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Bond Arms® Brings A Heavy Hitter to the Market with the Cyclops .45-70
Bond Arms® is well known for producing some of the best quality derringers in the North American market. Not only do their handguns come in a wide range of calibers, but they make a statement, and the manufacturing of these derringers is second to none. Built rugged, tough, and dependable, each of the offerings from Bond Arms® often surpasses consumer expectations.
And yet, Bond Arms® is exceeding expectations again. While derringers are often considered small rimfire calibers and expand into standard pistol calibers, including some magnum cartridges, they don’t usually come chambered in a traditional rifle caliber. That is, until now.
Announced at SHOT Show 2023, Bond Arms began production of a .45-70 derringer named the Cyclops. Coming in at 28 oz, the Cyclops is built stronger and more durable than ever. This 4.25 in. barrel is fitted into a single action frame and is only the first release in a new series of big bore derringers slated to be released in 50 AE, 454 casull, and 44 magnum.
This model does vary from other pistol options from Bond Arms. Unlike the traditional over/under staple, the Cyclops is a single shot only. The lack of a secondary chambering adds additional weight to the pistol and mitigates some felt recoil in a cartridge as large as the .45-70. It comes with an extended and proprietary B6 resin grip. Changes have been made to the grip to make it more ergonomic and easier to shoot. These sights are no different than most Bond Arms’ options and fixed to the frame and barrel.
The Cyclops comes in at a mesmerizing 6.75 in. overall and a hefty 7 lb trigger pull. This handgun is a TON of fun to shoot. So, if someone wants to make a statement at the range, the Cyclops is the perfect derringer!
Many of the Bond Arms® barrels can be swapped to various frames. The Cyclops frame will not be compatible with the Hand Cannon, Stinger, or Stinger RS barrels.
Cyclops .45-70 Features:Grip Material: B6 Resin Grip Size: Extended Sights: Fixed Ammo Capacity: 1 Action: Single Action Trigger Guard: Yes
Cyclops .45-70 Specs:Caliber: .45-70 Government Barrel Length: 4.25 in. Length: 6.75 in. Weight: 28 oz Trigger Pull Weight: 7 lbs MSRP: $699
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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