DoubleTap Pocket Pistols, Derringers Have The Large .45 Caliber Stopping Power Needed To Save Your Life
The extremely lightweight, concealable DoubleTap™ Tactical Pocket Pistol harnesses large caliber stopping power to stop a deadly encounter. The DoubleTap™ is a last-ditch gun and a life saver; it is not meant to be a plinker and was never developed to be a sporting handgun. While this is the case, DoubleTap Defense also recognizes that every gun owner should train with their self-defense handgun prior to conceal carry. Therefore, to make training with the DoubleTap™ more comfortable, DoubleTap Defense also has available a Training Grip (sold separately) for added customer comfort during range time.
The slip-on, oversized rubber Training Grip is made from Santropene and features a padded backstrap, the same Frag pattern and a two-finger groove on the front side. The non-slip surface allows for greater control and safety, even in wet environments. The padding absorbs shock and reduces muscle fatigue. The Training Grip is not ideal for conceal carry in a pocket as the rubber may not release easily from a pant pocket in times of emergency. In addition to the Training Grip, DoubleTap Defense also offers a full line of accessories, including different caliber barrel conversion kits, holsters, cases and apparel.
The DoubleTap™ Tactical Pocket Pistol allows an individual to carry it anytime, anywhere, and is offered in big bore calibers for that emergency, last-ditch life and death scenario.
DoubleTap Pocket Pistol, Derringers Are Manufactured With The Highest Quality Materials In 9mm And .45 cal.
The aluminum frames are machined from aircraft grade 7075 aluminum and the titanium frames from 6AL 4V titanium with a MIL-STD finish. All internal parts and barrels are manufactured from 17-4 PH stainless steel, which is of high quality and durability, and not the less expensive 416 stainless steel. The aluminum models receive a Type 3 Hard Anodized finish. The titanium models receive a Cerakote coating just like the current Marine Corps 1911s. All stainless parts receive a Melonite finished to Rockwell 65 hardness.
DoubleTap™ pistols are manufactured 100% in the USA utilizing only the best materials available by Azimuth Technology of Naples, Florida, a state-of-the-art precision contract manufacturing facility. Azimuth produces products for various industries including defense, aerospace, oil / gas and many others. The Azimuth technology facility boasts over 60 of the newest CNC precision machines capable of handling lot sizes from a mere 100 pieces to 1 million. Each pistol is fully CNC machined: no stampings, no MIM parts, no plastic parts and no castings. Each pistol features a Lifetime Warranty.
In 2013, DoubleTap Defense received official notification from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) that the DoubleTap™ Tactical Pocket Pistol had received a Design and a Utility patent on the innovative concealed carry pistols. Design patent Not. 686685 was issued in August 2013 and provides DoubleTap Defense with design patent rights. Utility patent No. 8,495,831, issued on July 30, 2013, demonstrates that DoubleTap Defense has invented a new and useful product. There are currently several other pending patents that will protect DoubleTap Defense’s flagship product from copy cats in the marketplace and will allow DoubleTap Defense to continue to bring new evolutions of firearm systems to the American public.
DoubleTap Defense LLC was formed in 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri as a firearms design and manufacturing company intent on delivering new paradigms in firearms engineering and production. Their initial release to the market, the DoubleTap™ Tactical Pocket Pistol, was launched at the 2011 NASGW Trade Show in Reno, Nevada. It is the brainchild of founder Raymond B. Kohout.
Kohout, an entrepreneur with over 35 years in the firearms industry, including ownership of the then largest retail firearms store in the St. Louis metro area and design and manufacturing of the first nylon assault rifle case and military nylon holsters, dreamed up the idea for a better last-ditch, self-defense handgun years earlier on a scrap piece of paper. He set forth to create his vision of the ultimate concealed carry pistol for the responsible-citizen and law enforcement markets, and thus the DoubleTap™ Tactical Pocket Pistol was born.
This ultra-compact, no-snag pistol available in .45 ACP or 9mm built on titanium or aluminum frames with a MIL-STD finish that resists corrosion has been well received by both industry media and firearms distributors. The DoubleTap™ is the smallest, safest and lightest conceal carry pistol available on the market at only 13 ounces and just 5/8” wide. The interchangeable barrels (9mm and .45 ACP) use a M16 style push pin.
The pistol grip features a “FRAG” pattern design inspired by the fragmentation grenade pattern. This textured grip allows for a more confident grip. The ambidextrous barrel release is engineered to allow for a left or right-hand takedown of the barrel. The trigger system is made of only four major components and features dual hammers for extra safety and reliability. The double-action, sequentially fired mechanical trigger system has double-strike capability with a 12 to 14 lb. trigger pull. Ported barrels are available for both the 9mm and .45 ACP to reduce recoil and muzzle flip.
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