Skip to comments.Here‘s the World’s Smallest .45 Concealed Carry Pistol
Posted on 03/28/2012 1:13:09 PM PDT by VA Voter
According to Heizers website, the DoubleTap is the worlds smallest and lightest .45 ACP concealed carry pistol on the market, and it has several patents pending. Two rounds can be stored in the guns chamber with two additional bullets in the grip. Heres 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.
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It’s no doubt banned in California, New York, Taxxachussetts, and Illinoying.
Big whoop, a polymer Derringer.
teeny tiny gun with big bullets
Probably hurt the hell out of your hand.
I bet it has a brutal recoil.
Looks like the darn thing would jump itself into a spin when fired.
So it’s a composite .45ACP derringer?
No plastic parts.
Bet that thing is accurate. </sarcasm>
Proudly posting without reading since 2000. ;)
It’s still ugly.
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.
That’s a thin pistola. I like it. Make it $150 and I would buy one.
I suspect you could hit anyone close enough to touch with your finger.
Notice that the ported version has 10 ports per barrel.
Technology is usually ugly upon first review, but when the benefits are counted it turns into a thing of beauty... ILIKEIT!
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.
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.
OUCH! That’s gunna leave a mark.
How much does it weigh loaded?
Grip sucks. And it would fly out of your hand or sprain your wrist each time you popped off a round.
Isn't the only difference that grip is a carrying case for two more shots?
Sweet but with a MSRP of $499, it is a lot for a derringer.
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
For kinder gentler shots??
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.
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.
I like the thickness!
Oddly the Detonics 45acp had mild recoil.
This weapon in the article is basically a Derringer. I guess the recoil is similar.
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.
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).
Most .45 caliber derringers are phisically bigger and heavier than this gun.
Smaller than some, bigger than a few.
But this one is the thinnest I’ve seen.
Thanks for clarifying.
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.
1. Hang on tightly.
2. MV of 400fps?
1. Hang on tightly.
2. MV of 400fps? Use nothing but 230gr Ball.
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.
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.
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?
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.
The goal of that gun was to get a soldier’s real gun away from them.
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