This is a discussion on Diamondback DB-9 at Shotshow...... within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by OldVet How does it compare in size versus the G26? I am confident that the Diamondback DB9 is the result of a ...
It has great potential for the pocket 9 market.
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DB9 Length: 5.6 inches, width .80 "tenths of an inch!, weight 11 oz (thats lighter than my airweight! jframe @ 14oz)
but the G26 is a totally different firearm, wouldn't even call it a pocket, bug, or back up..more of a off duty carry, plus it's a double stack magazine
the Diamondback would be more a second carry in the pocket or for me in my body armor vest or ankle..i still like my j frame airweight though because I know it'll go bang..
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The DB9 is extremely small and light. I'm fairly certain it will be the leader as far as dimensions and weight in the pocket 9 category. It is only slightly bigger and heavier than the DB380, which is almost exactly the same size as the LCP/P3AT. I hope it works well. A lot of the gunmakers seemed to really struggle to make their pocket 9s as small as they are; Diamondback will have blown them all well out of the water if their DB9 works well.
I agree about the G26 - totally different category.
Anyway, though - I just wish all these darned pocket 9s would be released already!
I called them a few weeks ago...the DB9 is NOT rated for +p ammo. FYI, if that matters to you.
The number of people killed because they didn't have "enough gun" is dwarfed by those who had none at all.
On the DB boards, a DB employee said that shooting +P in the 380 or 9mm will void the warranty - just for everyone's FYI, since I know a lot of people here prefer +P.
Even at standard pressure, I wonder how shooting 9mm in a pistol that is ~11 oz unloaded is going to feel...
If you all have a facebook account, here are three comparison pictures between the DB380 and DB9. You'll see they are very close in size - extremely impressive.
They also posted a quick testing update on the DB forums:
DiamondbackTalk.com » View topic - DB9 abuse test results
Glad to hear everyone who has the 380 loves it. I would like to consider also the 9mm but just can't see myself shooting it much at the range. I hate to buy a gun I can't shoot that much. I know it's more of a ccw gun but still like to shoot all my guns. Sure would be nice to have.
I have the .380 DB as a BUG and it shoots suprisingly soft with the double heavy recoil spring assembly. If the DB9 has the same set up and I hear it does then this should soften the recoil some but any 11oz. 9mm is going to be to punishing for this old arthritic guy. The Federal 9 BP is an excellent standard velocity round that I carry in my 1964 T-Series Hi-Power and has good street results.
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Does anyone have a solid date on when the DB9 will be in a neighborhood near you?
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