patriot: Bought this gun right when they were being sold to I believe benelli, so they threw a bunch together as comple are worth more than parts...out of 2 boxes of shells, only 6 rounds fired, was told by the service dept not to use Remington ammo as the primers are harder, never heard of that before, but ok...tried all kinds of different brands with near results, sent it back, the tech called me and said he didn't believe me so he fired it..only 2 fired out of 25!!sent me a knew gun, arrived the day before duck season, good thing I brought my 1187 along for back up, because this thing would not fire at all!! took it to a gunsmith, he custom made heavier springs,/... thing works wonderfully ever since! this is the single selective trigger model...but in all fairness, I have a 20 gauge stoeger 2triggers, and this is my go to wood rooster gun!1 love it, never a misfire, light, patterns well, so they can be fixed if you have the same problem I had, but its something that shouldn't have to be done..oh, stoeger did reimburse me for 3/4 the price I paid to get it fixed, which was great, just wouldn't pay shippin..hope this helps
jerry miller: for traipsing about the brush, where Nicks, scratches ARE GOING to happen, as well as being my first shotgun there is no way I'm using a $15k+ Olympic grade custom....
Mike Jones: Is the uplander a fixed choke like the coach gun ?
Adfg Adfgadfg: You get what you pay for. If you like side by sides but you don't want to pay an insane amount of money, this is your gun. I have the double triggered version and I quite like it. I have killed a lot of squirrels doves and small game with it. It hits on target (as well as can be expected from a side by side). It has never malfunctioned and I have shot more than 500 rounds from it. If you buy this gun don't expect it to be a Purdey, that just isn't a fair comparison. For 400 bucks this gun is great.
hunterfishernz: So i have started using this gun during our annual Goose Hunt here in the NT of Australia. Well wouldn't you know it if it didn't start failing to fire on the right barrel occasionally. " Click " light strike on the primer. I have now delegated this shotgun as a loaner to friends or guests that I take out shooting. I don't mind it getting knocked around which is perhaps it's best feature.
edu88: It's good gun... Want a bad gun?
Canadian Metis Man: most modern every day mans shotguns are inferior in quality and craftsmanship to there lower price counterparts of the past.
Riley Perkins: great review iv had my 20 gauge version sens i was 10 i'm 21 now i like it cause i shoot it well defiantly not high quality never has misfired on me but i did have to send it back when i couldn't open it which was irritating but i have also used it alot before that and after lots of pheasant and grouse have died under this gun mine has double triggers its roughly $400 here in the states great review though
kmeekins2: Had this gun for a little over a year now and shot plenty of skeet/trap with it and I'm extremely happy with it. Even put a few slugs with it just for fun, no problems there either. I agree it's no high end over $1000 gun. I do feel it was worth the money, it's been a fun gun so far.
LockNLoad UK: That looks like a baikal
Andrew Annas: Thanks for the review. I will mark this gun off my list. Looking to get a side by side or O/U.
Adolfo Guerra: If you are a conservative you are more than welcome to come to the US.
Joseph D. Heller: I just got my Stoeger Uplander about a mouth ago, used. It has the dual triggers. Finally got the chance to go trap shooting with my new toy. I did 2 rounds, so 50 clay and it shot everytime. Like I said, I got it used, so there is no telling how old it is or often the old owner shot; but for $300 after tax, not bad. Also, unlike my nicer over and under; I do not care if I drop, scratch, or whatever.
hunterfishernz: Blimey I seem to have stirred up a hornets nest with this review. Some people really like their Stoegers! Look if all you can afford is a cheap gun then good luck with a Stoeger. You may get one that works ok.
However I stand by my review and after 25 years or firearm experience, I can tell you they are cheap shotgun that can be unreliable and are not very refined at all.
Yes it is true there is not much choice these days but I would prefer a second hand, SKB, Mirouku or Winchester 23 any day.
DreamPen: The video I was referring to:
DreamPen: Ignore the people saying your review is wrong. Just go through enough online reviews: Stoeger's quality is inconsistent. There are lots of reports of trigger problems and weak primer strikes. I even saw a video where the gun locks in a weird way if tilted while open, preventing a reload.
It's not that you can't get a Stoeger that doesn't work well; it's just that there's a real chance the particular gun you're getting is going to need fixing. The guys who got good Stoegers are simply fortunate.
stonedimaculate1983: i was not looking for yuppies in the rain
Polonium210: No problems with my double trigger Stoeger. I love that gun.
DuckManClyde: Im with you on that one, Anything built under the Beretta / Benelli name is well respected, and trusted in my house, i have the new longfowler, and condor o/u s, and their my new favorites in the case.
hunterfishernz: Well I have been involved with shooting for 30 years.
I also worked in a leading Auckland Gun-shop for 5 years full time. In that time our peak business period was the lead up to the duck shooting seasons. I sold hundreds of shotguns from cheap russian single barrell's to Perazzi under overs and everything in between.
We used to sell Boitio SBS guns which are the same as the Stoeger. Many of them used to fail and come back to us. Light strike issues on the primers were the main issues.
Stoeger Uplander Side by Side Shotgun Review5
out of 5