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Just curious how you all do it...

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Dgreno, Sep 7, 2008.

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Stock or pistol grip for HD shotgun

  1. Sholder stock

    108 vote(s)
    87.8%
  2. Pistol grip

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  1. Dgreno

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    I have not been able to decide in what configuration to keep my HD M500. I have a 18 in bbl on it and a side saddle. I cant decide if I should keep a pistol grip, regular stock, or an extendable stock with pistol grip. How do you have yours set up? Pics are a plus...
     
  2. hoosier8

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    I just like the look of the shoulder stock, besides, that is what I am used to seeing and using.
     
  3. mp510

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    Fixed wood buttstock, 20 inch barrel, 6 shot mag, rifle sights.
     
  4. dstark

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    I have both
     

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  5. shadowalker

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    Shoulder stock, pistol grips look neat but there are a couple of problems with them.

    #1 Accuracy, the stability of having it against the shoulder is lost as is the ability to aim well.

    #2 The recoil goes into the wrist instead of the shoulder, making it harder to control, much less comfortable to shoot.
     
  6. WhisperFan

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    Hogue makes a very short shoulder stock that is designed for close quarters, or LEO's with body armor. It has a 12" length of pull and is very handy for indoors.
     
  7. Regolith

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    A shotgun without a shoulder stock is like a bicycle without a seat. It will still work, it's just not nearly as comfortable or effective.
     
  8. sm

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    Shoulder stock.
    In fact bone stock, even if the gun has 28" barrel(s).
    [or whatever from 18.5 to 34"]
    I don't care, and have used/ not afraid to use pumps, semi-auto, O/U, SxS and Single Shot

    Currently I use a H&R Youth 20 ga single shot, bone stock.
    This one is 36" total length, and 22" of this is the plain, fixed modified barrel , that throws some of the best slug groups, #3 Buckshot, and pellet patterns.
    Factory recoil pad on the shoulder stock.

    Just a tool...and it can't do nuttin' any better than the user of said tool...these firearms...
     
  9. TeamPrecisionIT

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    I use it PGO while its inside the house just due to the location it is kept being a little tight. I know the downfalls of it being PGO, but its PGO or I can't store it safely.

    Damian
     
  10. Todd A

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    Folding.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Floppy_D

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    Whatever you are the most comfortable with. If you can honestly use a pistol grip to hit what you are aiming at, in an expedient manner, and practice doing so regularly, good on you... because I can't.

    Mine is the same stock shotgun I use for deer, dove, turkey, quail, clay games, etc. Using it in all sorts of environments has given me a lot of confidence and proficiency with it, can't imagine wanting to use something else.
     
  12. foghornl

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    I have the 18-1/2" barrel, but the normal shoulder stock.

    Have tried the PGO (Pistol Grip Only)

    ONCE. Quoth the Raven "Nevermore."
     
  13. RNB65

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    ****! I voted for the wrong one. No way I'd have a pistol grip on a scattergun.

    Note to self: PAY ATTENTION NEXT TIME!
     
  14. Thernlund

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    I have a Winchester 1300 Defender that came with a pistol grip. It took just a few tries with that to make me get a stock for it.

    No pistol grip for me. Or at least not without a stock as well.


    -T.
     
  15. mgregg85

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    I have one pistol gripped shotgun and thats a 20 ga 870 that I keep solely for home defense. It works fine for inside the house distances. The rest of my shotguns have shoulder stocks.
     
  16. cerberus65

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    The only way I'd have a shotgun (for any purpose) with PGO is if someone gifted it to me. And then I'd probably very quickly be looking to get a stock for it. I don't like the look of a shotgun without a stock. I don't even like the stock with pistol grip look. Just a regular, standard stock for me, thanks.

    I'll stop ranting now. :)
     
  17. Gnarly

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    PGO or stock?Both!

    Mine is <what I consider> the best of both worlds: A Blackhawk/Knoxx Spec Ops Folder, which is basically their excellent BreachersGrip with a top-folding wire-frame "stock".To deploy the stock,squeeze the frame & swing it down-locks in place.Quick if you need it.
    My previous favorite was the BreachersGrip (PGO) which made recoil manageable (and good groups repeatable) but over time I came to realize the advantages of sometimes having a "stock"-----here's the prime example: opening a door,while "Ready". That's when having both is golden.Something to consider!

    ----Gnarly :evil:
     
  18. Dave McCracken

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    Pgo?

    H*ll No!!!!
     
  19. sm

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    Oh Dave!!!

    We be curmudgeons and geezers.
    I mean even gals have given up on trying to train us.

    PGO is like trying to whittle with a pocket knife with no handle.
    Doable, still not the way I was raised to use a shotgun, or pocket knife.

    *sits on whittlin' bench*
     
  20. IDriveB5

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    not beating around the bush today Dave?
     
  21. toivo

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    Said it before and will say it again: IMHO, pistol-grip-only guns aren't for shooting, they're for hiding under your trenchcoat. It's a portability configuration, not a usability one. Just my opinion...

    Have to throw this in: Can't remember the movie, but one of the stupidest pieces of cinema shotgun-craft I've ever seen was this one scene where a bartender who is being held up reaches under the bar and comes up with a PGO shotgun that he brandishes in the bad guy's face one-handed and with a fully extended arm! What's going to happen when/if he pulls the trigger? Wait--it gets worse... They go eyeball-to-eyeball for a while, trading trash-talk, and then Mr. Hero decides to get down and dirty, so... he racks the slide! Coming off-target in the process, of course. Eh? He was confronting Mr. Bad Guy with an empty chamber? And Mr. Bad Guy just stands there, pistol in hand, while Mr. Hero pumps in a live one? Dumb, meet Dumber. Only in Hollywood.
     
  22. Thernlund

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    I've done that. Went home immediately after and quietly cried myself to sleep.


    -T.
     
  23. 9x19sig

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    Not to knock anyone who doesn't care for the pistol grip only, but I honestly don't think they are that harsh or hard to use. If you are younger and have decent hands/arms/wrists you can handle full power buckshot loads if you learn how to properly handle the weapon. YMMV as always.
     
  24. Geronimo45

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    Effectiveness isn't changed... the round fired is still fired out of the same length barrel with the same choke.

    I'd get one with a folding stock, if you need the shotgun to take up less space for some reason and still be ready to use at a moment's notice. If you don't have any need for a shorter shotgun, get a solid stock with or without a pistol grip.
     
  25. Black Majik

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    I absolutely, positively, completely, without a doubt, 100%, fully, concurred, and made sure again, times 1000 hate a pistol grip stock on a shotgun.

    I don't get along too well with the tactical crowd. :D
     
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