After trying in vain for months to get hold of a DoubleTap pistol to review on TFB ever since SHOT Show, Phil White and I began to suspect something was up. Raymond B. Kohout, the inventor of the DoubleTap, has announced that he has terminated his relationship Heizer Defense, his manufacturing partner, because of their inability to manufacture the pistol. He is now looking for another manufacturer.
The full press release …
To our valued customers:
As the inventor of the DoubleTap™ pistol and owner of the design and utility patents, along with other intellectual property including the DoubleTap™ name, I am issuing this press release to inform our loyal customers of the current status of the production of this new innovative pistol.
Since we introduced the DoubleTap™ Tactical Pocket Pistol in November of last year, we have been overwhelmed by the industry reception; the popularity confirmed by literally tens of thousands of orders placed by consumers to their dealers, through our distributor partners.
Unfortunately, with the deepest regret, today I announce that we have terminated our relationship with HEIZER DEFENSE, our manufacturing partner, due to their inability to manufacture the DoubleTap™ pistol. I cannot comment further on this subject at this time, under advice from legal counsel, due to pending litigation.
It is our intention to immediately license the design to a leading firearms manufacturer or to align with another manufacturing source to produce the DoubleTap™. We intend to accomplish this as quickly as possible to satisfy the huge demand for the DoubleTap™ pistol. I will make a further announcement as soon as we have established a new manufacturing agreement.
Please visit our new website www.doubletapfirearmsllc.com for news updates.
I handled the DoubleTap earlier this year at SHOT Show and was impressed. It is sleek and stylish, albeit a little costly.