Tag Archives: Bullpup Shotgun

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 … Continue reading

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Kel-Tec KSG Bullpup Shotgun Review

Finally!  I waited two whole years from SHOT Show 2011 to SHOT 2013 to fire a Kel-Tec KSG bullpup shotgun.  I really wanted to mount it on my shoulder to check out its maneuverability for room clearing.  I wanted to test its ergonomics and controls.  Mostly, I wanted to stack up with the boys and run a shoot house while wielding this particular shorty shotty.  Well, at least I did get to fire the doggone thing. Cocoa, Florida’s Kel-Tec CNC debuted the KSG (Kel-Tec Shotgun) to the press two years ago.  Since then, the KSG’s have been a little hard to come by–much like the KT RFB, which the KSG … Continue reading

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UTAS UTS-15 Bullpup Shotgun Review

On SWAT training days, you see some strange weaponry brought out to the range.  This is an UTAS UTS-15 military and police combat shotgun.  It has a 15 round capacity of 2 3/4″ 12 gauge shotgun shells, feeding from two 7 round tubular magazines above the 20.5″ barrel.  Overall length of the gun is 28.3″ and its weight is a light 6.9 pounds. UTAS (pronounced YOO-tash) is a Turkish firearms company that prides itself on innovative design.  That is apparent in the UTS-15’s build.  UTS-15 is a pump-action, bullpup shotgun. The receiver is 100% fiber reinforced injection molded polymer.  In fact, 80% of the gun is polymer. Between photos one … Continue reading

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