Friday, July 26, 2013
Diamondback Firearms Generation 2 DB380 Pictures Released
In May 2010, I got one of the first DB380s to hit the market. I reviewed it in detail and eventually added that review to the blog when I started blogging in May 2011. You can read the review here. I've been a fan of the Diamondback pistols since they first came out. They are small, thin, light and have performed really well for me as long as you follow a few simple rules about the ammunition you feed them. When I did have a problem with my DB380, it was resolved quickly and to my satisfaction.
It's now 3 years since the DB380 hit the market and earlier today were were treated to a sneak peek at the next generation of DB380 via Diamondback Firearms Facebook page. I have not been following the activity on the Diamondback Forum recently so this was a real surprise when I saw it earlier today.
The primary differences appear to be a new 360 degree grip texture, new pattern and longer slide serrations, and the 4 pin frame. Contrast the new with the original below. I think the new frame looks really good in FDE. Nice enough to make me consider possibly upgrading when these hit the stores. I'd love to see if they changed the trigger guard, but the only photos available have the Crimson Trace laser guard installed. I bet they didn't change it so existing Crimson Trace units would still fit the frame.
Love 'em or hate 'em, I admire the company for continuing to raise the bar with their products. I think the visible Generation 2 improvements will add to ease of use and "shoot-ability" of the pistol. I'm really interested in finding out of there were any changes made to the internal components that aren't visible in the teaser photos.
Next obvious question.....should we expect a similar Gen 2 DB9?