It has been over a year now since I reviewed the then-new DB380 pocket pistol from Diamondback Firearms. Since then, I have received quite a bit of email from those who have purchased the little 380 pistol. Most feedback has been very positive, with most of the negative being traced to substandard ammunition. At the 2011 SHOT Show Media Day in January of this year, I was shown, but did not get to fire, the newest Diamondback: the DB9. The DB9 is a slightly scaled-up DB380, with only the dimensional changes necessary to accommodate the larger, more powerful 9x19mm cartridge.
Like its little brother, the new DB9 is very slim, and feels very good in my hand. Weighing in at only 12.7 ounces with an empty magazine in place, the DB9 is only about two ounces heavier than the DB380. The DB9 is a very small, lightweight 9mm pocket pistol. Comparison to the DB380 is shown in the chart below. The weights are listed in ounces, and linear measurements in inches. The grip and frame widths were measured at their widest points. Height includes the sights and magazine base. The trigger pull on both pistols is very good, with a smooth release. The trigger pull is listed as pounds of pressure. Weight is with an empty magazine.
For the full review from Gunblast.com, click here.