The long and bumpy road that DoubleTap’s main man, Ray Kohout, has travelled in the last twelve months would have been more than most entrepreneurs could take. But take it he did and, to hear him tell it, his company and the little double gun that just won’t die is in better shape today than when we met a year ago. He pulled the unit you see above out of the box as it arrived from the (new) factory, Azimuth Technology. After a couple of design changes (he simplified the trigger mechanism from a 14 part affair down to four) the gun is . . . wait for it . . . now in production. That’s the standard titanium .45 model above with a bead-blasted dark blue Cerakote finish and black stainless barrels. But there’s more . . .
Blingy enough for ya? That’s a raw titanium model that they’ve decided to offer too, just because they can.
Best of all (besides the fact that they’re actually making the guns now) is that the pistols will be priced the same as previously announced while the barrel conversions will be cheaper.
- .45 or 9mm Titanium non-ported – $729, ported – $799
- .45 or 9mm aluminum non-ported – $499, ported – $569
- caliber conversion kits non-ported – $199, ported – $269
(conversion kits include 2-round stripper clips and a 6-round speed strip)
Kohout tells us the first guns will ship by the end of the first quarter. Attentive readers will recall that he said the same thing last year. But with a newer, bigger, more robust manufacturing partner and an improved design — not to mention the fact that they’ve actually started making them — we get a warmer fuzzier feeling passing it on this time.
Ray swears we’ll get one to review. Soon. We intend to hold him to it and give you the full report. As usual.