With Heizer Defense and Double Tap revitalizing the concept of the derringer for modern concealed-carry needs it’s no surprise that other products are popping up to get in on the action. Edge Arms is a new company that’s looking to put their take on the derringer on the market.
The Reliant has four barrels for double or quadruple the capacity of your average derringer. Their initial offerings will be chambered for .22 Magnum, .17 HMR and .380 ACP.
The Reliant has a passing similarity to the COP 357, which was a short-lived quad-barreled derringer chambered for .357 Magnum. They may have taken the COP’s lack of success as an indication that small guns chambered for high-energy cartridges are hard to sell.
The barrels measure in at 2.9 inches and the .22 Magnum and .17 HMR barrels are interchangeable. The pistol grip also serves to hold a stripper clip in the case of the rimfire models.