Reviewed By: David C on 10/12/2015
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
Well worth the money.
I wanted one of these when they first came out but I wasn't going to pay $499 for one. I am very happy that I found one here at Bud's for only $179. This gun is surprisingly accurate, though I just read a review on here, that says "Better be 3 feet away".
Take reviews with a grain of salt. I've read bad reviews on things I've had no issues with and good reviews on things I've had nothing but problems with.
If you're an experienced shooter and can adapt to various guns, then the small front sight and shallow channel type rear sight won't affect you after a few practice rounds.
I was hitting 3-5 inch shot groups at 5yds. that's a little more than 3 ft. ; ) and a lot smaller than a human torso, and my hands aren't as steady as they used to be. I just turned 43 and my hands are a little shaky from years of abuse and Carpal Tunnel damage.
The owners manual states to use the exact ammo brand as the empty test fired shells that came in the box with your pistol. They're not kidding. I tried out some TulAmmo and PPU that I had laying around and got horrible results.
Nothing against those companies, I have no complaints with them, this gun is just very sensitive to ammo type. This ammo is fine in any other gun I've tried it in.
In my Double Tap, these brands failed to fire 4 out of 8 rounds and the ones that did fire would have the casings stuck in the chamber so bad I had to use a cleaning rod to push them out. It does not like steel or aluminum ammo, or the primers in either of them.
The spent casings that came with my gun were Blazer brass 9mm Luger 115 grain. Once I put that in it, perfect results every time. never failed to fire, casings fell right out when I opened and turned it upside down.
This gun is hardly noticeable to me with the IWB holster I bought for it, and very concealable. This was well worth the money for a nice and lite concealed carry piece. I was looking for a small .380 like a Taurus Curve, but they're Out of Stock everywhere and I got sick of waiting. It might hold less rounds but it's got the power of 9mm or 45 at your disposal.
Another ding on them that everyone says is that it kicks too hard and you can only fire 4 rounds out of it before you want to quit. It's not a weekend range gun, I agree. It's there for emergencies, but don't be afraid of the kick and let it stop you from practicing with it, it's not that bad. I didn't even get the Ported version and it's fine.
I had Carpal Tunnel surgery on both hands two years ago. My palms are pretty sensitive to this day, but this gun did not cause me any major pain. I just fired 14 rounds on Saturday through it and my hand is not sore.
I've seen reviews online where people say to get low recoil ammo to mitigate that kick. The owners manual specifically states not to use it. If people would fire the recommended ammo out of it they'd have no problem.
I love this little gun.
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