Thursday, November 1, 2012

The DoubleTap Gets A Facelift

Innovation is never easy.  It's often painful and full of disappointment and set backs.  It can be daunting when you find yourself taking one step forward only to find yourself taking two steps backward.  I know I've been there and you can either give up or figure out a way to circumvent or work through your problems and move on.

The DoubleTap press release from October was disappointing to many of us that still look forward to actually owning a DoubleTap one day.  Some of us thought the opportunity to own one was just around the corner after the cover story in Guns&Ammo Magazine.  Then we saw the DoubleTap on TV in the CBS show Person of Interest.  I wasn't expecting the news that manufacturing would have to be moved to a new producer.  In the grand scheme of of possible set backs, that's a pretty big one.

Ray Kohout and his Team at DoubleTap Defense recently added a picture of the new DoubleTap to their Facebook page.  As you can see, they've removed all reference to their relationship with their previous manufacturer.  I like the new grip panels.  Functional instead of arty.  What you would expect on a pistol designed for defensive purposes.  You can also see the logo and manufacturer stampings have been changed.  I'm sure it's all just PhotoShop editing at this point, but at least we're seeing updates.  That has to be a good thing.

Keep pushing forward Ray.  As one of my college professors was so fond of saying...in the face of adversity, don't let the bastards grind you down.

Old DoubleTap:

New DoubleTap:

2 comments:

  1. Does it say "Earth" in the address line? That's hilarious.
    Anyway, I like the new look, too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, it's always had Earth as the planet of origin. =)

      Delete