Frequently Asked Questions

Please read below for our most common questions.

General Questions

What is your Limited Lifetime Warranty?

Detonics Defense Technologies, LLC provides a lifetime warranty against any defects in material and workmanship. The warranty does not apply to damage caused by abnormal or unreasonable use of any part of the product (including repairs and/or alterations performed by persons not affiliated with Detonics Defense Technologies). The warranty does not cover the replacement or refinishing of parts that are subject to normal wear through the lifespan of the firearm.

This warranty is effective from the original date of purchase and only applies to the original owner. The owner requesting repairs or replacements based on the warranty must provide proof of purchase for the owner. Warranty claims must be made in writing prior to sending the firearm for service. The owner is responsible for shipping costs associated with sending the firearm in for repairs. Detonics highly recommends insuring your firearm for shipping.

What is my Detonics worth?

Due to the individuality of each pistol, the use, and rarity and not being able to physically inspect it, we will not speculate on the worth of each piece.

How can I order a catalog or owners manuals for weapons?

At the current time, we do not have a printed catalog available for mailing. All of our information can be found online. We have no plans at this time to return to a printed catalog.

Do you have a toll free number?


Do you give factory tours?


Where can I purchase a new Detonics firearm?

When we return to selling weapons, interested customers will be able to purchase directly through us and shipped to an FFL of their choosing. There are plans in place once sales have begun to choose select dealerships around the country. More on that when there is something to report.

How do I ship my gun to the Service Department for repair?

As of April 1st, 2016, we are not taking on any new repair orders on legacy weapons (Combat Master, Service Master, etc.).

I purchased a firearm and would like to exchange for a different model, will you do that?

No, exchanges of purchase are not allowed.

Are Detonics firearms made in the United States of America?

Yes, We take pride in supporting the local industry.

Where can I find information about Federal and State gun laws?

You can find all the information you need at the NRA-ILA here.

Where can I find a holster for my Detonics firearm?

We recommend Alessi and Galco holsters.

Firearms Specific Questions

Do you have parts available for older model Detonics firearms?

Yes, with limited availability. Check the Online Store for what we have available.

Do the current parts fit my older model Detonics pistol?

Yes, our current generation of parts will fit on all older generation Detonics firearms.

Do you have replacement barrels for the .451 Detonics pistols?

No, we do not carry any product specific to the .451 Detonics chambered pistols. If you are having difficulty finding ammunition for your pistol, we recommend installing a .45ACP barrel to use a common caliber.

Do you service the Detonics Pocket 9?

We do not have any parts available for the Detonics Pocket 9, nor do we do any service on them. Our recommendation for the Pocket 9 is to buy up as many of the extra parts or extra pistols you can on a site like and service your Pocket 9 that way.

What is the life expectancy of my firearm?

With proper maintenance, the pistol should last the lifetime of the shooter. For care instructions, please see our Manuals Page here.

Why does Detonics ship a fired cartridge case with every pistol?

Some states require spent cases to be kept on file.

Can you tell me the date my firearm was manufactured if I give you the serial number?

Unfortunately, Detonics has not kept historical information of its firearms to date, if you have anything manufactured in Millstadt, IL, however, we can track the firearms history. For other Detonics firearms, please contact the Detonics Collectors Forum on Yahoo for the best information.

Does Detonics provide reloading information for my gun?

No. Reload at your own risk. If you choose to reload there are numerous resources that are available. We do state emphatically that all rounds must abide the SAMMI specifications.

Why do you recommend not shooting reloaded ammunition?

Reloaded ammunition has no guaranteed quality and the likelihood of double charged or lightly loaded cases, causing either a ruptured barrel or a squib is too great.

What kind of ammunition should I use in my Detonics?

Always use commercially manufactured ammunition designed to SAMMI specs. This pistol is designed for mill-spec ball, but should feed most types of hollow points including +P ammunition.

Can I dry fire my Detonics?

It is recommended for dry fire practice to use snap caps, but the occasional dry fire snap will not hurt the operation of your firearm. When dry firing, ABSOLUTELY make sure there is no live ammunition anywhere in the vicinity. Safe practice is your responsibility.

MTX and STX Frequently Asked Questions

When will the MTX and STX be released?

We do not have an estimated time of release for both the MTX and STX as of yet. More information will be shared when available.

What calibers are available for the MTX and STX?

We are planning with the release of the MTX and STX for the weapons to be available in .45ACP, .40S&W and 9mm.

What barrel length configurations are available for the MTX and STX.

Full-size variation - 4.25 inches
Government variation - 5.0 inches (Custom order)

Will there a Sub-Compact and/or Hybrid version of the MTX and STX available?

Yes but we have no ETA on either of those variations.

What magazines will fit my MTX and STX?

The MTX and STX will fit all 2011 style magazines.

Where can I get a extra copy of the MTX and STX owners manual?

When available, the owners manuals for each weapon will be able for download here on the website.