New Doubletap Pistol

Doubletap pistol pics

Heizer Defense has the most concealable modern firearm I’ve seen this year.  Their new Doubletap pistol looks like a modernized Derringer.  Labeled as a tactical pocket pistol, the Heizer Defense Doubletap is a hammerless break action pistol that has a 2 round capacity.  It also stores two rounds in the handle.  It fires utilizing a double-action trigger system, which leads me to believe that a full press on the trigger will fire both rounds.

The Doubletap is built on an aluminum frame  and will be chambered in 9mm or .45 ACP.  The new micro pistol is only .665 inches wide and weighs only 14 ounces which will make it the lightest and most compact pistol on the market.    To keep the muzzle rise down on such a small and compact barrel, the Doubletap features porting on both of its barrels–although I really don’t know how much that’s going to help with a .45 ACP coming out of a 2 inch barrel.   No price on it yet but it will be available sometime in 2012. We’ll keep you updated.

Doubletap video

doubletap review

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Sig 1911 Carry Scorpion

Sig Carry Scorpion Review

For those who wish to carry a Sig 1911 with a cool tactical tan coating, it may be a good idea to check out Sig’s new 1911 Carry Scorpion.  The new Sig Carry Scorpion is just like their full size 1911 Scorpion, but with a 4 inch barrel.  The Sig Sauer Scorpion reminds me of what I would imagine to be Sig’s counterpart to Kimber’s Desert Warrior; both are outstanding pistols.

Just like its full sized cousin, the Sig Sauer 1911 Carry Scorpion has a desert tan Cerakote finish, is chambered in .45 ACP, features Hogue G-10 grips and low Profile SIGLITE night sights.  The more CCW friendly Sig 1911 weighs 34.5 ounces unloaded, has a 4.2 inch barrel and an overall length of 7.7 inches.  Price should be right around the $1,000 mark at your local gun dealers.

1911 Carry Scorpion Pics


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Beretta Nano

Beretta Nano Pics

Another big name gun maker is going to start to making a pocket pistol–Beretta will be releasing the super small Nano later this year.  This new picolissimo Beretta is chambered in 9mm, has a polymer frame, ambidextrous controls, and user adjustable sights.  Price should be around $475.  Everyone seems to be coming out with extremely concealable pistols these days.  Sig has the P290 (which we currently have for a review), Ruger has the LC9 and LCP and now Beretta will have the Nano 9mm.  Maybe we’ll see a Springfield XD micro compact, or a Smith and Wesson M&P shuffle soon–it certainly wouldn’t surprise me.

Beretta Nano Review

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Sig Sauer POW MIA 1911

Sig Sauer POW MIA 1911 Pics

Sig Sauer has got a very special 1911 coming out soon, the Sig Sauer 1911 POW MIA.  This new commemorative 1911 pays tribute to all the brave men and women that have served in our armed forces and were unfortunate enough to become prisoners of war, or become missing in action.  We used to keep a table open at all of our events when I served in the military, dedicating such table for those POWs and MIAs to ensure they were never forgotten; now Sig has a pistol doing the same.

The new Sig Sauer 1911 POW MIA pistol is a traditional full sized 1911 that shares some attributes similar to the Sig TACOPS we reviewed such as an external extractor and SIGLITE Night Sights.  The real distinct features of the SIG 1911 POW MIA are on the slide, which has barbed wire engraved along its length, along with highly polished engravings of the American Flag and dog tags.  The feature that most stands out is the custom Hogue aluminum POW MIA “You Are Not Forgotten” logo grips.  But the real icing on the cake is that the Sig 1911 POW MIA comes with a custom Ka-Bar knife with the same logo engraved on it.  Along with that, the Sig POW MIA 1911 comes with a Pelican locking case and a certificate of authenticity.  Although this Sig 1911 has all the indications that it would be one helluva gun to shoot, I feel that most would keep it as a safe queen, or on a mantel (with a trigger lock on, be responsible guys) for all to view to remember our POWs, MIAs, and all the brave men and women that have served America.

Sig 1911 POW MIA review

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Ruger SR40c Compact Pistol

Ruger sr40c Pics

Ruger has just came out with its compact version of the SR40 we reviewed last year.  The new SR40c will make it a little easier to conceale carry since it is about an inch shorter both in length and height from its bigger brother.  Other than the obvious size difference, there are basically no differences from the SR40 and the SR40c.  The SR40c has an adjustable 3-Dot sighting system; it features the same trigger safety and external safety system and is available in a black or stainless finish.  The SR40c also features an ambidextrous magazine release, loaded chamber indicator, and comes with a 9 round magazine.  The 15 round magazines with the SR40 can function in the SR40c.  Ruger’s new SR40c‘s barrel is 3.5 inches long with 6 groves producing a 1:16″ RH twist.  The SR40c’s price is an affordable $525 and should be hitting your local gun stores very soon.

sr40c review

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Springfield XDM 5.25 Competition Series

Springfield Armory is adding to their popular  XDM line with the new XDM 5.25 Competition Series handgun.  The XDM is a proven platform with its owners swearing by them.  It only makes sense that this striker fired pistol follows the same developments as its striker fired competitors like Glocks and the Smith and Wesson M&P series which all have competition models of their pistols.

The new Springfield XDM Competition series pistols hosts features that lend themselves well to the competition market thanks to the help of Springfield Armory’s champion shooter Rob Leatham who designed it.  For increased accuracy the new XDM features a fiber optic front sight and an adjustable rear sight, which will allow a shooter to get a rapid sight picture and modify that sight picture to his or her preferences.  To help reduce recoil and muzzle rise, Springfield gave the 5.25 XDM Comp a lightening cut to lessen the weight which in turn decreases the mass coming back reducing recoil, and allows the pistol to cycle faster.  It’ll be available in 9mm with a black or bi-tone finish, has a capacity of 19+1 rounds, a total length of 8.3″ and weights 29 ounces.  No word on price yet, but if I had to make an educated guess, I would put the figure at $650-$750 judging from pricing of current XDM models.


Caliber 9x19mm
Capacity 19+1
Finishes Black or Bi-Tone
Barrel 5.25” Match Grade
Total Length 8.3”
Weight 29 oz (empty)
Sight Radius 7.25”
Sights Fiber Optic Front (Red or Green) Fully Adjustable Rear

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