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American Derringer Model Model 1

Variant 2 of 2

Type:Pistol
Produced:1980 -
Caliber:.38 Spl
Action:2-barrel
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:manually operated hammer block
Magazine:2-round
Frame:stainless steel
Grips:rosewood
Sights:blade front
Notes:Shot Shell
Barrel Length:3 in.
Overall Length:4.82 in.
Height:3.35 in.
Width:1.2 in.
Weight:15 oz.

Manufacturer:Phone Number:
American Derringer Corporation254-799-9111
127 North Lacy DriveWebsite:
Waco TX 76705www.amderringer.com
Importer:Phone Number:
Website:
MSRP:$705
Used Est.:$545
Last Update: 6/30/2013

Caliber:.38 Special
Alias:.38 Smith & Wesson Special
Muzzle Velocities - from710to1250ft/sec
Muzzle Energies - from166to382ft-lb
Bullet Weights - from110to158gr

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Ranking Factors
Power Factor:121243- IDPA Rating Calculation
Recoil Factor:6.77 ft-lb- Standard Free Recoil Calculation
Total Capacity:2 rounds- Includes Chambered Rounds
Concealability:Excellent
Defense Factor:61%

About the Handgun:
The Model 1 series is based on the Remington over/under design patented by William Elliot in 1865. The frame and barrel block are stainless steel.
About the Manufacturer:
Established in the early 1980s, this gunmaking business has offered an extensive range of two-shot derringers based on the Remington Double Derringer, as well as the latest incarnation of the Semmerling pistol design.
About the Cartridge:
Developed by Smith & Wesson and introduced along with its Military & Police Model revolver in 1902, this was originally a military cartridge intended to replace the unsatisfactory .38 Long Colt then in use by the Army. Colt brought out its own version of the .38 Special in 1909, which differs from the original only in bullet shape, being a flat-point style. The .38 Special is considered one of the best-balanced, all-round handgun cartridges ever designed. It is also one of the most accurate and very widely used for match shooting.
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