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

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

This is a discussion on Given a choice, would you have a pistol grip on a shotgun? within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; As I continue to research shotguns for home defense, one of the questions I have is, is it worth having a pistol grip on a ...

View Poll Results: Given a choice, would you have a pistol grip on a tactical shotgun?

Voters
57. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes, I would definitely have a pistol grip.

    14 24.56%
  • No, I would not have a pistol grip.

    32 56.14%
  • Maybe.

    6 10.53%
  • It doesn't matter to me one way or the other.

    5 8.77%
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 50
Like Tree133Likes

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

  1. #1
    VIP Member Array G26Raven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Southwest
    Posts
    6,970

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

    As I continue to research shotguns for home defense, one of the questions I have is, is it worth having a pistol grip on a tactical shotgun for home defense. So far, I have not come up with a definitive answer for having a pistol grip on a shotgun. Does it help reduce recoil (which I think is a good thing)? Does it make the weapon more accurate? Is it a good idea or a gimmick? What are your thoughts on this?

    I've taken one tactical shotgun class which was pretty short (half a day). I hunt birds with a Benelli M2 Field.

    Shotguns on my list at this point are the Mossberg 930 SPX Tactical, the new IWI Tavor, and if I win the lottery, the Benelli M4.

    Name:  Mossberg Low Res.jpg
Views: 38
Size:  30.6 KB

    Mossberg 930 SPX Tactical
    bmcgilvray, Old Man and Wolf357 like this.
    "Don't drive your truck when you're all jacked up..." Gretchen Wilson
    2% of the U.S. population thinks the Cold War was caused by climate change

  2. #2
    Nix
    Nix is online now
    Distinguished Member Array Nix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    1,233
    I chose to not have a pistol grip. I don't see a big advantage and my perception is that the recoil goes into your wrist whereas it might otherwise get absorbed by your should. Just my experience.
    G26Raven and ETXhiker like this.

  3. #3
    Sponsor
    Array NelsonHolsters's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Lenior NC
    Posts
    1,391
    I don't like a pistol grip on the forarm as it feels very unnatural to me but I've not really ever had a pererance or been able to tell much difference on the stock with a pistol grip.

    Sent from my Moto E (4) using Tapatalk
    G26Raven and scottync like this.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    DefensiveCarry.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    flh
    flh is online now
    Distinguished Member Array flh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    New York...NOT ...Noo Yawk
    Posts
    1,890
    I'm not a big fan of the tactical cool , I have shotguns around the house for defense , all are standard everyday pump shotguns with short deer barrels & OO buck ...



    Go Pack Go


    Don't try to get into my head there's barely enough room for me in there .

    Sonic .

  6. #5
    Senior Member Array KILTED COWBOY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    TEXAS
    Posts
    917
    I have shot with the pistol grip and I did not like it.
    Did not feel natural to me.
    Maybe i did not give it a chance as I have been shooting traditional shotguns for decades.
    Probably best to try a few out and see what feels best for you.
    I see no advantage.
    By the way I just got a Mossberg Retrograde and it ROCKS! Old school looks and feel

  7. #6
    Senior Member Array entertainment72's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Posts
    501
    If it is like the one pictured in your OP yes. Pistol grip only without any other form of stock (not sure what else to call it) no way. I bought and eventually sold off a Remington 870 that came used with every tactical doo dad you could attach to it and had to get rid of the pistol grip only stock as fast as possible. Very hard to shoot accurately and local indoor ranges only afford limited shooting options that don't really train you well.

    Pistol grip only shotguns are a great way to get a nose job or knock out some front teeth.
    G26Raven and ETXhiker like this.

  8. #7
    VIP Member Array jmf552's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    6,234
    I am not a fan of pistol grips on any long guns. I guess I am too old school. I prefer a "Garand-type" setup even on semi-auto rifles, such as the M1A, M1 Carbine, and Mini-14. I am not saying they are better, in fact they probably aren't, but having competed with the Garand, I just like them better.
    Attack Squadron 65 "Tigers", USS Eisenhower '80 - '83, peackeeping w/Iran, Libya, Lebanon and E. Europe

  9. #8
    Distinguished Member
    Array PPS1980's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    The Free State of Georgia
    Posts
    1,500
    Not a fan. I've tried them on long guns and my accuracy goes down and they make it harder to maneuver the weapon IMHO (particularly for a butt stroke).
    G26Raven, OldChap and bmcgilvray like this.
    __________________
    I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.
    - Thomas Jefferson 1787
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
    NRA Life Member - Member GA Carry Organization

  10. #9
    VIP Member Array OldChap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    5,538
    I don't use any. One of the main reasons is the placement of the safety on top of the receiver. You cannot operate it on a pistol grip without removing a hand from the gun.
    PPS1980, G26Raven, jmf552 and 6 others like this.
    "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits."

  11. #10
    VIP Member
    Array Mike1956's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Marion county, Ohio
    Posts
    32,698
    What useful purpose does a pistol grip on a shotgun serve?
    bmcgilvray likes this.
    "Stop being dangerous, and you become edible." William Aprill

    "Slaves, enjoy your freedom." Chuck Klosterman

  12. #11
    Distinguished Member Array Rabbit212's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    South Texas
    Posts
    1,655
    I vote no on the pistol grip/stock on a shotgun. I prefer traditional stock on long guns just a more natural feel shouldering for me. I like my AR's but love my Mini 14.
    G26Raven likes this.
    Those are my principles, and if you don't like them.....well, I have others.

  13. #12
    Member Array MH53J's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    NM
    Posts
    130
    I have this one on my 12 gauge Mossberg 590 and I love it for recoil reduction. In a side by side test with a semi auto 20 gauge both shooting 00buck the 12 gauge has less felt recoil. https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1006670519
    G26Raven, Old Man, MMinSC and 3 others like this.

  14. #13
    VIP Member Array G26Raven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Southwest
    Posts
    6,970
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    What useful purpose does a pistol grip on a shotgun serve?
    If I definitively knew the answer to that question, I would not have asked it.
    "Don't drive your truck when you're all jacked up..." Gretchen Wilson
    2% of the U.S. population thinks the Cold War was caused by climate change

  15. #14
    Distinguished Member Array patkelly4370's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    1,729
    Pistol grip stock and pistol grip only.
    With my Mossberg the safety is on the tang. Difficult to manipulate with a PG Stock, PG Only it's ok.
    PG stock one can aim. PG only is hip fired.
    So mine has a field stock on my defensive shotgun.
    Plus, 3" magnum shells hurt my wrist with the PG only.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
    G26Raven likes this.

  16. #15
    Member Array m5215's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    Plano, TX
    Posts
    253
    My first shotgun was a Franchi SPAS-12 so in general I prefer having the pistol grip.

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •