The Problem With Side by Side Shotguns

The Problem With Side by Side Shotguns

They’re beautiful and anyone should be proud to own and use one. However, there are a few things to consider in the discussion of side by side vs over and under.

Let us know what you think about over and under’s in the comments down below.

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  1. nate simpson on November 26, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    The main issue is most people want the 3rd through 8th shot… excellent for hunting and shooting…. crap for self defense in a crappy neighborhood… and clay pigeon shootings your main issue

  2. C G on November 26, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    I have an akkar 3 triple barrel. An over and under and a side by side got it on one night and made a hybrid baby.

  3. Goran Simovski on November 26, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    Shut up!

  4. Brian Kopp on November 26, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    I live in the United States so the idea of not being allowed to do something really curdles my milk who says I can’t do it it’s my life if I own the property and they’re my birds I’ve maintained them spent the money to make sure they live on my property why do I need your permission to use what gun I want frankly it’s because you’re not really free if I had to ask my daddy for permission as a grown man I would realize I am subservient child somehow you Brits don’t realize how much you beg for how much you beg for the right to do something it’s frankly disgusting I can understand punt guns being illegal or full auto shotguns being illegal to hunt birds with but if I’m relegated to three shots or less I don’t see problem with a semi-automatic

  5. Chef on November 26, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    I can understand it is inferior…
    But side by side still looks more bad ass. I think we can all agree

  6. Shane Boyle on November 26, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Over under r for guys that can’t shoot I’m in the use in a state that is shotgun only kill plenty of birds with Sxs but also use autos for duck and driven deer hunts

  7. Vaden K on November 26, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    There is no problem at all with SxS shotguns. They’re the best upland shotgun of all time. Facts

  8. Justin on November 26, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Skippity bop is all I hear, cant listen with this dudes accent .

  9. SSS AAA on November 26, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    my grandpa owned a side by side, my dad has a side by side, I will own someday my own side by side, but the sad part is that someday, in the future, I will own my dads side by side, the way he owns my grandpas side by side, :(((

  10. Hashim Amissah on November 26, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    My question is, what is the standard length of the double and single barrel shot gun. What is normal or proximate yards to hit a target with ‘BB’ AA SSG SG SLOG shot gun Cartridges from any manufacturer.

  11. Andy Pask Mack on November 26, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    You’re way off trend mate

  12. Crankin’ With Carter on November 26, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    I grew up shooting birds before I had ever heard of clay shooting, didn’t even know it was a thing until my best friend mentioned it, so I joined the local team, my first shoot, I shot an 84 on trap, with a 700 dollar academy beater, better than half the kids on varsity as a freshman, this proves that it’s who pulls the trigger and not the gun that makes the shooter.

  13. Gen Scinmore on November 26, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    That .22 Eargesplitten Loudenboomer on the top right shelf tho 😮

  14. glenn millican on November 26, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    there are NO problems with a good side by side

  15. Chris Greenaway on November 26, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    Same with starting with a semi auto and then being recommended a pump

  16. drewp4 on November 26, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    Why are double rifles side by side and not over under?

    I prefer side by sides because they don’t have to break as far and I had trouble with low brass shells jamming in the bottom barrel of my over under. That said, I really like your channel — and I’m an American!

  17. Arin on November 26, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    I am a young guy, I bought a fixed choke Beretta 486 side by side as my first and only shot gun because that is what I always thought a shotgun should look like. When I first show up to a club I get all the same jokes but I also get a lot of people with guns many times more expensive then mine ogling it. After a few weeks a few of those same guys are there with old side by sides they have not shot in years or decades and in a few more weeks a couple of the young guys with semi autos are there with generally cheap Turkish side by sides to „give them a try.“ The appeal of the tradition and ascetics of side by sides is strong, they may be out of fashion right now, but we won’t let the tradition be lost.

  18. Jason Frankerson on November 26, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    Hammerguns are the best.

  19. Walid Semaan on November 26, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    Am going to buy a side by side! It was so natural for me to shoot down flying birds with a side by side.

  20. Jacob Herman on November 26, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    I always choose. SxS over an OU. People just don’t shoot them as much. I hunted the Olin Plantation and shot with a 75 year old Winchester SxS

  21. Seth M. on November 26, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    You can repair a side by side shotgun.

  22. Clive Elias Suffield-Thompson on November 26, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    Hi Johnny, just picked up a 1968 Elgoibar 12 Gauge. Really good fun and enjoyed and will continue to enjoy shooting it. It has a side pin that locks the barrels in place through the fences. Is this unusual or just particular to that gun? Would love some info! Cheers! Keep up the good work…

  23. Jane Deere on November 26, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    You should’ve specified in the title "old side by sides" or antique. I have an 80yr old Ithaca Model 37, I’ve purchased a new barrel for steel shot, adding chokes as well as fitting the barrel to the gun. Total cost of gun, about 2k. For that amount I could purchase a new gun, only problem is,,,,,you can’t beat what I have, which is why I’m upgrading it. Feather light, OMG, and I’m a tiny woman. And unlike my Browning A5, the kick on it is sweet, it’s sweet on my Franchi Instinct SLX as well. (all 16ga),but I won’t buy another antique gun. I was barely able to get the barrel I got. Looks like Ithaca isn’t making 16ga modern barrels anymore. Could be the pandemic too (supply & demand, demand exceeding supply). Man my ammunition is messed up. I never had problems with 16ga ammo, tho folks always said – you can’t find ammo. I just get a few boxes online, and reorder when I’m down to my last box, simple, no ammo issues. But NOW, with the shortage, most people won’t even let you backorder, they just say "out of stock" and prices, have doubled. It’s insane!!! Most of my guns are 16’s!!! I got ONE, 9lb 12ga and my little 20. ((these are sad times for a hunter – dogs have gone up in price too, not sporting dogs, 1200 to 2k ea has always been the standard)) Got my 1st real pointer comin in a mth. Pudelpointer. My 1st pointer was a rescue German Shorthair, had a lot of style, but never actually hunted. I ended up training the mutt I had on site instead. Anyhow-, definitely time to put some of those old antiques away. Great guns, but sometimes a gun has had its last run. I’m lookin at a modern 28 side by side now to take the place of my cheap 20. besides my 12ga it’s the cheapest gun I own, and the cheapness can be felt. Once you have a good quality gun, it’s hard to work with lesser quality. I won’t say price, my ithaca was cheap and is easiest one of the best guns i have. Of course it’s 80yrs old now, but the quality is there. and i can’t replace it with a BPS, it’s not the same. My Ithaca is heaven in your hands. She’ll be shooting for another 100yrs. Til she’s had her last rodeo. You know, i’m makin a stink about steel shot through a barrel, but what I’ve found, is with chokes, most of my guns chokes won’t take steel. One won’t take it at Modified, and usually modified is the last size before you gotta use lead or bismuth. So-, so much for the steel barrels, but still, versatility. i can’t always get a modified choke designed for steel. Just found that interesting. I’m learning a lot about chokes and load etc. Got my son a 410, and using it as a turkey gun is in right now, taught me more about chokes and the ability of a gun. More than these surface rules you hear about all the time, ie, you can’t hunt with this guage or that, BECAUSE. What i’m finding, is you can pretty much hunt with what you want to, you just have to know how to get the best our of your gun. Right load, right choke, right shooter – you can get it done. Stay blessed and keep the videos rollin’

  24. K0Y0Ti on November 26, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    The only problem with a side x side, WAS the thing on the other end of the barrel.

  25. george waite on November 26, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    The problem here is with the user not the gun and as to fitting in to "society" well sorry but a lot of us could not give a shit about today’s infantile society.

  26. Nigel 900 on November 26, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    If God wanted you to shoot an over and under, he would have stacked your eyes on top of each other…

  27. John Yang on November 26, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    The doom guy convinced me to get side by side. I’m sticking with side by side.

  28. Brian Kopp on November 26, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    I believe your problem with the use of semi automatic shotguns for hunting birds comes from your reluctance to be free for so many generations you been told what you’re allowed to do what is acceptable thought you forget I believe you’re the one living your life not them and it’s you who suffer consequences being a subservient man what’s a man lightly a subservient male a man owns what is his it is no one else’s if a man has enough land enough money 2 allow game animals to live there then he should be able to do with those animals as he pleases girl his land he should have the choice forest and wildlife or corn fields if he chooses forest and wildlife and it’s his forest and wildlife otherwise he would be better off transforming the land to corn and wheat fields so he can make money off of it because he only spends money on keeping wildlife I have large acreage every morning I wake up two deer standing next to my car turkeys in my driveway pheasant quail everywhere that’s because I spent the money those are my animals I allowed them to live on my property I should be allowed to reap the benefits of that if I can’t there’s no reason not to strip the land and turn it into corn

  29. Boar Zwid on November 26, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    When you were a kid ☺️ what about now 😂

  30. Ed big truck on November 26, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    The problem here in US. And I’m sure around the world.
    You have the $1,000.00 SxS
    Or they jump to upward $5,000.00
    I have both O/U’s and SxS .

    I’m getting older, I have a huge appreciation for traditional styles.
    I have an old Stevens 12ga. 5100 that still works great. CZ Sharptail 20Ga.
    I want a newer nice 12ga SxS. But the prices are out of my reach.
    I want New not used

  31. Adam Knoblock on November 26, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    I am one of the few people that actually shoot better with a sxs. It might be because I started with one. Plus I think they just look so classy.

  32. Hashim Amissah on November 26, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    What kind of shot gun cartridges should be used to hunt buffalo or dear.

  33. Ben Lindstrom on November 26, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    Pro tip: Don’t make your intro music louder than the rest of your video!

  34. John Waters on November 26, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    The gist of this seems to be that over/unders are cheaper made, more modular, and take less skill to shoot. Not particularly good reasons to get into them in my opinion.

  35. tHE HECk on November 26, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    Problems are law, safety and tradition.
    You can’t show an empty gun with an auto/pump.

  36. Vinicius Bortoloso on November 26, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    Side by side is more beautiful

  37. B Y on November 26, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    the stupidity of anti gun England having guns I want for affordable prices….why y’all ripping us off, was it cause we beat you that one time?

  38. Rory Ross on November 26, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    Two-shot fam should probably stick together… 😂🤣🤣🤣🤣

  39. Pete D on November 26, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    "People don’t learn to shoot walking the hedge rows with their Father, Uncle etc" paraphrased, but that pretty sums up more problems than this video could possibly cover.

  40. MegaRiffraff on November 26, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    Cant believe that you British have all those sxs ‘s that us American’s would love to have ! And you don’t want them ! Send them over here 😀

  41. Robert Haibi on November 26, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    I have one and not as good a shot as you ……..but I love the SBS

  42. Tom Midd on November 26, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    I just wasted 4 minutes on this… CLICK off

  43. pim1234 on November 26, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    Semi-automatics are made by the devil !

  44. Str8shooter on November 26, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    I love shotguns over any other weapon. It really doesn’t matter if you have a pump, semi, o/u, or s/s. Practice practice practice. If you can’t seem to hit what you’re pointing at, buy a couple of laser shells and check the guns point of aim! Let’s Go Brandon!!

  45. QuakeKnight96 on November 26, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    How i have problem with anti-side by siders

  46. Meg Dye on November 26, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    I think that there is a pretty good chance that semi autos will get banned following Plymouth.

  47. cali4tune on November 26, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    I guess I’m old… I’m looking for a nice side by side now. Of course here in the states home defense is a bigger market than pheasant hunting (although we do that too).

  48. TeensierPython - on November 26, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    I want a SxS. Who still makes good quality “premium” guns?

  49. John Shields on November 26, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    Lighter and less clunky, quicker to reload, can be used far more easily in tight spaces like a grouse butt, and – and this is important – encourage proper gun fit and proper visualisation of the target through to kill – none of this aiming/pointing business. I own both and have used several of both styles, and the only reason I ever choose pick up an o/u is if I know I’m going to be climbing over walls/fences/through bogs and want something I know can take the hits.

  50. Mike Rankin on November 26, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    This young gent may have a different opinion when he gets a few more miles on his boots and a few more cases of shells sent down range…