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Do You Prefer Straight or Pistol Grip?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Bainx, Jan 10, 2003.

  1. Bainx

    Bainx member

    No, I don't mean protruding pistol grip like the AR or AK.
    I mean, straight grip stock as in the Mosin Nagant or pistol grip stock as in the M1.
    Both have merits but I like the control offered by the pistol grip.
    What is your opinion?
  2. Soap

    Soap Well-Known Member

    For me it depends. I like semi-pistol grips on my rifles. But for a good double shotgun, a straight grip feels like magic.
  3. JohnKSa

    JohnKSa Well-Known Member

    I shoot both equally well as far as I can tell but prefer the pistol grip.
  4. Marshall

    Marshall Well-Known Member

    On a lightweight upland shotgun I like strait

    Heavier duck gun I prefer pistol

    Regular full size Rifle I like pistol

    Small carbine strait is just fine
  5. cheygriz

    cheygriz Well-Known Member

    On any shoulder arm, rifle or shotgun, I much prefer the "full" pistol, ala Ar-15 or AK-47. I don't lke the semi pistol grips at all.

    If you evev have the chance to shoot a Remington 11-87 Police model, you'll never even look at a so-called "sporting" shotgun again.
  6. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 Well-Known Member

    On a 1903 Springfield...

    I'll always go for the pistol grip as opposed to straight stocks.

    Same for Rolling Blocks and Sharps rifles.

    Some give you no choice, like M96 Swedish Mausers.

    Leverguns seem to look more classic with the straight grips, though...
  7. Archie

    Archie Well-Known Member

    Straight grip here, please.

    The straight grip is faster to mount to the shoulder, points better and forces the shooting hand elbow higher, as is proper.

    The "full" pistol grip that cheygriz likes catches grass, twigs clothing and doorjambs.

    But differences of opinions are what keep the after market folks in business.

    COHIBA member

    straight on everthing. shotgus, levers, muzzleloader. wish i could find a bolt gun. really wish ruger made a #1 straight grip in a 444.
  9. Dave Markowitz

    Dave Markowitz Well-Known Member

    I like straight grips on lever actions and muzzleloaders.

    I prefer pistol grips on my semiautos and bolt actions. E.g., IMO the stock on a Finnish m/39 Mosin-Nagant is more comforatable than the straight-gripped M-Ns.

    I also like a full, separate pistol grip on my EBRs, e.g., my two AKs.

    Rather ecumenical, ain't I? :)
  10. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 Well-Known Member

    Cohiba, Ruger did make a #1 in a straight grip stock.

    It's called the Ruger #3. Wouldn't be too hard to get one rebarreled to .444 Marlin:

  11. Bainx

    Bainx member


    I sure would like to get my hands on that Ruger #3!
  12. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 Well-Known Member

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