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    i just got a new to me shotgun Winchester model 1300 Defender 12ga. cost me $150 from my brothers co-worker!
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    Grats!

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    Nice, after shooting it, you'll want to lose the front pistol grip. Geat Price! Enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhinokrk View Post
    Nice, after shooting it, you'll want to lose the front pistol grip. Geat Price! Enjoy!
    why is that?
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    Stockless shotguns are very difficult to shoot with any sort of accuracy.

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    They also do a number on your wrist. They're cool to look at, but for something you may actually want to use, a shoulder stock is highly recommended. A regular foregrip is also probably best.

    Congrats, though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackeagle View Post
    Stockless shotguns are very difficult to shoot with any sort of accuracy.
    i agree with that!

    Quote Originally Posted by paul34 View Post
    They also do a number on your wrist. They're cool to look at, but for something you may actually want to use, a shoulder stock is highly recommended. A regular foregrip is also probably best.

    Congrats, though!
    I also agree with the with you on the wrist. why do you not like the pistol fore grip?
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    Very nice!
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    I would think that the pistol foregrip would offer relief for your firing hand... but I have never shot a stockless shotgun before... I don't think I would recommend it. It is plenty compact though. And from what I understand you have your options open when it comes to accessories. Congrats on the new addition!
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    Perfect...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigo5552000 View Post
    why is that?
    For me, the grip angle was awkward and made it even harder to shoot. YMMV
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    Nice shotty!

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    another dumb question from Tulsa. For functionality purposes, is a stock on on a shotgun make it hard to move around your house?? If so do they make a half stock???

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    You can get youth stocks for most models that are a bit shorter. There are also M4 style collapsing stocks available for some shotguns that you could run closed. The barrel is probably a bigger impediment than the stock, but there you're limited to 18 inches unless you want to go through the paperwork hassle of getting a SBS.

    All that said, I think home defense shotguns are really weapons for when you're holed up in one place. If you need to move through the house, you're probably better off with a much handier weapon like a pistol than trying to shave a few inches off a shotgun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tattooguru View Post
    another dumb question from Tulsa. For functionality purposes, is a stock on on a shotgun make it hard to move around your house?? If so do they make a half stock???
    No, not at all. In fact, it makes it a little easier to do things correctly and safely. Most shotguns can be fitted with a youth stock, but IMO, you are sacrificing proper fit for a inch or two... not worth it.
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