DoubleTap Defense have just announced the availability of the DoubleTap Defense Pocket Pistol chambered in .40 S&W as well as a .40 S&W Barrel Conversion Kit so that existing Pocket Pistol’s can shoot the .40 S&W. To concert a pistol all that is required is swapping out the barrel (pictured above).
DoubleTap Defense, LLC, a firearms design and manufacturing company, announces the addition of new calibers for the patented DoubleTap™ Tactical Pocket Pistol to include the .410/.45 Colt and the .40 S&W. DoubleTap Defense will unveil the new calibers at the 2013 NASGW Expo & 40th Annual Meeting in Grapevine, Texas.
The new .410/.45 Colt and .40 S&W calibers will be available in the DoubleTap™ pistol model and as a Barrel Conversion Kit. The new .410/.45 Colt caliber for a 2.5-inch cartridge has become a popular self-defense and home protection cartridge readily available and affordable for the average citizen. The new calibers expand the variety of ammunition that can be used on the aluminum or titanium 5/8″ slim, no-snag frame and allow customers a greater choice in preferred ammo usage for their personal protection.
People have reported that the .45 LC version kicked like a mule. I don’t think .40 S&W would make it more pleasant to shoot. On the plus side, there is much larger range of .40 S&W ammunition out there compared to .45 Long Colt and .410.