Diamondback Firearms DB15
Today the Diamondback Firearms DB15 isn’t even a single model, but a platform in its own right — and a popular one at that. But the BD15 has been one of the top-selling firearms, according to recent data from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) for 2020.
The rifle we are reviewing courtesy of Davidson’s since Davidson’s Exclusive is the Diamondback DB15 (Model DB15MZFDE) chambered in .223 Rem/5.56mm NATO. All of the specifications can be read down as presented by Diamondback Firearms and Davidson’s: Barrel: 16″ Medium-Contour, 4150 CrMov, Black Nitride with 1:8″ Right-Hand Twist. Buy EAA Akkar Churchill 612 12 Gauge Pump Action Shotgun 18.5″ Barre for sale.
So, Founded in 2009 and located in Cocoa, Florida, Diamondback Firearms was, until recently, a maker of handguns only. But now, the company makes the DB15, an AR-15-style carbine utilizing the traditional direct gas impingement system.
Bolt action is a type of manual firearm action that is operated by directly manipulating the bolt via a bolt handle, which is most commonly placed on the right-hand side of the weapon (as most users are right-handed).
Most bolt-action firearms use a rotating bolt design, where the handle must first be rotated upward to unlock the bolt from the receiver, then pulled back to open the breech and allowing any spent cartridge case to be extracted and ejected. This also cocks the striker within the bolt (either on opening or closing of the bolt depending on the gun design) and engages it against the sear. Upon the bolt being pushed back forward, a new cartridge (if available) is pushed out of the magazine and into the barrel chamber, and finally the breech is closed tight by rotating the handle down so the bolt head relocks on the receiver.
Bolt-action firearms are generally repeating firearms, but some single-shot breechloaders also use bolt-action design as a breechblock mechanism. The majority of these firearms are rifles, but there are some bolt-action variants of shotguns and handguns as well. Examples of these date as far back as the early 19th century, notably in the Dreyse needle gun. From the late 19th century all the way through both World Wars, bolt-action rifles were the standard infantry service weapons for most of the world’s military forces. In modern military and law enforcement, bolt-action firearms have been mostly replaced by semi-automatic and selective-fire firearms, and have remained prevalent only as sniper rifles due to the design’s inherent potential for superior accuracy and precision, as well as ruggedness and reliability compared to autoloading designs.