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First Look: Bond Arms Cyclops .45-70 Gov’t

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Looking for a little gun with a big bite? The new Bond Arms Cyclops chambered for .45-70 Gov’t might be just for you.

Bond Arms is well-known for its derringer-style handguns, but the newest model released by the company may be worth a look even if they’re not usually your cup of tea. That’s because this little single-shot pistol is chambered for .45-70 Gov’t.

First announced at SHOT Show 2023, there was plenty of buzz about the Bond Arms Cyclops amongst those in attendance simply because of how novel the concept is. The company already pushed the limits of firepower-to-gun ratio with its 2-shot .357 Magnum designs, but a .45-70 Gov’t derringer almost sounds like a joke. To accommodate all that power, the concession of the Cyclops is that it’s a single-shot firearm. Despite still being very small, it also may be a bit bigger than you’d normally expect of Bond Arms' guns. It has a barrel length of 4.25 inches, an overall length of 6.75 inches and a weight of 28 ounces.

Other features of the Bond Arms Cyclops include its extended B6 resin grips to provide a more pleasant shooting experience, its unique cyclops-themed markings and its single-action trigger with a 7-pound pull. While the Cyclops isn’t compatible with any existing Bond Arms pistol components like some of the company’s other designs are, it will be compatible with future big-bore barrel offerings. Bond Arms plans on releasing barrels for .44 Magnum, .454 Casull and .50 AE that should be compatible with the Cyclops .45-70 Gov’t frame.

The Bond Arms Cyclops is available now and has an MSRP of $699.

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