Stock change for Mossberg 500?


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parsimonious_instead
July 30, 2011, 02:36 PM
OK... so I took the advice of my fellow THR readers and grabbed that Mossberg 500 pump for $200.
Now, here's the thing - it has a pistol-only grip.
What I'd like is to replace the grip with a shoulder stock that has an integrated pistol grip.
Better still, a shoulder stock that retracts, removes or folds without tools so that I can quickly go into "pistol grip only" mode.
Does such an item exist?

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olderguns
July 30, 2011, 07:15 PM
I go with the Knoxx recoil-reducing breechers Grip, /with the folding wire shoulder stock.
I got mine from thecountryshed.com but you can find them cheaper

au01st
July 30, 2011, 07:38 PM
This is the Knoxx stock on my 500. Makes 3" 00BK rounds feel like Winchester bulk birdshot.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w257/au01st/Guns/DSCI0003.jpg

Derry 1946
July 30, 2011, 09:58 PM
There are any number of folding (top or side) stocks for Moss 500.

Sunray
July 31, 2011, 01:51 AM
"..."pistol grip only"..." A shotgun with no stock is the most useless thing on Earth. A pistol gripped stock is not. Mossberg sells one at $154.35. They have a synthetic thumbhole stock at $66.15 too.

Dave McCracken
July 31, 2011, 11:34 AM
A stock with a separate PG like the AR and AK platforms leaves me unenthused, but I can use them. I prefer the classic style, but that may be partly due to familiarity.

Do try a side by side test of both styles if you can before plunking down your hard earned ducats.

I do like the idea of recoil reduction in a stock, but there's always a downside.

Seanpcola
July 31, 2011, 01:24 PM
What's the downside of recoil reducing stocks? I'm wanting to do the same to my 500 and go with something like the one in post #3.

au01st
July 31, 2011, 05:53 PM
The downside is you end up shooting it more and spending more money...

XM855
July 31, 2011, 06:14 PM
Also, with Mossbergs you can't actuate the tang mounted safety as easily when using a pistol grip stock.

Dave McCracken
July 31, 2011, 11:22 PM
Sean, some folks have trouble getting a good cheek weld, including me. However, try it out yourself and see.

wideym
August 1, 2011, 02:42 AM
I had a guy trade me a new Choate pistol gripped stock for a Mossberg pistol grip, straight across. The Choate has a familiar feel of an AR or similar weapon, yet the full lenth stock feel great.

I might try a Choate youth/entry stock if I can find one cheap.

duns
August 1, 2011, 08:15 AM
If you want recoil absorbing, this: http://newfrontierarmory.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=93_101_14_16_18&products_id=12

else http://newfrontierarmory.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=93_101_14_16_18&products_id=11&zenid=b4d9ac6cc22d08c7c690291208c79176

What i like about the Mesa Tactical telescopic/pistol stock kits is that the important parts are metal. I prefer the non-recoil-absorbing kit in case you ever want to thump the stock to clear a problem. Also the recoil is not bad anyway.

Only drawback I have found is you have to remove the stock and pistol grip to remove the trigger group. That may also be the case with other brands of stock/pistol grip for the Mossberg.

My kit is on a 590A1 but I believe my remarks apply to the 500 too.

Seanpcola
August 1, 2011, 08:25 AM
I hadn't fired a shotgun in almost 30 years when I picked up my Mossberg last month. I've put about 15 rounds through it so far. It's got more kick than I remember. Must be the loads I bought, certainly not my advancing age.:D

I bought it primarily for HD and intend for my wife to get very familiar with it too. She's a rifle person having grown up on a large ranch in OK but has never used a shotgun. I'm a bit concerned about the recoil as she weighs about half of what I do. I was hoping that the recoil absorbing stock might help with that.

Dee
August 1, 2011, 05:22 PM
Plus one for the Knoxx stock, I think it helps a lot with the recoil and I am able to overall shoot the gun easier and faster than with the standard synthetic stock that it came with. The only draw back is that it is that you do have to move your hand to turn off the safty as mentioned earlier, I don't find it to be that big of a deal though.

Dave McCracken
August 1, 2011, 05:23 PM
Sean, the recoil reducing stock MAY help your wife. I've tried several countercoils, PFs, etc, and they do work as claimed.

Light loads will DEFINITELY help. Start her off with 7/8 oz low velocity loads if you can find them The Winchester "Feather" loads or the Fiocchi equivalents will do the trick.

sarduy
August 1, 2011, 05:26 PM
"..."pistol grip only"..." A shotgun with no stock is the most useless thing on Earth

That is not true..... you just need to learn how to use it.

Dave McCracken
August 1, 2011, 05:53 PM
sarduy, please post some vids of how to use it then.

I see various PGO fans make this claim. I've never seen anyone back it up.

FYI, I HAD to shoot a folded folder for the job 30 years back and teach a few hundred other Correctional Officers to do the same. NO ONE fired the folder as well as they did from the shoulder.

Eagerly awaiting evidence.....

Mr. T
August 2, 2011, 03:17 AM
ATI makes a collapsible stock with a pistol grip that is made for most of the standard manufacturers like Mossberg, Remington, and Winchester. I put one on my Mossberg 835; it works great for a turkey and deer gun. The pistol grip really surprised me at how stable it is for throwing slugs and shot down range. I bought mine because I prefer a shorter LOP than Mossberg typically makes for their guns. The stock cost $69.

JFrame
August 2, 2011, 12:15 PM
As Dave indicated, the Knoxx recoil-reducing stock does require a somewhat different cheek weld from a standard stock. In fact, it's sort of a free-floating "weld," where you surrender part of the impulse of the recoil to the stock and let it take care of the recoil for you.

I only have two shotguns (a Mossberg 500 and a NEF Pardner), and I liked the Knoxx stock enough to put one on each, so I can retain the same muscle memory between the two guns.


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USAF_Vet
August 2, 2011, 01:11 PM
ATI makes a collapsible stock with a pistol grip that is made for most of the standard manufacturers like Mossberg, Remington, and Winchester. I put one on my Mossberg 835; it works great for a turkey and deer gun. The pistol grip really surprised me at how stable it is for throwing slugs and shot down range. I bought mine because I prefer a shorter LOP than Mossberg typically makes for their guns. The stock cost $69.

I had this stock on my Mav 88. If you are looking for light recoil, don't use this stock. I ended up putting the factory stock back on and haven't looked back. I found it harder to get a good cheek weld, recoil was actually worse than with the factory stock (which isn't all too bad to begin with). I recommend getting a factory one piece stock.

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