There is just something about Derringers that are really attractive for concealed carry. Perhaps it’s the nostalgia of carrying a pistol with such a storied history. Or maybe it really comes down to how easy they are to conceal and carry. If the last reason is where you sit on the issue, then the Bond Arms Stinger is right up your alley.
The Bond Arms Stinger is Now Available in .22LR
Update from the Editor:
It’s here. As promised, Bond Arms added .22LR to the Stinger, which was already available in 9mm and .380 auto.
Constructed of a stainless-steel frame, the .22LR Stinger RS weighs 16 ounces. This is 4 ounces more than the 9mm or .380 auto which only weigh 12 ounces. Likewise, the 3-inch stainless-steel Rough series style barrel adds to the overall weight and durability.
Bond Arms specially fit the .22LR barrel to this specific frame to ensure reliable .22LR ignition. For this reason, there will not be a .22LR accessory barrel available from the company.
While the 9mm and .380 auto are priced at $379, the .22LR Stinger RS comes in at a low $269.00.
The Bond Arms Stinger
Precision milled from a billet of 7075 aluminum, the Stinger is the smallest and lightest Derringer in the company’s lineup. Additionally, the frame features a black hard-coat anodized finish to protect the pistol during use. Likewise, the 3.5-inch barrels of the Stinger match the frame’s narrow 0.55-inch profile and are interchangeable with other Stinger barrels.
The slim, high-impact Zytel composite grips sit nicely on the wasp-waisted frame, keeping the profile narrow and concealable. However, the Stinger also includes standard rubber grip panels if you prefer a larger grip. Just forward of the grip is a generously sized integral trigger guard, with easy access to the trigger.
To ensure durability, the Stinger uses stainless steel in critical areas. Most notably, the use of a stainless-steel firing pin block inset into the frame strengthens the receiver and allows the Stinger to fire +P rounds. In addition, the release lever, cross-bolt safety, hammer, and trigger all feature stainless steel construction.
The Stinger is currently available in 9mm and .380 auto, with a .22 LR model on the horizon.
The Bond Arms Stinger is available now with an MSRP of $379.00. For more info, please visit BondArms.com.
Bond Arms Stinger Features:
- Lightweight (12-ounces)
- 7075-T6 Aluminum, Type III Hard Anodized frame is both lightweight and tough
- Stainless steel double-barrel
- Passive and manual safeties (3)
- Integral trigger guard
- Stinger Barrels are interchangeable with other Stinger barrels
- High impact nylon, slim grips (also includes standard rubber grip panels)
- Size is compatible with many aftermarket holsters
Bond Arms Stinger Specifications:
- Cartridge: 9mm; 380 auto
- Weight: 12 Oz (with Slim Grips)
- Dimensions: Length 5″; Height: 4″; Width: Less than 1″ (with Slim Grips)
- Barrel: 3″ Heat Treated Stainless Steel
- Passive Safety: Rebounding Hammer
- Manual Safety: Crossbolt Safety & Safety Locking Device (SLD)
- Action: Over/Under, Tip-Up Barrel, Single Action
- Frame: 7075-T6 Aluminum, Type III Hard Anodize
- Trigger Guard: Integral w/Frame
- Interchangeability: Compatible with other centerfire Stinger barrels, but not with existing Bond derringers
- Grips: High Impact Nylon Slim Grips (standard rubber grips included)
- Hinge Screw: 7/64″ Allen Wrench
- MSRP: $379
Stinger RS .22LR Features
- Stainless steel 3-in. Rough series style barrel
- Stainless Steel frame with Rough series finish
- Rebounding hammer
- Retracting firing pins
- Cross-bolt safety
- Thin nylon grip
Stinger RS .22LR Specs
- Total weight – 16oz
- Caliber – .22LR rimfire
- Overall length – 5-in.
- MSRP – $269