Opinions for new 870 stock (pistol grip?)


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readyme
November 9, 2009, 01:54 AM
I am looking for a new stock for my 870. I have the stock wood set right now and am not really happy with it. I like the look of the "traditional" shotgun stock shape VS. a "tactical" pistol grip stock.....But, I am starting to think the pistol grip might be more comfortable. When I hold the shotgun up, my trigger finger naturally pulls up and back at about a 45 degree angle, but the trigger itself pulls straight back.
I don't even know how to properly describe what I want.
So, is there a "traditional" shotgun stock that has a more pronounced vertical portion where the strong hand holds the gun?
It almost looks to me that Hogue's shotgun stock does a little more than the stock 870 one does, but I have not had a chance to put my hands on one yet.
Any advice would be helpful.

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Labyrinth666
November 9, 2009, 03:34 AM
there is a thread about 'how many times people have fired a pistol grip shotgun' the info there might be helpful

Youngster
November 9, 2009, 03:49 AM
I can confirm that the grip area on the Hogue stock is quite a bit more vertically oriented, it's almost like an intermediate step between a regular curved stock and pistol gripped one.

Rshooter
November 9, 2009, 01:32 PM
I believe the Houge might be a good bet. Do be careful about the Remington stocks with the molded pistol grips though. The angle is really off in my opinion. You might look at a Mesa stock setup too. It does not allow a wood stock unless you build it yourself but it really is a comfortable setup.

readyme
November 9, 2009, 08:51 PM
I was considering the Mesa Tactical pistol grip setup that Rshooter mentioned, but that gets spendy real quick...the Mesa conversion piece, an AR pistol grip, and an AR adjustable stock...more than I am willing to try.
I think the Hogue stock is the way I will try...thanks Youngster.

Anybody know where I can get a Hogue stock for "cheap"?

Ringer
November 9, 2009, 10:16 PM
I don't have a "vertical" comparison pic but this one shows how much meatier the Hogue is compared to stock. I like the Hogue so much better than the stock synthetic.

Not sure what is "cheap" to you. Midway prices them at $45 but out of stock. $49 including the forend, and in stock.

http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=17466&d=1097629447

Side "vertical" view.

http://home.comcast.net/%7Eringer1/870HD.jpg

readyme
November 10, 2009, 02:10 AM
Ringer, can you post a picture of them side by side...on their side to see the profile?
$49 sounds like a good price, I think the MSRP on Hogue's website says $80 or so.

mdehoogh
November 10, 2009, 12:23 PM
What about a stock like this. I've seen the stocks for sale at Cabelas and Academy. Not sure of the pricing though...

http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/9467/supermag1.jpg

ArmedBear
November 10, 2009, 12:37 PM
When I hold the shotgun up, my trigger finger naturally pulls up and back at about a 45 degree angle, but the trigger itself pulls straight back.
I don't even know how to properly describe what I want.

I figured out how to properly describe what I want. Another gun.

Remington's trigger is a travesty. You'd think that they would have improved it in 60 years, but nope. Their most expensive Sporting Clays and LE guns have the same design.

There are aftermarket replacements available, and they are something of an improvement, but the basic design has its limitations.

This is an ancient Winchester Model 12 Trench Gun. This is the design that other makers have copied, but not Remington.

http://astorarms.ca/images/non-restricted/Winchester%20model%2012%20trench%20US%20military%20markings%20closeup.JPG

See this comparison of the 870 with a Mossberg and a Winchester:
http://www.imfdb.org/images/thumb/b/b9/12gaugeRecogGuide01.jpg/500px-12gaugeRecogGuide01.jpg

AcceptableUserName
November 10, 2009, 12:44 PM
I actually like a thumbhole stock, provided you're a right hander. I'd try the feel of one of those in teh store. Keep in mind, your hand, especially if it is bigger, will absorb some recoil on a thumbhole.

As for a full stock/pistol grip combo, I'd look at the Speedfeed.

readyme
November 10, 2009, 02:18 PM
Damn you ArmedBear, now I have to go shoot some more shotguns ;) (OK, that is a good thing).
I have been wanting to take a Mosberg 590 for a spin, I guess now is my opportunity.

Ringer
November 10, 2009, 06:56 PM
Ringer, can you post a picture of them side by side...on their side to see the profile?

I'll see what I can do. I'm pretty sure I still have the factory stock in a box.....somewhere.

Sadiesinner
November 12, 2009, 10:21 PM
i got the remington "shur shot" on my slug gun and love it. its just like the camo one shown up above.

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