Re pistol grip shooting. I found that the critical factor for me was orientation of hand to wrist. If gun is low and hand is radially deviated - thumb in other words far off the long axis line of radial bone then it will hurt and likely leave wrist painful.
If however the gun is high enough (or elbow dropped a bit) then hand angle made with wrist is neutrally aligned - then recoil is absorbed better and transmitted more up the arm rather than increasing traumatically the offset deviation.
P95Carry: You always have some good imput! I agree with what you were saying about the neutral alignment when holding the shotgun high with elbow dropped. If you have ever watched and Tactical team or SWAT do an entry exercise that is the way they hold the shotgun with a pistol grip.
Knoxx makes a pistol grip that absorbs recoil, not all but some. I have their Compstock, it is their version of a standard style stock that absorbs recoil very well. They also make a wire folding stock and a PG with an AR style butt stock on it. I highly recommend this company. www.knoxx.com
i got a persuader with a vindicator grip on the back and a tac star pistol grip on the front. it kicks, but not as bad as you think. the vindicator grip soaks up some recoil and the one on the front lets my left arm take some of the recoil too.
[QUOTE='75scout]Knoxx makes a pistol grip that absorbs recoil, not all but some. I have their Compstock, it is their version of a standard style stock that absorbs recoil very well. They also make a wire folding stock and a PG with an AR style butt stock on it. I highly recommend this company. www.knoxx.com[/QUOTE]
Those Knoxx stocks look impressive and the ticket for HD. Awesome, I will have to check it out.
Those folks at Knoxx don't mess around. Shooting regular 2 3/4" 1oz Sluggers feel like a push on the sholder, the reduced recoils are even better. Very good idea for HD/tactical due to faster follow-up shots. I can shoot all day with no soreness. Although the Magnum loads still pack a whallop.
I visited the Knoxx booth at SHOT...very impressive videos of their stocks in action. I even got a courtesy follow-up call from the rep I spoke too...that strikes me as good business sense and very profession...for both reasons (the video demos and the follow-up call) I think I'm going to purchase one of their stocks.
Had one of their older model grip on my 870 "Raids" gun in 1990. After several days on the range with it I took it off and trash it. Went back to the Remington police folding stock that came with my gun. Looks good but not for the job. I took a beating with it.
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