GUN what type of triggers do double shotguns usually have?

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  1. 7lvis

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    is it 2 triggers rather than 1 usually?

    would 1 be prefereable?
     
  2. DIAFatty

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    ive seen both, but i belive 2 triggers is more common
     
  3. JaimeZX

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    Two triggers are old-school. Most these days have some sort of barrel-switching mechanism and one trigger.
     
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    from the majority that i've seen, most newer O/U have one trigger but SxS still have two. I could be mistaken, though.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  7. JaimeZX

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    My superposed has a switch that selects which barrel will fire first, and a recoil-operated switcher for the second shot.
     
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    Same
     
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    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.
     
  10. VladTemplar

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    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).
     
  11. 7lvis

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    do americans use them much for defensive purposes
     
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    doubles? some people still do, but more and more people are using pumps or autos
     
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    Yeah my father still uses a double for home defense, but I think I'd rather go with a pump personally.
     
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    I'll be going 11-87 or 1100 personally :o
     
  15. 7lvis

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    in the wild west did they use double shotguns and lever rifles with revolvers as their side arm?
     
  16. JaimeZX

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    That question necessitates a very general answer.
     
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    No, and they didn't use horses as their primary mode of transportation either. :eek3:
     
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    My Browning Citori has one trigger with a barrel selector.
     

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