A while ago I've posted a thread in the shotgun section asking people about the differences between classic busstock and a buttstock WITH a pistol grip (not PGO) (here is a thread BTW: http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=389555) I also did some more independent research, and also visited a gun shop to try both types of buttstocks. So now I know exactly what are the pros and cons of each type. To summarize: Classic: *Much quicker to grab and make a proper grip with a firing hand. IMO, it's the most significant advantage it has. * should you have to use it an an impact weapon you do not have to change a firing hand grip. ( I think for HD, it is a significant advantage since in confined spaces it is quite possible to get in a situation where you can only hit the adversary.) *Less likely for the shotgun to get stock somewhere when you are trying to pull it out in a hurry. With a pistol grip: *Much harder for someone to take the weapon away from you. IMO, that's the most important advantage of this type of buttstocks. *More comfortable to fire from the hip. (At least for me) *As an impact weapon, you can hit someone much harder with a forward thrust. (but other things like butt-stroke can be done quicker with the classic stock) *More comfortable to fire with a single hand. (You might be wounded, carrying a baby, opening a door, dialing 911, etc...) *More comfortable to carry in a low ready. (or other ways of caring it while maintaining firing grip) Now, the question I have is, based on the advantages of each type, that I listed above. What would be a better choice for me, considering that it will be used primarily for home defense (probably 98% of it's use, not considering practice) and occasional defence in wilderness and very rarely in the vehicle? Thanks in advance!