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Bond Arms Defender:

3” Barrel

The Defender has an overall length of 3 inches and is chambered to fire the following rounds:

Defender .410 Bird Shot Loads              (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Winchester AA

HS Target Load

2 ½ "

#9

½ oz.

~284

32% (~92)

6 ft

12% (35)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½ "

#7 1/2

½ oz.

~169

44% (75)

6 ft

17% (29)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½ "

#6

½ oz.

~109

22% (24)

6 ft

15% (16)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½ "

#4

½ oz.

 ~66

32% (21)

6 ft

29% (19)

10 ft

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

2 ½"

#4

Birdshot

7/16 oz.

~58

67% (39)

6 ft

41% (24)

10 ft

Defender .410 Buckshot Loads              (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

2½" Group

6 ft

2½" Group

10 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Def.

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

2" Group

6 ft

5" Group

10 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

2 ½"

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Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

3

7" Group

6 ft

9" Group

10 ft

Snake Slayer IV .410 Bird Shot Loads      (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Winchester AA HS Target Load

2 1/2"

#9

½ oz.

~284

70% (200)

6 ft

67% (195)

10 ft

Winchester Super X HS Game Loads

2 1/2"

#7 ½

½ oz.

~169

77% (130)

6 ft

66% (112)

10 ft

Winchester Super X HS Game Loads

2 1/2"

#6

½ oz.

~109

79% (86)

6 ft

71% (77)

10 ft

Winchester Super X HS Game Loads

2 1/2"

#4

½ oz.

~66

86% (57)

6 ft

61% (40)

10 ft

Winchester Super X HS Game Loads

3"

#7 ½

11/16 oz.

~232

73% (169)

6 ft

44% (102)

10 ft

Federal Ammunition Game Shok Lead

3"

#6

11/16 oz.

~149

60% (90)

6 ft

25% (37)

10 ft

Federal Ammunition Game Shok Lead

3"

#4

11/16 oz.

~90

81% (73)

6 ft

31% (29)

10 ft

Winchester Super X HS Game Loads

3"

#4

11/16 oz.

~90

88% (79)

6 ft

53% (48)

10 ft

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

2 ½"

#4 Birdshot

7/16 oz.

~58

100% (59)

6 ft

100% (60)

10 ft

Snake Slayer IV .410 Buckshot Loads      (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

2 ½"

#4

Buckshot

~21 grains

per pellet

9

8" Group

6 ft

11" Group

 6 of 9 Pellets

10 ft

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

2 ½"

000

Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

2 ½" Group

6 ft

3 ½" Group

10 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Def.

2 ½"

000

Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

3½" Group

6 ft

4" Group

10 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

2 ½"

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Winchester Super X HS Game Loads

2 ½"

000

Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

3

3" Group

6 ft

4" Group

10 ft

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

3"

000

Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

1½" Group

6 ft

2" Group

10 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Def.

3"

000

Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

3" Group

6 ft

4½" Group

10 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

3"

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Winchester Super X Buckshot Loads

3"

000

Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

2" Group

6 ft

3 ½" Group

10 ft

Bond Arms Snake Slayer IV:

4 ¼” Barrel

The Snake Slayer IV barrel has an overall length of 4 ¼” inches

and is chambered to fire the following rounds:

Snake Slayer .410 Bird Shot Loads         (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Winchester AA

HS Target Load

2 ½"

#9

½ oz.

~284

69% (196)

6 ft

25% (71)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

#7 1/2

½ oz.

~169

63% (106)

6 ft

44% (75)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

#6

½ oz.

~109

72% (79)

6 ft

66% (72)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

#4

½ oz.

~66

89% (59)

6 ft

52% (34)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

3"

#7 1/2

11/16 oz.

~232

32% (75)

6 ft

11% (26)

10 ft

Federal Ammunition Game Shok Lead

3"

#6

11/16 oz.

~149

54% (81)

6 ft

17% (26)

10 ft

Federal Ammunition Game Shok Lead

3"

#4

11/16 oz.

~90

47% (42)

6 ft

20% (18)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

3"

#4

11/16 oz.

~90

38% (34)

6 ft

27% (24)

10 ft

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

2 ½"

#4

Birdshot

7/16 oz.

~58

100% (58)

6 ft

72% (42)

10 ft

Snake Slayer .410 Buckshot Loads          (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

2 ½"

#4

Buckshot

~21 grains per pellet

9

7" Group

6 ft

11" Group

10 ft

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

2 ½"

000

Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

1¼” Group

6 ft

1½" Group

10 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Def.

2 ½"

000

Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

4" Group

6 ft

10½" Group

10 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

2 ½"

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Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

000

Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

3

3½" Group

6 ft

4" Group

10 ft

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

3"

000

Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

2" Group

6 ft

3" Group

10 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Def.

3"

000

Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

2½" Group

6 ft

6 ¼ " Group

10 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

3"

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Winchester Super X Buckshot Loads

3"

000

Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

2¼" Group

6 ft

2½" Group

10 ft

Bond Arms Snake Slayer:

3 ½” Barrel

The Snake Slayer barrel has an overall length of 3 ½” inches

and is chambered to fire the following rounds:

The Bond Arms’
Double-Barrel Pistols
The Bond Arms pistol is unique among the current .45 Colt/.410 offerings because of its over-under double barrel configuration and its modular design. This single-action double-barrel pistol is available with three different lengths of .45 Colt/.410 barrel as well as several other barrels in a variety of pistol calibers.
.410 Birdshot Loads
Birdshot loads are ideal for dispatching snakes and vermin at close range. To simulate pest control situations, 8" Birchwood Casey Shoot-N-C Targets attached to 8 1/2" x 11" sheets of paper were set at 6-foot and 10-foot intervals. Pellet counts for each load included the entire sheet of paper, not just the bulls-eye.
     The one exception is the Federal .410 Handgun round loaded with #4 Birdshot. Since  this round is marketed for self defense, it was tested in a defensive role using 12” x 18” Silhouette Targets.

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.410 Buckshot Loads
Buckshot loads are intended for self defense. In keeping with this ammunition’s purpose,
Birchwood Casey 12” x 18” Silhouette Targets were used for these tests in place of the smaller snake targets.                                                           

Defender: 3” Barrel

Snake Slayer: 3 ½” Barrel

Snake Slayer IV: 4 ¼” Barrel


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