Diamondback just announced the company’s first full-size pistol, the DB FS Nine. Â The new handgun is a striker-fired gun with a polymer frame. Â This new gun will no doubt be compared to the striker-fired guns already on the market, but it does offer a few interesting features that caught my eye.
Working a trade show like the NASGW Expo, one hears all sorts of interesting rumors. Â One of the ones floating around is that Diamondback is going to introduce a new, larger pistol in 2013.
The new Diamondback pistol will be a double-stack, polymer pistol chambered in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. Â I’ve been told the gun will have a different action than the current DB380 and DB9 handguns. Â It is said the new gun will be striker fired.
Days before the NASGW Expo, news is starting to move at a much faster pace including announcements of new guns, shooting gear and even corporate acquisitions. Â Here are a few of the things that are leaking out ahead of this week’s show.
Remington Arms acquires TAPCO
The Remington Arms Company picked up gun accessory maker TAPCO, expanding the company’s reach throughout the shooting market. Â TAPCO manufactures a wide range of firearm parts, mainly for rifles. Â I know a lot of people that have relied on their replacement AK and SKS parts to ensure 922r compliance.
I’ve got more information (and photos) of the new Diamondback DB15 rifles I first mentioned last month. Â After seeing them in the databases of a major gun dealer, I knew they were real, but I just didn’t have photos to share. Â That’s all changed now that Diamondback posted their pretty new AR’s online.
A variety of models are, or will be, available. Â Variations include different colors, handguards, sights and stocks. Â As can be seen in these photos, they will offer everything from a plain-Jane black M4-style rifle to a Magpul-equipped gun to a flat dark earth colored gun with a free float handguard.
We found the Diamondback RTS shotgun at the 2012 SHOT Show. It is a working prototype right now, but Diamondback hopes to have them shipping sooner rather than later. We’ll keep you updated. (Update: The latest on the production of the Diamondback shotgun is at the bottom of the article.)