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Let's see some Tactical Shotguns!!!

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by B yond, Sep 20, 2006.

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  1. B yond

    B yond Member

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    I'd like to see your set-ups! Please post pictures of your tactical shotgun configurations and tell me why you use or don't use a particular accessory (light, laser, forend pistol grip, folding stock, shell holder, etc.)
     
  2. Rob62

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  3. B yond

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    Mossberg 500 12 ga. 5+1
    ATI top-folding stock
    Mossberg Tactical Forend (took off ATI pistol grip forend because it didn't feel secure)
    Flashlight w/ pushbutton switch (mounted on side of barrel for easy access from left hand)
    Barrel Shroud with peep sight (sights for slugs, not that accurate)
    stock mounted shotshell carrier loaded with 4 buckshot rounds and one slug
     
  4. EdLaver

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    B yond, do any of your add on accessories loosen up or fall off when firing? I.E flashlight and heatshield?
     
  5. B yond

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    At first both the heatshield and light would loosen and move with repeated shooting, but after tightening both a few times and tweaking the tabs on the heatshield a little they don't move anymore.

    I did decide to take the foward pistol grip off because it loosened up on me during a camping trip and I didn't want to loctite it on.
     
  6. stellarpod

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    Let me apologize in advance for the poor quality photograph.

    Here is my Mossberg 590A1 with Knoxx SpecOps stock, Surefire forend light and sidesaddle.

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    I'll try to get some improved shots later.

    stellarpod

    Editted to correct stock model to "SpecOps".
     
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  7. MTMilitiaman

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    Stellarpod, me likely...

    But I have a couple questions. First, how does the pistol grip get along with the tang mounted safety? I would think it would be a little inconvenient to have to reach around the grip to get to the safety. Secondly, I think I remember Knoxx warning that the Surefire forends were short enough that they might result in busted knuckles with the operation of their stocks. Have you experienced that?
     
  8. stellarpod

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    MTMilitiaman:

    Thanks for the comments. Reaching the tang-mounted safety is no problem for me. My hands would probably be considered on the smaller side of large (does that make sense?). I suppose it does require a more pronounced "reach around", but it happens mindlessly. Of course, I'm a left-handed long gun shooter that's been dealing with right-handed guns all my life, so I'm used to having to reach for things. ;)

    I really like the Knoxx SpecOps stock. But, I'd estimate the perceived recoil reduction to be perhaps 50%, rather than the 90% they claim. Don't get me wrong, 50% is nothing to scoff at. If I had it all to do over again I'd still buy the stock.

    As far as the forend goes, I've not experienced any difficulties other than some problems at installation. The Surefire forend has too much material in the "valley" that is positioned below the barrel. On a 590A1, which has a heavier barrel than the 500, I found that when cycling the slide back it would wedge into the base of the barrel near the receiver and jam up. A bit of judicious grinding work with the Dremel tool relieved this and it now works flawlessly. But, in my mind, with the rediculous expense of this piece of Surefire equipment it is TOTALLY unreasonable that I should have to do ANYTHING to this forend to make it fit. I voiced my displeasure with the folks at Surefire, but received no response.

    My only other complaint with the Surefire forend light is that it is HEAVY! It significantly changes the balance of the weapon. In fact, with a full load of shells this beast is quite heavy at just under 10 pounds.

    stellarpod

    Editted to correct stock model to "SpecOp".
     
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  10. B yond

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    I've always wondered how well the shells stay put in those stocks. Do they ever fall out on you when shooting?


    I've found that with side folding stocks or no stock at all I can still hold the gun up and aim with it, I just have to be careful not to get whacked in the face with the recoil. With my top-folding stock I can't really aim with any accuracy but I can still point it pretty well. The benefit I see for a folding stock or no stock at all is the improved maneuverability indoors. In close quarters combat you might not have room or time to shoulder a shotty.
     
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    Here's my 870 Marine Magnum w/Knoxx SpecOps and Surefire forend:

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    BossHog

    You have my IDEAL shotgun package, except i would want to parkerize it! Man, how much did the overall set you back? that thing is PERFECT.
     
  14. Gixerman1000

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    Benelli M4 Tactical

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  15. BossHog

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    870 Marine Magnum - $590 OTD
    Knoxx SpecOps - $115 shipped
    Surefire Forend - $225 shipped
    Total cost: $930
     
  16. Gordon

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    Somethings you don't see every day!

    Well I'll just touch the high points. Disclaimer: the Folding Remington stock is only for transport in a vehicle!:neener: I would normally never use the gun with it folded and would not shoot it for long stings!:uhoh: . I am embarking on a project to shorten a Rem folder down 2" and put a gell pad and cheek rest on one. It will be a fun TIG project!

    Any way the folder is my old 60's Wingmaster Magnum that was "Robarized" in 1987- early stuff! It is VERY slick with around 10,000 shells thru it since Robbie Barkkmann did it. It is now the stand by gun being replaced by the 1989 Police Magnum for classes since last year. The Police Magnum has my new fat profile 18" RS Imp. Cylinder barrel with AO nite sites.It has a 12" Houge stock with a 3/4 pad(thats an 1 3/4" of pads!!!) which is perfect for me and the pad gives me a nice cheek rest. The foreend is a "handicap device" from the 80's which allows one to whack the heck out of it if something sticks. Also provides a positive return!The light on the Police gun is a Surefire KL-5 in Vltor mounts. I like being able to take the light off during the day training! The single point sling on a GG&G adapter is a Specter MOUT, the folding gun is a Wilderness sling, notice how it could foul the pump ect. , which is why I like a single point.;) The side saddle on the folding stock gun is my own modifacation. The police gun has a Vang safety and the Robar has a Williams big head.
    Because of the single point sling the gun when moving is flopping around or requiring a hand to hold it to body; that there is a Mad Dog labs experimental 870 belt clip. You just slide gun straight into the cross draw position 'holster' and it snaps into the kydex so it doesn't flop - NO hands reguired to hold gun now! And holds the 18" gun just high enough so you can kneel (at target butts!) with out hitting the barrel on the ground and stock on the gun is below your neck!:cool:
     

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  17. XavierBreath

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    The tacticality is behind the recoil pads.
     
  18. stiletto raggio

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    But they aren't even black!
     
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    But this is what rests next to my bed: Benelli Nova Tactical. Night sights, stock machined down to 12 3/4" with Limbsaver, trigger smoothed down to 5 pound (from 14!). Custom big safety,Tactical Tailor single point sling,Lazer/120 lamp on factory mount,Sidesaddle. It is exceptionally accurate with slugs, the action is not as slick or short as an 870, but what the hay, no maintence required! It has good pucker factor, I can switch loads to shoot varmints (only thing I've shot so far) real easy with the handy mag cut off.
     

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  20. Tim G.

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    I am not sure what you are remembering, OR I am not understanding what you are trying to say.

    The Surefire Forend comes nowhere near the Knoxx stock to cause any issues at all. The forend and stock are seperated by a good margin (6-7" perhaps) of the reciever. Even with the forend fully back, and the Knoxx stock fully forward (not that this is even possible) you still have many inches to spare.

    /tg
     
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    knoxx stock?

    Bosshog - how well does that knoxx stock work?
     
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    Here's my semi tacticool Mossy. Only added Tru Glo sights, side saddle, and sling. Other than that, there is no more tactical to add.......

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    Figured I would add the Winny too...

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    This 870 is so tactical it scared this Bobcat stiff.

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  24. MTMilitiaman

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    From Knoxx's website:

    http://www.knoxx.com/NewStyleKnoxx/Products/SpecOpsStock.html
     
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    A Beretta 1201 FP with a Choate stock and oversize safety button and bolt handle. The 870 is mostly for fun, but rests atop my safe for ready use.

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