Taylor’s Wyatt Earp Coach Gun is not just a shotgun that performs well. The name alone is a legend in the old Wild West made famous by Wyatt Earp himself.
Taylor’s Wyatt Earp Coach Gun Fast Loader
The Taylor’s Wyatt Earp Coach Gun has a rich history in the western cowboy days as we see in the movies. Many consider these guns old school, but we can’t deny the fact they’re well-made and proven to get the job done when necessary. For so many years, the Coach Guns have been great self-defense weapons. As a firearm of historical significance, Wyatt Earp considered the double-barrel shotgun a primary weapon in his battle against crooks and outlaws. It’s been said that Mr. Earp is the only sheriff in the Western wild days who has never been grazed by a single bullet.
This 2-shot capacity 12 gauge coach gun has a barrel length of 20.06 inches. The barrels are featured side-by-side with case hardened finish and bead sights. It has an overall weight of 7.05 lbs including the wooden stocks.
Ease of Use and Performance
The Wyatt Earp coach gun is as accurate as single barrel shotguns, but what’s notable about it is its fast loading capability that allows even only one hand to open and place ammunition. The bead sights are quite old fashioned so you need a bit of gun expertise to handle this gun.
Pros and Cons
Aside from the 2-shot capacity a double barrel shotgun features, this gun is undeniably intimidating to someone facing it especially crooks. I’ve always enjoyed holding a side-by-side barrel shotgun as a child. Perhaps the only downside I can think of compared to modern shotguns is the capacity in which the new ones have more like the 5-shot semi-auto version.
Overall Verdict and Price
The Taylor’s Wyatt Earp Coach Gun’s durability is widely known. I would also categorize it as a collector’s item which makes $1650 an acceptable price for me. A defensive shotgun that remained all these years with consistent popularity.
Watch this video to see the original shotgun and revolver used by Wyatt Earp himself:
If Wyatt Earp trusted this gun in the days when people’s lives were at the mercy of hardened criminals, you can be so sure you can trust this gun these days. Imagine a crook who invades your property and suddenly faced with this double barrel beauty. Isn’t it a pretty thing to behold?
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in September 2015 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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