First Look: Bond Arms Rowdy XL Pistol

A kinder, gentler .45 Colt / .410 pocket rocket.

posted on July 9, 2024
Bond Arms Rowdy XL Pistol

Bond Arms has taken all the things firearm enthusiasts love about the Rowdy pistol, such as a solid frame, quality engineered parts and the power of the .45 Colt cartridge or .410-bore shotshell. However, they didn't just stop there. Bond Arms has improved the Rowdy by enhancing the quality and comfort and created the new Rowdy XL.

The Rowdy XL features a slightly larger 3.5-inch barrel for better accuracy and B6 Grips with a smooth backstrap for a superior hold. Like its counterpart, the Rowdy XL also features a stainless-steel double barrel and stainless steel frame. The pistol is also compatible with all standard Bond Arms barrels and has an automatic spent casing extractor. There is also a patented rebounding hammer, retracting firing pins, cross-bolt safety and a spring-loaded, cammed locking lever.

The Rowdy XL has substantially less recoil than the original Rowdy, due in a large part to the new B6 Grips which evenly distribute recoil while providing a full-hand feel. The Rowdy XL’s extra barrel length also adds a little bit of weight compared to the original Rowdy, which further helps mitigate some of the recoil. The Rowdy XL can be fitted with any of the barrels that Bond features for their original hand cannons, except the Stinger and the Cyclops lines.

The Rowdy XL, despite its power and features, comes in at just 6 inches long, 4.37 inches high and weighs just 22 ounces. This compact size and light weight make it a highly convenient and portable option. With a 7-pound trigger pull weight, this single-action, stainless steel hand cannon give it a power without sacrificing the premium fit and finish that Bond Arms is famous for.

Rowdy XL Specifications:

  • 3.5-inch barrel length
  • 22-ounce weight
  • 6 inches long, 4.37 inches high
  • Two-shot capacity
  • Single action

MSRP for the Rowdy XL is $349. Visit for more information on this pistol or other products from Bond Arms.


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