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Double Tap Ceases Production

Posted by Gunner on October 11, 2012

This press release just came out this morning. It’s self explanatory and indicates the future of this innovative derringer is in doubt. When I obtain further information I’ll post it.


October 11, 2012


To our valued customers:

As the inventor of the DoubleTap™ pistol and owner of the design and utility patents, along with other intellectual property including the DoubleTap™ name, I am issuing this press release to inform our loyal customers of the current status of the production of this new innovative pistol. Titanium Ported DoubleTap

Since we introduced the DoubleTap™ Tactical Pocket Pistol in November of last year, we have been overwhelmed by the industry reception; the popularity confirmed by literally tens of thousands of orders placed by consumers to their dealers, through our distributor partners.

Unfortunately, with the deepest regret, today I announce that we have terminated our relationship with HEIZER DEFENSE, our manufacturing partner, due to their inability to manufacture the DoubleTap™ pistol.  I cannot comment further on this subject at this time, under advice from legal counsel, due to pending litigation.

It is our intention to immediately license the design to a leading firearms manufacturer or to align with another manufacturing source to produce the DoubleTap™. We intend to accomplish this as quickly as possible to satisfy the huge demand for the DoubleTap™ pistol.  I will make a further announcement as soon as we have established a new manufacturing agreement.

Please visit our new website for news updates.


Raymond B. Kohout

Inventor, DoubleTap™

5 Responses to “Double Tap Ceases Production”

  1. elchucko said

    I had hoped the Double Tap would make it….maybe some day but for now it’s vaporware.

  2. Gunner said

    I hoper so as well. I know they are trying to find another company to make them but that’s a lot of money and they are working with a tarnished rep.

  3. Matt said

    I would buy one if they did one in cast or alloy steel or aluminum. Too bad, there seems to be a derringer market but almost entirely based on the SA Remington. When a gun such as this to be worthwhile needs to be DAO (eg. High Standard D-101, C.O.P., DA-38, Sundance, etc.)

  4. Gunner said


    They are back on the board now.In fact I spoke with them at SHOT and they will be selling within a couple of months. They have an aluminum model and Titanium. I write a good number of articles here these days. This is my story on Double Tap.

  5. Rem870 said

    It would be nice to have Double Tap as a backup self-defense gun. And good news that they have actually manufactured it.

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