Diamondback Firearms recently announced its first entry into the full-size pistol market with the DB FS Nine. Kentucky Gun Co — currently selling the gun for $364.99 — was gracious enough to loan one to TTAG for testing, and it looks like I’m going to be pulling the trigger. This weekend I’ll be putting at least 500 rounds through it to feel it out and to start working on the full review. Watch this space. In the meantime, a couple more photos and Diamondback’s presser are after the jump…
DIAMONDBACK FIREARMS ANNOUNCES THEIR NEW DB FS Nine PISTOL
Miami, Florida – Diamondback Firearms™, a Florida based firearms manufacturer of quality pistols and rifles, introduces their new full-size, polymer DB FS Nine handgun.
This new 9mm pistol is a double-action, striker-fire designed platform that incorporates an ergonomically driven polymer double stack frame with a stainless steel slide. With extensive research on the form and function of the tactile-enhanced grip, the operator will find the design enhances control, while providing consistent hand placement. The flared magwell aids in fast and reliable reloads while the extended magazine base pad provides a secure grip during loading, handling and shooting theDB FS Nine.
Diamondback has incorporated a trigger safety and firing pin block safety with a short, positive reset, minimizing trigger travel for faster cycle times. A cocking indicator is located at the rear of the slide, providing visual and tactical recognition. For quick target acquisition, fixed, three-dot sights are mounted onto the stainless slide. Both front and rear tactical serrations provide firm engagement between the user’s hand and the DB FS Nine’s slide, allowing for a better grip during manipulation.
The dust cover has an integrated MIL-STD1913 Picatinny rail for tactical lights, lasers and other accessories, extending its versatility for everyday carry, home defense, training or use on the range. The 4.75” Chromemoly barrel on the DB FS Nine provides a long, 6.25” sight radius, aiding the overall accuracy of the pistol during practice and competition.
DB FS NINEPistol Specifications
|Frame:||Double-stack, polymer with MIL-STD 1913 dust cover|
|Slide:||Melonited Stainless Steel|
|Barrel:||4.75” Melonited Chromemoly Steel|
|Height:||5.6” (including magazine)|
|Weight:||12.5 oz (unloaded) [Jeremy EDIT: this is incorrect or is a typo. My scale says 21.5 oz and that’s what’s on the product page]|
|Safety Devices:||Firing Pin Block|
|Free NRA membership with Purchase|
About Diamondback Firearms LLC:
Founded in 2009, Diamondback Firearms LLC is an American made firearms manufacturer based in Cocoa, Florida. Diamondback Firearms is well known for employing American Craftsmen to engineer and produce the highest quality firearms. For additional information about Diamondback Firearms, visitwww.diamondbackfirearms.com.