Heizer DoubleTap Cutaway Animation – NOW How Much Would You Pay? by Robert Farago | Dec 10, 2011 | 32 comments facebook twitter linkedin email [HTML1] comments Jason says: December 10, 2011 at 10:18 It’s still heavier than my loaded 5 shot .38 +P S&W. So… nothing. Reply Ralph says: December 10, 2011 at 10:23 True, but a 642 won’t fit in a wallet. Reply Jeff says: December 11, 2011 at 01:05 True, but a Ruger LC9 / LCP will… I’ll take 6 shots of 380 over 2 shots of 45 ACP all day long. This gun is a novelty. Reply HSR47 says: December 10, 2011 at 10:35 How much would I pay? About 3.50. This thing can’t be much smaller than the DB9, so why bother? Reply Rambeast says: December 10, 2011 at 10:42 A novelty imho. 10lb trigger…really? Without forearms of steel I would not see many people hitting a target more than 3 yards away. I would label this as a belly gun. The BG would have to practically have his hands around your throat before you could get a good shot off. Reply Tom says: December 11, 2011 at 07:59 10 lb trigger pull on a small gun should result in entertaining random shot placements. Reply Mr. Lion says: December 10, 2011 at 11:19 At a $200-250 price point, a box full. At a $250-350 price point, two. At a $350-500 prince point, maybe one, if the trigger can be lightened. Reply adam says: December 10, 2011 at 11:33 wow.. um.. its a derringer… am i missing something…. Reply pastubbs says: December 10, 2011 at 18:41 and thats what I was thinking I can get plenty of derringers between $150-300 this thing is $600 for its cheapest model Reply Aharon says: December 10, 2011 at 11:36 The Ruger LCR is looking better than ever. Reply hualosman says: December 10, 2011 at 12:02 It’s the same height and length as my Kahr CM9, it’s just thinner. 2 rounds vs. 6+1. Hard choice. #sarcasm Reply Pete says: December 10, 2011 at 12:27 I seem to recall that a company produced the .45 ACP “Liberator” one-shot pistol (with several extra rounds in the grip) for about $1.75 in WWII, including box and instructions. Smoothbore, no extractor (use a stick to push the empty out). It was to be airdropped into occupied Europe, with picture-type instructions on how to shoot a German soldier in the back and take his weapon. Of course, it was pressed steel and tack welds, not a cool titanium widget with porting and other spiffy features. Still – $1.75. An original with the box today will set you back over $500 as a rare WWII collectable. Reply TeeJaw says: December 10, 2011 at 12:33 I thought of the liberator also, when I saw this. The story of the FP-45/M1942 is accurately told at this Wikipedia entry. I don’t know how much I would pay for this gun. It would depend on what I thought I needed it for and how much money I had. I can think of situations where I would gladly pay up to a million dollars for it. Reply Pete says: December 10, 2011 at 12:51 Good reference – I see I was way underpriced on the initial cost ($2.40 – I was off by nearly 50%) and especially the collector’s cost on one today. Two grand plus! Yowza. Reply sdog says: December 10, 2011 at 12:33 i would not pay over $300 for this thing. Reply LC Judas says: December 10, 2011 at 13:32 I’ve never been a derringer fan but this seems to bridge the gap into subcompact. With that in mind…I would buy it if the market price was less than a Kel-Tec P3TA and only if I were in that market already. So…$250 tops and only if a micro .380 with 6 +1 was somehow a worse idea. Reply Van says: December 10, 2011 at 14:33 No more than $200.00 Reply Chaz says: December 10, 2011 at 14:58 The ported barrel upside: it reduces muzzle flip and recoil. The downside: it increases the report and muzzle flash while reducing bullet velocity. In practice would that porting get this gun back on target any faster for the second shot? Price information from the Heizer www site: MSRP Non-Ported Ported Aluminum $499.00 $569.00 Titanium $729.00 $799.00 Reply William says: December 10, 2011 at 17:22 I’m hearing the limitations, etc…but I want one. It won’t do anything my current collection won’t do already, but that has nothing to do with it. I just want one. Reply Aharon says: December 10, 2011 at 18:37 At $500 I’d suggest skipping this thing and buying a dozen Silver American Eagle coins. Reply O.N. says: December 10, 2011 at 18:43 “Patent Pending Progressive Porting” Forget 9mm or .45 ACP. Kill em’ with alliteration. Reply Sid says: December 10, 2011 at 19:50 The price is ridiculous. As much as I might want one when conceal carrying, it is far too expensive. Reply Tom says: December 10, 2011 at 20:35 Geee…only 2 shots? Reply Rabbi says: December 10, 2011 at 21:01 The price is not an issue. The firepower is… or, lack thereof. Reply Matt Gregg says: December 10, 2011 at 22:28 They really should make a budget steel or aluminum version of this. I won’t pay $600 but I would pay around $300 or less. Reply JOE MATAFOME says: December 10, 2011 at 23:25 I love 45’s and I’d like to give this gun a shot, but the 10 pound trigger is going to really suck. I guess it may be useful if your going to gut shot someone who’s already choking you to death. Reply Splashman says: December 11, 2011 at 01:13 If the gun is manufactured with the same attention to detail as the video, I wouldn’t pay 10 cents. Honestly, I’ve seen better product demos from high school students. Heizer should be embarrassed. Must have let the guys in engineering make this video. Reply Tom says: December 11, 2011 at 08:02 Yeah, they should have let my Daughter in High School make the video. She is pretty good with Auto Desk Inventor 3-D CAD Program. She can even make mechanical moving parts have true simulated animation. Reply Scuba Steve says: December 11, 2011 at 09:33 I understand that this product has not officially hit the market yet, and I have not seen any reviews of it. First, it is a neat concept as far as construction and use of materials; however, derringers have been around for quite some time. Even though it would be a single action weapon, I would prefer the Bond Arms derringer series, where you can change the barrel out to get just about any caliber you want from .22LR all the way up to .410 shotgun/45LC. For example, you could have a .357 magnum LCR and have a bond arms in the same caliber as a back up if needed. Just sayin that this weapon, while apparently cool, is not the end all be all of derringers. I would not buy one unless I had absolutely no other options available. Reply clamp says: December 11, 2011 at 20:01 I laughed at the part about a ‘tactical’ reload. Really?! My reload of that thing would consist of looking for a large rock to crush the bad guy’s brain housing group in. Reply richard burton says: January 8, 2012 at 11:07 Small gal has this in her purse pulls it out to shoot the bad guy jerks ten pound trigger misses gun jumps out of her hand due to .45 short barrel recoil and very small grip she stands there in shock due to now being deaf the bad guy picks up the gun and now finishes the crime while being armed. I’ve had and own a lot of small handguns and this would truly be just a novelty. Therefore I wouldn’t pay more than $200-$275. Reply Chad says: January 8, 2014 at 21:53 I got the ported 9mm Double Tap for $340 new in box. Shot winchester silvertip 115gr hollowpoints at 7 yards. Consistent 3-5″ groups to POINT OF AIM. I carry this now as it looks like a phone in my pocket if it prints at all, and even at 50′, I kept the two shots in the 7 ring of the silhouette target. Upper and lower lobe of the right lung. Yes, I must have been pushing my shots a bit. I challenge any of the “kitchen counter” gunsmiths here to actually TRY something before condemning it. (Don’t worry though, you’re safe behind your keyboard. No one expects anything constructive out of you on here.) Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.