If you carry a pistol grip shotgun for Home defense, do you practice with it?

If you carry a pistol grip shotgun for Home defense, do you practice with it?

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  • Never shot it.

    1 6.25%
  • Never put more than a box of shells through it.

    2 12.50%
  • I'm the ultimate mall ninja. I need no practice.

    3 18.75%
  • I've shot it enough to be thoroughly familiar with it, but don't practice with it.

    5 31.25%
  • I practice with it regularly.

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Thread: If you carry a pistol grip shotgun for Home defense, do you practice with it?

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    If you carry a pistol grip shotgun for Home defense, do you practice with it?

    Pistol grip shotgtuns are obviously very hard to control under stress, but a lot of folks on here claim to use them and like them for home defense. So, I was wondering:

    If you carry a pistol grip shotgun for Home defense, do you practice with it?


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    I don't "carry" my shotgun (Benelli M3 Super 901) around, so much as I practice using it getting around corners, down the hallway...etc.

    Usually practice when wife and kids are out of the house...we have our family action plan for break-ins, fire, etc and review or practice regularly.

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    Not to steal the thread, but why would a pistol grip shotgun be harder to use under stress? Or are you talking about a pistol grip only?

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    I believe he is talking about pistol grip without a stock
    http://www.hogueinc.com/getgrip/prodimg/08714L.jpg

    and not pistol grip stock
    http://southernhuntingsupplies.com/images/2510660.jpg

    I personally know of no one who has a pistol grip only shotgun. I am considering a pistol grip shotgun stock but I have wondered if it is any easier to handle then a a standard grip shotgun.

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    For clarification....I was talking about this type of stock:

    http://southernhuntingsupplies.com/images/2510660.jpg
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    I put the http://www.knoxx.com/products/SpecOps_Stock.php on my 870, I love it. Don't find it akward at all

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    Well, according to the internet I guess I'm an idiot for having a PG - but, for me, in my house, it just works better. I have a small, house with tight quaters, I'm looking for a weapon to work at a max range of 10'. If I need to reach more I have an ak-47.

    Never had any trouble shooting the PG at the range - easy to swing, a natural pointers - no big deal.




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    Got one of them critters also. Starts out with some mild 8 shot for 1 shot, gets considerably larger as I work the pump. I think the last 2 shots are 3" 00 buck. One would think any intruder would be heading out at the first sight of a shot-gun like that.


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    I just start off right with the 00

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    I don't have a pump, I have the coach gun in 12ga. Still plenty short for going around corners. I only use 00Buck...my first warning shot will remove your heart and lungs...(pretty good warning, huh?).

    I do not shoot with it very often, but like a previous poster, I do practice approaching both front and rear entries...just so I know exactly what cover and line of sight I will have...
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    I was looking for a good 12 gage for HD when my wifes grandfather gave me a Mossburg 500 in 20 gage with a pistol grip only.

    I have only put a few rounds through it. It tends to aim very low for me. At 10 feet a BG is going to lose everything below his knees.
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    Do you mean pistol grip as in an M4 style butt stock and pistol grip, or a pistol grip only... also known as a cruiser grip?

    EDIT: Ok, it seems you mean a cruiser grip. I've shot one in Iraq for door breaching. Not what I'd want to be in a long firefight with, but across a room it would work. However, a standard butt stock shotgun is far more versatile.
    Last edited by tanksoldier; October 1st, 2007 at 03:05 AM.
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