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Here‘s the World’s Smallest .45 Concealed Carry Pistol
The Blaze ^ | March 28, 2012 at 2:22pm | Liz Klimas

Posted on 03/28/2012 1:13:09 PM PDT by VA Voter

According to Heizer’s website, the DoubleTap is the world’s smallest and lightest .45 ACP concealed carry pistol on the market, and it has several patents pending. Two rounds can be stored in the gun’s chamber with two additional bullets in the grip. Here’s more info on the pistol from the press release:

Pictures and video links at the Source URL.

The break-action features a patent-pending progressive barrel porting option that cuts muzzle rise and recoil. The ambidextrous thumb latch releases the action and automatically ejects the spent rounds.

Unlike any firearm, the DoubleTap features a truly revolutionary double-action trigger system that utilizes ball bearings for a smooth action and crisp trigger pull.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


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Looks really hot.
1 posted on 03/28/2012 1:13:11 PM PDT by VA Voter
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To: VA Voter

It’s no doubt banned in California, New York, Taxxachussetts, and Illinoying.


2 posted on 03/28/2012 1:14:17 PM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: VA Voter
Original "concealed .45":


3 posted on 03/28/2012 1:15:34 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: VA Voter

4 posted on 03/28/2012 1:15:43 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1163 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: VA Voter

http://heizerfirearms.com

5 posted on 03/28/2012 1:17:45 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: VA Voter

Big whoop, a polymer Derringer.


6 posted on 03/28/2012 1:18:03 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: null and void

teeny tiny gun with big bullets


7 posted on 03/28/2012 1:18:15 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Probably hurt the hell out of your hand.


8 posted on 03/28/2012 1:19:44 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: VA Voter

I bet it has a brutal recoil.


9 posted on 03/28/2012 1:21:01 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: goseminoles

Looks like the darn thing would jump itself into a spin when fired.


10 posted on 03/28/2012 1:21:21 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: VA Voter
I like it!!! (but I'll it bites like a cheap cigar)
11 posted on 03/28/2012 1:21:52 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: VA Voter

So it’s a composite .45ACP derringer?


12 posted on 03/28/2012 1:22:49 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: VA Voter
Muzzle rise guaranteed ≤ 24"   ;-)
13 posted on 03/28/2012 1:23:04 PM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq !)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

No plastic parts.


14 posted on 03/28/2012 1:23:38 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1163 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: VA Voter
So we're back to derringers, are we?

Bet that thing is accurate. </sarcasm>

15 posted on 03/28/2012 1:25:42 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: null and void

Proudly posting without reading since 2000. ;)

It’s still ugly.


16 posted on 03/28/2012 1:25:58 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: VA Voter

I’ve never been a big fan of porting on these small guns. Yes I’m sure it has a hell of a recoil. But these are guns to be carried much and shot little, so who cares.

These ARE guns that will come into play in close quarter situations, often hand to hand (think, some maniac is sitting on top of you banging your head against the sidewalk). Those ports provide an awful blast, usually containing small particles of lead or jacket. Hate to have that gun near my head and the ports pointing towards my face and eyes.


17 posted on 03/28/2012 1:26:31 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: VA Voter

That’s a thin pistola. I like it. Make it $150 and I would buy one.


18 posted on 03/28/2012 1:26:33 PM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I suspect you could hit anyone close enough to touch with your finger.


19 posted on 03/28/2012 1:28:12 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1163 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Looks like the darn thing would jump itself into a spin when fired.

Notice that the ported version has 10 ports per barrel.

20 posted on 03/28/2012 1:28:19 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Technology is usually ugly upon first review, but when the benefits are counted it turns into a thing of beauty... ILIKEIT!


21 posted on 03/28/2012 1:28:19 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: rockrr
I bet it has a brutal recoil.

Roger that. I've got a very small Kimber RCP, and while it's an excellent carry pistol, it's an unpleasant little bugger to shoot. There's no weight to catch any of the recoil. It all goes into your hand.

22 posted on 03/28/2012 1:28:52 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: VA Voter

No doubt better than a derringer and probably a good last-resort gun, but I’ll opt for more capacity in a primary carry gun.


23 posted on 03/28/2012 1:29:15 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: VA Voter
The aluminum and titanium versions start at $499 and $729 respectively. It also comes in a 9MM version.

Mfg website

24 posted on 03/28/2012 1:29:14 PM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq !)
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To: VA Voter

OUCH! That’s gunna leave a mark.

How much does it weigh loaded?


25 posted on 03/28/2012 1:31:25 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: VA Voter

Grip sucks. And it would fly out of your hand or sprain your wrist each time you popped off a round.


26 posted on 03/28/2012 1:31:50 PM PDT by crosshairs (Civil rights are for civil people.)
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To: umgud
No doubt better than a derringer

Isn't the only difference that grip is a carrying case for two more shots?

27 posted on 03/28/2012 1:32:53 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: VA Voter

Sweet but with a MSRP of $499, it is a lot for a derringer.


28 posted on 03/28/2012 1:35:24 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: VA Voter
Is Heizer's Double Tap really smallest or just thinnest?

Length: 4.82 inches
Barrel: 3 inches
Height: 3.35 inches
Frame width: .9 inch
Grip width: 1.2 inches
Weight: 15 oz.

M-1 .45 Colt/.410 - American Derringer
http://www.amderringer.com/catalog1.html

29 posted on 03/28/2012 1:36:09 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

For kinder gentler shots??


31 posted on 03/28/2012 1:39:43 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: thackney

good god no way would I carry that. better than good chance you’re gonna miss plus you get a broken bone or dislocated thumb for your efforts.

its a novelty gun. if its even worth that.


32 posted on 03/28/2012 1:40:04 PM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: tomkat

For that price, I’d go with the new Springfield Armory .45 ACP single stack 5+1 that’s ready to ship any day now.


33 posted on 03/28/2012 1:41:27 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: VA Voter

I like the thickness!


34 posted on 03/28/2012 1:51:57 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: rockrr
Maybe! I shot a Detonics 9mm that was also tiny. The recoil was rude.

Picture

http://www.gunauction.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=7654553

Oddly the Detonics 45acp had mild recoil.

Picture

http://www.handgunsmag.com/2010/09/24/featured_handguns_master_121305/

This weapon in the article is basically a Derringer. I guess the recoil is similar.

35 posted on 03/28/2012 2:01:09 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: thackney

Have one and like it alot. Four inch group at 15 feet with the 45 Colt and the 4 pellet .410 Buckshot group nicely into 8 inches at 20 feet. It’s best to avoid a fight but if your hand is forced, it’s a good close quarter pistol.


36 posted on 03/28/2012 2:04:34 PM PDT by trailboss800
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To: scott7278

I shot an early production model! It’s a great pistol.

I don’t like it for a pocket pistol, however, because the trigger strikes me as too easy to accidently pull in your pocket, much like a GLOCK.

I would strongly prefer them to have a a much clunkier, harder-to-pull revolver-style trigger.

(For this reason, my pocket pistol tends to be a .38 or compact .357 revolver).


37 posted on 03/28/2012 2:06:32 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: VA Voter
Last month, I picked up a Kahr CW45:

Holds six in the mag. They sell a 7-round mag for it, too. I take it to the range every week. Nice little weapon.
38 posted on 03/28/2012 2:11:26 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: thackney
Isn't the only difference that grip is a carrying case for two more shots?

Most .45 caliber derringers are phisically bigger and heavier than this gun.

39 posted on 03/28/2012 2:14:48 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: scott7278; All
If one of y'all comes up with a nice EMP or laser rifle, equiv. capacity of ~50 rounds, w/zero drop @500yds, in the 5-8 lb range, send me a FReepmail ?   ;-)
40 posted on 03/28/2012 2:15:23 PM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq !)
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To: umgud

Smaller than some, bigger than a few.

But this one is the thinnest I’ve seen.

Thanks for clarifying.

Cheers!


41 posted on 03/28/2012 2:29:17 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

IMHO, Bond Arms make some of the best derringers around. Dad has one of theirs that shoots 45lc or .410’s. It is fairly heavy and certainly much thicker and it’s not real small. I liked it, but saw no advatage to having one. I have a Kahr PM9 that is lighter, thinner and maybe smaller and holds 7 rounds. There probably are smaller derringers out there.


42 posted on 03/28/2012 2:37:47 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: VA Voter
.45 from a 2inch barrel.

1. Hang on tightly.

2. MV of 400fps?

43 posted on 03/28/2012 3:11:06 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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.45 from a 2inch barrel.

1. Hang on tightly.

2. MV of 400fps? Use nothing but 230gr Ball.

44 posted on 03/28/2012 3:11:41 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I once fired a S&W scandium alloy .38 Special with some +P ammo. I thought the 2” revolver was going to jump out of my hand. Those lightweight guns are nice to carry, but they’re not exactly a joy to shoot.


45 posted on 03/28/2012 3:41:34 PM PDT by 04-Bravo
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To: rockrr
I bet it has a brutal recoil.

The law of conservation of momentum guarantees it. A gun which had the same mass as the bullet would result in the gun being propelled backwards with the same speed as the bullet going forward. This thing would NOT be fun to shoot.

46 posted on 03/28/2012 3:46:02 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: null and void

They couldn’t have put a pair of iron sights on the thing? If they’re only giving you two shots you really want to be sure they count, no?


47 posted on 03/28/2012 4:25:40 PM PDT by Lex Gabba
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To: crosshairs
Well S&W all but admits that this one will break your wrist if you fire it, but considering its purpose is to be jammed into the mouth of an attacking bear before firing, I guess they figure that's a good trade off:
48 posted on 03/28/2012 4:26:11 PM PDT by Lex Gabba
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To: Lex Gabba
This 2-shot .45 ACP derringer is very similar to the 4-shot .357 Mag derringer or COP (Concealed Off-duty Pistol). The COP was stainless steel and well made, but it's high price killed it and the company. Original COP derringers are prized by collectors.

The porting should help with the recoil from such a light pistol and heavy caliber. Sights aren't really necessary because is is a very CLOSE range defensive pistol. As far as recoil goes, if you had to use the Heizer Double Tap to defend yourself, odds are that your adrenaline would be off the scale and you wouldn't notice the recoil. I'd be interested in the Double Tap, if the company offered a “Double Double Tap” with 4-shots. I like the extra two rounds of life insurance. This is a perfect backup pistol.

49 posted on 03/28/2012 4:48:05 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: MrB

The goal of that gun was to get a soldier’s real gun away from them.


50 posted on 03/28/2012 6:01:21 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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