First Look: Bond Arms Rough Series Double-Barrel Handguns

New finishing process translates into reduced prices for American gun owners.

posted on April 20, 2022
Bond Arms Rough Series

Bond Arms are known making small pistols with a superior fit and finish on every gun they build. However, Bond Arms recently trimmed down its finishing process to create the Rough Series a more affordable option for budget-conscious customers. The Rough Series gives you Bond Arms quality without compromising features of the pistol, resulting in a handgun with the same great qualities inherent in every Bond Arms gun, without all the frills.

Each Rough Series gun undergoes a quick clean-up and deburring to knock off the sharp edges. After the initial treatment, guns are bead blasted, giving them a rough finish. The parting lines in the metal frame and trigger guard add to the cool factor. Swirly tool marks on the barrels and tiny casting imperfections and rough areas add a unique individual character to these handguns. Built-in a fraction of the time compared to standard production models, the reduced labor cost of the Rough Series guns translates into huge savings for the customer.

The Rough Series Handguns

Bond Rough Series handguns include premium features found in all their double-barreled guns, like stainless-steel barrels and frames, cross-bolt safety, retracting firing pins, spring-loaded cam-lock lever and rebounding hammer. Rough Series guns use the same grade of stainless steel as all production models.

The Roughneck is built with a 2.5 inch barrel and is chambered for either 9 mm, .357 Mag./.38 Spl. or .45 ACP. The pistol features a blade front sight and fixed rear sight. The compact handgun has a textured rubber grip and works best with smooth-lined holsters. MSRP for the Roughneck  is $269.

At 5 inches long, the Rowdy is the ‘big brother’ in the line, chambered for the .45 Long Colt cartridge, and 2½-inch .410-bore shot shells. A blade front sight and fixed rear sight mount directly on its 3-inch barrels. As with all Rough Series guns, a smooth-lined holster works best with this pistol, and MSRP for the Rowdy is $299.

The Grizzly features several upgrades from its Rowdy cousin. The pistol has vibrant rosewood grips that are engraved with grizzly bear artwork, the Bond Arms name and a checkered panel, adding texture and character. The pistol includes a matching leather holster embossed with a grizzly bear. The 3-inch barrels of the pistol are chambered in .45 Long Colt, and 2½-inch .410-bore shotshells. MSRP for the Grizzly is $377.

The Bond Arms Rough Series are compact and rugged handguns built with the same quality parts and materials as the other Bond Arms production models. The rough finish gives each pistol its unique charm. More information on these pistols as well as other products from Bond arms can be found at


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