Diamondback Firearms introduces its first revolver: the Sidekick is a rimfire .22 caliber shooting machine featuring swappable .22 Long Rifle and .22 WMR cylinders, a SA/DA trigger, and a classic design, all in a very conveniently priced package!
Freshly announced by its Florida-based manufacturer, the Diamondback Firearms Sidekick rimfire revolver marks the debut of a company previously known mostly for its AR-15 variants and concealed carry pistols on the plinking, training and propedeutical firearms market. Aptly dubbed the "Sidekick", Diamondback Firearms' first revolver is also the Company's first rimfire.
Well far away from the quality of historic reproduction of the Colt 1873 SAA – such as those made by the Italian firm Uberti - the Diamondback Firearms Sidekick is aimed mainly towards first-time gun buyers and in general to those shooters looking for just plinking.
The Diamondback Firearms Sidekick is chambered in .22 rimfire, and features a 11,43 cm / 4.5" steel barrel with six right-handed grooves and a 1:16" rifling pitch.
The Diamondback Firearms Sidekick revolver is built around a zinc frame, and sports a set of black checkered, glass-filled nylon grips. All outer metal surfaces are protected by a matte black Cerakote finish.
The Diamondback Firearms Sidekick loads through a swing-open cylinder that allows for fast ejection and reloading, with the cylinder release incorporated in the ejection rod. The revolver comes issued with two interchangeable 9-rounds steel cylinders, allowing shooters to easily swap from .22 Long Rifle to .22 WMR in minutes and without hassle.
The revolvers has a versatile SA/DA trigger, as found in the vast majority of current-production defensive and sport shooting revolvers.
A rear integral sight milled directly on the frame and a fixed front blade sight are the cherry on the top, adding to that classic Western-style look and feel and making the Sidekick quicker on the draw.
The Diamondback Firearms Sidekick rimfire revolver is approximately 25 cm long (9.875") and weighs in at ca. 921 grams (32.5 oz) when empty; it will hit the shelves in the United States on November 22, with a budget friendly MSRP of just $320: a good pricing strategy to make the Sidekick a popular choice for first-time owners and firearms enthusiast alike on the other side of the Big Pond.