DP-12 Shotgun

bullpup shotgun, DP-12, ambidextrous gun
Double pump action DP-12 Shotgun, 8 May 2020, SU1677

DP-12 is a bullpup 12-gauge pump action double-barreled shotgun designed by Standard Manufacturing.

DP-12 has two tube magazines, each of which feeds its own barrel. Each magazine tube can hold up to seven 2.75-inch (70 mm) 12-gauge shotshells or six 3-inch (76 mm) shotgun shells.  16 in total with indicator windows.

DP-12 shotgun is a manually operated, pump action weapon.

The first trigger pull fires the right barrel and the second fires the left.

The sliding forend is connected to the bolt by dual operating bars.

 Ammunition is fed from two independent magazine tubes, located below the barrels.

Rounds are loaded into the magazines through a large loading/ejection port, located at the bottom rear of the gun in the stock, behind the pistol grip.

Empty shells are ejected down through the same port.

The safety is a cross-bolt manual safety button located above the grip. This, coupled with the center loading and ejection, makes DP-12 fully ambidextrous, or in simpler terms means equally suitable for right-handed and left-handed people.

Sighting equipment is not included, but iron sights and/or a red dot sight can be installed using the standard Picatinny rail located above the barrels. A second Picatinny rail at the end of the slide (under the muzzles) can be used for a forward grip or other accessories.

DP-12 was produced since 2015 by Standard Manufacturing, an American firearms manufacturer based in New Britain, Connecticut, which was  was founded in 2011 as the firearms design and manufacturing subsidiary of the Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer, repairer, and distributor of shotguns and related products.