DoubleTap Training Grip

Training Grip

The DoubleTap Tactical Pocket Pistol is designed to be a “last-ditch” gun to be used in grave situations to save one’s life.  It is not a fun gun to shoot, and putting a lot of rounds through it can be painful.  I’ve put dozens of 9mm and .45 ACP rounds through one gun. While doable, it was not an experience that I wish to relive.

DoubleTap announced the Training Grip, which is a rubber grip designed to take some of the sting out of practicing with the pistol.  The grip slips onto the gun and absorbs some of the recoil.

The company does not recommend carrying the gun with the grip on it.  The grip can catch on a pants pocket during the draw, which could have disastrous consequences in a self-defense situation.

MSRP is $25, and the grips will be sold on the DoubleTap site in “early 2014.”

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  • bbmg

    What happened to “train as you fight”?

  • wetcorps

    Did they really have to stick “tactical” in the middle of the name? Come on…

    • Duray

      You should know by now that if it isn’t “tactical” you can’t kill anyone with it.

      • wetcorps

        Maybe they should put a rail on top of the barrels then, for a mini red dot or something ^^

  • Mike

    I would never train with a carry gun with a grip that I wasn’t using while carrying it.

  • M.M.D.C.

    Any word on whether these things are selling? The reaction on the internet seems almost entirely negative.

    • To answer your question—-LOL! My gun shop buddy has sold two and both came right back and were traded in.

      • Paul@OCG

        We have a pretty large online presence and sell quite a few guns (stocking a few thousand at any given time). These guns don’t sell and I lowered the price to a point where I’m losing money on every one that sells. Fortunately I only had 8 in stock, unfortunately I still have some and they still don’t sell.

        These should have a retail of $300 or so. For about the same price you could buy a Shield 9/40 and have a lot more gun.

  • Risky

    I understand the ‘train as you fight’ mentality… but I do see this as a legitimate strategy for training with this gun. This is a gun that if it actually comes down to using, you’re only going to use the two shots which is not enough to wear out your hand… so what good does it to put 100 rounds ammo in practice through the gun if it wears out your hand after 10 shots?? This grip keeps your hand from fatiguing so that more of your shots in practice are more like your first shots with the gun in am actual scenario.

    However, it is funny that this gun is named ‘double tap’, because you would actually never want to double tap with it… you would want to make one well placed shot at a time to make them count.

  • sdelcegno

    I understand this is a 45. But if im going to carry a derringer type weapon it wont be this one. I would feel much better carrying my North american arms PUG in 22 mag. At least i get five shots of mild recoil. Its also easy to aim up to 20 feet.

    This weapon really serves not point with the choices out today.

  • kevincon

    Why not instead carry a small .380 that can hold like 8 rounds? Now I wouldn’t primarily carry a .380 but I sure a fuck wouldn’t even think to spend $500+ on this travesty of a retarded gun…

    • sdelcegno

      Exactly so many better choices. My main carry is a kahr 380 that fits in and front pocket. I dont wear baggy pants either usually. i also have 22 mag revolvers with 5 shots. I have no idea what nitch this fills

  • Kathy

    Does Obamacare cover the cost of this grip under preventative healthcare? Gotta cost less than repairing hands.