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I bought one even after reading everything on dbtalk. Was thinking what a bunch of limpwristers!!! Thought the same when buying the pf9.

The gun did alright with a GOOD TWO HAND HOLD untill it broke on the third box of ammo. Oh I guess it would work with one hand if you stuck your arm straight out and lockrd your elbow and wrist.

It made it another 150 after getting it back for the broken trigger before the recoil shield chipped away in the frame!!! They said it was just cosmetic, guess they got tired of swapping them out!!

Instead of fixing the problem they have put a bigger lip on the spring guide to keep the recoil spring from jumping over it and using it to limit the slide travel. Next thing will be the coils trying to walk over each other!!!

I bought it to replace my p3at for pocket carry. For me to have ever carried it it would had to been reliable shooting with my weak hand from a retention position.

I guess sometimes you have to find out for your self. Was now was id risk bad feedback by selling a hunk of junk I gave it to my sip for mowing my grass last summer
 

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I was looking at the DB9 & DB380 that my LGS just got in stock. These are the newest models and they actually look pretty nice. At the price they are an attractive consideration for an all around beater / leave in my car weapon. If something was to happen to it, or it was stolen from my car I wouldn't be thrilled, but not really upset either. Then like you I have read all the woeful tales about malfunctions and parts just breaking on them and decided not to get one. I'll just wait and get a quality gun like a Kahr CW series, for a little more. At least I can have confidence in one of those.
 
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If you are going to leave it in the vehicle, why limit yourself to a pocket gun? You can have an Israeli 1911 for the same money, with an upswept beavertail, good sights, speed safety. Considerably more effective range, power (if it's loaded with the right ammo) better controlability in rapidfire.
 

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I like a pocket gun for my car as a backup or for a stick in the pocket weapon when closing at work. I have worked in management for several company's and when closing up at night ill pull the car up close as practical, and stick the gun in my pocket. Most company policy's don't allow for weapons in or on the premises. Violation of the policy is termination. I have worked in some bad areas and will arm myself just before close. So it has to be something quickly & easily very concealable. Therefore I keep it simple by keeping a pocket rocket in my console.
 
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i have the new db9, total new design on pistol. I been running the crap out of it daily with 135 gr coated boolits. It will not fail. I can limpwrist it off handed. 380's will be out to warehouse distributors as soon as mags come in. Now i would love to try one of those. I know a hot gunsmith, shes got my tcp working. I refuse to send it to taurus. They can kiss my mass till their hat flys off.



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sig938,db9,xds45,g26,NAA22magnum,micro deserteagle,tcp-380(738),sub2000/40s&w.
 

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Nice looking gun
 

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Is the new slide heaver?? What happened with your tcp?

I've sent one pistol off to Taurus. Was a pt22, the firing pin broke. After two calls and over a hour someone agreed we could just send the slide in.
Got in back in less than a week with a letter thanking us for sending it ln but....
We need the pistol.... they also included a shipping label.
Got the pistol back in a couple weeks looking brand new.
I took it to the next show...
 

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DB is my tinker gun, i can fully tear-down and build back with proper tools. Yes the slide is thicker,heavier,nother extractor re-design totally, nose of slide totally different. Rear slide plate comes off and on with fingers like glock. Sear pin can still come out, i red locktite mine with a cut down knurled grip pin. It never fails with my 135gr coated reloads. My best carry is sig938.

the tcp had problems of FTEx. Only, i think shed got it fixed and i think shes (gander mtn) a great young gunsmith. Iam older, i'd hav to keep her chained to bed rails and throw a six pack to her daily, hehehehehe! She carrys a 1911.
 

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Bad.....bad.....bad man.......but I like it.......!!!!!!
 
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Iam rid of db9 too Toney!

I spent my money fir my own beta testing of tcp. Model B sold, Model C sold, Model D is incredible and as of rite now, one of the best 380's.

mine has: "Something told me not to give up."

ruger barrel (yep, it drops in)
ruger SS fire pin (lil' longer)
RTK trigger
Galloway light hammer spring
8 rnd floor plate from Galloway
waiting on Galloway trigger bar
I have CNC friend making a handfull of custom Hammer Catches.
 

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Jims pawn still has my db9, no sale. If it would not have lite strikes l would have not sold.
 

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interesting read guys.
 

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That's one way to find out what the deal is
 

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But I still get pissed off thinking about all my good ammo I wasted in it...

I really wanted it to work... I wanted a pocket pistol that was cheaper to shoot than a 380, 9mm is easier to find to.

It's just barely bigger than a 380, only weights a ounce more than my lcp.
 

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I looked at one last year as well as the 380 model...........felt ok in hand and trigger wasn't bad.......they even let me shoot the db9 in their range........it had a couple of ftfs while shooting it..........so I decided to pass on it..........really didn't seem like a bad gun........If I didn't experience those ftfs, I probably would have bought it......
 

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I have had problems in the past with the cheap guns like amt and tcp 380s....so as much as I like the look of the db 380 , I am hesitant to commit to one
 
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