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Gun Review: DoubleTap Tactical Pocket Pistol
Daily Caller ^ | 06/04/2014 | By Mark Kakkuri, GUNS Magzine

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 company’s 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.

What’s in a name?

DoubleTap

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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1 posted on 06/11/2014 7:48:43 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Remington had basically the same thing 150 years ago except it wasn’t powerful.


2 posted on 06/11/2014 7:51:04 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: kingattax

Not so new....derringer.


3 posted on 06/11/2014 7:51:12 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (this time)
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To: kingattax

Crikey, that thing would be a handful in .45 ACP. I want one.


4 posted on 06/11/2014 7:53:28 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: kingattax

For the same price you could have a real gun.


5 posted on 06/11/2014 7:53:43 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Blue Collar Christian

Derringer style, but slimmer and looks easier to use (no cocking). I’m curious about this but never saw any reviews.


6 posted on 06/11/2014 7:55:52 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: kingattax

I could see it maybe in .380. Anything more powerful would hurt.


7 posted on 06/11/2014 7:56:20 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: kingattax

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.


8 posted on 06/11/2014 8:00:57 PM PDT by umgud
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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.

CC


9 posted on 06/11/2014 8:02:47 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; kingattax

10 posted on 06/11/2014 8:03:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: kingattax
Rather have this:

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11 posted on 06/11/2014 8:04:47 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My dad has a Marlin Camp Gun in .45cal to match his 1911A1 in .45cal.


12 posted on 06/11/2014 8:05:59 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: kingattax; mylife; carriage_hill; smokingfrog

Very interesting.

The “GunTalk” ping list may be interested.


13 posted on 06/11/2014 8:06:53 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( Laughter is the best medicine, unless you have diarrhea.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I didn’t say expensive. I said for the same price.


14 posted on 06/11/2014 8:09:05 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: kingattax; mylife; carriage_hill; smokingfrog

“15-ounce weight”

Nevermind.


15 posted on 06/11/2014 8:09:09 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( Laughter is the best medicine, unless you have diarrhea.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hi-point?


16 posted on 06/11/2014 8:12:32 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: SkyDancer

The camp rifle intrigues me, but I’ve heard its poorly designed. Do you have any insight as to if this is true?


17 posted on 06/11/2014 8:14:48 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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”.


18 posted on 06/11/2014 8:15:55 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: kingattax
Out of their minds for that price.
9mm or .380 pocket semi autos make more sense and you
can deliver a lot more than 2 shots for close to the same price.
19 posted on 06/11/2014 8:18:44 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: Private_Sector_Does_It_Better

I have one of their 9mm pistols and have had no problems with it.


20 posted on 06/11/2014 8:18:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: SkyDancer; 2ndDivisionVet
Here's whatcha need Little Lady!

And for the Gentleman -


21 posted on 06/11/2014 8:19:10 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: stevio

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!


22 posted on 06/11/2014 8:19:18 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (this time)
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To: yarddog

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.


23 posted on 06/11/2014 8:19:21 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Private_Sector_Does_It_Better

Just get a Sub 2000 in Glock 40. It folds up to sixteen inches yet takes 22 round mags and runs all day long.


24 posted on 06/11/2014 8:20:35 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: SkyDancer

SkyDancer, isn’t that the 1911 that John Dillinger modified?


25 posted on 06/11/2014 8:22:35 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Always A Marine

Could be. My dad sent me that picture. Anyway, awesome setup I think.


26 posted on 06/11/2014 8:25:57 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: MHGinTN

Do they make it in .45?


27 posted on 06/11/2014 8:28:17 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: shibumi

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)


28 posted on 06/11/2014 8:28:23 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Private_Sector_Does_It_Better

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.


29 posted on 06/11/2014 8:31:06 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Clint N. Suhks; mylife; MaxMax; 50cal Smokepole; Randy Larsen; lolhelp; waterhill; Envisioning; ...
The Ping List:



30 posted on 06/11/2014 8:32:52 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: G Larry
Please note this pocket pistol fires .45 rounds capable of making perps “real dead”.

.22LR is better.

Ask Foghorn: Is .22lr The Best for Self Defense?

31 posted on 06/11/2014 8:35:21 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: SkyDancer

Cool! Thanks!!


32 posted on 06/11/2014 8:35:47 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: SkyDancer

Fun to shoot 2-3x, but no way all day. You’ll pay the price.


33 posted on 06/11/2014 8:36:35 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I didn’t see a price in the article. Do you happen to know what it lists for?


34 posted on 06/11/2014 8:39:58 PM PDT by Bob
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To: carriage_hill

This thing is too heavy for a pocket pistol and holds only 2 rounds.


35 posted on 06/11/2014 8:40:35 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( Laughter is the best medicine, unless you have diarrhea.)
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To: carriage_hill

I like the thinness though.


36 posted on 06/11/2014 8:41:21 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( Laughter is the best medicine, unless you have diarrhea.)
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To: Private_Sector_Does_It_Better

Nope, not yet. The Hi-Point carbine comes in .45 though. With the proper bullet and charge, the 40 is all you’d need.


37 posted on 06/11/2014 8:45:58 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: kingattax

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.


38 posted on 06/11/2014 8:47:49 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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?


39 posted on 06/11/2014 8:52:01 PM PDT by bakeneko
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To: yarddog

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.


40 posted on 06/11/2014 8:52:28 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: kingattax

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.


41 posted on 06/11/2014 8:53:49 PM PDT by Boomer One
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To: MHGinTN

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. :)


42 posted on 06/11/2014 9:01:22 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: carriage_hill

Might make for a good back-up/hideaway gun?

Is this the one made out of titanium, or am I thinking of something else?


43 posted on 06/11/2014 9:02:07 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: kingattax

Novelty gun. About as big as a .38 snubbie or a .380 or 9mm pocket pistol so why bother?


44 posted on 06/11/2014 9:03:15 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where? ?)
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To: Private_Sector_Does_It_Better

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.


45 posted on 06/11/2014 9:06:40 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: SkyDancer

One word:

Photoshop.


46 posted on 06/12/2014 1:53:30 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: kingattax

Gerber Mark I


47 posted on 06/12/2014 3:21:09 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Now that you mention it, it’s not a plus for that usage.


48 posted on 06/12/2014 4:29:43 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I’d have to hold it, to gauge its feel in my hand.


49 posted on 06/12/2014 4:32:03 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: smokingfrog

“15-ounce weight”

Probably not.


50 posted on 06/12/2014 4:33:28 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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