If it shoots anything like its cousin the Doubletap Defense pocket .45/9mm, wear a padded glove on your main hand. I shot two rounds from the DT without a glove. That was a week ago yesterday. Hand still hurts.
LOL. I don't plan to shoot it . I just collect. I have a Double Tap I have never shot.. they make a rubber slip on grip for it. But it won't fit on the Heizer.. I have shot my 45ACP WSP Down Sizer..it hurts.
The Heizer has a heavey steel frame and the DT han an alloy frame.
What is interesting is Heizer is working on a semi-auto 45 that is like my Semmerling LM4. Sure it will be years from now.
I reviewed the PS1 for GunsAmerica last year. The PAR was in the shooting prototype stage at that time and the marketing person I was working with offered up a PAR for review when they were ready. I never heard back from him on it so my guess is he left the company. His comments were the PAR was softer on recoil than the PS1 shooting 410 shells. Smaller payload so it makes sense to me.
Can't do a review on something without shooting it. =) It's apples and oranges comparison, but I experienced less discomfort shooting 410 and 45 LC defense ammo from the PS1 than shooting defensive 45 ACP ammo from the DT45.
DoubleTap 45 Reivew: http://mousegunaddict.blogspot.com/2013/09/doubletap-tactical-pocke...
At least with the Heizer, there is no chance of the gun doubling on you. I still consider myself very fortunate that my DoubleTap experience only left me with a bruise and a week of hand discomfort from thumb dislocation. Some of the pictures people sent me of their injuries after a double ignition have been horrific. I am genuinely surprised the DoubleTap is still on the market.
Brian Hunt said:
Did you actually shoot the PS1? Anecdotal evidence seems to say the Heiser shots softer on the hand than the DTD, but I know several friends online who have, or have shot the Doubletap. I know of no one who has actually even seen the Heiser.
Where the heck are my manners. LR, congrats on the PAR. Should you ever chose to shoot it or carry it, I suggest a prarie dog load like this might be your best bet. http://mousegunaddict.blogspot.com/2014/06/223-australian-outback-5...
I probably would have done some Very Short Barrel ammo tests if Heizer hooked me up with a T&E PAR. I just can't see spending my own money on one just to do ammo testing. Curious to know the actual length of the rifled section of the barrel. It can't be very long. Could you please share an eyeball estimate to satisfy my curiosity. Thanks.
About an inch of rifled barrel from the tip of the .223 round. I would imagine the end result would equal a keyholing bullet with the velocity of a 22Mag. I will post a picture of it and a round when i get home tonight. Too nad you don't live close as i would let you take it for a test ride.
1.5 threaded barrel to top of case.
Bruce did you see taurus recalled the Taurus Curve. Just because .380 was not stamped on the barrell.
Yes I did Leigh. I went back through my review photos and the only place 380 is printed on The Curve is on the magazines. Didn't even notice that while I had it. Should be an easy, but costly, fix for Taurus. As they say, the devil is in the details.
Thanks for the info on the rifled length of the PAR barrel. It's a close range item, but I do agree that bullets could be tumbling at 7 yards. Please let us know what you think about it if you ever do decide to run a few down range.
Picked up my second Double Tap Derringer. Got my first
3 years ago when they first came out $499.00. Buds had them for only $229.00. The new one has ported barrels. If you notice the one on the right is a rubber slip on grip.
I've got another grip coming from Buds also. they have them. Sales rep said DTD is moving and Buds got deals on them they passed on.