Diamondback Releases DB FS Nine

Diamondback, a company known for their small .380 pistol has released a full sized double stacked 9mm pistol.  Looking loosely like a blend of the  XD series pistols and Glock, the pistol striker is exposed when cocked for a tactile indicator as well as a Glock style slide release.


With an MSRP of $483, these are sure to make a splash.  Look forward to finding one in the wild for testing in the future.

Miami, Florida – Diamondback FirearmsTM, a Florida based firearms manufacturer of quality pistols and rifles, introduces their new full-size, polymer DB FS Nine handgun.

This new 9mm pistol is a double-action, striker-fire designed platform that incorporates an ergonomically driven polymer double stack frame with a stainless steel slide. With extensive research on the form and function of the tactile-enhanced grip, the operator will find the design enhances control, while providing consistent hand placement. The flared magwell aids in fast and reliable reloads while the extended magazine base pad provides a secure grip during loading, handling and shooting the DB FS Nine.

Diamondback has incorporated a trigger safety and firing pin block safety with a short, positive reset, minimizing trigger travel for faster cycle times. A cocking indicator is located at the rear of the slide, providing visual and tactical recognition. For quick target acquisition, fixed, three-dot sights are mounted onto the stainless slide. Both front and rear tactical serrations provide firm engagement between the user’s hand and the DB FS Nine’s slide, allowing for a better grip during manipulation. The dust cover has an integrated MIL-STD1913 Picatinny rail for tactical lights, lasers and other accessories, extending its versatility for everyday carry, home defense, training or use on the range. The 4.75″ Chromemoly barrel on the DB FS Nine provides a long, 6.25″ sight radius, aiding the overall accuracy of the pistol during practice and competition.

DB FS Nine Pistol Specifications:

Caliber: 9x19MM
Frame: Double-stack, polymer with MIL-STD 1913 dust cover
Slide: Melonited Stainless Steel
Barrel: 4.75″ Melonited Chromemoly Steel
Sights: Fixed 3-dot
Trigger pull: 5.5#
Length: 7.8″
Height: 5.6″ (including magazine)
Width: 1.0″ (slide)
Weight: 21.5 oz (unloaded)
Sight Radius: 6.25″
Capacity: 15+1
Finish: Black Melonited
Safety Devices: Firing Pin Block
Trigger Safety
Includes: One Magazine
Free NRA membership with Purchase
MSRP: $483.34

About Diamondback Firearms LLC:
Founded in 2009, Diamondback Firearms LLC is an American made firearms manufacturer based in Cocoa, Florida. Diamondback Firearms is well known for employing American Craftsmen to engineer and produce the highest quality firearms. For additional information about Diamondback Firearms, visit www.diamondbackfirearms.com.DBFS9-3 DBFS9-4


  • Vhyrus

    If that is not a rip off of a strike one pistol then I don’t know what is.

    • Paladin

      It’s not. The Strizh uses a completely different locking mechanism, this pistol is a standard Browning tilt-lock. If anything this is another Glock ripoff.

      • Giolli Joker

        It kind of looks like the Strike One, though.
        (My first impression as well, maybe due to the slide serrations)

  • Dave

    Only 15 round capacity? I wouldn’t touch that with a ten foot pole

  • BOB

    April Fools? Ugly Glock grip hump is making me suspicious, why would any manufacturer rip that off?

  • Patrick Karmel Shamsuddoha

    it’s looks like the product of a threesome of an M&P, Glock, and XD

    • gunslinger

      can’t. it has the square slide, glock would have sued by now.

    • BOB

      also, they appear to have ripped off Troy’s fish scale grip texture

  • GRE

    Hope it is more reliable than their DB9 pistol. Two friends have owned multiple of those and they spent more time sending them back to Diamondback trying to get them to work than they were in their own possession. They’d no sooner get them back and would have to turn around and send them in again.

  • buster charlie

    A funnier April fools gag would be ruger releasing clones of every other kel-tec firearm with only minor cosmetic differences.

    • FourString

      It looks a lot better zoomed out than zoomed in :T

    • floppyscience

      I laughed out loud

  • Andrew

    Well, this will last all of 0.0015372 seconds before Glock sues it out of production.

    • sauerquint


  • DAvid

    Given the problems with their pistols and AR, I wouldn’t touch it with a 10-ft pole

  • guest

    Oh Lord… another crappy Glock clone.I have to say 99% of the handgun industry is outright pathetic. There are 3 (!!) or 2 if you like main gun types – the 1911 + HP, and Glock. Almost everything else is a ripoff of those two ideas, and almost all who make these blatant ripoffs bring nothing new to the table. I leave out others who do really introduce new ideas, or practically modernized old ones, for the sake of argument.

    OK so they have a striker position indicator. So what? Do you expect there to be a round in the chamber and NOT have a pre-cocked striker? I’d like to see that done. Or what, the fact that you can hold the trigger on a glock, and feel if it is half-way and spring-loaded (ie: cocked half way) or far back without spring tension… that is not enough? Maybe there should be a large display fitted to the gun saying at least the following:
    – magazine in place
    – round chambered
    – striker cocked
    – extractor successfully engaged cartridge rim
    – local weather
    – apple stock up 1.5% this day

    It is as if these guns are sold to people who have no idea of what a gun is or what to do with one. Or… they know it is a ripoff, and the only way to market it is to say it can do all a glock can + it can automatically find your favorite videos on Pornhub. Seriously, Diamondback…

    But then again I looked at their website, and the “hot” deals they have is this and (yep!) another AR pistol, with all the “scary looking supertactical be just like a SEAL if you buy this gun” nicknacks.

    Sorry for the rant but sometimes I feel like a lot of the industry are yesterday’s car parts machinist turned hardcore-gunmakers tryhards, with every cheezy marketing gimmick possible attached.

  • Mack

    it may be “another rip off of every gun out there” but i think the styling beats the crap out of glock, a glock is a block, this at least has a little beauty and i might actually take her out to supper before i run her through the over the beach test if you know what i mean! 🙂

    • BuzzKillington

      Dude…… Whatever you’re on right now, make sure you come down off of it before heading out to plink. This Robocop 2×4 POS makes a Glocks shape look like H2O

      • Mack

        to each his own

  • Mack

    Also on the “another rip off” how many dang ways can you make a striker fired gun different? if it has a barrel, striker fired, and its black, its obvious its a Glock clone, if its steel, tilt barrel, and has a hammer, obviously its a 1911. Its like saying every car on the road is just another model t rip off! it had to start somewhere people, least some one is coming out with a new product! would i like innovation: hell yes. but like i said, how many new things can they come up with besides something like metal storm or something out of this ball park.

  • The Hun

    Cool looking gun

  • Lance

    Another Glock knock off………. BIG YAWN!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • John Smith

    At first I was really excited, then I read that it was a double stack and lost interest. I would have loved a single stack full size alternative to a Kahr with an easier take down and accessory rails.

  • floppyscience

    I kind of like it, but I think a flush magazine would make it look less ridiculous. I just hope it isn’t a POS like the standard DB9.

    Kind of wish it was still a single-stack though.

  • Jeremy Star

    Glock sues for Trade Dress infringement in 3…2…1…

  • LRB

    Maybe a Glock copy but at least it doesnt have the finger grooves on the front strap.

  • Tag

    Ah yes, who remembers their DB 9? To which I say “ouch!”

    • gunslinger

      you say DB9, i think of a serial connection plug for a computer.

      the joys of being an engineer.

  • supergun

    I will stick to my XDs 45 3.3 same weight, smaller, bigger hole. The diamond back looks like two different parts of a pistol. My Smith and Wesson M&P 357/40 looks a whole like better. Naw, I will pass on this one. P.S. It looks part Kel Tec.

  • Chris Johnson

    I just purchased this pistol because I was very curious. Over the last 4 days I’ve run 1,000+ rounds through it without any cleaning and it’s run perfect. No FTF or FTE.

    It shoots dead on. The sights are great. Glad I let curiosity get the best of me here. Great gun for a great price. I paid 315.00 for mine.