Discussion in 'On Topic' started by 7lvis, Nov 11, 2007.
is it 2 triggers rather than 1 usually?
would 1 be prefereable?
ive seen both, but i belive 2 triggers is more common
Two triggers are old-school. Most these days have some sort of barrel-switching mechanism and one trigger.
from the majority that i've seen, most newer O/U have one trigger but SxS still have two. I could be mistaken, though.
Two triggers is nice because you can use two different loads at once given the situation. Usually concerning distance to the target/game. With a O/U that has a switch and one trigger, you have to flip it before you pick the barrell you're shooting from. Two triggers is instant.
I have a Ithica side by side 12 gauge and it only has 1 trigger, it also does NOT have a barrel selector, open close chamber barrel #1 ( Left ) is cocked,
Fire weapon, recoil rod in butt pad ( looks like a sissy pad ) is depressed cocking and selecting barrel #2 ( right ) I love this weapon.
I say its mine but really it's my dads, Only gun i will take bird hunting its SO MUCH LIGHTER then any 870 I have ever held which makes a big fucking differance when flushing birds.
The only draw back is its impossible to fire both barrels at the same time.
My superposed has a switch that selects which barrel will fire first, and a recoil-operated switcher for the second shot.
I have two cheap 12 ga doubles.
An old Baikal over under with 2x triggers
And a new Stoeger SxS with 2x triggers.
My dad has a benelli with single selective and he prefers the old Baikal for quick shots.
My father has a s/s that's two triggered. I can't recall the make, but I believe it's fairly old (I think it was my grandfather's originally).
do americans use them much for defensive purposes
doubles? some people still do, but more and more people are using pumps or autos
Yeah my father still uses a double for home defense, but I think I'd rather go with a pump personally.
I'll be going 11-87 or 1100 personally
in the wild west did they use double shotguns and lever rifles with revolvers as their side arm?
That question necessitates a very general answer.
No, and they didn't use horses as their primary mode of transportation either.
My Browning Citori has one trigger with a barrel selector.