How about a 12 GA Double Barrel Pistol....?

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Recoil wise, this would probably work well with a 12 ga mini shot shell like I use in my Mossberg Shockwave.

I’m trying to figure out how this is legal but a sawed off shotgun is not.

I agree. A friend of mine just bought a Mossberg Shockwave. Its very comfortable to shoot with the mini shells. And given the energy from those shorties, the Diablo would be a very formidable short range defense weapon.

Its a pistol, not a sawed off shotgun. The ATF classifies it as a “firearm.”

So if I saw the stock and the barrel from a shotgun, I’d have a pistol?

No. Then you have a sawed off shotgun, which is illegal. It is not illegal to manufacture a pistol that fires shotgun shells.

I didn’t say that it has to make sense.

How the Diablo, and the Mossberg Shockwave get around not being classified a “sawed off shotgun” is that they were never designed to have a shoulder stock. ATF classifies them as a “firearm”.
Federally you’re golden but they may run afoul of state and locak gun laws.

There is also a school of thought (among the conspiracy minded) that allowing them is a set up … like with the bump stocks. Approve them now, then change their minds and confiscate them later.

First thing one learns when dealing with any bureaucracy, policy is not logical.

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That double looks like a Howdah Pistol.