Desperado 8 inch barrel, 12 gauge double barrel shotgun pistol -No FFL Required-



Barrel Length: 8″ Length hand polished Blued Barrel

Type: Break open-break action Double Barrel Side-by-side, smooth-bore
Overall Length: 12”
Caliber: 12 Gauge – muzzleloader — Conventional 209 Primer Breech Plug Design BP muzzleloader, suggested load 40gr ffg, 1/2 oz shot
Finish: Polished Blued
Weight: 4 Lbs
Type: Single Hammer, Double Barrel, Single Trigger, 209 Primer Ignition ML
Stock: Black finish rubber hand guard and large 3 finger rubber Grip

Sight Bead: Sight bead installed

Single hammer, single trigger and utilizes a selector on the hammer to select one barrel or the other

We ship directly to the customer’s door throughout the United States, except for customers in New Jersey, Washington D.C., New York State and Illinois. In these areas we will ship to a FFL licensed dealer.

California legal 

Desperado 12 gauge 8 inch barrel pistols are in stock,

in stock items ship in 7-10 business days.


Tracking number will be sent within 24 hours of shipment. All orders ship ground UPS, adult signature required

If you have any questions please contact us at

We thank you very much for your patronage and God Bless America.

Ammunition – Ammo Sources – Primers

209 Primers

Gun Broker

Powder: Loose and Pellets

Ballistic Products

Midway USA

Powder Valley


SKU: DES-8-IN-12-GA Categories: , ,



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looking at my gun I have no regrets in my purchase. It really is a beautiful gun   So thanks
Bob K. in  WV

Thank you so very much!  Took off work today to take delivery.  Very impressed and exceeded my expectations by a mile!  So beautiful I’m hesitant to fire it, but i will! It certainly was worth every nickel and the wait.  You will have a repeat customer.

Thanks and keep up the great work!
Steve in DE

Received my diablo – just wanted to say this thing is amazing! Superior weight, fit and finish! It is truly a work of art! Well worth the wait! Thank you-
Brad in NC

Greetings. I picked it up yesterday and took to the range. ……, it is really nice. People were taking photos of it at the range. Thanks,
Don in FL

….that gun is wonderful

I love it can’t wait till I get the nickel
Donnie N in AZ

Thank you! I have yet to test fire my Diablo, once fire restrictions are lifted here in San Diego I’ll be having some fun with it. I’ve shown it to several friends at my local gun store and they all love it as much as I do. The wait was long, but worth it.
Jason M in CA

I like it, it’s a nice piece of work and everyone that has seen it loves it.
Jimmy M in TN

It is an item of beauty, I’m impressed!
Bill D in GA

I am totally impressed and so excited when I opened the package carrying the Diablo, the fit and finish. Of this remarkable gun is absolutely perfect, well worth the wait. I have shown it to some friends and they also think it is beautiful. There’s probably more orders on the way. Thank you…… I am way excited.
Henry Y.

Received my Diablo! This little cannon was well worth the wait! It is now my favorite weapon! Heavy for its size but nice because it helps tame the recoil of this beast! The fit and finish is superb, with no machining marks present anywhere. the bluing is flawless. AGC also included a nice ramrod which was not mentioned at time of purchase. After firing mine over a hundred times i have noticed no significant wear on any of the parts. The shot patterns very well to have such a short barrel. The only negative thing i have to comment on is the short grip. It is functional and handles well, but i have large hands and theres nothing to wrap my pinky finger around. I do carry mine in my car and it fits perfectly in my cupholder 🙂 Two thumbs up for American Gun Craft!!
Charles S

My gun is beautiful & is well worth the wait. Anyway thank you very much & i want the other one as soon as i can afford it, so,,,, keep me posted of any sales you may be planning. Again , i am very very happy with my new gun.
Garland in KY

I received my Diablo 12 gauge pistol and it is beautiful.
Karl in WA

Hello: I received my Blued & Rosewood pistol…Great Job!
Christopher C in GA

Nickel showed up tuday
U are rite!!!!! It is awesome!!!!
David B

I just wanted to let you know that I received my Diablo and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE it. Very well made and beautiful. I’ll definitely be showing it to my friends and hopefully I can send some business your way. Keep up the good work,
Mark H

Thank you folks so much We just received our beautiful Diablos. I feel the most protected with the double-barreled 12 guage. Can you imagine some bad guy’s reaction when he tries to invade one’s safety and stares down those double-barrels? May the Good Lord bless ya’ll. Just like the Good Lord, you are saving people. ……………… Best regards, Larry K. p.s. You all got the “America” right in your name.
Larry K.

I just want you to know that I received my double barrel 12 gauge pistol. It’s beautiful. I love it. Thank you so much for such a unique weapon. I’m attaching a picture. Feel free to post on your website.
Michael C.

I received the pistol this morning. It is nice. I’ve attached some photos for you use. I’ve taken it by a Black Powder / Ammo Specialist here in … NC. He was speechless. It was worth the extended wait. My only critical observation which may be a non-issue is the small grip. We shall see. ….I appreciate everything
John H