Standard Manufacturing’s double-barreled pump-action shotgun, the DP-12 won a Top 10 Firearms Industry Award from the Blue Book of Gun Values for innovation and excellence in firearms and accessories.
In its second year presenting awards to the most innovative products in the industry, the DP-12 received this prestigious award at the 2015 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits.
Blue Book of Gun Values editors base the winners on innovation, quality and need. The DP-12 was chosen because of its high quality of build and its true innovation. The Blue Book of Gun Values editors said the DP-12 merges, “the best attributes of both a pump and double barrel shotgun, the innovative new DP-12 challenges the conventional action of both pumps and doubles.” Unlike other pump shotguns similar to the DP-12, only one action of the slide allows the shooter to pull the trigger twice. Others require a pump for every trigger pull.
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Specifications and features
The DP-12 is a 12-gauge pump-action double-barreled shotgun. It has two 18-7/8-inch barrels with 3-inch chambers. It holds 16 rounds. With a single trigger, you get two pulls out of one pump. It is machined from aircraft grade 7075 aluminum, has a synthetic stock and Co-Molded non-slip rubber pistol and vertical grips. Unloaded, the DP-12 weighs 9 pounds 12 ounces. There are ambidextrous controls and Picatinny rails for accessories. Both barrels have Tru-Choke spreader choke tubes. A rubber recoil pad, plus the shock-absorbing spring loaded recoil mechanism helps absorb recoil.
The nine other winners were:
- Benelli Model 828U over/under shotgun
- Savage Model A17 semiautomatic .17 HMR rifle
- Remington 700 Ultimate Muzzleloader
- AirForce Airguns Texan Model
- AM-TAC Precision Hush Puppy rifle cartridge
- Silencerco Salvo 12 shotgun suppressor
- Gun Block gunlock
- Leupold D-Evo sight
- Sharpshooter .22 Long Rifle reloading kit
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