You saw our recent post announcing the new Heizer DOUBLETAP over-under .45 ACP pistol. Sure, it may prove to be a wrist-breaker, but it may also be the only thing thiner than the ATF’s ethics handbook. At only .665″, the DOUBLETAP is narrower than a P3AT which should make it highly pocketable. As in all things, price is everything. No word yet as to how much that hunk of titanium will run you.

26 Responses to Is The Heizer DOUBLETAP The World’s Thinnest Handgun?

  1. want. although the effectiveness is contingent upon you actually hitting your target your first chance, because I dont think it would be that quick to reload. even so, i still want one, if for nothing more than the novelty

  2. .45 ACP ballistics from super-short barrels are less than spectacular, but this gun looks so f*cking cool that I probably wouldn’t care. If they could add a third barrel underneath, it would have 3/5 the firepower of a snubnose and the extra weight would reduce the recoil a bit. Still, ouch!

    • Its not that bad, dependent alot on what type of ammo you are using. QuickLOAD predicts:

      185gr Speer GoldDot JHP and 7.8gr of Win231 will give:
      2.5″ Barrel – 883fps 320ft/lbs
      5.0″ Barrel – 1103fps 500ft/lbs

      230gr Speer GoldDot JHP and 6gr of Win231 will give:
      2.5″ Barrel – 760fps 295ft/lbs
      5.0″ Barrel – 915fps 427ft/lbs

      Its still alot more energy than a 380 Auto with a much bigger hole.

  3. Since there’s no slide to jam, this would be a fine last ditch contact weapon. That being the case, a bruised palm is the last of the shooter’s worries, and practice is almost irrelevant.

  4. Since most real world gun fights occur within a few feet of the BG, this gun would be great for a quick shootout. I love 45’s so I’m going to add one to my collection ASAP, and the recoil won’t be a problem because I shoot 600 & 700 grain rounds from my 500’s every week.

  5. ‘…it may also be the only thing thiner than the ATF’s ethics handbook.’ Nah, the ‘book’ is a single piece of paper with one line ‘do anything to get the bust’.

  6. It doesn’t show here but, the barrels are ported and will bleed off power, plus making a lot of flash and bang. Hmmm, a handheld flash bang grenade. Let me think about that for a while.

  7. The sound of this weapon alone would scare the hell out of any bad guy. They might laugh at the size of the weapon at first.

    • It’s quite possible the ATF’s ethics handbook is thicker, as it has a comprehensive section on how to plead the fifth in the event of a Congressional inquiry.

  8. Bigger the bullet, bigger the hole. Looks like a keeper to me. And anyway, an ElsiePea/Kahr backup would be kinda neat… just my thought.

  9. I like the Bond Arms 45/410, not as thin but I like a little more to hold on to. Not because of the recoil but just the grip. It appears the Bond Arms is heavier so I guess you have one up on that. I do like the looks of the Heizer. I would carry it as a back up for my back up!

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