I'm a new Side-by elitist, but I'm having alot of fun learning the ropes with a completely new (to me, at least) configuration.
I spent many years being misguided in the O/U ranks, believing that I couldn't shoot a side-by-side double effectively. Until a friend put a Model 21 into my hands for a round of Sporting.. What a revelation! That incident opened up a whole new world for me, and now I can look down my nose at all the O/U and repeater shooters with just one barrel. (Those who know me understand the pun here..)
Anyway, upon researching the Purdey that belonged to George bird Evans, I came across a great little article about the seductive qualities of the Side-by Side game gun..
I'm now a believer!