Bond Arms Roughneck Marking Compliance Recall

Bond Arms is issuing a recall for certain Roughneck firearms for marking compliance issues.

posted on January 27, 2022
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Bond Arms’ hard-earned reputation for producing firearms with outstanding fit and finish began when the company officially opened its doors in 1995, long before the exponential growth in concealed carry permits. With that newfound enthusiasm for self-defense  came increased demand for unfailingly reliable firearms that provided all-day comfort, along with backups.

To address the growing number of enthusiasts looking for budget-conscious solutions, Bond Arms explored gently trimming its finishing process—without compromising performance—and introduced the Roughneck two years ago. It features all the same qualities found throughout the company’s entire line, without the frills.

Among the features that cannot be compromised, however, are mandatory ID markings. A batch of Roughneck 38/357 barrels inadvertently made it into the consumer’s hands without the barrel’s full ID markings. To ensure Bond Arms is in full compliance with the production process, Bond Arms needs all Roughneck 38/357 owners to inspect their Roughneck barrels. If the barrel matches the sample above on the left, call Bond Arms at (817) 573-4445 or e-mail [email protected] to arrange for the return of the barrel. There is no charge to the gun owner for the service.

As a thank you for helping Bond Arms with production process compliance, the company will ship the consumer a wrench for removing the barrel, cover all postage costs, add a special laser-etched Bond Arms logo to the barrel and give it a light touch-up before sending it back to the consumer (seen above, right).

Bond Arms, located in Granbury, TX, originally launched as Texas Armory, but incorporated under its current name 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 modern and reliable handgun. The barrel and frame were redesigned to safely fire modern calibers and the entire handgun is constructed entirely from strong and durable stainless steel.


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