Double Tap Defense Shipping The Double Tap Derringer

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Some of the best news I’ve heard this week comes from Double Tap Defense the designers of the derringer that has drawn a good deal of attention over the last year and a half.

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Many of you are aware there has been a delay in manufacturing these guns. The details are no longer of importance. What is important is they have a new manufacturer that uses the latest state of the art equipment. I had hands on with several of these today and the workmanship is first rate. The finish is also very well done with no sign of and discoloration, light spots or anything else to detract from the quality of the Double Tap.

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More good news came from Mr. Raymond Kohout who owns the company and designed the Double Tap. They will begin shipping in an incredible six weeks. What’s incredible about this is five months ago things were in limbo. From that time period until now they found a new manufacturer, brought in the right machines for production got the plant up and running then started making these guns. That may not seem like a big deal but that is a real feat to accomplish that in such a short time. It speaks well for the determination of Mr. Kohout and the dedication of the new manufacturer to get the product out.

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What we will have to choose from will be the Double Tap two shot derringer in 9mm or 45 acp. The material is a choice of Titanium or aluminum frame. They can be purchased with or without ported barrels.

Stats:

Caliber .45 ACP or 9MM

Weight 14 oz. Titanium empty 12oz. in Aluminum

Width .665 inches

Length 5.5 inches

Height 3.9 inches

Barrel 3.0 inches

MSRP Aluminum non-ported $499 ported $569
Titanium non-ported $729 ported $799

Extra barrel assembly non-ported $199 ported $269

An additional two rounds stored in the butt of the grip.

There you have it. I’m sure you can pre-order since shipping time is so close. It’s always good to see a gun company come back!

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Phil White

Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m the senior writer and moderator at TFB as well as the review manager. I really enjoy answering readers questions and comments. We can all learn from each other about our favorite hobby!


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  • Lane C

    Well this was unexpected, a few months ago the DoubleTap seemed all but dead. It will be interesting to see if they can deliver on their promises this time around.

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

      This entire situation was actually them getting crossed by another company that was going to make the product. They’ll do well now. After my conversation with the owner I feel confident they will be fine.

  • floppyscience

    For $499 sign me up for a basic 9mm model.

  • Dude

    500 for this? I could buy one of the newer single stack nines for that price!

    • Tim Pearce

      And it would be more pleasant to shoot than this thing, too.

      • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

        They know it won’t be a fun range shooter. It’s for defense at close range.

  • bbmg

    Nice CNC work, naturally they removed the HD print from the grip panels but I guess they could have replaced it with something a little more sophisticated…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zius-Patagus/747170900 Zius Patagus

    Wow, a two shot derringer for $500. Street price obviously lower. I’d maybe pay $250 for the novelty of it but am gonna have to pass otherwise. Like others said. You can get a single stack nine cheaper than $500.

  • M.M.D.C.

    Do these guys have a website? Google turned up only the old Heizer Defense site and reviews of the gun from last year.

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

      They do www. doubletapdefensellc.com

  • allannon

    It’s about the same cost and size as my XDs, but has 1/3 the ammunition capacity.

    What’s the advantage?

  • 2Wheels

    I’d pay 100 for it, max. And that’s only for the novelty factor.

    Otherwise? The current crop of pocket .380s and 9mms beat this for practicality all day long.

    • SD3

      1) no, you won’t.
      2) no, they don’t.

  • West

    I’d pay $100.00.
    No more.

  • Charlie B

    This is 1 $199 MAX product. This company will either have to drop their price substantially, or they will fold.

    • chris

      I’m sure there are plenty of people willing to purchase this for $500. The titanium version, not really sure. I’d be willing to bet that it’s not cheap to manufacture.

    • Criticalthinkingiscritical

      With low volume manufacturing at a plant not dedicated to just this firearm I’m sure they can make plenty of money selling only a few thousand.

      As for the $199 comment, clearly you are not the targeted consumer.

      From my perspective this appears to be an upper-middle class gun meant for wearing in slim fitting stylish clothes where normally even a Ruger LCP would print to an unacceptable degree. I am sure they will sell many. I know for me it would fit a niche in my gun collection no other pistol on the current market could fill.

  • Guest

    It loo

  • Jeremiah

    It looks the same size as a Ruger LCP or comparable gun. Why would you carry a 2 shot derringer when you could carry a 7 round pocket pistol?

    • SD3

      Because at close range 2 rounds of .45 hollow-point beats a whole train-load of .380.

  • Risky

    The details are no longer of importance?? Is TFB turning into your run-of-the mill gun rag where they just write up articles to sell products? I come here to be informed. Part of that is learning the business practices of the companies and manufacturers I purchase from. The details are always important when it comes to a firearm that people plan to use for self defense.

    • Criticalthinkingiscritical

      The history of Double Tap’s difficulties in getting this gun manufactured are long and covered in great detail elsewhere in the blog multiple times. If you want more the search function is on the upper right.

      Repeating them would be like going over the history of Springfield Armory every time they mention a Springfield firearm. Covering just the new information is not only appropriate; it’s expected.

  • noob

    Can you get one in silver or is that just a demon model? Also what happens if you lose the little clip that holds the rounds?

  • Duray

    Eventually guys like this will just give up, and the shot show will simply be a large room full of AR’s and cowboy repros, punctuated by the occasional 1911.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000321692567 Leigh Rich

    Id buy it cause it is now. If it ever hits the market. Not that much money.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000321692567 Leigh Rich

    Seems they are still not coming out anyhtime soon? Keep checking and NOTHING.

  • Leigh Rich

    They came out about a week ago. I got my Double tap for 534 with tax. Very well made derringer. Well worth it to me as a collector.
    These are like baseball cards for big boys.

  • Southern gal

    I wanted one of these even for the price. I thought it would be perfect for my conceal weapon. I read many reviews. I was concerned about the trigger pull as it varied. One was 15 lbs. So this morning I drove an hour to a gun show. They had some. I tried one out and couldn’t even fire it. With two hands I could. Not safe or handy to have to use both hands. They’d sell many more if it was easier. My Springfield Armory 45 fires very easy. Someone tell the manufacturer to think of us girls. It would be absolutely perfect if we could fire it.