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August 19, 2012, 20:31
Anyone own or have experience with a BPS 10 gauge shotgun?
I am looking at a project that I have wanted to try for sometime and the BPS is going to be starting point.
Any problems or weakness with the gun?

I have a SP10 and a 10 double coach gun already, recoil isn't a concern for me I'm well above average size.:] (cheap ammo? If such a thing exists)

Thanks for any help

August 20, 2012, 10:44
I've got BPS 10, more for fun than for hunting. At $325 in the used rack, I just couldn't pass it up! It's a pretty proven design, I've shot BPSs of my friends in 16 and 12 gauge for years, I've never seen one jam.

The 10 is pretty heavy, and long. I'd never really want to carry it for hunting, but blind hunting geese or stand hunting deer (no rifle on whitetail where I live) seems like the best bet. For a bit lighter weight, I'd look at getting one with the synthetic stocks, and depending on your intent, the shortest barrel possible.

What 10 coach gun do you have? I've been looking for a modern 10 side by side that handles 3 1/2 shells. Other than a custom made, I've found nothing.

Oh, and here's a link I'm sure you didn't want to see:

August 20, 2012, 10:45
Can't give you any help on the 10ga, but I have owned a BPS 12 for over 20 years and my son is using a BPS 20g a now.

Bottom feed, bottom eject with a tang safety means it is essentially ambidextrous. Some models had mag cut offs, some didn't. Mine don't and for bird hunting, I dont miss it. Action is smooth and ithey have been reliable. I have never had an issue with them. I think the BPS is a vastly under rated gun.

August 20, 2012, 11:04

Brings back memories. My Grandfather had a double barrel 10 Gauge he used for goose. Man the noise and smoke when he had it aimed high made it look like he was shooting an Ack-Ack gun. Then the low flying aircraft an geese started dropping out of the sky. Good times.


August 20, 2012, 20:51
My coach gun is a Spanish double cut down. I'll post a pic.
It is fun to shoot at the range. People walk down and want to know what that Boom was.

August 21, 2012, 01:28
Heck, just make a Cannon.

August 21, 2012, 21:10

This is what gave me the idea. The guy that owns this gun shoots slugs with it.

My project has a Briely mag extension and a different stock. It will be a 6+1 capacity pump 10 gauge with pistol grip fixed stock. Maybe a sidesaddle ammo carrier to get the loaded weight up a few more pounds.:beer:

August 22, 2012, 13:45
Other than cool factor, what is the point of a 10 gauge slug gun for self defense?

I havent seen a side saddle for one. You might have to mod one yourself by drilling and tapping the backplate for a different model and making some pins yourself. Because of the location of the pins in the BPS receiver that hold the trigger mechanism in, a loaded side saddle might be a little wobbly on a BPS. I dunno.

But, if you do it, take advantage of the bottom feed/eject receiver and put a sidesaddle on both sides! That ought to add close to 2 lbs.:D

August 22, 2012, 19:49
I'm not making a Slug gun, I got idea from someone who had.

I'm making a 6+1 10gauge pump, with a double sidesaddle ammo carrier( figured that out today)

I have several 10gauge shotguns already and want a hi-capacity one.

August 29, 2012, 19:54
I own a BPS 10.
Ordered the Briely mag extension.
Keeping stock for now.
Found a scope mount for extended eye relief 2x scope.

Pics will follow.

September 02, 2012, 00:43
Sounds like a fun project. Can't wait to see the pics.

Timber Wolf
September 04, 2012, 07:19
I have a shorty barrel for my 12 Ga. 1100 Magnum and always thought that nothing says "get the he** off my lawn" quite like a 12 Ga. Magnum semi-auto. But I believe maybe a "hi-cap" 10 Ga. pump might.:uhoh:

September 05, 2012, 08:56
Cleaning the 12 and 20 BPS after the dove season opener this last weekend, I was reminded how simple and reliable these guns really are.

Good luck on your project.

September 06, 2012, 20:11
I have a BPS upland special in 16 gauge. It's always been solid as a rock and dead nutz reliable. I don't see why the 10 gauge version would be any different.

September 09, 2012, 12:33
I always wanted an Ithaca Roadblocker...

September 15, 2012, 16:11
I bought a well used and extremely grungy one for my son-in-law the family duck and goose hunter.

I cleaned it before turning it over to him.
It looked like it had gone in to a swamp at least a couple times.
It cleaned up great and the design appeared pretty robust.
The only tricky part was reinstalling the trigger assembly.

My son-in-law is a pretty rugged, big guy, 6'+ and was maybe 270 ?, and loves the shotgun.
BUT, he doesn't shoot it all that much as it is both expensive AND painful.

September 30, 2012, 18:34
Well I got the mag extension, Mesa Tactical brace/sling swivel and 400 rds of T-Shot(second hand ammo from a bankruptcy sale).

Still haven't shortened barrel or decided on sights.

Pics soon.

K. Funk
September 30, 2012, 19:58
I just brought a BPS 10 Ga home from a local shop. It is a really nice shotgun. I have a Spanish 10 Ga double that is a brush shredder. 10 Ga is nothing to be messed with!!


October 01, 2012, 21:09
I have a double 10 coach gun. It fogs a target with shot. 53 pellets of Tshot of 20cal per round. Not to mention the blast. Sound and Fury signifying lots of holes in a target.

October 07, 2012, 09:18
I always wanted an Ithaca Roadblocker...


October 08, 2012, 23:13

Cool video!

November 02, 2012, 18:17
Well I have it, 5+1 10 gauge pump shotgun. 26in bar.
The double is a 10 as well.

Recoil is noticeable.