Over Under Shotguns For Sale
GrabAGun | Over-Under Shotguns for Sale
The double barreled shotgun was developed in 1875, with relatively few changes since that time. The modern innovations that have occurred have made the double barreled shotgun the gun of choice in skeet, trap and sporting clays shooting, as well as with many hunters. In recent years over-under shotguns for sale have experienced a further rise in popularity, partially due to homeowners selecting them for home and property defense.
As the name implies, the over-under shotguns have two barrels. There are advantages to the over-under shotgun for bird and target shooting. They load and unload by breaking them open, and when broken open the gun can’t fire as the action and the barrels are no longer connected, providing a safety feature by design. A good over-under shotgun will also seem to be lighter to carry than pumps or automatic guns. The over-under shotguns for sale as a double barrel shotgun, are easier to clean and care for than any other type of shotgun. A good over-under shotgun is very reliable to operate and when kept properly lubricated, heavy use isn’t likely to wear it out. It is for this reason, that the over-under shotgun is often weapons handed down through the generations.
A significant advantage of the over-under shotgun is its ability to provide access to more than one choke at a time. Skeet for example, uses crossing targets in a narrow range of distance, and only require one choke. While other sports such as sporting clays, provide targets at various ranges and must be engaged at different ranges, making the double barrel ideal for this sport. Having two barrels enables the shooter to use a more open choke for near targets, and a tighter choke for more distant targets, providing the optimal shot pattern for each distance and target.
The barrels of a double-barreled shotgun are not parallel, but, slightly angled so that shots from the barrels converge, usually at “40 yards out”. In the over-under shotgun with a parallel rib, both barrels’ discharges will keep to the dead center, with the discharge from the under barrel shooting higher than the discharge from the over barrel after 40 yards. This means of converging targets allows for accuracy at practical ranges of their intended scope of use.
As a personal defense weapon, assailants often find the sight of two barrels to be intimidating, and it isn’t uncommon for a confrontation with a double barrel to be enough to frighten some would be criminals away. Certainly any who have seen the devastating damage a shotgun is capable of, regardless of the number of barrels will think twice before engaging a shotgun.
GrabAGun offers a large selection of quality over-under shotguns for sale. Brands such as Beretta, Browning, Mossberg, Savage, Ruger, Tactical Imports and Winchester are included in our selection to name a few. Shop our site, and if you fail to find the over-under shotguns for sale that you seek give our helpful customer service agents a call, we can order the shotgun you need and apply the GrabAGun discount.