Hammer Shotgun vs Hammerless

Hammer Shotgun vs Hammerless

Comparing the two common styles of double barrel shotguns!
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  1. Jacob on May 5, 2023 at 3:24 am

    Man i never even thought about hammerless shotguns and how they work

  2. Anthony Perez on May 5, 2023 at 3:26 am

    They saw the origins of double barrel shotguns come from the civil war but the person behind it was never confirmed ?

  3. RBT on May 5, 2023 at 3:26 am

    nice, i had one 30 years ago that was Awesome, it had exterior hammers,2 and 2 triggers..love shooing it it was a 20 in. barrels. the kicker,,, the 2 triggers where side by side, anyone know anything about that.. dont know the brand it was. been looking for one,but no ones heard of side by side triggers.i didnt think much of it at the time just shot it…20 GA

  4. patriotpaul on May 5, 2023 at 3:27 am

    Really informative and things I wouldnt have known. Thanks as always Mr Hickok!

  5. James H on May 5, 2023 at 3:28 am

    Got a late reply to my question about hammer vs hammerless double barrel shotguns. Purchased a 20ga coach model hammerless shotgun and very happy with it. Hammerless shotguns are a more modern version. What I like the most is the safety is automatically engaged when you close it (at least mine is). Until you get used to it, it’s a pain in the rear the first few times you shoot it. Personally I like safety over easy. Still, the hammer style shotguns have a unique appeal to many.

  6. badmothertucker666 on May 5, 2023 at 3:29 am

    About the issue in the 9th minute… did you try breaking that box lock whilst just having both them triggers pulled all the way thru loading?

  7. Klaus Dotzauer on May 5, 2023 at 3:31 am


  8. Aloft Star on May 5, 2023 at 3:31 am

    This guy is awesome the Hammers just open write-up lay them shells on in there

  9. wjgrind on May 5, 2023 at 3:31 am

    My first waterfowl season after Vietnam in 1970 I needed a cheap shotgun fast. I bought a Rossi SxS but not a coach gun. For less than $70 with 28" barrels, 3 inch chambers and fixed M and Full barrels. One point you didn’t touch on was I loved that for being safe in the duck blind. The birds start coming into the decoys you cock it, then you either fire or if you don’t and you un cock it. Whereas a shotgun with a safety you could forget the safety is off, sitting in the blind or boat you were more aware of your exposed hammer condition. JMO When I made Sgt. and had to walk point it was with an Ithaca model 37, loved that one.

  10. GJ T on May 5, 2023 at 3:33 am

    Thanks for video.

  11. Branko S on May 5, 2023 at 3:34 am

    "of course a lot of you already know what I’m saying, so why are you watching? you just like me, right?"
    laughed, paused the video, liked the video, resumed the video.

  12. crimi on May 5, 2023 at 3:36 am

    if you press both trigger at the same time and close it it will be unloaded so u can steel have the round but the springs won’t suffer

  13. John Bailey on May 5, 2023 at 3:39 am

    I like the hammers on my side by sides .

  14. John Coffin on May 5, 2023 at 3:40 am

    Ummm. What about hammer rebound safety? How far back do hammered doubles with safe hammers go? With that, a loaded double with hammers down is a very safe condition.

  15. DaveyJO Weaver on May 5, 2023 at 3:41 am

    Definitely hammers, much cooler and old timey! Thank You Kindly Hickok 45! DaveyJO in Pennsylvania

  16. Phil Hawley on May 5, 2023 at 3:41 am

    You never even went so far as describing the importance of the rebounding and non-rebounding hammer action from the safety point of view. This is a very important consideration for a new buyer unfamiliar with old guns. By the way, your hammerless gun is an Anson and Deeley boxlock action patented in 1875.

  17. Mother's Brothers on May 5, 2023 at 3:43 am

    Got a Remmington 1900 16 gauge from my Dad, this video helped me learn about her. Thank you.

  18. Michael Bellwood on May 5, 2023 at 3:43 am

    I have a 410 with a exposed hammer that needs pull back before shorting work’s well

  19. Kevin Hurley on May 5, 2023 at 3:44 am

    very interesting

  20. Diablo Deezy on May 5, 2023 at 3:44 am


  21. Jesse Raina on May 5, 2023 at 3:47 am

    I always wanted a Double Barrel 12 Guage Double Hammer Break Action Shotgun. Just classic simplicity.

  22. Gilles PLANTIER on May 5, 2023 at 3:47 am


  23. Living New on May 5, 2023 at 3:48 am

    Where on earth do you find a stage coach gun from 1905???? Where can I find something like that!

  24. Ronald Jarrett on May 5, 2023 at 3:50 am

    Great video always. Why are coach shotguns so hard to find.

  25. Robert Pineda on May 5, 2023 at 3:50 am

    How much it’s that one

  26. levi woodring on May 5, 2023 at 3:51 am

    I got a semi hammerless double barrel. Lol. It’s in-between hammer and hammerless.

  27. Lego girl on May 5, 2023 at 3:52 am

    I prefer a hammer gun – but they CAN be dangerous if you are careless enough to let the hammer catch on a wire fence

  28. Martin Wall on May 5, 2023 at 3:55 am

    nothing says tradition like a side x side. beatiful.

  29. Kingdon on May 5, 2023 at 3:55 am

    I just got the shotgun he first fired I haven’t credit yet I was warned it had a kick to it if it throws hikok after his extensive experience then it’s gonna throw me who’s experience is military rifles and handguns

  30. Hank Hill on May 5, 2023 at 3:58 am

    Heard a story where a guy had his hammered gun loaded in his truck, and while he reached in a grabbed it by the bore, the hammer caught the seat and pulled it just up to less than half cock and went off

  31. chad cowman on May 5, 2023 at 4:01 am

    The hammers just make more sense to me

  32. RedRider on May 5, 2023 at 4:01 am

    Love the sound of empty shells being stepped on.

  33. Richard Dossat on May 5, 2023 at 4:02 am

    When you said the ithica were you talking about the lefever nitro special made in Ithaca New York?

  34. Tweezy _ezzy on May 5, 2023 at 4:02 am

    i feel like the hammered might have more power but would certainly be slower but like the hammerless is still a shotgun and its fast so i dont really

  35. Paul Pegg on May 5, 2023 at 4:05 am

    I have a Damascus 10 GA I used to use quite a bit. Not too hard to cock both hammers as you bring it up.

  36. M. A. Packer on May 5, 2023 at 4:07 am

    I miss my coach gun, it was always fun to shoot. Loved loading and reloading it, but had to sell it to get out of debt

  37. Southernbuck101 Georgia on May 5, 2023 at 4:08 am

    I never knew you could not have extractors on a double barrel, in Cowboy action shooting.
    That’s crazy.
    In my mind,anyhow.
    I own 3 Rossi hammerguns.
    And the only thing that they could have improved on, in my opinion, would have been to make a stainless version.

  38. Brothers & Brothas on May 5, 2023 at 4:09 am

    Best line 👌

  39. Zachary Zabayle on May 5, 2023 at 4:12 am

    I have my CZ Hammer Coach on layaway. See you in 3 months! 😝

  40. Wes WR on May 5, 2023 at 4:13 am

    Someone tryed robbing a local Burger King with a Hammer shot gun but he didnt chock the hammers,a customer noticed it and grabbed shotgun and beat robber with it.

  41. u S on May 5, 2023 at 4:14 am

    all of them good👍👍👍

  42. k9m42 on May 5, 2023 at 4:14 am

    Truth is if you can’t defend your home with 2 shots from a 12 gauge you are either in a war zone like Iraq or just too inept at shooting to do it with any number of rounds. And I have semi handguns, rifles and super pro 2nd amendment.

  43. blind fredy on May 5, 2023 at 4:15 am

    I do love me a hammer gun.

  44. Daniel Padgett on May 5, 2023 at 4:16 am

    I have a single shot 20 gauge eastern arms shot gun that was my grandfather’s I love that gun.

  45. Panadol on May 5, 2023 at 4:16 am

    you are the best , i enjoy my time with your videos .

  46. Davide Sardina on May 5, 2023 at 4:18 am

    Wow mitic 😉😉😉😉💙💙💙💙

  47. Garry Rice on May 5, 2023 at 4:20 am

    I recall reading that shotguns don’t have drop safeties, so keeping one loaded could be an issue. Police often keep pump shotguns “cruiser ready,” meaning the magazine is loaded but the chamber is empty. Hammerless probably is the better choice if it’s kept loaded.

  48. Richard Pelzer on May 5, 2023 at 4:20 am

    Which gun do you want to sleep with under your pillow, cooked or not cooked with a safety

  49. Jimmy Alem on May 5, 2023 at 4:22 am

    Both the Two I like,

  50. Val Nikonov on May 5, 2023 at 4:23 am

    Brand new to firearms here, so from my understanding the hammers are what shoot the shell right? So it’s more of a manual dependent shotgun then a hammerless one right? Also how much force do you need to engage the hammers?