Detailed frame strip of the Diamondback DB380

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  1. Doc Holliday

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    For detailed slide strip pics, go HERE

    Make sure the gun is empty!

    Everyone on here should already know how to get the slide off.
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    Drive the metal assembly pins out of the grip:
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    All three metal assembly pins are the same size, so don't worry if you mix them up:
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    Looking from the front of the grip, you can see a small space at the front of the cam block, between the rails. You can put a small flat screwdriver in here and GENTLY pry up to lift the assembly up out of the grip:
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    With the metal pins already out, the internals just lift straight up out of the grip:
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  2. Doc Holliday

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    A good look at the internals, as you can see, the trigger bar assembly separates from the 'rear frame rail/sear assembly' by simply moving the trigger bar down and forward:
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    Another look at the frame rail/sear assembly:
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    The assembly catch looks familiar:
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    A look down at the metal mag release and spring:
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    Empty grip, notice the front and back rails were part of the cam block and the rear rail/sear assembly and are NOT pressed into the grip, so they can be changed easily:
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    When reassembling, just make sure both trigger springs are tucked away BEHIND the trigger axis pin, correctly shown here:
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    ** When you have the internals placed back into the grip, gently pull the trigger a couple of times to work the action and everything will line up perfectly for your assembly pins to go back in.

    In all, doing a frame strip, clean and reassembly took me less than 10 minutes total. Very easy.
     
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    My DB is in Fla. at the moment so I can't take a close look but does it look like the trigger could be swapped out with a glock style trigger? Not glock specifically but maybe a aftermarket design that DB might not have done due to copyright stuff. Does this make sense?
     
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    I don't know about that, but I am thinking of having the trigger chrome plated to match the metal mag release.

    Pimpin' the DB, just a little...:cool:
     
  6. Airborne Infantryman

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    NICE! The DB380 screams quality! Its very well-made.
     
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    Those look more interesting every time I see them. My local
    gun shop has one in the cabinet and he has a 90 day layaway. :cool:
     
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    Found one locally for $315.00! New! Haven't tried it yet but the dealer was also selling 380 ammo for 15 dollars a box. Pretty good price these days... Thanks, Becky! If these guns prove to be reliable and sell well, I think this price will go up. I think this could turn out to be a intro teaser price. We'll see...
     
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    Great prices on both the gun AND the ammo, I paid $349+tax for mine.
    You should jump on that deal, it's almost guaranteed the price will go up once everyone knows about this gun...and buy that ammo, too, at that price!
     
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