Is This The Ultimate Home-Defense Shotgun?
By Ben Philippi
With a magazine capacity of 16-rounds, Standard Manufacturing’s DP-12 double-barreled 12-gauge could very well be the ultimate home-defense shotgun.
TWO BARRELS ARE BETTER THAN ONE
The DP-12 utilizes a bullpup design with an overall length of 29.5-inches. It’s built around a solid block of 7075 aircraft-grade aluminum giving it some heft at 9.3-pounds empty.
When fully loaded, it’s a beast, but even then, it’s surprisingly well balanced. Target acquisition was quick and easy and accuracy is what you would expect from a shotgun sporting two 19-inch barrels.
The Standard Manufacturing DP-12 is a double-barreled 12-gauge shotgun. It comes with two flush-mount spreader choke tubes with Tru-Choke thread patterns. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)
DOUBLE THE FUN
The DP-12 holds 2.75-inch shells, 16 in total, and delivers them with two barrels. That’s a serious scattergun. It can also fire 3-inch shells, though, that drops the magazine capacity a bit. If that’s not enough to get the job done, you may need to call in air support.
To operate the DP-12, rack it like you would any pump-action shotgun. This loads two rounds into two respective chambers. Each time you pull the trigger, one round is fired. So, you pull the trigger twice, once for each barrel/chamber, and then rack the pump and repeat