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Given a choice, would you have a pistol grip on a shotgun?

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  • No, I would not have a pistol grip.

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  • Maybe.

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    A pistol grip transfers some of the recoil from the shoulder to the wrist and forearm. If you have a weak or bad shoulder, that might be a good thing. I can't think of another good reason for a pistol grip.

    My shotgun is a stock 20" Mossberg M500 12 gauge. For in-home self-defense, I would carry it at my hip and point shoot. A pistol grip would be in my way.
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    Pistol grip shotguns were created in Hollywood to make you look at the gun and the guy carrying it. I haven't found any practical use for them. So for me it's a no.DR
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    I have the 930 Turkey Tactical, 24” cool camo. I ordered it with the standard stock, but ordered the pistol grip stock also. I see no advantage to the pistol grip stock regardless of what I was using the gun for.

    Hunting, I like the standard stock best.
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    Nope. No pistol grip stocks on any shotguns for any purpose, nay, not on any long guns for me. Experience with one AR 15 is enough to do me for life on pistol grips. I don't want any part of 'em.
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    My AR-15s and AR-10 have pistol grips. I wouldn't miss them if they were not there. I shoot the M1A better.


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    Me too LimaCharlie.
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    I don’t care for “ specialized” or “ tactical” crap. I don’t even like the AR style set ups, and I’m very familiar with them.

    To my way of thinking, the beauty of a shotgun is it’s versatility and utility. When you start specializing you lose that, and I’m not convinced you really gain any real world advantage.

    Also, I think of you are doing it because of recoil concerns, you chose wrong to start with.
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    See it as little use. At least with a full stock it would be better. The ones with pistol grip only are a joke IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    My AR-15s and AR-10 have pistol grips. I wouldn't miss them if they were not there. I shoot the M1A better.


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    I've got a pistol grip stock on my Benelli M1S90 that I've shot in a couple classes and a couple matches.

    IMHO, the pistol grip makes many one handed manipulations; opening doors etc. much, much, easier. I can shoot it with the stock under my arm or one handed and still get decent hits at close distance.

    Now my 3gun rig is a standard stock, which is somewhat faster and definitely easier to reload without the pistol grip in the way.
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    The only issue I have with pistol grip shotguns is the location of the safety on many of them (looking at you Mossberg). Pistol grip + tang safety doesn't work.
    On the other hand, as long as I can reach the safety with my right hand, I don't care pistol grip or traditional stock.
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    My 870 has sported a Choate Machine and tool pistol grip stock since the mid 80's.
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    I have conventional stocks on all but two of my shotguns. The remainder are PGO and they have their place for compact firepower.
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