This is a discussion on Stoeger Double Defense within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Rcher I dont see much need for the optics on a HD shotgun. The front bead is all you should need. I ...
I don't know too much about these guns, but, the first shotgun I ever shot was a double brl. Front trigger one barrel, back both barrels. Lets say I learned the hard way how that worked.
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I like Stoeger, I have a SxS 12 gauge and I hope to acquire a O/U at some point. While this particular one isn't necessary for me I do like the plain coach guns!
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I like the finish on that coachgun, but could honestly do without the rails.
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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.
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I think it looks pretty darn cool. Its reasonably priced too.
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I just looked at one of these today at a local gun shop here in the Twin Cities...
Honestly, for a HD gun, I don't need the rail or all of the other crud on this.
I do see great purpose in coach guns as a HD shotgun or as a truck gun.. just don't think they need all of the tacticool stuff on them to be effective ;)
when I first saw this I wondered if they hired Gunkid ( anyone remember him) to design this.The more I think about it the more I want one.
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I've been wanting one of the all nickel Coach Gun Supremes for a while now but that Double Defense looks real good and more practical too. I don't want the sight but like the light and rails. Hmmm. I think it may be the ticket.
isn't it odd, there are somethings being produced, ya just GOT TO HAVE
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I have my version:
It has an XS tritium big dot front sight on it and I have installed sling swivels with a 5 shot stock cuff.
I also carry it in bear/lion/wolf country when back country fishing.
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