View Full Version : Bond Arms Derringers - Are they roster exempt?

09-01-2010, 11:10 PM
Is this thing legal for CA?



It is a single action pistol and they sell barrels that will let you shoot anything from a 22LR to 357 mag to 45 Colt from the same receiver. I think it would be a cool gun to have and it looks like it is built very well.

I am thinking that it does not because it doesnt fit the exemption that I know of such as single action revolver (not a revolver) and single shot (has 2 barrels). Also the 45 colt barrel will also chamber a 410 shotshell which would make it a SBS.

Is that assessment correct or am I missing something?

update: i just noticed that on the site they say they won't sell to CA or MA. we suck.

09-01-2010, 11:22 PM
I shot either one of those or something very similar the last time I was at the range. It was in .38 caliber. Very exciting to say the least.

Kinda funny. The was talking about buying an S&W 642 when he saw mine. I offered several times to let him shoot it and he finally agreed, but insisted I shoot his first. Then he never ended up shooting the 642

I wanted to see the look on his face because the 642 is almost as squirrely to shoot as his was :D

09-02-2010, 12:19 AM
These have no exemptions based on their design, and the SBS issue is a pain with .45LC barrels since most are cut a little longer to allow the .410 (dunno if Bond Arms will make a shorter .45LC that DOESN'T accept .410, even though it's possible).

Several models CAN be acquired, but by the usual routes that ignore the roster. just avoid the SBS issue with some.