My roomie recently made an impulse buy at our local gun store. A Double Tap derringer. In .45 ACP!
(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
(I will post an AAR after we field test her.)
attn FTC – she bought it, okay?