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Balzaroth

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Hello - New DB380
« on: February 03, 2020, 03:30:52 PM »
Hello everyone.
I have been in the market for a new 380 pocket pistol and ran into the Diamondbacks. I don't have any experience with these guys so i figure this is the place to be.

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Re: Hello
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2020, 08:21:10 PM »
Welcome aboard. Love my DB 380s

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Re: Hello
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2020, 09:03:16 PM »
Glad you are here!  :main_smiley_ncc:

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Re: Hello
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 10:16:23 AM »
If you haven't bought your DB380 yet look for a Gen3 version.  See my pictures.  My first DB380 was a Gen2, notice the mild slide serrations.  It did not run very well.  There were misfeeds of the ammo often enough that I contacted Diamondback.  They had me send them the pistol for repair.  They returned it with new trigger mechanism and a Gen3 slide, notice the stronger slide serrations and the longer extractor.  The gun with stronger slide serrations (Gen3) has run flawlessly.

Balzaroth

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Re: Hello
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2020, 11:39:49 AM »
Thanks for the welcome! And thanks for the tip.  :main_wave5:

I have been a little confused about the generations of the DB380s.
Up until now I have only ever read about 2 generations.  A GEN 1 with the shorter extractor and 2 pins above the trigger and a GEN 2 with the longer extractor and 3 pins.
As gene814 shows there is a definite step between the first version and the latest version of the DB380, hence at least 3 generations?

So please correct me if this is incorrect.
Gen 1: 2 trigger pins and short extractor.
Gen 2: 3 trigger pins and short extractor.
Gen 3: 3 trigger pins and long extractor.

Also it seems that the different grip texture designs on the frame and slide serration design are just ascetically different and make no difference when determining the generation of the DB380. Is this also correct?
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Balzaroth

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Re: Hello
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2020, 12:20:13 PM »
It occurred to me after posting that I should have posted all my questions over on the dedicated DB380 section.
I am going to re post over there so others might be able to find it easier.

Also, I should be picking up my new DB380 later today or tomorrow... Generation to be determined.    :main_tongue:

gene814

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Re: Hello
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2020, 01:12:06 PM »
That sounds like a good way to describe the three different generations of the DB 380.

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Re: Hello
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2020, 11:51:03 AM »
Welcome aboard and please post often, we are here to help and learn from other's experiences.
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Balzaroth

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Re: Hello
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2020, 05:49:19 PM »
Hi everyone!
Here is my shiny new DB380EX
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mr380acp

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Re: Hello
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2020, 06:25:56 PM »
Is that new old stock ?

Balzaroth

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Re: Hello
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2020, 06:29:24 PM »
Yes, i believe so.
Was new in the box. But it definitely has the older grip design and slide serations.

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Re: Hello
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2020, 06:48:07 PM »
I have a ZG serial number on one of mine that I bought in 2014. I think yours is probably from that year also

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Re: Hello
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2020, 11:42:17 AM »
That looks like it could be a generation three. With the longer ejector that would indicate that it is a GEN three. How well does it shoot for you?

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Re: Hello
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2020, 12:21:04 PM »
I have over 2000 rounds through it. Runs like a champ!

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Re: Hello - New DB380
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2020, 11:14:55 AM »
2000 rounds is a lot of ammo.  It's 14 boxes of 50.  At $14 per box, that's $560 in ammo put through a $300 gun.  The recoil spring should be a little looser due to so many rounds being put through it.  I really like my Gen 3 DB380.  I now carry my Gen 3 DB380 rather than my LCP II.  I am able to shoot it better and it is a little more compact than the LCP II.  Maybe the Gen 4 will be like the new Gen 4 DB9 with a slide stop and last round hold open.

 

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