Side by Side or pump?...12 .ga

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    Side by Side or pump?...12 .ga

    For home defense and carry in the truck, I prefer the side by side double instead of the pump. For myself, the balance and sighting are perfect. They're stronger and tighter than a pump to give you more power and less re-coil. I've installed a Remington SuperCell re-coil pad that makes even the 3 inch magnums a piece of cake. Whats your choice?

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    I like 'em both.........a lot.

    The Stoger Coach gun has a special place in my HD lineup, but either will do you justice for the job needed.
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    I love the feel and balance of a nice SxS double. I just can't get past the problem of there only being two rounds immediately available. So, it's pump for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    I love the feel and balance of a nice SxS double. I just can't get past the problem of there only being two rounds immediately available. So, it's pump for me.
    +1 on that.
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    I'm liking the Stoeger Double Defense



    but I would stick with the Mossberg setup for HD

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldshellback View Post
    I like 'em both.........a lot.

    The Stoger Coach gun has a special place in my HD lineup, but either will do you justice for the job needed.
    Yes, a Coach gun is the bomb! I like evrything about it. The history, the utilitarian design, and of course it's cool as James Dean.

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    Oh man a double barrel in synthetic?!?!?! That thing is just wrong!
    (Just my opinion- if you like it help yourself)

    I love a double barrel for the cool factor but it's gotta be wood!! I prefer the pump for the more rounds though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NRATodd View Post
    Oh man a double barrel in synthetic?!?!?! That thing is just wrong!
    The Stoeger coach guns have one option in black hardwood stocks. They aren't synthetic.
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    Yeah, I gotta go with CCW9mm... I gotta have more than 2 shells for a HD weapon...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PointnClick View Post
    Yeah, I gotta go with CCW9mm... I gotta have more than 2 shells for a HD weapon...
    I keep my coach gun as a HD gun...the extra shells come from the Kimber on my hip.
    The coach gun only welcomes the first two or three through the front/back door. I believe the rest of the dirtbags in line will get the idea.
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    My home defense shotgun is the same one that I hunt with every fall; a 12 gauge A. H Fox from 1911 with 30" barrels. I also shoot skeet and sporting clays with it during rhe summer.

    My advice to others is to take your home defense shotgun to a local trap or skeet range, and shoot 50 clay birds. You may discover that hitting a moving target with birdshot is much more difficult than you think.

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    I like my older Ithaca 37 pumper because of the ultra positive feed and bottom eject.

    Also the fact that the receiver is very strong and fully machined from a solid billet of Steel.

    And....and the fact that you can keep the trigger depressed and the Ithaca will fire with every forward stroke of the pump.
    That's a fun, fast, and effective feature.
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    I love a classic double barrel. But when the life of me or my family is in question, I grab my mossberg 500 HD.

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    I really like them both. For HD, I would use either, but prefer a pump action. There is something about a short double though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I keep my coach gun as a HD gun...the extra shells come from the Kimber on my hip.
    The coach gun only welcomes the first two or three through the front/back door. I believe the rest of the dirtbags in line will get the idea.
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