I’ve heard it said that one of the reasons that some people recommend having a shotgun as a home defense firearm is that everyone recognizes the sound of the shotgun being racked. There is simply nothing like that sound, and, if you’re not the one doing it, it can be a scary feeling when you hear it.
Well, designer Ivan Santic may have had a visual example of racking the shotgun in mind when he created the design for the pistol that you see above, the DX-12 “Punisher.”
Now, just to be clear, this pistol isn’t in production, but according to a writer going be Eric B, Santic has had other firearm designs become production models, so we can hope.
Just think about it: a shotgun small enough to lock away and/or conceal at your home with more intimidation factor than a Judge. Eric B says,
If Glock ever made a Shotgun, this might be it.
He’s got a point. Some of the squared off designs which are so recognizable on other pistols are showing up on this one, too. Frankly, with double-barrel shot options, this pistol, should it go into production, has a very real possibility of scaring the pants off of a home intruder. I know that it would get my attention if it were pointed my way.
Now, Eric B does make another point about this design:
For instance, it doesn’t look too ergonomic or comfortable to hold and shotgun shells are probably what generates the most recoil in the firearms world (depending on load, of course).
And that’s a valid concern with something like this, but, let’s be frank. Part of the point of a firearm like this is the potential for the scare factor. If this were pointed in your direction, wouldn’t you want to get out of the way and quickly?
Yeah, me, too. And I think that’s a huge part of the appeal: that it would do the job without actually having to fire it. And that is the ideal use of a firearm whenever possible.