To find out why we decided to take a look at one up close.
The DB10 history
Diamondback introduced their DB10 rifle series in late 2014, initially offering the .308 AR-pattern autoloader with an 18-inch heavy barrel with a black nitride finish, machine billet lower Odin KeyMod rail (hey, it was 2014), and a Magpul ACS stock. Since then, at least seven different rifle models followed including variants with stainless steel fluted barrels, carbines with 16-inch barrels, swapping out KeyMod for M-LOK, a precision rifle with a PRS stock and CMC trigger, and even a 6.5 Creedmoor (the DB1065) model.
And they made a lot of them. According to ATF data from 2018, the most recent available, Diamondback produced 46,593 rifles that year, all ARs, with a hefty percentage of that being DB10s.
Newer to their catalog is their DB10 pistol series.
Meet the DB10P13P
The Diamondback sent to Guns.com for T&E is, specifically, the DB10P13BGSB, a designation that rolls from the tongue. Deciphering the alphabet soup, it is a DB-10 pistol with a 13.5-inch barrel that uses the company's Black Gold Lower.
When it comes to specs, the pistol is 31-inches long overall with the brace fully collapsed, and weighs 7.8-pounds, unloaded, making it still pretty hefty for a handgun. Therefore, it is a good thing that it has a workable brace in the form of a telescoping Gear Head Works Tailhook Mod 2 stabilizing brace. Diamondback, who has flirted with a variety of braces over the years on their AR pistols, tells us that the Tailhook has long been a crowd-pleaser.
MSRP on the DB10P13 is $1,089, which compares well to similar offerings in this niche AR market, especially on one that has a great fitment such as this one.
How does it shoot? We are working on that as ammo slowly dribbles in and are excited to see how it stretches out to 100-yards and beyond. Initial testing points to the 13.5-inch barrel still wringing about 2,500 feet-per-second from standard .308 loads, which is promising. With 100 rounds in, we have no problems to report other than the fact that it is really loud!