So I'm in Home Depot yesterday afternoon buying a saw blade when the PA announces, "Please, do not panic, but make your way quickly to the checkout. A funnel cloud has been sighted on the ground in the area…do not panic!"
Of course, my initial response was to scream, set my hair on fire, flap my arms like a chicken while running wildly up and down the paint aisle shouting "WUH! WUH! WUH!" and slathering myself with Martha Stewart "Natural Twine" eggshell flat interior paint. The guy next to me, who was trying to decide between "Framing" and "Fast Framing" blades, looked at me and said, "I don't know about you, buddy, but I'm going down with Home Depot."
Suffice to say we all were not sucked up to Oz. I'm busily building a lovely extension to the flagstone patio here at the Bunker. When finished, the extension will be a restful place to sit and ponder the universe. I am referring to it as "Shooting Position A, prone." There are many ways to ponder the universe. I cold probably finish it all up today if it would JUST STOP FREAKIN' RAINING! I'm beginning to feel like I need an ark....maybe a second ark to carry the ammunition. This is like living in Seattle, albeit with less hipsters.
I picked up my production T&E of the Standard/CT Shotgun DP-12 double-barreled pump shotgun yesterday. I've been fiddling around with it while it's raining, and I'm still thinking the same thing as when I worked with the photos — is it a massive step forward for shotguns? No. Is it the definitive bedroom defense gun? I'm going to say a qualified "Yes" on that one.
In case you've forgotten, the DP-12 is a bullpup design, but with a twist...think 2 870s bolted together. The single trigger fires both barrels, first the right, then the left. Shells eject downwards. With both tube fully stoked, you've got 16 rounds. I mean, the gun kicks, but the bullpup design takes a lot of heat out of the recoil.
The DP-12 was born for a red dot sight, and there's no shortage of them here at the Secret Hidden Bunker. It comes with a vertical fore-end grip to keep Mr. Weak Hand away from Mr. 12 Gauge Pellets, always a good thing. Both barrels have screw-in chokes, leading to some interesting ideas..."Taste great?" or "less filling?" As I said in my original write-up, a tube of buckshot and a tube of slugs would be Big Medicine for anything up to and including velociraptors.
"Eat hot lead, you oversized gecko!"
— Jurassiac Backyard, coming to a theater near you right after the EMP Strike.
Anyway, when the sun breaks though I'll start lobbing some pellets downrange