Originally Posted by end0rphine
The Taipan is essentially the diamondback.
Diamondback is essentially an elongated G1 / G3. In that picture
I think it's the Copperhead, which has the same shape as the Diamondback, and to its left the G3. What I like about both is the slim rear end, the palm wraps nicely around it. When using the claw grip, the lengh of the Diamondback allows you to keep the fingers less bent, while the shorter G1 / G3 requires you to bend the fingers more, which you can do with the Diamondback too if you please (the buttons depress about the same at the very front and the center). So the Diamond back has simply the perfect shape for me.
The Taipan is more like the WMO 1.1, which is another perfect shape for me. The difference is the rather wide and flat rear side, so instead to wrap the palm around the slim rear, like with the Diamondback, you put it flat on it. I'd have loved to use the Taipan, but I disagree with the sensor.
I'm hoping for a Diamondback design, but improved (Taipan quality), with a next gen optical/infrared sensor. That's about it.