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Coach gun for home defense?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by MikeJ, Jan 2, 2003.

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  1. ROCK6

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    Great thread despite the frequent resurrections :D

    I personally have a Mossy 590 on my side of the bed (along with an AR). However, my wife struggled with the pumps and really didn't want to invest the time to train on it. She's quite proficient with her handguns, but I still wanted her to have a shotgun on her side of the bed...especially when I'm deployed or gone for extended times (such as now in Afghanistan). I picked up a Baikal coach...it wasn't expensive and more of an experiment. My wife loves it. She doesn't care to shoot to many of the full-powered buckshot loads, but understands their purpose for home defense. The size and weight fits her well; two shotgun rounds are better than none. She needs to work on her reloading, but at least she enjoys shooting it and is comfortable with it by the bed. My only regret was not letting her try a 20 gauge. I really think that would have better a better choice for her considering her frame and size and recoil tolerance. She's okay with the 12 ga, but I think she could be better with the 20 gauge. I may get her a new one and give the Baikal to my son...???

    She did shoot my Mossy 930 and actually like that, but needs a shorter stock. That's another good option, but for now...she has her 9mm and coach gun by the bed while I'm playing in Afghanistan...I can sleep comfortably enough with that.

    I have really considered picking up a Stoeger coach for the same reason of being able to break it down for road trips. Either that or pick up a another cheap Mossberg 500 (or both:D).

    Regardless, it's a great thread to read on the other side of the world...cheers and happy holidays!

    ROCK6
     
  2. dprice3844444

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    mike,after you left loose with the first round,it's gonna be hard to see through the brown cloud much less worry bout short stroking it.
     
  3. schultzie

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    Hey KodiakBeer,

    Where did you get the leather buttstock ammunition carrier?


    For me, my new stoeger coach gun points naturally and I believe that I could accurately launch two rounds much more quickly than with my beloved model 12 or my M1S90 (assuming starting from a low ready position). When things go bad, the first on target will secure a distinct advantage. I'll reserve final judgement until I train further with the coach gun -- got to polish the chambers first.

    Happy New Year,
    Richard
     
  4. RevolvingGarbage

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    Having kept a pump action 12 gauge around for defense in the past, and now having a 16 gauge coach gun for the same purpose, I can honestly say that I feel more confident in the double.

    I never realized how clunky and akward the pump action was until I got to use the double. the pointability and feel is just so much more natural.

    The disadvantages are certainly worth noting. Two rounds is not a great amount of firepower, but if one practices reloads its not exactly slow to run either.
     
  5. dprice3844444

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    if they madem with auto ejectors,it would be so much nicer.crack the action,spents pop out,no fumbling with spent shells.

    escort shotguns through legacy sports sells a nice 18 inch interchangeable choke over/under plastic furniture. ham12ou11801 model.with lower rail

    http://www.legacysports.com/products/esc_ou.html
     
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