Armed with powerful claws and jaws, grizzlies are fearsome adversaries in the wild. Their Latin name, Ursus arctos horribilis, suits this powerful apex predator. Like its namesake, the Grizzly pistol is formidable, a good reason to bear arms. This single-action double-barrel pistol chambers the most powerful cartridges in Bond Arm’s Rough Series. The Grizzly inherits the premium features found on all Bond Arms, including stainless-steel barrels and frame, cross-bolt safety, retracting firing pins, spring-loaded cam-lock lever and rebounding hammer. Many expect to pay top dollar for these premium features, but Bond Arms found a way to keep its Rough Series production costs low, passing the savings on to its customers.
The Grizzly’s 3-inch barrels, with blade front sight and fixed rear sight, is chambered in .45 long colt and 2½-inch .410 bore shotshells—two potent handgun cartridges for personal defense. The Grizzly frame is compatible with all standard Bond Arms’ barrels, adding dozens of custom cartridge and barrel length combinations.
The Grizzly, Rowdy and Roughneck models form the Bond Arms’ Rough Series, a family of quality yet value-priced pistols. How do they get the prices down so low on these firearms? Each handgun uses the same stainless-steel materials and quality control standards seen in all their guns, reducing the time spent polishing and hand-finishing lowers the price. Rough Series pistols undergo a minimal cleanup and deburring, ensuring there are no sharp edges. A bead-blasted finish replaces the polished finish found on the higher-priced models. Parting lines in the metal frame and trigger guard or swirly tool marks on the barrel may be visible. Sanding and polishing the frame removes tiny casting imperfections and rough areas, but with a rough finish, these unique marks are visible, giving each pistol its own unique “character.”
Vibrant rosewood grips engraved with grizzly bear artwork dress up this distinctive derringer, and a Bond Arms logo and a checkered panel add texture to the extended grip. The pistol includes a matching leather holster embossed with a grizzly bear.
- Stainless steel double-barrel and frame
- Compatible with all standard Bond Arms barrels
- Patented rebounding hammer
- Retracting firing pins
- Cross-bolt safety
- Spring-loaded, cammed locking lever
- Leather holster included
- MSRP $377
- Barrel: 3-inches
- Overall Length: 5-inches
- Weight: 20 Ounces
- Barrel and Frame material: Stainless Steel
- Cartridge: .45LC / .410 bore
- Finish: Bead-blasted
BOND ARMS, INC. is located in Granbury, Texas and manufactures the award-winning Bond Arms Derringer – the finest in double barrel protection. Originally organized under the name Texas Armory, the company became incorporated as Bond Arms in 1995 with the idea that the Remington Model 95 over-under, single-action derringer could be converted from an Old West anachronism into a modern & reliable handgun. The barrel and frame were redesigned to safely fire modern calibers & the entire handgun is constructed entirely from stainless steel. This makes for a pistol that’s both strong and durable.
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