This is a discussion on DB9 as a ankle gun within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I've been carrying a first gen DB9 as my ankle gun for 3 years now. It was a tough little thing to get to fire ...
I've been carrying a first gen DB9 as my ankle gun for 3 years now. It was a tough little thing to get to fire more than three rounds at first but I put in the improvement that the folks on pocket guns and gear gave. After that It will pop off 6 rounds of HST regular like a snapping turtle. The problem with Gen 1 is that it has to be taken apart to clean. Now they have a Gen 2 that has a Slide Stop. Have any of you folks fired the Gen 2. I was looking to replace it with one of the other little guns but I sort of like this thing. I picked up the new Shield EZ but it seems a bit large to be an ankle pistol.
I will not buy a gun that I have to buy improvement kits to make run.
I can see doing things to a gun to make them more accurate, but just to make them run normally, no way.
I will stick to my little .38 snubby revolver. It fits perfectly on my ankle. It is just for a backup
It's ba neat little pistols, and would be an ultimate backup gun if it worked reliably.
Actually they are on gen 4 and yes they still suck. Ask me how I know?
Diamondback AR's......they are ok.
Diamondback handguns......they just cannot get them to function reliably. They are next door to Orlando over in Cocoa Beach I believe. That being said, they should stick to rifles and give up the handgun business entirely. After more than ten years they are still producing paperweights.
Give to them according to their deeds and according to the wickedness of their endeavors; give to them according to the work of their hands; render to them their deserts. Psalm 28:4
The fact that you hardly ever even hear this pistol talked about, speaks volumes. A shame really, as this gun has so much potential.
Stay calm and listen to SKA!
The husband of one of the wife's friends has one of these and is darn proud of it. Not sure how many rounds he's put through it. I doubt it's very many. He doesn't seem like the type to put many rounds through a gun before carry.
1987-1991 Army Guard/Regular Army
1996-2014 Navy- Retired
I carry a DB but it is the full size model. DB9FS but it's been discontinued.
Carry it everyday. Love it. Been totally reliable. I haven't seen another one in person though.
I know there have been issues with the DB9. I went with a Ruger LC9s and EC9s for a small compact 9mm's.
I'm hoping that their patent runs out on the DB9, and Ruger does the same thing to it that they did with the Kel Tec P3at..
I bought one last year & so far itís been reliable. It took a little bit of breaking in and it is ammo sensitive. I found that if I stick to whatís recommended in the ownerís manual it works fine. Itís a little painful to shoot. For what it is Iíve found itís OK. Itís not the kind of gun you want to shoot 100 rounds through at 1 range session.