View Full Version : 12 Gauge side by side with ejectors?

September 7, 2002, 06:28 PM
I was recently kicking around the idea of picking up a double barrel 12 gauge side by side to supplement my home defense gun. My Remington 870 is a bit unwieldy for the purpose with the 28" barrel. A friend just picked up a 12 gauge "Coach Gun" for CAS and I liked it. My question is though, does anybody still make a side by side with ejectors instead of extractors on the barrel?

For a shotgun with this role in mind, I want something that can be reloaded quickly, and hauling the hulls out of the chambers manually is not what I had in mind for "fast". Growing up, a neighbor had a 12 Gauge that would kick both hulls completely clear when it was openned.

Any help would be appreciated.

September 8, 2002, 12:38 AM
I have a norinco coach gun and it is pretty cool for $170 at big 5 sports but really for home defense i would rather have a pump 500 or 590 for these reasons

first with 2 barrels its pretty heavy and seems to have more recoil than my pump gun. its slow to reload and fire you have to load it pull back the hammers then fire each trigger.

if I were you I wouldn't get a coach they just aren't that practical.

Dave McC
September 8, 2002, 06:38 AM
First, a used riot bbl for your 870 will cost less than a double and work better. Doubles can be decent HD tools, but there's no way you'll get a faster third shot off with a double than an 870, ejectors or not.

All that aside, one can get a fairly fast reload with a extractor euqipped double by turning it over after firing and snapping the action open briskly.Gravity aids the removal of the empties. Turn it over again and shove in two new shells at the same time.


September 9, 2002, 01:29 AM
I saw that Big 5 has those Norincos on sale this week for $159. Have you had any problems with yours? It looks like it would be a good fun gun.