I prefer a stock with pistol grip, it just points better for me.
This is a discussion on Stock on HD gun within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I have just been wondering what do you guys think would be better for my shot gun.. It has a pistol grip with a shoulder ...
I have just been wondering what do you guys think would be better for my shot gun.. It has a pistol grip with a shoulder stock, or would just a pistol grip be better? Its a 12 gauge..
I have a CAR style stock on mine. It's this gun as a matter of fact:
"Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must." - The Duke of Wellington
I prefer a traditional stock, but with a youth length of pull. I've got a 12" Hogue stock on my HD gun. The shorter stock doesn't hamper pointability, makes it more manuverable and makes it more comfortable for the fiancee to shoot. I also just like the looks better than a pistol-gripped shotgun.
I agree, I like the shoulder stock and the pistol grip combo. That CAR stock is pretty slick, I may have to pick one of those up.
I really don't understand why anyone would NOT want it. Better for aim (yes, even with a shotgun, it is good to aim instead of simply point in the general direction), better control, easier follow up shots...
I guess I see PG'd shotguns as useless "tacticool". Sure, the CDI factor is through the roof, but their practical application for the average guy is nada.
Yes, certain LE/military applications call for it--breaching tool, for example-- but how often are you going to be doing that if something goes bump in the night.
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I have a Knoxx SpecOps recoil reducing stock on mine almost no recoil or muzzle flip at all. Its adjustable and IMO a stock gives you a stable platform to be shooting from. I think pistol gripped shot guns are cooler looking than they are functional
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Shoulder stock with a pistol grip. You can always chicken wing it to shorten it up. The opposite can not be said for just a pistol grip.
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I love my Specops recoil reducing stock
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personaly i prefer pistolgrip with a stock. its comfy and useful. pistol grip alone its only good for breaching, rifle stock is not as comfy and useless if you gotta breach a door(im thinking work on that last bit) if i've got a grip with stock i can effectivly do alot more.
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Every well-bred petty crook knows: the small concealable weapons always go to the far left of the place setting.
Regular old fashioned stock is the best IMO. If we are talking about autoloaders, then an addition of a pistol grip might be useful.
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The pistol grip without the stock takes away two points of contact with the gun, thus taking away one of the biggest advantages of having a long gun. Recoil control suffers as well. Whether you want a pistol grip or not, at least use a stock.
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Try out both from different positions and see what works best for you. There's a lot of sound ideas posted here but what it comes down to is that everyone is different and has their own preferences. I personally have a pistol-grip without buttstock on my 12 but I would prefer to have a Knoxx SpecOps RRS. I just haven't bothered to drop the cash on yet because I do fine with what I have.
Like I said, try both - decide for yourself. If you have the money, take a defensive shotgun course and see if it changes your opinion. In the end, the only people it should matter to are you and the thug on the other end.