From Bond Arms
As Bond Arms custom-made quality handguns grew in popularity, they drew the attention of former law enforcement and former soldiers who loved the guns, but they wanted to see one basic change. At the time, most of Bond Arms’ models came in a polished stainless finish that was both attractive and durable. For these old pros, many wanted to see a model with less shine to improve its conceal-ability and allow it to better blend in and not catch unwanted attention. Bond Arms responded to these requests, and the Backup™ was born, quickly becoming one of their best-selling models of all time.
The Bond Arms Backup boasts the ultimate blend of compact conceal-ability with threat-stopping firepower. Chambered for the powerful .45 ACP, the entire break-action handgun is only 4.5 inches long with 2.5-inch double barrels for a two-round capacity. All the parts that would normally be shiny on the Backup are bead blasted for a grayish, matte finish, while the frame features a dark crinkled powder coat finish.
The Backup is outfitted with Bond Arms newest rubber grips, providing a great handle on the firearm and making it comfortable to shoot. Additional features include the company’s patented rebounding hammer, retracting firing pins, a cross-bolt safety and a spring-loaded, cammed locking lever.
Like all Bond Arms handguns, the barrels are interchangeable with a few simple turns of a single hex-head screw to create as many as 25 caliber combinations from 20 available barrels. The Backup frame can be used with barrels chambered as small as the .22 rimfire up to a .410 shotgun load.
“The ultra-compact size, attractive matte-finish and popularity of the .45 ACP chambering among those who carry concealed made the Backup™ a Bond Arms® best-seller right out of the gate,” says Gordon Bond.
- Bead-blasted steel double-barrel and frame
- Powder-coated finish on the frame
- Standard-sized, rubber grips
- Front-blade, fixed-rear sights
- Trigger guard
- Compatible with all standard Bond Arms barrels
- Patented rebounding hammer
- Retracting firing pins
- Cross-bolt safety
- Spring-loaded, cammed locking lever
- 19 ounces
- Barrel length is 2.5 inches
- Overall length is 4.5 inches
And don’t forget to take a look at the company’s new Grizzly model. If you want a close look at the quality that goes into their guns, here’s a slide show I did for my Fear and Loading YouTube channel.