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  • BeatTheTunaUp

    Fux with the best, Die like the rest
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    Oct 17, 2012
    Temple TX
    I have an Academy gift card burning a hole in my pocket for a few months now. I've been buying guns for dumb reasons lately. Country or origin, manufactur dates, etc....

    I don't have anything "made in Texas".

    My two candidates are a Bond Arms 357 Derringer or a Maverick 88 7 shot pump.

    I know the shotgun is more practical, but I'm not much of a shotty guy, and already have an Auto 5 and a Turk bullup. On the other hand, I like the Derringer, but it's pretty much useless.

    Which one, or neither?


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    Dec 29, 2021
    Cimarron out of Fredricksburg

    American Derringer out of Waco

    I think some of the 20 gauge Mavericks are only 5 lbs
    ... I like lightweight options for field work. A slug out of a 20 gauge is still going to be a 60 cal projectile that nobody is going to be lining up to stand in front of. That long tube
    Security version of the 88/12 gauge is nice.


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    Dec 7, 2017
    Savannah, TX
    I haven't had any experience with the Bond Arms derringer but saw one at the range yesterday. After a few .357 rounds he said it was a handful and decided to use .38 rounds in it. My Maverick 88 has been dependable for a home defense gun.


    Flyin' 'round in circles........somewhere
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    Dec 24, 2012
    Hill County
    Of the two options you gave, the Bond Arms with a 3-4" bbl.

    Though the shotgun is a nice idea as well. So, go with the Maverick.


    Watching While the Sheep Graze
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    Sep 30, 2012
    Bond Arms........go for it......quality piece......pretty, but not too practical, actually made in Texas.......feels good in the hand....shooting it?

    You'll give the range report!


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    Aug 8, 2021
    That‘s a good position to be in. Even though I sold a Mossy 500 last year because I just didn't use it, I’d go with the Maverick just because it seems more practical
    One gun I have that is really fun is 22lr 1911. Loads of range and plinking fun. The insides are different but it looks and works like a 1911 with the feel of one too.
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