Standard Manufacturing Company’s DP-12 Pump Shotgun at SHOT Show 2015

At SHOT Show 2015’s Industry Day at the Range, I wandered over to the far south end of the festivities, as I usually do, to start a methodical perusal northward.  The first booth on the right was that of the Standard Manufacturing Company, a branch of the Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company.  Their DP-12 was garnering much attention.

The DP-12 is a double-barreled, pump-action bullpup 12 gauge shotgun.  Since it is akin to marrying two pumps side-by-side, the gun was built to be completely ambidextrous.  There are thumb safeties on both sides.  Loading in done through a bay behind the handgrip.  The receiver is made from a solid block of forged 775 aluminum billet.

The single trigger of the DP-12 fires the right barrel on the first pull, then the left barrel on the second pull.  Hulls are sent downward via the loading/ejection port.  This shotty fires 2 3/4″ or 3″ shells of shot or slug.  With two magazine tubes holding seven rounds each and the chambers loaded, the total capacity for the DP-12 is a staggering 16 shots!

The barrels of the DP-12 are 19 inches.  Overall, the shotgun is 29.5 inches.  It tilts a scale at 10.3 pounds, due in much part to the dual actions.  Still, as a bullpup, I thought it had good balance and felt “compact.”

Standard DP-12 Standard DP-12's reverseWith interchangeable choke tubes and a length of Picatinny rail on its dorsal surface, the DP-12 has room for upgrading.  It also comes with sling mounts.  An innovative tech feature of the gun is the QR code on the left rear of the stock that allows the user to access the operating manual, a troubleshooting page, and gun specifications on a smartphone.

Standard DP-12 barrels Standard DP-12 foregrip Standard DP-12 controls Standard DP-12 loading bay Standard DP-12 with opticBecause I was in a rush to push on to other booths, I manipulated an unloaded DP-12, but, sadly, I did not have the patience to stand in line to shoot one.  I did get video of another guy at the trigger, though.  He accidentally short-stroked the pump at one point, but in his defense, since you are clearing two tubes at once, racking the DP-12 should be done fully and with authority.

Standard Manufacturing’s DP-12 will be sold through Cheaper Than Dirt.  The MSRP is $1,395.00.

Randall

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10 Responses to Standard Manufacturing Company’s DP-12 Pump Shotgun at SHOT Show 2015

  1. William Myers says:

    Where can I purchase? Cheaper than Dirt, No longer available through them!!

    Wcmyers51@hotmail.com

  2. William says:

    I sure hope so…. After all, they are the Home Depot of Arms. Buy it when you see it, or you’ll never see it the again..

  3. Bruce Nicolson says:

    CTD must have received a few because I am getting mine tomorrow.

  4. PAUL says:

    I JUST REC MY DP12 NEVER DEALT WITH C H D. I WATCHED MY E MAIL NOTICES 8.00 AM LIKE A HAWK. I MUST SAY I WAITED I MONTH. ALL WENT PERFECT. I HAVEN’T SHOT THIS THUG YET BUT IT SEEMS TO BE A HIGH QUALITY PRODUCT. I HAVE A K S G AND IT FEELS LIGHT NEXT TO THIS. THERE WILL BE A LOT OF INTERESTING COMPARISONS HERE. DON’T COUNT OUT THE KSG, BUT THE UTASH CANT COME CLOSE. AT THIS STAGE BE SAFE ALL.

    MOKIE BEAR

  5. Michael says:

    Either my eyesight is going bad, but for an all Billeted Aluminium Shotgun. The seems to be a lot of Polymers in the Construction.

    • Randall says:

      Michael,

      Ahhh, modern manufacturing. Remember when your Remington 870 was all steel and wood? I think the only piece of plastic was the shell follower.

      Randall

  6. Secundius says:

    If you live in California, and wish to purchase to DP-12 Shotgun. You can order them through “Cali B&M”, and they’ll make the necessary arrangements…

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