Detonics DTX Pistol

    Detonics has published the specifications for a gun they say will go on sale this summer. Called the DTX, the double action semi-automatic is designed to accommodate our bodies Sympathetic Nervous System (automatic response to stress).

    Detonics says …

    The ideal weapon system would account for the SNS responses and include design principles to include:

    • A grip that conforms to the human hand.
    • A grip that can be retained when hands are sweating.
    • A grip designed to reduce the distance between the backstop and the trigger, thereby minimizing finger travel on the trigger.
    • A grip that enhances mans instinctive orientation to point shoot.
      Includes over-sized control features.
    • A site system based upon mans day and night color spectrum, instead of three-point dot orientation.
    • A break down procedure that takes seconds.
    • A break down procedure that does not require precision motor skills.
    • A weapon with very few parts.

    I am a little skeptical about the pistol grip angle, although I applaud the company for trying something a little different. It is hard to judge form a single CAD rendering, but I think the grip angle is at least 5 degrees more extreme than a Glock grip angle. 1911 fans are probably looking at this grip in horror 😉

    Caliber .40 S&W, 9mm
    Capacity .40S&W 14+1, 9mm 16+1
    Finish Two-Tone Cerakote
    Barrel 4.25″
    Frame Aluminum/Polymer Frame, 4340 Slide
    Grip Aluminum or Polymer
    Overall Length 8.55″
    Weight 25.5 oz.
    Sights Low Light Primal Sights

    The MSRP will be $1099. Given how this industry works, if they bring this to market before the end of summer I will be very surprised.

    [ Many thanks to Tim for passing on the info. ]

    Steve Johnson

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