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has anyone seen these things? the first one is a maverick over/under with tac rails, and the second one is a stoeger side by side coach gun with tac rails. both were right around $450 (if i remember correctly) at cabela's. not sure what to think about them... they seem a little pointless but at the same time i think i want them haha


edit-the stoeger doesnt come with the optics or flashlight-just rails
 

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Saw 'em at a gunshow a few months back, I thought they were cool. Still bought my 870 w/Knoxx stock and mag extension for less, though, and we all know what's going to be more effective for defensive use.
 

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Both look cool. But I'll rely on my Mossy 500 for HD.
My preference is a good solid 500A myself, but there are itches with it. They aren't as fast on the second shot as an auto or double gun. that double will fire the first two shots as fast as you can pull the trigger(s).
A double gun isn't going to get short cycled. A pump gun, you have to run it like you mean it.
 

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they're neat.

depending on what that maverick runs, I'd be tempted to get it.

I'd probably rely on my Mossy 500 for most uses, but either wouldn't be a bad truck gun.

the finish on the Stoeger is bad enough that I wouldn't care if it got beat up some.
 

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Spooled!

Ok anyways, double defence, in short this shotgun is awesome. Yes there is debades as for SxS being less effective as a HD choice shotgun. Nevertheless its still a shotgun and one well placed shot is all it will take to stop a intruder cold. If youre not confident and knoleged in firing and operating your weapon of choice, practice. This is my first SxS shotgun so I will admit my reload times are less than satisfactory. In the event that I may face a intruder though I honestly would not hesitate to grab this shotgun to defend my life and property.

The breakover is smooth and the weapon is solid made. On brass loads it operates flawlessly, steel loads not so good. It takes more effort to breakover due to exspansion and puts more pressure on the extractor. The factory bead picks up light well. The rails may be assinine to some or most but pair up a small red dot and surefire and it makes this all the better for HD. Ported barrels to their job and keep you from rising. First time out with this shotgun I have a 870 and Norinco. Firing off all three with the same loads Rem. 3" mag 00 and Rem. 3" #4 this shotgun was the loudest and kicked the hardest. Shot placement from the hip was also very easy.













If you let both of these shots lose on a intruder and you miss, I garentee that person at the very least will need a change of drawrs.

Winchester, also a good shotgun. Never used it but messed with it at the show. O/U guns will have a closer spread than SxS due to barrel orientation.

just my lil review and $.02.
 

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It's not tacticool, but I have a Stoeger Coach gun in my bedroom. Personally, I think it's a great hunker-down home-defense weapon. It's simple and effective. What more could you want?
 

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Tactical doubles don't make sence to me. Why limit yourself to two shots.
Because you're guaranteed those two shots. A double won't have feed issues, like both a semi-auto or pump can.

Not my choice, but I do see the utility of 'em; the O/U just looks all kinds of wrong, and I like it.
 

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It's a really neat shotgun! Local fleet store has them in stock. This is the kinda gun my dad would need for personal defense... KISS (keep it simple stupid) gun.
 

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Double barrels , suit a great purpose. If you want a SD shotgun but don't want to train alot with it. It keeps things nice and simple when your nerves could be at their worst.
 
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