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Old December 9, 2011, 06:41 PM   #1
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Deep concealment 9mm derringer VS NAA 22mag

Just for fun. Which would you rather carry, NAA 22mag or 9mm derringer?

and why if you care to explain.
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Old December 9, 2011, 06:54 PM   #2
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at point blank deep concealment ranges i would rather have 5 than 2.
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Old December 9, 2011, 07:20 PM   #3
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I know there are cases where a .22 out of a Derringer has killed people, but generally speaking, I have more confidence that a 9mm round is going to penetrate the requisite number of inches to disrupt vital tissue.
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Old December 9, 2011, 10:32 PM   #4
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Neither, I'd rather have a walking stick.
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Old December 10, 2011, 06:49 AM   #5
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Deep concealment the NAA is easier to hide and has 3 more rounds than the 9MM heavier derringer.
Of course you will already have a primary concealed gun.
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Old December 10, 2011, 09:35 AM   #6
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None of the above. To many other good options out there in only slightly larger packages.
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Old December 10, 2011, 10:22 AM   #7
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Neither. Derringers are last ditch. NAA mini revolvers are last ditch. They are meant for carrying when you are in a pair of exercise shorts and a T-shirt.

If you're wearing pants, carry Kel Tec P32/P3AT or Ruger LCP or LC9. I would suggest that you compare weights and dimensions before investing in a derringer.
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Old December 10, 2011, 10:31 AM   #8
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Just for fun. Which would you rather carry, NAA 22mag or 9mm derringer?
Not much fun when the other posters don't want to play within your premise.
I'll play. Just for fun I choose the NAA 22mag. I actually do carry a Pug or Black Widow at times. I usually carry one or the other as a bug. I do sometimes carry one as a primary in low risk situations such as going to the gym or doctors office.
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Old December 10, 2011, 10:54 AM   #9
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The newer personal defense loads from Hornady and Speer show similar penetration in gel to .380s.

With that in mind, 5 rounds from a nearly infallible platform such as a single action revolver compared to a 6 round .380 auto.......well there is some real appeal there for many folks including myself.
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Old December 10, 2011, 11:44 AM   #10
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IF I am going to carry a derringer I would want the lightest and smallest one possible. The short barrel and lack of grip does the 9mm no favors either. So the mini mag with the extra rounds would be the way to go. It would likely confuse and injure an attacker enough for you to make a getaway.

But why not just carry a snub .357?

It would be a heck of a lot more fun. Although not as cheap as the mini.
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Old December 10, 2011, 11:57 AM   #11
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The NAAs rock for being small. The 9mm derringer - might as well carry a J.
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Old December 10, 2011, 02:16 PM   #12
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Both are kind of emergency only weapons, but I had a 9mm Bond derringer and sold it; my current dogwalking gun is an NAA Pug ... I found the derringer to be far too heavy, too hard to cock, impossible to grip firmly enough to be fired accurately and way too slow to reload ... the Pug solves all but the last, and still, I have five rounds of 45gr Hornady Critical Defense instead of two rounds of 9mm ... I wouldn't try to defend myself with a derringer unless it was all that was available and I was desperate ...
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Old December 10, 2011, 02:38 PM   #13
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+1 for the NAA, has been reliable and can carry very easily. It beats having to use your fist.
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Old December 11, 2011, 01:29 AM   #14
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derringer

Derringer all the way, I can shoot it much better than a NAA. I can keep em in a pie plate at 40ft with my Derringer....the NAA i couldn't hit my foot if i tried.
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Old December 11, 2011, 02:05 AM   #15
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Just going along with the way you framed the question I chose Derringer.

But the Rohrbaugh R9 weighs only slightly more than, and is only slightly larger than most 9mm Derringers, and there are a few cases - like with the Bond Century that it's actually smaller and lighter than the Derringer.


Bond Century 2000
Caliber:9mm (also 40S&W,10mm and .45 ACP)
Barrel: 3.5in
Length: 5.5in
Weight: 21 oz.
Capacity:2





Rohrbaugh R9
Caliber:9mm
Barrel:2.9in
Length:5.2in
Height:3.7in
Weight:13.5oz
Capacity:6+1 Rounds




In this case you actually have a semi-auto that is about 1/4" shorter and 7.5 oz lighter than a "derringer" and it holds 5 more rounds of ammo.





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Old December 11, 2011, 04:43 AM   #16
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NAA .22 Mag. The two companies who make quality derringers are NAA and Bond. They are both very well made weapons. To echo bikerbills statement, they are heavy, ridiculously hard to cock(it takes me both hands), and have tiny grips. I can actually shoot my .357 NAA pretty well but the above problems make it practically unusable for SD.
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Old December 11, 2011, 05:50 AM   #17
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NAA .22 mag. all the way.

I own a two shot derringer.
Derringers are cool looking toys.

Given the choice between screwing the barrel of it into someone's ear @ point blank range( or more correctly trying to do that) or using a knife, I'd take the knife 7 days a week over the derringer.
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Old December 11, 2011, 11:27 AM   #18
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The newer personal defense loads from Hornady and Speer show similar penetration in gel to .380s.
With that in mind, 5 rounds from a nearly infallible platform such as a single action revolver compared to a 6 round .380 auto.......well there is some real appeal there for many folks including myself.
I guess it depends how large one's hands are and what kind of dexterity they have in their hands. There's no way in hell that I can pump rounds from a NAA single action mini revolver in the same time as I can a LCP, P3AT, or P32. That's not even comparing the power difference between the rounds. Finally, it's 5 rounds versus 6+1 rounds. BTW, I carry a NAA in the office and a P32 outside of the office/home. I only carry a NAA when there is absolutely no other option.

Oh, and this is the other part - from those kind of short barrels (1 1/8, 1 7/8), a 25ACP performs as well.
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Old December 11, 2011, 12:14 PM   #19
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I feel quite comfortable answering the front door with my Cobra .38 spec derringer loaded with a pair of JHPs in a back pocket. If the target is close I'll hit it.

If I hear something suspicious outside though, I'll grab my XD or XDm.
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Old December 11, 2011, 08:50 PM   #20
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Derringer

"I'd take the knife 7 days a week over the Derringer"

........not me, good luck with that knife at 30ft.
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Old December 12, 2011, 07:27 PM   #21
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I don't carry just for fun.
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Old December 12, 2011, 09:44 PM   #22
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I'd go with the 5 shot.
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Old December 13, 2011, 03:41 PM   #23
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I don't carry just for fun.
In that case save your breath next time. I wasn't talking to you.
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Old December 13, 2011, 04:46 PM   #24
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not me, good luck with that knife at 30ft.
30 feet is easily ten times further than the effective range of my two shot derringer.( a Davies also)
I've already had a shot bounce off a piece of plywood I fired into @ a couple of feet and come back at me.
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Old December 15, 2011, 02:08 PM   #25
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Hal,
"bounced back off of plywood"......really. My .38spl easily penetrates several inches of layered plywood without a hiccup. What type of plywood are you shooting at..."petrified"...lol.

10 times further than your effective range...10times?..... really? Sounds likes you need some more practice. I can easily keep em in a pie plate at 30ft....45ft on a good day.
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