We’ve reviewed the DoubleTap over/under pocket pistol and gave it a resounding “meh.” It’s a cool design, but the limited ammunition capacity and punishing recoil were definite detractors. Now, Heizer (DoubleTap Defense’s former partner and the subject of a lawsuit over the breakup) has announced that it will start shipping its own new handgun, the imaginatively monikered Pocket Shotgun, in the fall of this year. Sort of a single shot Judge — and making liberal use of a number of DoubleTap design features — it will shoot either .45 Long Colt or .410 shotgun shells. Well, one of them. Make the jump for their presser . . .
Heizer Defense is an affiliated company of Heizer Aerospace and will be launching the Pocket Shotgun in Fall 2013. The product will be sold through Distributors and available to all Dealers.
Tom Heizer, a Principal of Heizer Defense commented, “It should be noted that Heizer Defense is an independent company that is dedicated to the production of safe and technologically advanced firearms. The Heizer Defense Double Barrel Pistol and the Pocket Shotgun is being developed, engineered and refined by Heizer engineers. We have several patents pending that will be used in the manufacturing of firearms that will be shipped in 2013”.
“It is important to know that we will only use Stainless Steel or Titanium frames. We believe that these are the safest and most durable alloys. In our opinion lighter metals do not provide the safest and most enjoyable experience that our consumers deserve. We will not allow the commercial distribution of a pistol until we are certain of the safety and the durability of the product. That is why we have chosen Stainless Steel as our base material”.
Hedy Heizer Gahn, Principal of Heizer Defense also added, “We want to assure the public that we remain committed to manufacturing firearms that are as safe as possible, the result of the state of the art technology and manufactured in the USA. Our core principal is that we will develop firearms that are safe and use the best available high grade materials. Our patent pending trigger system is very smooth with an appropriate re-set. We received so many compliments at the NRA Show; we know we are on the right track. We look forward to launching our products in the Fall. We have been quiet about our launch plans and will continue to keep our integrity regarding product availability”.