Stoeger Coach - What would you change?

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    Stoeger Coach - What would you change?

    Just got a new Stoeger Coach Supreme (Nickel) in 12 gauge. I've always liked short doubles but seemed to keep trading them for something else. This one I liked because it has removeable chokes and is nickel.

    Looking for suggestions on what changes to make on it, if any. I've had two thoughts:

    1. Shells don't drop right out but they are not hard either - so may want to get chambers lightly polished. (I've shot it and it handles great.)

    2. I'd also like to get a sling swivels on it but don't know how to mount swivel to barrel or if it would have to be in the wood. Also, I have not seen any swivels that were nickel or stainless. Any suggestions?

    Any other suggestions or ideas? This is mainly to have around the house or carry in the truck in addition to my handgun. I like short shotguns and have an old Mossberg 500A in nickel but just like the double. The double is more fun to shoot and with todays light recoil loads it is pretty handy.

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    John

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    I have had the same gun for a couple of years. I too love the 12 ga coach gun for HD.

    Here where to send it for some fantastic work...

    Coyote Cap Gunworks

    Here's what Coyote did for me...
    Honed the chambers so shells would drop out from gravity alone.
    Carefully removed sharp edges from around the breach face and the chamber mouths to reduce hangups.
    Modified the firing pin...sightly longer (this avoids a problem with Stoegers after may rounds)
    Smoothed up the internals, including a spring kit that made it easier to operate the lever that opens the gun. (The gun literally 'falls open'.)
    Disabled the automatic safety that engaged every time the gun was opened. The safety can still be engaged manually.
    Added a larger bead sight...for eyes in their 60's.

    When I got it back, it was a different gun. He took an inexpensive Stoeger and made it ready for competition...really smooth.

    Give him a call, he is well-known in the cowboy shooting arena.

    Hope this helps.

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    retsupt99 and chorizo - thanks for information and suggestions. Very helpful. I may be back later with more questions.

    Thanks again.

    John

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    I also added an XS sights Big Dot tritium front sight:

    XS Sight Systems - Shotgun Sights
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chorizo View Post
    I also added an XS sights Big Dot tritium front sight:

    XS Sight Systems - Shotgun Sights
    The Big Dot sights are nice. Put one on my Glock 36 and wife's Glock 26.

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    My .02 cents. Have the Stainless / Blue verision, single trigger.

    1. could use a sling
    2. easier to crack it open
    3. manual safety
    4. shell extractors.

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    I have the Rossi Coach Gun with the "rabbit ear" exposed hammers. I love that gun because it is readily ascertainable to tell if the weapon is cocked even in the dark. I like the blued barrels, something about shiny nickel that is just too eye catching, especially in a low light situation where ambient light can reflect and draw the BGs attention to your location. I would like a more positive shell extractor. But otherwise I like the chokes, the double triggers and the spare ammo butt cuff I slid on for next to no money.
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    Is this strictly an HD shotgun? If so polish the chambers, practice dumping the empties and reloading....and there you have it. Ditch the swivels. Good Luck!
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    Appreciate the suggestions. FYI - it will be a HD gun but also one that goes in the truck. I also just happen to like shooting the darn thing. Although I live in the desert now, liked the nickel just for "maintenance" if it is sitting out, left in vehicle or exposed to moisture. (A few strips of black or camo tape can easily cover barrels if I want.)

    Right now I'm planning to send it to Coyote Cap for "slicking up."

    Thanks

    John

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    I've got a Stevens 411 double, cut down to 18 1/4 barrel. Added a Remington SuperCell re-coil pad...SWEEEET!

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    If you want a "pretty" gun and don't plan on using it much or getting 10 feet outside of your truck or home, sure ditch the swivels.

    If you plan on using the gun, being outside, carrying the gun for any length of time, get swivels studs on it so you can add a sling to carry the gun or free your hands up for other things while still maintaining control over your weapon.
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    My Marine friend(Chorizo)has a valid point about the swivels. I stand corrected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old grunt View Post
    My Marine friend(Chorizo)has a valid point about the swivels. I stand corrected.
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