Gun Review: Stoeger Silverado Coach Gun (12 Gauge)

34 responses

  1. avatar
    February 28, 2011

    Great review!

    I love my Stoeger. I just have the plain-jane model…stock is standard, not English, and it isn’t finished quite as nicely. The barrels are standard blued as well. Still looks great though, very traditional. Other specs are more or less the same. Price point is about $80-$100 less, so one can be had easily for $350-$400 bucks.

    I did check out the Silverado when I bought mine, and the fit and finish are pretty sweet. You’re right, the finish on the stock is almost a thing of beauty, and those nickel barrels/action contrast quite nicely with the dark walnut.

    And yes, it does kill pigeons like nobody’s business!

  2. avatar
    February 28, 2011

    Another great review from Roy! I gots to get me one of them Coach Guns.

  3. avatar
    Travis Leibold
    February 28, 2011

    I luz me summa dat!!!

  4. avatar
    March 13, 2011

    We have had a Coach Gun in the family since ’91. Dad and I both love that rig. He has made good use of it in his “War Of The Birds”.

  5. avatar
    March 31, 2011

    Nice review. I recently bought the plain jane model stoeger coach gun, however mine is the single trigger. It’s a fun little no frills gun that really packs a bang behind it. I took it to the local gun range and set it at an average “in-the-home” distance. using regular bird shot i blew the entire black area out of the target. The only problem i’ve had with it was that the screws in the forarm came loose. All you have to do it tighten those screws up and you’re back to business. Good gun for the money considering you could spend double or triple on a side by side shotgun.

  6. avatar
    September 12, 2011

    Nice review, but one question left unanswered for me: how is the extraction/reloading? Finicky? Fast? Easy?

    • avatar
      October 5, 2013

      This model is equipped with standard extractors (not ejectors) which push shells out of the chamber by about 1/4″ when fully open. It is a cock-on-break style, meaning that once you’ve fired, opening the action takes a little more effort (doesn’t just fall open). I hear the cowboy action guys polish up the chambers so that fired shells fall out simply with a quick jerk backwards.
      Mine in particular can be opened without removing it from my shoulder; you can then either hold it with the forward hand and spin it until the shells drop, or reach forward and flick them out with your fingertips. All in all pretty easy and smooth.

  7. avatar
    October 31, 2011

    Nice review, I own a few coach guns. Right now, I have one at the gun smith’s shop. Having him make me a .460 barrel set for it. It’s going to be my pack gun/ go every where gun.

  8. avatar
    November 2, 2011

    Would it be possible to put a modified choke in the right barrel so it would shot streight?

    • avatar
      Ryan N
      June 12, 2012

      The Stoeger Coach Gun Supreme has removable chokes and come with a set of both so for the extra 50.00 it seams like its worth it, plus it has a recoil pad installed too.

  9. avatar
    November 13, 2011

    The Coach Gun Supreme is a thing of wonder on the trap range. Out of the box, 1st time shooting trap ever, and I started at 13/25 the first day out, and my last round was 24/25 on the second trip to the range. Every score has been better than the previous. I love this gun.

  10. avatar
    January 3, 2012

    love my coach gun..have the plain jane model…didnt know the ic was r barrell and modified was left barrel…shoots great with 7.5 shot dove loads..bought some number 6 today..i use it for rattlesnakes on our texas deer lease..also love to watch cactus disappear

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    chris hardesty
    January 23, 2012

    I traded an old flintlock kit gun to my ex brother inlaw for his never fired coachman nickleplate. Think he bought it to look at himself in the mirror .lol. hes a trip. Thought my daughter could use it for home protection a bit quicker, she’s fifteen and I’m a single dad. I trained her to load it, shoot it, and break it down. Moved into deep ruel kentucky, from the city, where the coyote packs run and the meth heads cook!…If im late from work, sure does feel good to know, with a phone call she’ll get that gun, jack two rounds,and eight more in the sling, till i get home. It would be a bad place to find yourself at the other end of those two barrels…….Love My Coachman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. avatar
    March 13, 2012

    I was fearful of barrel misalignment when I got a Baikal “coach gun” but the darned thing hits on the bead with both barrels and when we got another one for my wife, we found it’s the same. The folks in the Russian AK factory know how to build a side by side!

  13. avatar
    Doug Preston
    March 16, 2012

    I bought new Stoeger single trigger 12 ga. last summer when I started CAS. I had trouble with it firing both barrels simultaneously……..sometimes. Did the same with other guys shooting it. Sent back to Stoeger. They basically said I was not holding it properly. Since getting it back still does it. See on a CAS forum that others have had problems too. Will be sending back again. Would like a refund. I don’t want it.
    Doug Preston

  14. avatar
    March 29, 2012

    great review. one quibble– it’s bonsai for the tree, instead of bonzai. the battle cry is banzai.

  15. avatar
    June 9, 2012

    Stoeger’s parent company isn’t Benelli. Its Beretta. The Stoeger Cougar is a Beretta 8000 series. Stoeger is a Beretta company.

    • avatar
      July 15, 2013

      It’s benelli go to there site it’s right there

      • avatar
        August 8, 2013

        I think they’re all related

      • avatar
        October 29, 2013

        Here is an excerpt from the Beretta Wikipedia page:

        “The parent company, Beretta Holding, also owns Beretta USA, Benelli, Franchi, SAKO, Stoeger, Tikka, Uberti, and the Burris Optics company.”

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    Randy Hebb
    August 25, 2012

    In resopnes to Doug Preston; Unfortunatly the single trigger Stoeger Coach Guns seem to be problematic. Most work well from the factory, some just seem to be un-repairable for some reason. Ask Stoeger to replace it with a duel trigger model, you will have no more issues. Part of the problem is this fact; the Stoeger is a very low cost gun. They only have so much time in the factory to “tune” the gun. If they took more time you would have to pay more money. Single trigger SxS’s take a lot of “tuning” to get just right. That’s way the duel trigger are better, they require less “tuning” and are easy for the local gunsmith to adjust or repair.
    Stoeger is one of the last low cost SxS makers left in the world and they make a good gun for the money. If you talk to enough people who own guns you will hear horror stories about every brand. Best of luck to you!

  17. avatar
    September 5, 2012

    I have a 12 ga. Stoeger coach gun and absolutely love it. I have rid my garden of groundhogs with #5 turkey loads. Killed two at 40 yards and they never moved out of their tracks. One still had string beans hanging out of his mouth. It is death on black birds. I can put it under the seat of my Honda Ruckus, in a case, and head to the woods.

  18. avatar
    November 28, 2012

    Great review!! And great writing style!

  19. avatar
    David Higginbotham
    December 24, 2012

    have purchase a Stoeger Coach Gun 20ga double barrell from a gun show, request where I can purchase the removable chokes. also is there a manual for this gun? Thank you.

  20. avatar
    February 5, 2013

    David, Provided you have the Supreme Model, you can change the Chokes with
    Win-Chokes, available at MOST Gun supply outlet stores. The NON Supreme Model Shotgun has Fixed Chokes and are not removable.
    You can View a Copy of the Owner’s Manual here >
    or you could call Stoeger @ (301) 283-6300 and request a Hard Copy.


  21. avatar
    Drew Holtwisch
    March 23, 2013

    Has anyone else had problems with re-assembly? I was told the gun must be cocked to get the barrel back into place, but mine currently isn’t…is there a fix anyone knows of? Thanks!


    • avatar
      March 24, 2013

      Drew, You will find the INFORMATION your seeking in the Post
      Just PRIOR TO YOURS. (posted on the 5th of Feb) THE YOUTUBE LINK
      If you watch the Video of the Instruction Manuel, at the very end,
      AFTER THE VIDEO, there is a seperate SET OF INSTRUCTIONS
      on just what YOU NEED TO DO

  22. avatar
    Coyote Hunter
    March 24, 2013

    Drew, Easy IF YOU know how, BUT TUFF OTHER WISE
    First a little coach gun anatomy. Ever notice the two little hinged things sticking out of the forward end of the receiver that sort of just flop around after the barrels are removed. You probably played with them, wondering what they actually do. These hinged bits are part of the hammer cocking mechanism. When the forward grip is fitted onto the barrels they actually protrude into the rear portion of the grip. When the action is opened after shooting the grip presses against these hinged bits and presses them rearward. This cocks the hammers as you are opening the shotgun.

    Once this is understood, the rest is simple for our predicament. All you have to do is push these hinged parts rearward to cock the hammers. The easiest way is to grip the butt stock as if ready to shoot and position the shotgun receiver so that you can press the hinged parts (making sure that they are positioned in their forward orientation) against a board or bench. Not too much pressure is needed, you will hear the hammers cock and you are quickly be back into the game.
    In my comment, above on FEB.5th, if you watch the Video provided, at the end of the Video, IT ALSO EXPLAINS THE PROCEDURE>

  23. avatar
    Paul Stokes
    April 18, 2013

    Wrere can I by a coach gun?

    • avatar
      Coyote Hunter
      April 19, 2013

      I was just in a Sportsmans Wearhouse Store yesterday, and they had 4 on their shelf. If you have one of their stores in your area, that would be a good place to look. (they can also do inner store transfers if need be) Check Bass Pro / Cabelas / Gander Mountain, or any of the LARGER BIG BOX Sporting goods stores. It shouldn’t be too difacult to find a Stoeger.

  24. avatar
    May 22, 2013

    We’re moving out to the sticks , so I’m claiming that I want this for my wife – which is kinda true . The possibility of snakes , varmints ( 2 & 4 legs ) is real , I prefer ” point & shoot ” with a scattergun over her looking for her CCW Sig P225 , and it is SO SIMPLE to operate .

    My initial thought was to go cheap – a Norinco w/ external hammers & sling for ~ $250 . Strictly for Home defense . Not anymore . Sheila don’t know or care about choke or an English stock , external hammers vs. internal hammers … but I do .

    This little critter has the potential to be a fine ” multi- tasker ” . Make Momma feel safe , home defense , nice truck / bird gun & I won’t cry too much if it gets scratched due to the price .

    I got away from reloading shotgun shells because of problems with them feeding after 3 reloads through my automatics – and factory new WERE cheap @ Bass Pro / Cabela’s . Now that almost EVERY round is a buck a shot , I could deal with a reasonable quality SXS . Never had a problem with reloads in any O/U or SXS I’ve ever had . Gonna part company with my old Winchester 101′s & L.C. Smith’s , a Browning & a Benneli and rely upon the Stoeger as a farm / ranch tool .

  25. avatar
    September 19, 2013

    Big 5 in northern CA has them on sale now for $389 until 09/21/2013. Gonna get one.

  26. avatar
    January 28, 2014

    I just bought a satin nickel 12 GA for $349 including shipping on the web. I can’t wait for it to get here. I also bought some 12 to 20 GA converters in stainless steel for flexibility. I’m ready for the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. avatar
    February 26, 2014

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