DoubleTap Pistol Splits from Heizer Defense

Heizer DoubleTap photo

The inventor of the Double Tap pistol announced a split from Heizer Defense in a press release issued today.

Raymond B. Kohout, the inventor and owner of the Double Tap design patents, said that Heizer was the company he had contracted with to manufacture the pistol.  Kohout stated, however, that he was compelled to terminate his relationship with Heizer Defense “…due to their inability to manufacture the DoubleTap™ pistol.”

Currently, Kohout is seeking a new manufacturing partner to bring the pistol to market.

Earlier this month, I reported that Heizer was close to shipping the Double Tap pistols.  I don’t know what may have changed since then to cause the split.

According to the press release, Double Tap has set up shop at this web address.  At the time of publication, that web site is not up and running.  Hopefully, there will be more information posted there soon.

Press release:


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.

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™

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  1. Nice design, but the prices quoted were too high

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