Exclusive: DoubleTap Tactical Pocket Pistol Range Report

I’ve already reported on the DoubleTap Tactical Pocket Pistol’s specifications and how it is ideally suited for pocket carry — lightweight, thin, and carrying two rounds of .45 ACP or 9mm in the double-barreled configuration. It’s the ultimate “last ditch” gun, the one you pull when it’s truly a life or death situation and you have no way out. While carrying the DoubleTap pistol is great, shooting it is an experience in an of itself. In a self-defense scenario, you probably won’t remember what it feels like to shoot this gun. When you practice, however, you’ll feel every bit of it. Just remember to practice very close to your target and use some means to protect your shooting hand.

!DSC_8699Close Quarters Only

The DoubleTap’s trigger stroke almost mimics the stroke feel of a great double-action revolver while pulling straight straight back. It’s heavy but smooth and, in this “derrigner” style of weapon, very appropriate. For the .45 ACP version (a 9mm version is available), both barrels feature ports to help tame recoil. The sighting system only offers a tiny front post. As such, this gun’s best use is for targets that are no more than a few feet away.

Practice Sleeve or Shooting Glove

You’ve fired an S&W Airlite in .357 Magnum? That’ll help get you ready for the DoubleTap. At first, firing it in either the .45 ACP or 9mm configuration yields predictable results: a loud report, recoil, smoke, and a hole in your target, as long you’re relatively close. And then you notice that you’re still feeling the recoil. So, when you practice, use the DoubleTap’s rubber shooting sleeve or wear a shooting glove or both.

!DSC_8703The DoubleTap adds some interesting twists to the easy-to-carry, hard-to-shoot dilemma for those who carry concealed. Don’t let it’s hard-to-shoot attributes overshadow it’s easy-to-carry attributes. At 5.5 inches in length, 3.9 inches in height, just over 15 ounces in weight, and just over a half inch wide, it is very easy to conceal. It carries two rounds, one in each barrel, and two spares in the stocks, just in case a reload is needed. DoubleTap also includes speed loading strips to carry two and six rounds.

— Mark Kakkuri

Learn more about DoubleTap at doubletapdefense.com.


2 thoughts on “Exclusive: DoubleTap Tactical Pocket Pistol Range Report

  1. Navy Davey

    OOH, I like it!
    Too bad I cannot have one, as happens so often to me and mine here in California. Lousiest laws in the States you know. Cannot enter any of the free gun contest drawings either, as me and those are never, ever getting back together with this State’s laws. Even guns that were once OK are now gone and never to return as the manufacturers quit paying their ransom YEAR AFTER YEAR. Vot a State. Vot public servants ve got. Ya Shoor.
    Even Governor Jerry Brown, a gun owner hisself, signs bunches of anti-gun bills.
    This Double Tap double derringer looks like a useful gun I’d like to own though.
    Appropriate name, too, Double Tap.

  2. Rennon Wilkie

    Why would anyone want a 2 shot gun when the Kahr CM9 hold 6+1 of 9mm and is almost identical in size and weight? If you feel you really need something in .45 the Kahr CM45 is just slightly heavier and holds 5+1. I own a CM9 and it’s remarkably comfortable to shoot for it’s size.
    The Double Tap is a novelty that I expect will disappear from the market in short order.

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