Dot Torture Wednesday: DiamondBack DB380EX

Posted: March 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

I know I have been absent for quite awhile but I wanted try to start a little thing that will make me get more content out for folks. I want to start Dot Torture Wednesday and post a new dot torture drill with (hopefully) a different gun every post. The targets can be found at a great website called


Here is our first submission for Dot Torture Wednesday.
Diamondback DB380ex

Caliber: .380 ACP
Length: 5.26”
Height: 3.75”
Width: .750“”
Barrel Length: 2.80”
Distance Between Sights: 4”
Weight (unloaded): 8.8 oz
Trigger Pull: ≈5.5#
Magazine Capacity: 6+1 Rds
Ammo – Blazer Brass
Took me a min to get used to the 6 o’clock hold it was requiring at first. If you notice the number one target is all high. The further into the 50 rounds it seemed to even out. I’m not sure if that was me adjusting to the gun or the barrel starting to shoot in? I had a first round jam and experienced no other problems or malfunctions after that. Recoil is what you would expect from a micro compact. Think of it as comparable to a Ruger LCP but I was bleeding by stage 5.  I didn’t have a holster to fit so I had to modify the stages slightly so instead of coming from a draw I came from a high compressed ready position. Also since the gun only came with a single mag I had to load one into the gun fire then reload from the mag that was on my belt. One thing I don’t like is that it doesn’t lock back on an empty mag. Trigger is typical for a double action again comparable to the Ruger. The EX denomination stands for EXO finished slide similar to what Glock did a number of years back on certain models.

Distance – 5 yards
45/50 score



If you have any questions on this gun or suggestions on guns you would like to see shot let me know. if you have ideas for articles you would like to see me cover post them up into the comment section or on the Facebook page.


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