Bond Arms of Granbury, Texas, focuses most of its firearm manufacturing on a pistol-design concept originated by Henry Deringer. The derringer pistol is a generic term applied to many variations of small, one- or two-shot pistols using both percussion caps and cartridges. In business since 1995 Bond Arms has a goal to renew interest in the single-action derringer as a modern defensive handgun.
Bond is known for its hand-made and highly-embellished pistols, but with that comes a higher price tag. To combat the modern wave of budget-priced pistols, company engineers went to the drawing board to re-create its classic derringer in a budget package that's still capable of caliber-conversion and outfitted robust and cost-saving features. The result: The Bond Arms Roughneck handgun.
Built of stainless-steel castings, the Roughneck mirrors the company’s lineup of derringers without cost-increasing finishing touches. Bond Arms states, “. . . we can build four to five Roughnecks in the same time as it takes to build ONE Texas Defender.” Features the rough-finished Roughneck handgun include are the company-patented rebounding hammer, retracting firing pins, crossbolt safety, non-adjustable sights, removable trigger guard and Lone Star-emblazoned rubber stock panels. To learn more, watch our NRA Gun of the Week video hosted by American Rifleman’s Christopher Olsen.