Putting an AR style forward grip on a shotgun?

Putting an AR style forward grip on a shotgun?

This is a discussion on Putting an AR style forward grip on a shotgun? within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; So here's what I'm thinking... Replace the Forend w/ this, which has picatinny rails: then get a folding forward grip on the side, for easier ...

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    Putting an AR style forward grip on a shotgun?

    So here's what I'm thinking...

    Replace the Forend w/ this, which has picatinny rails:


    then get a folding forward grip on the side, for easier shooting form the hip, but so that it will still fold fairly flat for storage:


    What do you think?


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    Don't.

    For one, I doubt that a forward grip made for an AR can handle the recoil of a shotgun, much less the stress of pumping one especially if your adrenaline is flowing hard. That could result in the handle breaking at the wrong time and could cost you your life in a defense situation.

    Second, shooting from the hip with a forward grip will probably cause wrist injury.

    Third, if you are intent on having a forward grip, get a forend that is made for a shotgun with the grip as part of the forearm. Although, I highly recommend against it.
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    The only Shotgun I fired that had a forward grip was a 6 inch barreled Serbu and a 18" Remington 870 with a pistol grip and a forearm grip.

    I've used a shotgun for so long that it really felt unnatural to me.

    I wasn't really that crazy about it. I also fired a Serbu that had the short forearm with the strap on it to keep your hand from slipping off of the forearm and I like it much better.

    The thing is, the forward grip is really an unnatural position unless the gun is held at almost shoulder height.
    With your hand on a regular forearm is just seems to be alot more ergonomic and just as fast, if not faster.
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    They're okay, but use the Tac Star or Choate:
    Cabela's -- TacStar Tactical Shotgun Forend Grip

    http://www.riflestock.com/Docs/Choate%20Mag%2005.pdf

    The Tapco or Falcon parts shown are the new "tacti-cool" abortions. Great ways to lacerate your hands. I'm no fan of rails on fore ends, but Chaotes option (in the catalogue) is about the most unobtrusive. If you don't like that, you really should step up for a SureFire or KCI fore with rail covers and a solid grip (about $280, altogether).

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    Another good option for adding a picatinny rail, is to replace the mag tube/barrel clamp with one of these:



    Good point about the AR style grip possibly not being able to withstand the recoil of a shotgun.

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    Ok, my next question is why do you want a picatinny rail on your shotgun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonofASniper View Post
    Ok, my next question is why do you want a picatinny rail on your shotgun?
    Primarily for an easy on/easy off light mount.

    And I read somewhere to mount 2 lasers, and sight them in at 25 yards to mark the shot spread, for maximum tacticoolness.
    ...but I wasn't taking this notion that seriously.

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    I actually have that exact forward grip on my Mossy 500. I'll throw up a picture when I get home.

    It's held up stunningly; I was concerned initially about the possibility of it failing, but it's got an easy 200+ shells through it now with no problems. Still rock solid.

    I usually keep it in the 45 degree canted position.

    I bought my front end setup at a gun show, and only because it was $29 for the whole thing (and it adds to the "zombie killer" mysitque

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    I'd love to see yours, but I was thinking of mounting it horizontally...I still might get it, just because it's only a $20 investment.

    What'd you use for piciatinny rails to mount it to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by batpot View Post
    Primarily for an easy on/easy off light mount.

    And I read somewhere to mount 2 lasers, and sight them in at 25 yards to mark the shot spread, for maximum tacticoolness.
    ...but I wasn't taking this notion that seriously.
    Then I would go with the tri-rail piece that you pictured.


    2 lasers for maximum tacticoolness, huh? Yea, I feel comfortable enough in my abilities with a shotgun. I'll pass on that idea.
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