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Finally! A look INSIDE the new Diamondback DB380!

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Doc Holliday, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday CLM

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    I can tell you this, the slide rear cover is NOT a lot of fun to remove.

    I'll let the pics speak for themselves. The striker assembly will take Glock striker cups, they are an exact match. One of the pics shows the assembly with Glock cups on it, before reassembling I put the DB factory ones back on, of course.

    Interestingly enough, this striker-fired pistol will leave a primer impression like a firing pin.

    For detailed frame strip pics, go HERE

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  2. Doc Holliday

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    Striker assembly with Glock cups, comparison with Glock/Diamondback Cups, easy to clean with Qtip in the extractor spring channel, barrel with ramp, a look at the back of the slide.

    Very well made, high quality. Like I said, though, needs to be a little easier to get that rear cover off for access.

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    Well someone stepped up to the plate, nice job.
     
  4. Doc Holliday

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    Look at the forward reach on that striker, no FTFs there:

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    Notice the front and back rails are mounted to the trigger assembly and to the frame rail/sear assembly, not embedded into the grip, so they can be changed out, also, it has dual trigger springs and a double trigger bar assembly:

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    Pulling the trigger moves the sear to pull the striker back and then releases it, so there is ZERO TENSION on the striker while you are carrying:

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  5. harleyfx69

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    that looks like pierced primer area though
     
  6. Doc Holliday

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    In another day or two, the range test...I'll save the brass for inspection.
     
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  8. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman Nuclear Trunk Monkey

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    Nice job! Very informative! How and what did you do to get the slide cover plate off?
     
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    Thanks for that information!:wavey:
     
  10. Doc Holliday

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    Sold my soul to the Devil...

    Slides out the same way you get the Glock plate off, but it was a pain (made that way), trust me, you sure didn't want to be around to listen...:whistling:
     
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    Holy sheep dip!:wow:
    you sure it didnt say glock on it anywhere?
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    Doc, Thanks for the pics. I just picked up my DB yesterday and your detailed photos are very helpful.

    From dry firing, I find that there is very little, if any over-travel, and the trigger must be let out almost all the way to reset, which is OK with this gun. Trigger is pretty smooth, too. Can't wait to try it at the range.
     
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  13. stmcelroy

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    Besides the awesome ergonomics of the DB, I think the simple action design is one of the things that excites me about it. I'm not usually that enamored by any .380acp, but this gun is different.

    Can you imagine a slightly beefed up version of this gun in 9mm???
     
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    :perfect10::2gun:
     
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    Can't get the back plate off and marred it pretty good. Fingers so sore now too.
     
  16. 18jms

    18jms I love Guns

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    Price on the DB is good, too bad ammo is such a ripoff. I got rid of my 380s ammo isnt worth the cost.
     
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    I have been finding ammo for the .380 online for about $17.00 a box of fifty, so is not as bad, when other places want $34.00 a box. Not hurting because this is not a range gun. Test for function and then carry.
     
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    Didn't Glock go after S&W for one of their designs? Wonder is Diamond followed protocol and got licensed and approvals?
     
  19. Haldor

    Haldor Formerly retired EE.

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    I believe that most of Glocks patents have expired. Most of them date from the 80's.
     
  20. stmcelroy

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    Yes, but it was not for having a plastic frame being black or being striker fired. It was for having an identical firing mechanism all the way down to having the safe trigger safety.

    The Diamondback has a different firing mechanism, where the striker is under no pressure until the trigger is pulled. Completely different than the Glock or XD which are either partially or fulled "cocked".