Bond Arms® brings a heavy hitter to market with the Cyclops .45-70

Bond Arms® is well known for producing some of the best quality derringers on the North American market. Their pistols not only come in a wide range of calibers, but also make a statement, and the craftsmanship of these derringers is second to none. Built tough, rugged and dependable, each of Bond Arms® offerings often exceeds consumer expectations.

And yet, Bond Arms® once again exceeds expectations. While derringers are often considered small rimfire calibers and expand into standard pistol calibers, including some magnum cartridges, they are not typically chambered in a traditional rifle caliber. That is, until now.

Announced at SHOT Show 2023, Bond Arms began production of a .45-70 derringer called the Cyclops. Weighing in at 28 oz, the Cyclops is built stronger and more durable than ever. This 4.25-inch barrel is installed in a single-action frame and is just the first release in a new series of large-bore derringers scheduled to be released in 50 AE, 454 casull, and 44 magnum.

This model varies from other Bond Arms pistol options. Unlike the traditional over/under staple, the Cyclops is single shot. The lack of a secondary chamber adds additional weight to the pistol and mitigates some recoil in a cartridge as large as the .45-70. It comes with a proprietary extended B6 resin grip. Changes have been made to the grip to make it more ergonomic and easier to shoot. These sights are not unlike most Bond Arms options and are attached to the frame and barrel.

The Cyclops has a fascinating overall weight of 6.75 inches and a strong 7-pound trigger pull. This gun is a TON of fun to shoot. So if someone wants to make a statement at the shooting range, the Cyclops is the perfect derringer!

Many of the Bond Arms® barrels can be changed to various frames. The Cyclops frame will not be compatible with the Hand Cannon, Stinger, or Stinger RS.

Cyclops .45-70 Features:

  • Handle material: B6 resin
  • Grip Size: Extended
  • Sights: Fixed
  • Ammo Capacity: 1
  • Action: Single Action
  • Trigger Guard: Yes

Cyclops .45-70 Specifications:

  • Caliber: .45-70 Government
  • Barrel Length: 4.25 in.
  • Length: 6.75 inches.
  • Weight: 28 ounces
  • Trigger Weight: 7 lbs.
  • MSRP: $699

BOND ARMS, INC. is located in Granbury, Texas, and manufactures the award-winning Bond Arms Derringer – the best in double barrel protection. Originally organized under the Texas Armory name, the company was incorporated as Bond Arms in 1995 with the idea that the Remington Model 95 over-under, single-action derringer could be converted from an Old West anachronism into a reliable modern pistol. The barrel and frame have been redesigned to safely fire modern calibers and the entire pistol is constructed entirely of stainless steel. This makes for a pistol that is strong and durable.

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