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What is this type of pistol grip?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by firestar, Jan 3, 2003.

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  1. firestar

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    What is the type of pistol grip called that looks like a cut off regular stock? Not the true pistol grip like Chote sells but the one that follows the contour of the receiver and has a bulbous end.

    Does anyone know what I am talking about and what they are called and where to get them?
     
  2. sm

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    Not clear on your description.
    Unless your job require it, allow my thoughts:

    Hate pistol grips personally.
    Armor car guards HAVE to use, and I hate to teach 'em.
    Give me short bbl full stock and its more useful to me, plus lots easier to butt heads with a stock than a grip.
    Shouldered short bbl weapon --bad dude--surprise accuracy with slugs.
    IMO
     
  3. Dave McCracken

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    PGs on any type of shotgun are egregious. Unless you're planning on a firefight in your bathroom, a standard stock is no disadvantage.

    I know plenty of salty folks, from B-more dope cops to guys who are incredibly fit, work for the Gummint and do not talk shop outside the office. None have PG only shotguns, TTBOMK.

    Use a standard stock and practice until it feels like a body part. PGs will get the wrong people killed.
     
  4. Mike Irwin

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    Firestar,

    I'm pretty sure I know what you're talking about.

    It's like you've taken a shotgun with a "pistol grip" stock, as opposed to a straight stock, and sawn the buttstock off.

    I don't think there's really a formal name for them other than "sawn off."
     
  5. Hkmp5sd

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    This what you are talking about?

    shotgun.jpg


    Don't know of a specific name for it.
     
  6. tobeat1

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    Firestar is talking about the pistol grips that are similar to the ones found on the witness protection shotguns the US Marshalls used. These can be ordered from Brownell's. I cannot remember who makes them but I know Brownell's carries them.
     
  7. Kahr carrier

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    I think the maker of the pistol grip you are talking about is Speedfeed I think they sell it as a kit with a forearm ,I think CHEAPER THAN DIRT sells them.:what:
     
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    HKMP5sd I like that Gator gun in your picture must be a blast to Shoot.:what:
     
  9. Onslaught

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    Like this one?

    [​IMG]

    K.C. was correct... it's a Speedfeed. I didn't see any on CTD though.

    I ordered a set of "Mossberg" brand pistol grips for my Winchester Defender through my Dealer once... and got a very similar product.
     
  10. MolonLabe416

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    They may look kewl, but they are pretty worthless in the real world. Shorten the existing stock, but leave it whole if the LOP is too long for you. It will be just as handy, and you'll actually be able to hit something under field conditions. Caveat: There is some minimum lenght under federal law, I'm not sure of the specifics, so be sure the length from butt plate to muzzle is compliant with the rules.
     
  11. HS/LD

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    What the hell is a SWORD off Shotgun.

    SWORD OFF??

    HS/LD
     
  12. Aikibiker

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    IE: The pic Onslaught posted

    A buddy of mine used to have one of those on his 870. Hip shooting 3 inch magnum slugs hurt like hell because the back of the trigger guard would beat the snot out of your middle finger. We never used anything else with it and my friend soon went back to the regular stock.

    *sigh* The fun we used to have right out of high school. Maybe someday I will be drunk enough to tell you how I received a facial scar from my other buddy's Mossberg 500. (don't hold your breathe though, there is a reason I don't drink)
     
  13. ruger357

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    Mossberg once sold a barrel/grip combo, and the grip looked similar to that.
     
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    Pistol Grip 870

    I have owned a PG 870 for five years now. I don't use slugs, only #4 buckshot. Usually practice 3-4 times per year with hanging milk jugs in the woods. Never had any problems with my middle finger, wrist or arm. Never missed a milk jug at 20ft either.
     
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  15. average_shooter

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    With PALALLEL barrels nonetheless!:p
     
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    I guess nothing is to dead to bring back.....:D
     
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    You'll have to use a SUPER KEWEL Sword off Shotgun now. It's the only way to stop the ZOMBIE THREAD! It lives!
     
  18. AZ_Rebel

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    It was worth bringing back just for the Sword Off Shotgun with the Palallel Barrel.
     
  19. proud2deviate

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    To answer the OP's question, this type of grip is generally referred to as a "chicken's head" or "bird head" grip.
     
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    Hmmmm.... I have heard of "bird's head" grip on revolvers... never heard of it in reference to Shotguns. And "chicken's head" has escaped me too... has anybody else heard of these terms referring to the OP's question?

    Learn something new on THR Every Day!
     
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