Low prices on the Stoeger Uplander start at Champion Firearms- Founded in 1924 as a manufacturer, distributer and importer of firearms, today Stoeger is a wholly owned subsidiary of Benelli, which in turn is owned by Italian firearms powerhouse Beretta.
The Stoeger Uplander is a side by side shotgun that combines quality and dependability at an affordable price. While the side by side was once the most popular shotgun choice of the American hunter, over time the pump action, semi-automatic and over under shotgun designs have taken its place. But the side by side is still a great choice for hunters.
The Stoeger double shotgun is based on a traditional English design that has enjoyed renewed popularity in recent years. If you don’t want to spend a fortune on a European model, take a look at the affordable Uplander. Hand crafted in Brazil, the Uplander receiver is precision machined to exacting tolerances and ensures the Uplander will hold up year after year, no matter how much it’s used. Every Stoeger Uplander features a tang-mounted safety that automatically engages when the gun is broken open.
One thing that may take getting used to is the fact that the Stoeger Uplander is equipped with extractors-- not ejectors. This means that opening the shotgun results in the shells only being pushed backward for hand removal-- instead of the more familiar instant ejection of the cartridge. This is actually a very useful feature, especially to those who save their shells for reloading, or are simply environmentally conscious. In addition, proper safety dictates that a loaded gun be opened for crossing fences or crawling under brush, and the extractors make this process much easier. Overall, the Stoeger Uplander is safe, reliable, very easy to handle, shoots well and is priced right.