Gun Report

Diamondback DB380 380 Auto

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We liked the concept of this pistol, and it was a very good shooter. But it was also plagued with malfunctions, which knocked its score down. Usually a malfunctioning gun gets an F grade, but we just couldn’t flunk it.

Diamondback DB380 380 Auto

Gun Details

Model Name
Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Double

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The trigger was connected by dual action bars to the paddle, which loaded the striker spring. The action bars are the flat extensions that run along the inside of the frame on each side. Note the pair of springs that govern trigger return.
The Diamondback has a plunger-style recoil unit. The forward cocking serrations were well done, but we were leery of using them due to the pistol’s short barrel and small size.
The rear sight was drift-adjustable for windage. Looks like a Glock? We thought so.

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