2011, 02:01 PM   #14
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Hello chack,,,

I think the same way you do,,,
But many states consider it a derringer,,,
At least as far as classifying carry weapons goes.

For example, in Oklahoma,,,
If you qualify for your CCL with a revolver,,,
You may then carry either a revolver or a derringer.

Even though the NAA Mini is a revolver,,,
Oklahoma classifies it as a derringer,,,
If you use the NAA Mini to qualify,,,
A derringer is all you can pack.

I consider a derringer to be two barreled,,,
In over-under configuration,,,
With a break open action.

But the original Deringer was a small single shot cap-n-ball,,,
I don't believe there is a definitive definition in this case.

Except this one because it is a legal definition,,
Deringer is a specific line of guns made by Henry Deringer,,,
Derringer (two r's) is a generic type of small short barreled handguns.

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Old June 13, 2011, 05:32 PM   #15
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Very funny pictures guys and thanks for the laughs.

Small guns like derringers and the NAA guns are what I call, "up close and personal" weapons. Ever take one to the range and shoot at 7 yards? For me, they are a last resort weapon when someone is about to take your face off and you have no other place to go.

Your opinion may vary.
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Old June 13, 2011, 05:41 PM   #16
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+1 Gunner..I have had, and still have, small 'fun toys'...in a wheelchair and don't do knives for obvious reasons. I don't wanna wait for the bad guy to bleed out. I would rather shove a .22 up the nose...short trip to the brain. They're last ditch for sure, but I love to play with the pocket guns. Easy to carry, and ya got something to shoot camping or whatever.
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Old June 13, 2011, 06:12 PM   #17
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I guess a laser on a derringer isn't a real BAD idea, when you run out of bullets and the BG is still comming at you, you can always shoot him in the eyes with the laser and blind him while you beat feet outa there.
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Old June 24, 2011, 01:46 AM   #18
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Derringer Sight

Ok how about this... my Derringer shoots straight but very high at 20ft. Adding a front bead to the front sight would fix this. Do you guys think it could be soldered on? I took a pic of a drill bit painted orange and bonded to the front sight with super glue just to get an idea.
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Old June 24, 2011, 02:02 AM   #19
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You can't solder anything to a Cobra/Davis derringer. They are zinc.
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Old June 24, 2011, 03:45 AM   #20
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Use an epoxie to build it up.
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Old June 25, 2011, 04:14 PM   #21
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OK, wait ... I thought this was a joke ...
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Old June 29, 2011, 12:53 AM   #22
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epoxy

"you can't solder anything to a Davis Derringer they are Zinc"
darn Bill... you had to rain on my parade. Thanks for saving me from finding that out the hard way.


epoxy......hmm........
I'm going to make this work one way or another....... Either by adding a laser or by making the front sight taller.

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Old July 8, 2011, 10:53 PM   #23
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Range /Practice

So I took a walk down to the range with my D-38 and wanted to see if it shot closer to point of aim for elevation. Remember I super glued a small bead on to see what it would look like. I didn't expect it to stay on long but hoped for 3-4 shots.. i got 4....yes i had on safety glasses. Anyway I was able to shoot it to point of aim for the lower barrel, which is what i want.
Now it's time to build it up with some epoxy/jb weld and shape it and slap some orange paint on it. Once I get that done i'll post some pics compensating for the high/low barrel and see what kind of groups i get.
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Old August 5, 2011, 09:18 PM   #24
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Finished

Finished project....

Roughed up the original front sight, shaped up some no mix no mess "Quik Steel", dabbed a little orange paint and now shoots to point of aim..... no more having to bury the front sight.

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Old August 6, 2011, 02:56 PM   #25
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maybe you could put a tube on it ala Jim March
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