Home shotgun, locked up BUT accessible?

Home shotgun, locked up BUT accessible?

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    Home shotgun, locked up BUT accessible?

    For those of you who own home defense shotguns.
    1. What is a good type to own with a pistol grip and shoulder stock?
    2. Can it be secured against unauthorized use BUT also accessed quickly when needed?

    My daughter is only 4 months old now but I need to buy a gun safe, Vault type, for my P-11 and if I buy a shotgun later I need to be able to secure it. Thank you.
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    A pistol grip does a decent job of injuring wrists.
    I have a Mossberg 500 series with the 18 1/2 inch barrel and a normal stock, even though it has a pistol grip kit.

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    I'd pass on the pistol grip and go with a standard stock. While the pistol grip may look "cool" in the movies, they are hard to shoot with any accuracy. I'd rather have a shotgun I can sight down the barrel of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    I'd pass on the pistol grip and go with a standard stock. While the pistol grip may look "cool" in the movies, they are hard to shoot with any accuracy. I'd rather have a shotgun I can sight down the barrel of.
    I absolutely agree. A pistol grip is fine as long as there is a shoulder stock too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rcher View Post
    I absolutely agree. A pistol grip is fine as long as there is a shoulder stock too.
    Yeah, that is what I meant. A pistol grip with a shoulder stock. I was unaware that they made shotguns with pistol grips sans shoulder stock. I have shot a shotgun quite a few times with just the shoulder stock and I have a hard time positioning my wrist correctly. But with a hand grip like on an M-16 it is much more comfortable.
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    You have a child. I assume you have a wife. Get something you can train her to use. In that case I would go with a shoulder stock. That is my plan. I am getting an adjustable one when I get it. Probably aftermarket Knox stock. I will adjust it to fit my wife, I am comfortable enough to handle it either way. Just a thought.

    Question 2 is tougher. Does the layout of your home allow you time to access a safe or lock? I live in a small home. By the time I fool with a lock they may be at my bedroom door. I use my children's lack of height to my advantage for now. That may have to change later. It helps that I have instilled a proper respect for the danger of firearms. They have no interest in them currently. I actually hope that changes as they get older.

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    There is nothing wrong w/a 20 guage that's gripped. Very manageable, quite effective. I've set my wife up w/a classic Remington 870 in 20 ga, pistol grip and extendable stock. It's great fun to play with and a 20 can be very effective. BUT....it's only practicle for hip shots even w/the stock. I can't sight down the barrel w/out the original stock design. Still, it's capable of cleaning a room.
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    I've got a winchester defender in 12 ga that I've been curious how to keep it easily accessible while being safe from a 13 year old. I thought of mounting it behind the headboard and hoping to keep it secret. I just don't know how well it would work. She knows about guns, has fired some pistols and rifles, but never a shotty. I think she'd leave it alone but I don't wanna be that guy.

    They make a neat rack that inserts between matress and boxsprings, but that would only work if you were sure to keep the child out of that room and lock it in the safe when not around.

    I'm considering one of those nightstand lock boxes, I think there was a recent thread about one made by homak. I would probably keep a pistol in there while I sleep and put in the big safe while I'm away and not carrying it.

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    Take a look at the Knoxx recoil reducing stock. they have them for Mossy's and 870's. Plus it has a adjusting stock, so it will fit all different sized people.
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    I pull my 870 out of the safe at night, it rests in The Back Up (site sponsor) then goes back in the safe in the morning. Keep 6-00 buck shells in the tube, nothing in the pipe and 5 slugs in a sock on the butt. Keep your shotie set up simple and get some training with it.
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    Here's how I store my shotgun by my bed...
    Rack the slide on an empty chamber.
    Engage safety.
    Load tube.
    In order to get the gun to fire, you must hit the button and chamber a round then disengage the safety. If someone is unfamiliar with the operations, they'll never figure it out.

    By the way, spend the extra cash and go with a Remington 870. You can buy all kinds of stocks to fit.
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    I gave up hope of finding a decent solution that would give me quick access to my shotgun while keeping it out of the wrong hands, so I have decided to make my own.

    I bought a Santa-Cruz shotgun lock from an old police cruiser. I am planning on drilling a hole on my gun vault handgun safe so that I can put the release button inside of it and with the shotgun mounted under the bed frame.

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