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Product Review: Bond Arms BullPup 9

By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Bond Arms has been chugging away in Granbury, Texas since 1995.

Founded by Gordon Bond, the company originally began business as “Texas Armory.”  Bond’s first mission was to use quality materials and better manufacturing methods to turn the Remington model 95 Derringer into a safe, modern firearm. Bond Arms is now the largest manufacturer of Derringers in the firearms industry.

As for Derringers or double-barreled handguns, all of Bond’s firearms are made in America from stainless steel and feature their patented, interchangeable barrel system. Bond Arms manufactures their Derringers so the shooter can quickly change barrels and calibers! They currently produce 17 different models, as well as 37 interchangeable barrels.

Back in the wild, wild West, many folks carried Deringers as their backup guns. The original Philadelphia Derringer was produced by gunsmith Henry Deringer. Since Derringer didn’t patent his design, copies started flooding the market, with some of them being outright counterfeits bearing the Deringer name.

But in their haste to make money, they misspelled the name and added an extra R! Some folks think that Derringers are not a serious weapon and just for show. Think again! A .44 caliber Philadelphia Derringer was used to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln! Bond Arms believes that Derringers are the smallest, most powerful personal protection you can carry!

Gordon Bond wanted to expand his pistol lineup and produce a semi-automatic. Not just any semi-automatic would do. He acquired the rights to the BullPup Boberg XR9-S pistol. After several redesigns, it’s now known as the Bond Arms BullPup 9. This revolutionary 9mm pistol is only 5.1 inches long with a 3.35” barrel.

SPECIFICATIONS

Action Type: Double Action Only, Semi-Automatic, BullPup

Caliber: 9X19mm

Magazine capacity: 7 rounds

Sights:  Dovetail drift-adjustable non illuminated 3 Dot

Trigger Pull: 7.5 lbs standard, 6.5 or 8.5 lbs available on request.

Barrel Length: 3.35”

Overall Length: 5.1”

Weight: 17.5 oz.

MSRP: $ 1,099

URL: www.bondarms.com

A BullPup pistol places the grip and trigger further forward on the gun. This makes the gun more accurate, reduces recoil, and gets you faster on target with faster follow-up shots.

The BullPup design means there are some “strange” things going on inside the gun to make it go bang. Look at the magazine, and you’ll notice the bullets go into the magazine forward with the rear of the cartridge exposed. The loading occurs by stripping a round rearwards out of the magazine, where it’s then caught by the open slide before feeding.

The BullPup 9 is a little expensive for a 9mm pistol, but it’s worth it for such a high-quality innovative pistol. The issues with the original Boberg design have been worked out, accuracy is great, and the workmanship is top-notch!

That’s all for now folks! Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s be careful out there.”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, First Aid, Active Shooter Response, and Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations in Florida. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at polizei22@msn.com.

 
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