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Diamondback DB9EX DB9 6+1 9mm 3"

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Model: DB9EX
Condition: Factory New
Bud's Item Number: 72972
UPC: 815875011231
MFG: Diamondback Firearms

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Diamondback Firearms is proud to present the DB9, a micro-compact 9mm pistol made entirely in the USA. Designed with safety in mind, the DB9 features a "ZERO-Energy" striker firing system with a mechanical firing pin block, a steel magazine catch to secure a sheet metal magazine and real windage-adjustable sights, all in a lightweight pistol. A steel trigger with dual connecting bars allows for a crisp, smooth, trigger pull. The DB9 features a FEA (Finite Element Analysis) designed slide and barrel that is stronger than any comparable firearm, resulting in durability with less felt recoil, and the absence of removable pins or tools makes field stripping easier than ever. The slide, barrel, and internal parts are coated to resist corrosion, making this pistol a lifetime investment.
Finish Bronze
Type Kit
Action Lever
Caliber 30-30 Winchester
Barrel Length 3.94"
Capacity 5 + 1
Safety Lever
Grips Lasergrips
Sights Modern Square
Weight 11 oz
Finish Wonder
Type Revolver
Caliber 357 MAG / 38 SPECIAL
Barrel Length 7.56"
Capacity 11 + 1
Safety Trigger/Firing Pin
Grips Hogue
Sights Not Valid
Weight 11 oz
Finish Duo-Tone
Type Semi-Automatic
Action Striker Fire Action
Caliber 9mm
Barrel Length 3"
Capacity 6 + 1
Safety No Manual Safety
Grips Black
Sights Fixed
Weight 11 oz
Finish Case Hardened
Type Single Shot
Action Not Valid
Caliber 44-40 Winchester
Barrel Length 3.58"
Capacity 28
Safety No Manual Safety
Grips Orange Polymer
Sights Not Listed
Weight 11 oz

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5 Reviews. Average Rating: 3.8 of 5 Stars! [3.8 of 5 Stars!]
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Reviewed By: Johnathon F on 04/25/2014 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
I have fired 200 rounds through the DB9 (175 Tula/25 Critical Defense) and have not had a single malfunction. This handgun conceals perfectly in a pocket holster and goes everywhere with me. Like any small handgun, you need to practice with it to become proficient. The trigger is not quite as nice as the DB380 that I sold to get the DB9, but still much more crisp that most hammer fired pocket 9mm guns. I'm aware that when this first came out, there were possibly some issues with it, but as far as I'm concerned, they have since been resolved.

Buds shipping was a bit slow in January: 16 days from the time of purchase(Jan 8) to the day it arrived at the gun shop(Jan 22). I don't think that is typical of them.

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Reviewed By: Bruce F on 01/16/2012 Rating: 3 of 5 Stars! [3 of 5 Stars!]
I really love this pistol for the obvious traits of it's small size and light weight. It shoots quite well for such a powerful cartridge in such a light weight gun. This was my second DB9 purchase since my first had the black finished slide and the black coating didn't hold up well. The approx. $40 extra for the EXO coating was well worth the extra money.

This model and all other variants in the Diamondback DB9 series suffer from poorly designed magazines. The magazine followers will occasionally pop out through the feed lips of the magazine. The magazine springs are small and quite weak. Your DB9 may shoot great at the range one week so you load up a magazine and carry the gun for a month or two then go back to the range and experience feeding problems with the same ammo that shot fine two months ago. This happened to me recently and also happened a few months ago with my first magazine that came with the gun. I'm not willing to buy new magazines for this pistol every month. Diamondback need to address this issue as the magazine is the heart of this pistol.

The only ammunition I've found that is reliable with new and broken in magazines is Rem/UMC 115 grain HP, so I'm stuck using this one specific round with my DB9.

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Reviewed By: Thomas S on 12/05/2011 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
This is a preliminary review in that I have not yet shot the pistol. Buds had a great price and the shipping was fast. Pistol comes in a nice box and appears well-made. I took it apart and cleaned it and was impressed with the fit and finish. Sights are usable (not always the case with small pocket pistols) and the trigger pull is crisp and smooth. If it shoots as good as it looks, I will be a happy camper. Tom S.

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Reviewed By: Patrick G on 12/03/2011 Rating: 1 of 5 Stars! [1 of 5 Stars!]
I bought a diamondback db9 a few months ago.
at first the gun was pretty good except it would fail to eject last round.
This was for the first 300 or so rounds.
today I bought it to the range and the gun was FTF a lot.
Gun was very clean and no I was not limp wristing or gripping low.
I field stripped it and re oiled after first 5 jams but problem still existed
gun came with feed ramp polished already so this wont help.
Was using the same ammo I always used with this gun before Blazer Brass 115gr FMJ
I called diamondback and they said send us the gun and we will look at it.
I asked for them to pay shipping and they said we do not pay shipping on FTF guns. I have never had any other manufacturer tell me this. I have sent 3 guns back to different companys in my 30 years of shooting and never had to pay. This gun is only a couple months old and they want me to pay 50 bucks to send it back to them. Buyer beware diamondback
Reading forums online it seems this gun is a jammomatic and they must know this by now. Never will get any business from me and I will be posting about this crappy gun on every website I am a member on.

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Reviewed By: Shawn S on 11/16/2011 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
I purchased this gun in October of 2011 and Bud’s did a great job as always as far as shipping and price of the firearm, I had the gun in my hand one week after I purchased it on line. I bought the EXO coated gun because I really like the stainless steel slide look on all my pistols and I was not disappointed at all with the look of the EXO coated version. The finish really looks good not a scratch on it and even after carrying it around in my pocket for a couple of weeks the finish seems to be holding up great against scratches. As far as the performance I was also very pleased after about 20 rounds at the range getting used to the gun I was able to make coke cans dance at 82 feet which surprised me a great deal because I could never do that with my Ruger LCP. Keep in mind that this gun is not a plinker it’s quite a handful since it’s so small and has very little weight to it, but it packs a real punch which I like a great deal. Since this gun is pretty much the same size as my LCP and packs a bigger bang it will be replacing the ruger in my pocket when I do late night computer repairs at client sites. I would recommend this gun to anyone looking for a full size caliber in a pocket sized package!

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