Bond Arms: CCW Suppressed Perfection From an Unlikely Source — SHOT Show 2018

Bond Arms has been making quality products for a very long time, most notably derringers that are standard by which all others are judged. Made in Texas, by Texans. Let us not forget that either. This year, however, they have stepped out into magazine fed arena. And the product should have other CCW specialty companies worried.


  • Signature Bond Arms Engraved Rosewood Grips
  • 2 Magazines
  • 3.35-in. barrel
  • 5.1
  • Width .96 in.
  • 4.2” tall
  • 17.5 ounces
  • Sights – Dovetail drift-adjustable non-illuminated 3-dot
  • Action – Double-action only
  • External safety – N/A
  • Ammo Capacity – 7+1
  • Trigger Pull Weight – 7.5 lbs
  • MSRP: $1,099

The model just released is Bond Bullpup 9. The grip offers a very deep cut under the slide, making the bore axis incredibly low. The trigger is actually behind the chamber. Hence the bullpup name. I have yet to shoot one, but the grip feels nothing short of amazing. The trigger is great for a CCW gun, and the size for 7+1 rounds of 9mm is perfect. The price isn’t exactly on par with the polymer wonders, but it has my attention. I like the gun enough from holding it I would be willing to consider it, even at an MSRP of $1,099.

The all steel frame is wrapped with rosewood grips, complete with a stainless steel slide. Visually, the gun is stunning. The sights are big enough to use, and the gun points like magic.

***Read our full review of the Bond Arms Bullpup9.***

Not content with a totally sweet carry gun, at SHOT Show Bond Arms took it a step further. On display was the new suppressor model complete with a can. This is the most compact hearing safe handgun package in the world and is sure to catch some attention. 10 inches overall, 5 in the slide, and 5 in the can. Due to the rotating barrel design of the Bullpup 9, the can is QD, not thread on.

Bond Arms is claiming 3-inch groups at 25 yards, and 1,250 feet per second (fps) in velocity. That is a lot of awesome in a CCW package. Get em while they are hot!

For more information about Bond Arms, click here.

***Check out GunsAmerica for a Bullpup 9.***

About the author: Clay Martin is a former Marine and Green Beret, retiring out of 3rd Special Forces Group. He is a multi-decade and -service sniper, as well as 3-Gun competitor and Master ranked shooter in USPSA Production. In addition to writing about guns, he is the author of “Last Son of The War God,” a novel about shooting people that deserve it. You can also follow him on twitter, @offthe_res or his website,

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  • Robert Shirley December 13, 2019, 9:17 am

    Seems like a solution looking for a problem.

  • ejharb February 14, 2018, 9:35 pm


  • Bruce Flemings February 9, 2018, 10:18 am

    Oh my….I had to rewind to be sure I heard 22TCM drop-in barrel correctly. Please put me in the front of the line for that upgrade.

  • Kyle February 8, 2018, 5:00 pm

    Sadly I can’t have one, Bond Arms hasn’t adopted the wondrously awesome and safe, MICROSTAMPING technology. Thank you California for making us so safe.

    I’m using a 10 year old gun, I’m sure its far safer than any new gun anyone is creating.

    Cause, like everything we’ve ever known, with age comes reliability and safety. I’ve got a 1973 Mercedes 450 SL with 180,000 miles on it, in the garage. It is much more reliable and safe than my brand new Nissan Frontier pickup…..


  • KurtW February 8, 2018, 9:45 am

    I have two of the original Bobergs, and despite complaints on teh intarwebz, had only two feed issue events during early break-in on the second gun. Flawless since then, and was in regular EDC rotation until replaced by Bond’s version. Both Bobergs now reside in the safe except for range trips, as “now-gone company collector pieces”.
    Bond’s change to the NP3 coating on the barrel/lockup pieces was nice, but we’ll see about the loss of the DLC on the aluminum frame – Bobergs showed NO wear at all after years of carry.
    Rosewood grips are nice looking, but are counter to the concealability intent of the gun, so mine wear Boberg’s flat grips. Bond is supposed to come out with its own G10/micarta flat grips soon. Other than that, Bond only needs to give us an all-black option.

    Might have to get a suppressed version, or at least the barrel/can combo…… just because.

  • Foxtrap February 8, 2018, 9:32 am

    A 7 ½ pound trigger? When I started reading about this, I thought to myself “yeah, probably with another horrible Bond trigger”. I was right.

  • Steve in Detroit February 8, 2018, 6:49 am

    How much did Bond pay for the Boberg?

  • Mike February 8, 2018, 6:03 am

    If you consider the muzzle the “front” of the gun, the chamber is behind the trigger.

    • Tim February 8, 2018, 8:29 pm

      Seems to me anyway you look at this pistol the trigger is in front of the chamber. Ive never seen a pistol where the muzzle is at the rear of the gun???

  • Davron February 8, 2018, 3:37 am

    So I’m counting on the fact that the barrel for the suppressor will either be relatively inexpensive for come with the suppressor since it is made for it. I certainly don’t want a tax stamp tied to my gun anymore as I’m still waiting on my Maxim 9.

  • Billybob February 7, 2018, 7:57 pm

    Can’t wait to get one ! Will replace my 938 with it ! Double action suppressed !

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