Wednesday, August 14, 2013

2013 Wishlist Update - DoubleTap Defense 45 Auto DoubleTap Pistol

Earlier tonight I finally took delivery of my DoubleTap Defense 45 Auto Tactical Pocket Pistol.  I've been tracking this one since I first learned about it back in October of 2011.  They actually started shipping several weeks ago, but I held off my purchasing until I could find one a reasonable price. (below mfg. retail)

You can always count on Alan at Remora Holsters to have a holster suitable for what I think may be every pistol ever made.  I've never stumped him with a request he couldn't fill.  The 2A pocket holster was a bit too tight so I used the Remora heat, stretch, and freeze trick to make it a perfect fit.

  
I have to include a few obligatory comparison pictures.  While the DoubleTap is larger than the KelTec P-32, it's now the thinnest pistol I own.



I just had to include this picture.


A full review is in the works.  I've had quite a bit of time to come up with some interesting testing points that I would like to cover that other reviewers may not consider.  I'm really looking forward to getting this one out on the range.

9 comments:

  1. That right there is an excellent photo. Those .45 caverns have a real impact next to the .32 :)

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  2. Sweet! Looking forward to it!

    Snoop-Diggity-DANG-Dawg

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  3. Hey, I just fired my ported 45 for the first time, and it was no where NEAR as bad as e reviews I've been reading. I really DIG this little gun! And I'm a flinch-o-matic, little recoil-pu$$y. It really wasn't that bad. And 2 rounds of 45 acp I can make 'disappear' in my pocket? I'm there, dude.

    Snoop-Diggity-DANG-Dawg

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  4. The Double Tap has all the features I wished my Bond Derringer would of had after trying to carry it concealed for a while. So, when news of the Double Tap design came I couldn't wait to get one. But wait and wait I(we all) did. In the meantime I acquired and began to carry the P-32 and now would not trade the P-32 for ANY gun. Of course I live and function in a low crime area which is the perfect environment for the P-32 mousegun. However, I'm still looking forward to your review of the Double Tap and I enjoy your great website immensely. Thank you for all the gun work you share with everyone.

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  5. Last weekend I shot this little gun. It was the Aluminum non-ported version. I am fairly experienced with shooting large caliber pistols and never experienced problems before. I had a gorilla grip on the gun when I fired 1 round. It literally ripped the skin in the web of my hand (between thumb and index finger) due to the excessive recoil. I could see muscles and ligaments inside my hand, the hole was large enough. I had to go to the ER and get stitches. I actually caught the hole episode on video, which is very humorous to watch.

    Needless to say, I will never be shooting this gun again. Maybe the ported version is better on recoil, otherwise, this gun was just a good though....on paper. I will stick with my Glock model 30 for concealment.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your story Jimmy. Unfortunately, it's not the first one I've heard and/or seen. I've been publishing the comments that come through with names attached and skipping the anonymous comments unless they are positive.

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    2. I think a contributing factor to my injury is that I gripped it the same way I do with my Diamondback DB9. With the DB9, you have to resist the recoil to make the gun cycle properly. I think the Doubletap needs be be allowed to recoil freely, like when shooting a high-powered revolver.

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  6. Great range review of the DT but I was wondering if the bottom primer gets the same dimple if you fired the top barrel first? Also, regarding the rough front of the trigger guard when I shoot my P-32 I used to get finger slap from the sharp recoil until I used the trigger finger of the support hand to wrap around the front of the trigger guard. Doing that tamed the gun right down. I know the 32 is not a 45 but the DT weighs twice as much as the P-32. YMMV. Thanks again for the great review.

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  7. I shot my 9mm un ported for the first time yesterday.I am glad I didn't get the 45. It is not a gun to play with. I expected to be black and blue today, but just a little soreness at the base of my thumb. Did hit my target, in the face not in the chest where I aimed. Glad I bought the silicone grip. This is strictly for self defense, I will continue to keep it in my purse. I told my husband that the next time somebody shows me their great big monster gun I'm gonna offer to let them shoot the Double Tap. You better have your big boy pants on.

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