In the upcoming May 2014 issue of GUNS & WEAPONS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, author Richard Johnson writes, “When that routine patrol call goes horribly wrong, carrying a backup gun can literally mean the difference between life and death. But there is a balance each officer must strike between caliber and concealability, price and reliability. DoubleTap Defense has created a small double-barrel pistol that has caught the attention of many officers looking for that ideal backup gun.”

He continues, “A handgun with more than one barrel is an old concept, but the DoubleTap pocket pistol takes the idea to a whole new level. Made with top-notch manufacturing techniques, the DoubleTap features a reliable double-action trigger and comes chambered in serious defensive calibers. Rather than trying to be a gun for all occasions, the pistol tries to serve a very specific need: small enough to be carried all the time, but powerful enough to stop an attacker.

“The DoubleTap pocket pistol is a two-shot, .45 ACP handgun. Ray Kohout, the founder of DoubleTap Defense, designed the gun around the venerable cartridge due to his appreciation for the round. “I’ve been a .45-carrying guy all my life,” said Kohout during an interview at the company’s Florida manufacturing facility. How-ever, Kohout wanted a .45-caliber gun that was easier to carry than a full-size 1911, but still remained “tactical.” Kohout sketched the original design and specs for the handgun in November 2010, and the gun entered full production in 2013.”

To learn more about the DoubleTap and how it fared on the range, check out the May 2014 issue of GUNS & WEAPONS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, available on newsstands and digitally March 4, 2014. To subscribe, go to

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