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Mobil1
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Posted: 10/10/2010 10:25:31 AM
I purchased my first shotgun (870 Express) a while back and am looking to add a shell carrier and a front night sight but would like some info on the advantages and disadvantages of a pistol grip set up.

I like the feel of the traditional stock but haven't had the opportunity to put a pistil grip shotgun through its paces, so I'm clueless.

I figured since this forum loves Mesa Tactical adapters with Magpul stocks, this might be a good place to discuss the advantages a Mesa adapter might offer.
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Posted: 10/10/2010 1:01:17 PM
I felt like the pistol grip on a AOW was so useless, I had the shotgun repapered as a SBS and paid the $200 just to make that change. I guess to install a pistol grip is a cheap experiment, but I'll bet you go back to a full stock if you shoot the gun at all.


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Posted: 10/10/2010 2:16:03 PM
absorbs recoil if you get a knoxx stock.
are you considering a pistol grip shotgun with no buttstock? i've heard the only advantage to such shotguns is their compact size.
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Posted: 10/10/2010 2:42:55 PM
I owned a twelve guage with a pistol grip. It was cool but useless.

I traded it off for one with a stock.
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Posted: 10/10/2010 3:11:31 PM
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Here's my opinion:.

I believe pistol grips ( w/ full stocks ) make for a much more comfortable and controllable long gun. My reasoning-

Make a fist and point your finger at an imaginary target. Now look at the position of your hand. The pistol grip is ergonomically in line with the way the hand lines up.
One exception to this is with my Mossberg 590. Because the safety is located on top of the gun I have retained the original stock.
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Posted: 10/10/2010 3:19:38 PM
Pistol grips work good for breaching guns, but beyond that I would avoid them.
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Posted: 10/10/2010 3:37:39 PM
There's a reason pistol grip shotguns are called "cruisers" they really are only good for if you have to get out of a car with a shotgun and immediately engage targets. They really are a one trick pony.

Shotguns with slugs are easily capable of hitting COM with slugs at 100 yards, so with a PG only, you'd be killing your effective range.


Best option should be a folding or collapsing stock. You get the short OAL, bue still have the stock for long range accuracy, OR more importantly, close range fast follow up shots.
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Mobil1
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Posted: 10/10/2010 3:37:51 PM
I was referring to a pistol grip + stock. Not a pistol grip only set up.
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Posted: 10/10/2010 4:04:01 PM
Some people like them and some do not. Most people who run mossbergs will say they don't like them because of the location of the safety on top of the receiver. Personally I prefer the pistol grip stock over the traditional stock on my 590.
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Posted: 10/11/2010 8:19:54 AM
I prefer the recoil reducer collapsible stock. This allows my 5'4" wife to use the shotgun as a home defense weapon.
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Posted: 10/11/2010 10:14:30 AM
I just went back to the speedfeed stock from a Knoxx Recoil Reducing stock on my 590. The 590 action lock lever and safety do not lend to a pistol grip in my opinion. On an 870 I love the Knoxx though, it works very well.
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Posted: 10/12/2010 3:17:27 PM
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I happen to have a Mesa Tactical LEO adapter (for 870) and Enidine Shot Stock recoil reducer for sale if anyone is interested. I realize that this isn't the place for such things, but I haven't had a chance to get it on the EE and just came across this thread and it has a direct bearing on the subject. PM me if interested.