Stoeger® Condor Over/Under Shotgun
Should have done more research
i first purchased one in 2007 and took it on a SD pheasant trip. Glad I took a backup gun because it fell apart in the field. Did not use again until 2009 and again had problems with it. Stoeger "repaired" it even though warranty had expired. Worked okay when I received it but only saw limited use. Fast forward to 2014. Once again started falling apart while dove hunting. Contacted Stoeger and it was "repaired" once again. Took it pheasant hunting and same thing happened, the gun falls apart after about 10 -15 shots. Contacted Stoeger once again, sent gun back again, this time they sent me back a new gun. They did not explain what was actually wrong but I did notice a difference between the old and new gun. On the old gun the breakdown mechanism on the forearm has a thumbwheel to unlatch, the new one has a small lever. I haven't had a chance to shoot the new one but am optimistic the the problem has been engineered out of the gun. The old gun was a great value and I shot better with it than most.
December 14, 2014
I Like This Shotgun
I purchased this weapon as an entry level trap shotgun. I had the same issues as most people experienced with the tightness of the mechanism. As with others, it loosened up with use. Of course, I kept it very well lubricated. I am new to trap and had some issues with the chokes that came with the shotgun. I replaced them with a RedHead full and extra-full choke and my scores went up a bit. Even as a lefty, so far I'm very happy with the shotgun.
July 27, 2014
Nice gun, cheap price
I was a little eerie about buying this at first because its cheaper then your usual over/under. But wow, I tell you what, this thing shoots great for the price. I was giving the other people with the nice Browning's or Remington's a run for there money. Bought the gun for a trap shooting gun only. I can see in the future using this for anything. Not bad for the price. Happy with it.
March 16, 2014
Excellent gun for the price
This is a great shotgun. It is a natural pointer with great balance. The gun has one odd operation that should be noted. It has an automatic safety. When the gun is unloaded it is not possible to fire both barrels without cycling the safety between trigger pulls. This only happens when the gun is unloaded. When loaded, the gun fires both barrels without incident. Other than this, the gun is fabulous. I anticipate many years of use.
December 3, 2013