Everyone loves a throwback, and the double exposed hammers, .color case hardened finish, and double triggers on the Hammer Coach lend authentic .styling to a compact shotgun that’s a lot of fun to shoot. Since it’s a Turkish-made CZ hammer coach, the fit, finish, and function are flawless.
Despite its old school features, it’s still a plenty effective .defensive workhorse inside 30 yards, while also being a tangible glimpse into gun history.
The specs for an Old West coach gun are fairly liberal yet specific. Compact smoothbores worked as great defensive tools for travelers on roads plagued by bandits and thieves. . The stages carried passengers, mail, .
The short barrels allow a gunner to maneuver within the confines. of the driver’s box of a stage, and the spread of shot made hitting moving targets .while firing from a wooden box that was bouncing along .
While repeaters like the original. Henry Rifle introduced in 1860. and the later Winchester and Marlin lever guns had capacities of up to 15 rounds,.. they weren’t nearly as effective as .shotguns in this particular role. cz hammer coach
The ability to point and shoot at a moment’s notice with .devastating effect remained advantageous as horses gave way to automobiles. and the industrial revolution modernized. the world, as evidenced by self-defense weapons like the the trench guns. used by the U.S. military. in WWI, and the riot guns utilized by law enforcement in the early 1900s
Built for cowboy action shooters, the Hammer Coach retains the .classic features of older double-gun designs while being built with current production. methods and including modern safety features.
The Hammer Coach comes nicely appointed .in a hard case that stores the disassembled shotgun in two pieces, each with its own velvety protective sock. For a simple gun, the HC looks .outstanding. The first thing that struck me was the quality of the .Turkish walnut stock and how its stained just. dark enough to perfectly match the gorgeous case hardening on the steel.