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Double Tap (and Stack)

My roomie recently made an impulse buy at our local gun store.  A Double Tap derringer.  In .45 ACP!

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(from their website)  DoubleTap Firearms has developed  the world’s smallest and lightest .45 ACP concealed carry pistol on the market today. Also available in 9mm.

Titanium or Aluminium Frames with a MIL-STD finish that resists corrosion
Stainless Steel Barrels
Two rounds in the chamber and integral grips house an additional two spare rounds
Optional Ported barrels reduces muzzle flip and recoil
Small, slim, no-snag hammerless design for easy pocket carry
Ambidextrous thumb latch to eject spent rounds
U.S. Patent No. D686685 and other Patents Pending

RE:  Double Action Trigger – She (WE) have not shot her yet, but as it’s 14 oz. and a 1911 is traditionally 39, I suspect it comes-back-a-bit.  (Roomie did not get the comped barrels!)  Her trigger is a long, crunchy pull, which is her only ‘safety’.  If one has the time, I believe the proper way to activate the trigger is by stacking or staging.

That is pulling smoothly until the double-action mechanism takes up slack, then holding and gaining a sight-picture before touching her off.

Even the manufacturer’s own literature says she is NOT a target or competition piece.  I suspect, like the classic Derringer, she’s a ‘put into a gut or orifice and empty’ kind of firearm.

She does come with a clip – a speed strip kind of device holding an additional 6 rounds.  And a two-rounder stored neatly in the butt of the weapon.

Now, if it is only comfortable pain-free not impossible to shoot!

(I will post an AAR after we field test her.)

attn FTC – she bought it, okay?


About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


11 thoughts on “Double Tap (and Stack)

  1. Yeah, I’d say it’s going to be a bit “snappy”…

    Posted by Old NFO | November 16, 2013, 2:30 pm
  2. wicked looking little pistol. 😉

    Posted by kx59 | November 16, 2013, 6:25 pm
  3. She DIDN’T get the ported barrels? Oh, I’ve a feeling the recoil will be ever so bad.

    Get yer ass to the range! Go!

    Posted by Joel | November 17, 2013, 10:50 am
  4. I don’t think even ported barrels would help that one. It’s still going to be like holding a flash bang.

    Posted by KM | November 17, 2013, 11:06 am
  5. Uh, I think each barrel was fired once…

    Posted by John in the GMA | November 19, 2013, 8:18 pm
  6. That looks interesting. Can’t wait to read your follow up.

    Posted by Wilson | November 22, 2013, 6:35 am

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