What could of changed the outcome from the Police Emergency like in California's LAPD shootout with the two heavily bulletproof vested bank robbers and their AK-47's? Possibly a one-ounce slug from a properly built 870 might of knocked the perp down. Sheer weight and velocity knockdown power.
We won't be a Monday morning quarterback but the LAPD did rethink the equation on the streets. Cruisers may contain a shotgun and or assault type rifle now and they upped their 9MM to forty as many departments have done.
Basically, the 870's, 1100, 1187's and the Mossberg Lineup are accessory guns. like icing on a cake they thrive for upgrading and we have been doing it for as long as we have been in business. Many of the parts bolt on or merge together replacing a part.
You know the drill. Long capacity tube, oversize safety, large shell racker, oversize fee lip, plastic stock and fore piece, ghost sights, scope mounts, WE DO IT ALL. But you've seen them before all over the web.
The difference is in the tuning and staging, the final assembly and attention to detail and a knowledge of the parts and add-ons we know are superior to some out there.
Don't get me wrong, we build several a week and will be happy to build one for you. BUT, we like to apply the AP &W magic once in a while to something that really stands out. This is a custom gun.
Look at the custom accoutrements around the trigger and shell release. It started as a medium priced or medium grade shotgun. The wood which was excellent was redone and high glossed.
The metal was matted and chromed, the trigger reduced, the loads adjusted, and voila! Our version of the Winchester adapted for IPSC.
Though the Remington's are more abundant and popular, I doubt if you placed this firearm on your shoulder you would want to give it back. Though we do not divulge owners names on some of these products, you would hand this one back very smartly and say "Sir" when you did.
Considering the amount of Remington's we do to Winchesters this one is a classic. Or as we say "out of the gun box".
These custom metal fittings are hand made in our shop if not available commercially on the market.
Look how nice the slide ejector release is contoured to flow with the receiver and also note the checkering on the safety release.
This is what the Cogan Custom shop is all about. There is more as you look at the front end of this Winchester.
We made custom high visibility sights and fixtures.
The reduced length barrel was refitted for new chokes and the fore cones re-configured to reduce recoil.
An extended magazine tube was added and chromed to match the firearm.
Finally the barrel was ported to complete this very fine looking and shooting winchester.
THE COACH GUN Cowboy Action Shooting (CAS) requires competitors to use firearms typical of the mid- to late 19th century: single action revolvers, lever action rifles chambered in pistol calibers, and side-by-side double barrel shotguns (also referred to as a Coach Gun – with or without external hammers, although automatic ejectors are not allowed) or 1897-style pump-action shotguns with external hammers.
Winchester 1887 lever-action shotguns and Colt Lightning pump-action rifles are also legal. Both original and reproduction guns are equally acceptable. All CAS handguns must be "single-action", meaning that the hammer must be manually cocked before each shot can be fired.
Competition in a CAS match generally requires four guns: two period revolvers, a shotgun, and a rifle chambered in a centerfire revolver caliber of the type in use prior to 1899. Some CAS matches also offer side events for single-shot "buffalo rifles", derringers, etc. Replica firearms are available from companies such as Ruger, Colt, Uberti, Pietta and U.S.