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SHOT 2013: New and Improved DoubleTap Defense Pocket Pistol

titanium frame with Cerakote finish

When DoubleTap Defense, LLC announced their extremely light-weight dual barrel pocket pistol in November 2011, the little self-defense pistol created quite the buzz. Many people were interested in purchasing the gun. Orders came in by the tens of thousands. However, the manufacturer DoubleTap Defense chose, failed to meet production requirements.

The DoubleTap is ready for shipment in about six weeks.
The DoubleTap is ready for shipment in about six weeks.
A year later, DoubleTap Defense picked another company out of Naples, Fla.—Azimuth Technology—to not only produce, but also improve the ultra-concealable DoubleTap pocket pistol.

Reports are coming out of SHOT Show that the DoubleTap is finally ready for shipment in about six weeks.

The DoubleTap comes in 9mm or .45 ACP with a 3-inch barrel. The specifications are the same as the original production model—0.655 inches wide, 5.5 inches overall length and 3.9 inches tall. It is available in two different models: aluminum or titanium. Buyers have a choice of ported and non-ported barrels. Barrels are interchangeable using an ambidextrous M16-style pushpin. Both the aluminum and titanium models have a 12- to 14-pound trigger pull. It holds two rounds in the chamber and two extra rounds on a speed strip that is stored inside the pistol’s grip.

Raw unfinished Titanium Pistol - can you tell that these are actually two pieces fused together?
Raw unfinished Titanium Pistol – can you tell that these are actually two pieces fused together?
DoubleTap insists their ultimate self-defense pistol is still the lightest on the market. The aluminum model weighs 12 ounces, while the titanium models weighs in at 14 ounces.

  Improvement on the pistols include:

  • Simpler trigger system, using only four parts
  • Dual hammers
  • 6AL 4V titanium frame with Cerakote finish
  • 17-4 PH stainless steel barrels

Prices on the DoubleTap, despite the upgrades have not changed. Expect to pay $499 for an aluminum non-ported model and $569 for ported. The titanium model without a ported barrel is $729, while the ported model is $799.

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A cut away of the Pistol that shows the double hammers, and the storage compartment for the extra two rounds. The DoubleTap comes in 9mm or .45 ACP
A cut away of the Pistol that shows the double hammers, and the storage compartment for the extra two rounds. The DoubleTap comes in 9mm or .45 ACP
Double Tap - grip storage The pistol has a small compartment to store two extra rounds!
The pistol has a small compartment to store two extra rounds!

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Comments (5)

  1. Thanks for the info, gentlemen. Appreciated. I figured it only fired one at a time, but HATE to go ahead and assume. My drill sergeant pretty much fixed that problem for us for life!

  2. This is a nice article. I have not seen the DoubleTap in either caliber, but cannot find a web site where it says if this fires both barrels simultaneously, or one after the other. Would be nice to know.

  3. Ought to offer a pocket holster, emphasize the stopping power of ‘contact shots’ w/ this fixed-bbl piece; also would make great silenced rig, esp w/ longer bbl model, due to no action-noise, or ‘breech-pop’ when obturation breaks; how about speed-loaders on the ‘tube’ for the silenced model?

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