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About a year ago a bought a single trigger SxS thinking I could use it late season when thicker gloves are needed and double trigger guns cant be used because of the thicker gloves. This is the only single trigger SxS I have. I know its common that people think they could never run a double trigger gun, but I'm having the opposite occur. It doesnt happen on clays, but once last December and once this week I found myself trying to pull the back of the trigger guard for a second shot on live birds. Ive never had the problem with my OU single trigger gun. Anybody have similar issues?
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Joined: 27 Jan 2016
Location: Oswego, Kansas
Yes, I have four double trigger sxs guns that I use most. When I get out my CZ Ringneck, which was my first sxs and a good skeet gun, The first target I swing on I am reaching for that front trigger that is missing
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I prefer the instant choice available with a double trigger, but it can lead to problems of taking a shot and then having to remember instantaneously for the second shot if I need to go forward or back for the trigger. With clay targets I am prepared for the situation - it's the live birds that surprise me that causes the issues- so I suppose both type triggers have their strong and weak points- probably more weak points with the operator than with the trigger- at least in my case.
I seldom shoot a single trigger gun but when I do, I frequently pull my finger out of the guard and try to insert it behind the trigger. If I am concentrating, I can avoid this but if a bird startles me it happens almost every time.
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Prefer double triggers, but have never had a problem going back and forth from double trigger side by side to single trigger over and under. Though I wish my Fatherís Browning Superposed had double triggers, and it was a 16 instead of 12.
Joined: 05 Oct 2020
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I grew up on autos, used to bang bang bang. Got into O/U with single trigger bang bang. Have tried SxS with 2 triggers. May as well give me a single shot. I own one SxS its a Beretta with a single trigger.
My dad prefers double trigger but thats what he grew up with.
Reading these reminded me of back when I'd go duck/goose hunting (when lead shot was legal). I had an A5 12ga 2 3/4". since i had two different loads, one for ducks, one for geese rather than be changing out the shells as the birds were approaching, I borrowed a pump 12 ga so that I could have one loaded for ducks, the other for geese. I recall several times if I was shooting the pump that I'd keep pressing the trigger expecting it to fire and other time I'd fire then pull on the fore end of the A5 trying to eject the shell. Seems to me I decided to just take the A5 and shoot 2 shot magnums regardless whether it was ducks or geese.
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I'm a fan of the DT. All seven of my sxs guns are DT, as is one of my o/u guns.
If I still could hunt, though, I'd likely pick a pump gun. Nowadays I just shoot clays in reasonable weather so the glove thing isn't an issue.
Hunting birds over my three GSPs, the single trigger, either selective or non-selective, is for me the simplest and easiest trigger to use. The right and then left barrel is appropriate for nearly every upland hunting situation. On the rare occasion the the tighter choke is needed, I simply blow through the right barrel to get the desired choke. Surprisingly, quite often the looser choke does the job even on those long shots. What I do find to be a disadvantage is the inertia trigger on a delayed covey flush where you have the gun broken open to reload from shooting the early birds and the rest of the covey launches. Slamming the gun closed results in a click on the empty barrel and then nothing. The trigger I actually prefer on my hunting SXSs is a non-selective mechanical trigger and of course ejectors to speed up those reloads.
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