It seems that shooters worldwide have an appreciation for polymer-frame pistols, and regardless of how many models are on the market, there is always a new kid on the block trying to make a name for himself. Enter the Diamondback Firearms Co. of Cocoa, Fla., which offers a line of compact and subcompact .380 and 9mm pistols that have proven popular with licensed civilians and police officers who need a small, lightweight, concealable pistol for backup or off-duty carry. And while tiny pistols seem to be all the rage nowadays, there is a still flourishing market for service-style pistols, and to capture a share of this market, these Floridian entrepreneurs introduced the Diamondback DB FS Nine.

The Diamondback Db FS Nine is based upon a glass-reinforced polymer frame and tips the scales at a comfortable 21.5 ounces. It has an overall length of 7.8 inches and a width of only one inch. While intended as a holster-size pistol, its dimensions and mass would make it equally suitable for concealed carry with the right holster and attire.

The FS Nine has all the features shooters have come to expect from a striker-fired pistol. The slide stop and mag release are well-located and function like they should, and the gun features a squared-off trigger guard.
The FS Nine has all the features shooters have come to expect from a striker-fired pistol. The slide stop and mag release are well-located and function like they should, and the gun features a squared-off trigger guard.

The frame has a moderate beavertail tang that aids in the recoil control department while a Picatinny rail on the dust cover permits the shooter to mount a tactical light or laser. Another nice feature is the flared magazine well opening, which is a great aid for fast, fumble-free reloading, especially under pressure. I don’t understand why manufacturers keep putting recurved trigger guards on their pistols—I don’t see anyone putting a support-hand finger there—but the Diamondback DB FS Nine has one for those who do shoot that way.

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