Skip to comments.Gun Review: DoubleTap Tactical Pocket Pistol
Posted on 06/11/2014 7:48:43 PM PDT by kingattax
DoubleTap Defense LLC should get some kind of award for having one of the clearest product names ever. The St. Louis, Mo.-based companys Tactical Pocket Pistol, as it is called, enters a very active concealed carry firearms market with a unique offering basically, a high-quality, powerful derringer-style pistol.
Whats in a name?
As you know, a double tap is two well-aimed shots from a firearm, sometimes called a controlled pair. The key to the double tap is not so much the speed of shooting two shots, but rather the effectiveness of putting two shots into a specific target. The DoubleTap pistol you see here carries two rounds in two barrels, one on top of the other
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Remington had basically the same thing 150 years ago except it wasn’t powerful.
Not so new....derringer.
Crikey, that thing would be a handful in .45 ACP. I want one.
For the same price you could have a real gun.
Derringer style, but slimmer and looks easier to use (no cocking). I’m curious about this but never saw any reviews.
I could see it maybe in .380. Anything more powerful would hurt.
You can get a lot of 9mm pocket guns not much bigger, but this thing does look cool and may be more ergonomic than many typical derringers.
For the same price I got a Taurus PT740, a 6+1 shot semiauto in.40 S&W. It looks like a baby glock, striker fired- polymer frame with a 4” barrel. Unlike the glock it has a “second strike” capability and frame mounted safety. A better choice indeed.
My dad has a Marlin Camp Gun in .45cal to match his 1911A1 in .45cal.
The “GunTalk” ping list may be interested.
I didn’t say expensive. I said for the same price.
The camp rifle intrigues me, but I’ve heard its poorly designed. Do you have any insight as to if this is true?
That must mean that market research shows there are other considerations beside price.....
Some people go places where they wouldn’t be comfortable carrying “a real gun”.....
Please note this pocket pistol fires .45 rounds capable of making perps “real dead”.
I have one of their 9mm pistols and have had no problems with it.
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Yes, and I think I NEED one too. Already have a derringer in .38 SPL, but like you said, you have to cock it, so it’s slower than this new gun. Just presenting the gun at close range would most likely defuse most threats, but the two quick shot...from a backup gun to my .45 XDs. Seems completely, unnecessarily perfect!
The Remington was just powerful enough to bring into the wound the lead bullet. dirt from unwashed skin, bacteria and all sorts of other nasties. Blood poisoning is why men were afraid of the Derringer.
Elmer Keith said that an old barber taught him about the Derringer. The pistol would make a pop and the bullet would barely enter the floorboards of the shop.
Just get a Sub 2000 in Glock 40. It folds up to sixteen inches yet takes 22 round mags and runs all day long.
SkyDancer, isn’t that the 1911 that John Dillinger modified?
Could be. My dad sent me that picture. Anyway, awesome setup I think.
Do they make it in .45?
A hand held 50???? That’s gotta hurt when fired. The only rifle cartridge hand gun I’ve ever seen fired a 30-06 round, mag fed Desert Eagle. But then the DE does have a .50 model (the movie SNATCH)
I remember my dad just firing the thing like crazy with no jams. He did change the recoil spring from an 18 something or other to a 23 something or other. Anyway, it’s a neat firing carbine, no kick and you can’t hear it 50 yards away. Effective range is about 75yds.
.22LR is better.
Fun to shoot 2-3x, but no way all day. You’ll pay the price.
I didn’t see a price in the article. Do you happen to know what it lists for?
This thing is too heavy for a pocket pistol and holds only 2 rounds.
I like the thinness though.
Nope, not yet. The Hi-Point carbine comes in .45 though. With the proper bullet and charge, the 40 is all you’d need.
If you have to have something smaller than, say a Walther PPK, then it might make sense. It doesn’t look like it should be that expensive to make so maybe a similar design could be made which functions well for only a $180 or so.
My Caliber of choice? .32 H&R magnum. Then you can use several different cartridges in it according to how much recoil you could stand.
yeah..I just bought a Ruger LC9; happy with it.
What’s the opinion here?
That two shot thing. Looks hard to aim; guy would have to be right on top of you, anything smaller than .45 you might as well use harsh language. If you miss then what? Go for your hold-out 1911?
I believe I would prefer a Walther TPH if you can find one. It is probably about the same size as the derringer yet holds 7 .22LR cartridges and is double action/single action which I prefer.
New version will be out in .410 whereas current models are in 9 mm and .45. Because of the slim profile, I have some interest in this gun. Just got a Glock 42 and had some issues in 2% of the firings while breaking it in. Simplicity of this gun also appeals as there is little to go wrong. Hope to have an opportunity to try one in a few weeks.
I know, .40 is a fine caliber but I don’t own anything in .40 and I’m reluctant to add another caliber to my ammo hoarding obsession. :)
Might make for a good back-up/hideaway gun?
Is this the one made out of titanium, or am I thinking of something else?
Novelty gun. About as big as a .38 snubbie or a .380 or 9mm pocket pistol so why bother?
The problem with the .40 is it is too powerful for a light gun. I have a Star Firestar in .40 cal. It is accurate and reliable and it is also compact.
The only trouble is it feels like a lump of lead. It is really heavy all out of proportion to it’s size. It could possibly concealed in a holster but it is too heavy for a pocket.
On the other hand, the weight makes it pleasant to shoot and it is about as powerful as you would want in a gun that size.
Gerber Mark I
Now that you mention it, it’s not a plus for that usage.
I’d have to hold it, to gauge its feel in my hand.