By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022

Gunpowder readers read our recent review of the Diamondback Sidekick pistol.  Now we’re looking at the newly modified DB9 9mm Micro-Compact.  Diamondback firearms describes their new Gen 4 DB9 as the thinnest, smallest, & lightest Micro-Compact pistol on the market!

Diamondback Firearms got feedback from its customers and unlike many corporations, actually used it!  They gave the DB9 all the upgrades customers asked for.


Diamondback started in 1989 with three employees who had a vision.  Today, Diamondback is family run with six separate companies, employing over two hundred people, manufacturing every part needed for their product line in America!  Diamondback isn’t in the mood to deal with supply chain issues.  They are THE American Success story.


A polymer frame has a redesigned grip with front and rear stippling and a smooth midsection.  They’ve added a steel mag release, a new slide stop, and an improved trigger pull with short reset.


Glock Compatible sights a 3.1-inch, stainless steel barrel, capable of safely firing +P ammunition.


Type: Striker Fired Double Action Only Pistol

Caliber: 9 X 19mm

Magazine Capacity: 6 Rounds

Sights: Steel 3 dot, Glock compatible, red front post, with green rear dots, night sights available

Barrel Length: 3.1 Inches

Overall Length: 5.73 Inches

Width: 0.9 Inches

Weight: 13.4 Ounces

MSRP: $305.00



Diamondback Firearms produces great, dependable, American-made firearms at a great price point!  The DB9 is a great EDC pistol that gives you pocket-sized 9mm firepower in a pistol the size of the Ruger LCP.  Get over to your dealer and check it out.  Better yet, come down to Cocoa Beach on vacation and get a closer look at the operation.

That’s all for now folks!   Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article Ideas.  And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department.   He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response.  His writing has appeared in RECOIL, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.  Contact him at [email protected]