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Check This Out: The Bond Arms ‘Backup’ Derringer

As an individual who carries a concealed weapon, having a back-up piece is always a good thing, like the old saying goes- “it’s better to be safe than sorry”. The Bond Arms Backup seems to fit the bill, as a nice little back-up piece that won’t let you down when you need it the most.

About the Bond ARMS backup 45:

Out of the box, the Backup 45 is a beauty. The bead blasted gray 2-1/2” barrel is perfected mated to the black crinkle coated chassis. Weighing in at ~19 oz, it outweighs the basic alloy S&W J-frame by ~ 4 oz, while being ~ 4 oz lighter than a steel J-frame.

Though the barrel is a similar length to a J-frame, the Backup lacks a cylinder, thus its overall profile is noticeably shorter than the J. Also worth noting, the Backup 45 is built like a Ruger Super Redhawk, and feels like a chunk of steel crafted on an anvil.

The 19 oz weight is not light, and is actually somewhat heavy for a handgun of its dimensions. But when it comes to delivering that ‘punch’, every once counts.

Designed for easy concealment when you need it, our Backup features a textured frame and bead-blasted anti-glare barrel designed to fire powerful .45 ACP rounds with its 2.5″ barrel.


  • 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
  • Model #: BABU
    MSRP: $540.00
    Caliber .45ACP, 9mm
    Barrel Length 2.5″
    Grip Material Rubber
    Grip Size Standard
    Sights Front blade, fixed rear
    Length 4.5″
    Weight 19 ounces
    Trigger Guard Yes

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