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According to a story on the Ultimate Classic Rock website, in 1984, Hill accidentally shot himself in the abdomen with a derringer stashed in his boot.
The gun was a full size revolver, not a small gun, like a derringer, that can fit in the palm of one’s hand or into the side pocket on a pair of pants without being obvious.
The pump shotgun is too bulky for meetings, and the derringer single-shot won’t save you in an ambush.
Micah West,18, of Salem, is 5-foot-11, 155 pounds, and has multiple tattoos including one of a derringer pistol on an arm.
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First Known Use: 1853See Words from the same year
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