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TECHNICAL |

STANDARD MFG. CO. DP-12

MANUFACTURER: STANDARD MFG. CO. (DEPT. AR.), 100 BURRITT ST., NEW BRITAIN, CT 06053; (860) 225-6581; STDGUN.COM
29.5"

0.625"
1.375"

FIRE

18.875"

SAFE

14.75"

ACTION TYPE: PUMP-ACTION
SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN
GAUGE: 12; 3" CHAMBERS
MAGAZINE: DUAL, SEVEN-ROUND TUBULAR;
INDICATOR WINDOWS

SIGHTS: NONE; PICATINNY RAIL
STOCK: 7075 ALUMINUM AND POLYMER

METAL FINISH: BLUED STEEL; THERMAL

TRIGGER: SINGLE-STAGE; RIGHT BARREL,
11-LB., 10-OZ. PULL; LEFT BARREL,
12-LB.-PLUS PULL
WEIGHT: 9 LBS., 12 OZS.

COATING ON ALUMINUM RECEIVER

ACCESSORIES: OWNER'S MANUAL,
CABLE LOCK, CHOKE TUBE WRENCH
MSRP: $1,395
SUPREMA
12-GA., 23⁄4", 00 BUCKSHOT
AVERAGE PELLET COUNT: 9
MEASURED VELOCITY @ 3 FT.: 1316 F.P.S.

SHOOTING RESULTS (40 YDS.)

AVERAGE OF 10 PATTERNS
= POINT OF HOLD

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The DP-12's twin tubular magazines each
have space for seven 2¾" shells, and are
loaded via a port behind the grip assembly.

recoil-mitigating enhancements probably aren't necessary for anything but
the stoutest 3" loads. Operationally,
the DP-12 isn't too unlike single-barrel
pump-action shotguns. Once the DP-12's
magazines are charged, the action bar
release is pressed, permitting the foreend to travel rearward, extracting and
ejecting empties downward (if present)
and allowing fresh rounds to slide onto
the carrier. Pushing the fore-end forward advances the new shells into the
chambers and then completes lock-up.
Pulling the trigger fires the right
barrel, and a subsequent press discharges the left tube. Instant access
to a second round is assured; should
the first shell (in the right barrel)
fail to discharge, the left barrel is
prepared to fire.
To test the DP-12 we topped it with
a TruGlo multi-reticle/dual-color, opendot-style sight and utilized the provided
0.725" "Max Spreader" tubes. Due to
the DP-12's primary use as a defensive
arm, we opted to pattern test it using
Suprema 12-ga., 2¾" 00 Buck, which

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1

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1

2

2

2

1

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1

1

"MAX SPREADER" (0.725")
LEFT BARREL

21" INNER CIRCLE:
30" OUTER RING:
TOTAL HITS:

6
3
9

"MAX SPREADER" (0.725")
RIGHT BARREL

(67%) 21" INNER CIRCLE:
(33%) 30" OUTER RING:
(100%) TOTAL HITS:

featured nine lead pellets. The results are
tabulated nearby, and were impressively
tight given the distance to the target.
With patterning completed, we
then fed the DP-12 a diet of shells
from myriad makers-ranging from
1¾" Aguila Minishells to 3" Remington
Nitro Magnum waterfowl loads.
Regardless of the order in which they
were loaded, the DP-12 fed, fired,
extracted and ejected all shells tested
flawlessly. As with other pump-action
shotguns, the action should be cycled
with vigor.
As can be expected from a shotgun
weighing nearly 10 lbs. and measuring nearly 3" wide, the DP-12 is not
as fast on target as is a single-barrel
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3
9

(67%)
(33%)
(100%)

shotgun. Immediate access to a second round and greater capacity,
however, more than offset that negative. Lastly, even ardent pump-action
shotgunners may struggle with the
DP-12 at first; used to working the
slide after each shot, doing so on
the DP-12 is an act of futility. Only
through practice will the ingrained
habit change.
Standard Mfg. Co. has created a
compact shotgun with unparalleled
firepower that's sure to be appreciated
by the defensive-minded homeowner.
Beyond personal protection, the shotgun would excel for feral hog hunting
and pursuing snow geese during the
conservation season, too.

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