This is a discussion on Coach Guns within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Rob72 Two thoughts: 1) You can miss with a shotty 2) You only get 2 tries with a Coach Mine is for ...
Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est.-Seneca
"If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. If I have a gun, what do I have to be paranoid about?" -Clint Smith
"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." -Jeff Cooper
I've got a Stoeger 12g and it's a good little shotgun. A might stout with high brass, but an easy carry. A butt sleeve with an assortment of shells completes the package. The 20g might be less of a bear, for the fairer sex.
...one jagged hole!
I have a Stoeger Coach gun in polished nickel. It was not an expensive little dbl bbl...but, I spent an extra couple of C-notes and had it re worked.
See "Coyote Cap" on the I-net. When I got my coach gun back, I couldn't believe the difference. Smooth opening, larger bead, and shells won't stick. This also eliminates future problems that Stoegers can have.
The site itself, and/or a call to Coyote Cap can fill you in on his work...it was worth it!
If you have additional questions...pm me.
I really like the little gun. Someone asked me if my new Stoeger had a 'breaking in period'...I said yes, "Between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.
The 00 buck gets the attention of those in front and the Kimber's continue the reception.
"That I cannot do."
"Give this to, uh, Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. After all we're not murderers in spite of what this undertaker thinks."
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When I was knee-high to a grasshopper, my Great Uncle (I am named after him ) would let me "look" at his gun collection (the old, ancient and antique). It included a very old (C&R?) 12GA S X S pistol with about a 10-12" barrel and a pistol grip. He called it a "coach pistol". He has since died, and the guns went to his son and daughter, so I haven't seen it since. I'd give three yoo whoos and take an asswhuppin' to see it again. That was one really cool pistol............I couldn't even find a comparable picture of it anywhere..... Darn
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"But if they don't exist, how can a man see them?"
"You may think I'm pompous, but actually I'm pedantic... let me explain the difference."
"Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don't ever apologize for anything."
Wonder if that is legal now!a very old (C&R?) 12GA S X S pistol with about a 10-12" barrel and a pistol grip
Reminds me of Mel Gibson's piece in Mad Max
Chris - P95
NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.
"To own a gun and assume that you are armed
is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."
http://www.rkba-2a.com/ - a portal for 2A links, articles and some videos.
my wife and i have a pair of chinese coach guns. a 20 for her and a 12 for me.
they may not be as practical as a pump gun for defense, but they will do the job if needed.
we have other weapons for defense.
the main reason we got these is the fun factor.
when you pull the hammers back, it gets people's attention.