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INJUNTOM
08-15-2010, 2:37 PM
Mossberg 500AG

I like the traditional look, but wonder if pistol grip would be more advantageous in tight quarters.

I guess the main concern is whether you would look like a gun nut and hurt your defense if you ever had to use it...

Purple K
08-15-2010, 2:39 PM
I use a pistol grip only. The tight quarters is why.

Lucky Scott
08-15-2010, 2:52 PM
I dont care for the Pistol Grip. Hard to aim.
I just aint a spray and pray kinda guy.
Also, cant re load it with it in the firing position.
I had a PG and replaced it with a combo PG and adjustable stock from ATI.

RideIcon
08-15-2010, 3:54 PM
depends on personal feel, i like the pistol grip with the stock, but have yet to find a stock that fits like the original stock so I haven't made that modification yet.
my buddy has a pistol grip stock combo that is sprung to absorb impact, its an amazing idea, but the stock isn't square, it feels funky to me, he loves it.

you have to hold the gun and decide for yourself, can you move a full stocked shotgun around your house? my house is pretty small and i don't think i would have an issue with it, but who knows when it actually happens.

INJUNTOM
08-15-2010, 4:25 PM
can you move a full stocked shotgun around your house? my house is pretty small and i don't think i would have an issue with it, but who knows when it actually happens.

I'll find out when I get it out of 10 day prison :D

Alaric
08-15-2010, 4:37 PM
Pistol grip with a top folding stock. Pure awesome for HD.

INJUNTOM
08-15-2010, 4:52 PM
Pistol grip with a top folding stock. Pure awesome for HD.

Pics?

freonr22
08-15-2010, 4:58 PM
plain pistol grip huts my hand after a few rounds. I suck

CSACANNONEER
08-15-2010, 5:07 PM
PG only is about as mall ninja and useless as it gets. Yes, in very specific aplications it's the right way to go but, in a normal residential home, it's just mall ninja. It is impossible to aim a PG SG properly and just pointing is a piss poor meathod to use when accuracy counts.

Silverbullett
08-15-2010, 6:26 PM
I've got the ATI top-folder pistol-grip combo. I keep the stock extended as I'm more comfortable shooting from the shoulder.

G-forceJunkie
08-15-2010, 8:25 PM
I like short, fixed stocks. Mossberg makes one called the Bantam, it came fromthe factory on my 590A1 and I loved it.

xibunkrlilkidsx
08-15-2010, 8:39 PM
i like the regular stock more. pistol grips tend to beat my nose up. but i dont shot them taht often so could be my technique.

CalNRA
08-15-2010, 8:40 PM
i like the regular stock more. pistol grips tend to beat my nose up. but i dont shot them taht often so could be my technique.

it's your technique.

You can't aim it like a stocked shotgun.

Rob454
08-15-2010, 8:42 PM
i tried a few different ones. i went back to the factory stock. I found it to be the most comfortable and ergonomic of all other stocks

Alaric
08-15-2010, 8:55 PM
Pics?

This is my 870 Police Magnum with pistol grip and top folder...

http://i497.photobucket.com/albums/rr339/djc411/IMG_0018.jpg

http://i497.photobucket.com/albums/rr339/djc411/IMG_0019.jpg

I keep it loaded with a round of birdshot ("warning shot") followed by a full tube of military 00 buck.

These are old pics. It now has a side saddle with 6 more rounds of 00 buck ready to go.

jaustin612
08-15-2010, 9:21 PM
I've come to find that with an 18 inch barrel a shotgun can be very maneuverable. You could even go as far as to get a shorter buttstock too, I've seen some around. I've owned PG only, as well as PG+folding stock and honestly, other than looks, thats about all their good for. The folding stock is too awkward to get a good cheek weld, and sometimes is just downright uncomfortable. Whereas a full stock with a short barrel, you get the best of both worlds.

SnWnMe
08-15-2010, 9:42 PM
When I thought I wanted a shorter shotgun I got a SxS.

elsolo
08-15-2010, 9:44 PM
Reaching the tang safety becomes more of a challenge with a pistol gripped stock.

SnWnMe
08-15-2010, 9:46 PM
That's why you get a Remington :chris:

GW
08-15-2010, 10:37 PM
I like short, fixed stocks. Mossberg makes one called the Bantam, it came fromthe factory on my 590A1 and I loved it.

Plus 1 here
Its VERY handy moving through doorways and very easy to buttstroke a BG with if necessary
See how easy it is to bring the shotgun butt under the chin of or alongside the head of a BG while using a pistol-grip.
Sometimes it is best to stay with the original design

tonelar
08-16-2010, 1:44 AM
On heavier autos I like pistol grips, while on pumps (and light weight autos) I prefer the more traditional stock.

No real idea why... just found out a long time ago, that I shot better this way.

NSR500
08-16-2010, 1:47 AM
I prefer a PG equipped shotgun like my M1S90 or my converted Saiga12. The PG give me the ability to still present the firearm while reaching for something with my support hand.

redcliff
08-16-2010, 6:40 AM
I prefer normal shotgun stocks on HD weapons. Room clearing when alone is not really a very good idea making concerns about overall length somewhat moot. Much better to take an ensconsed defender position and wait for the cavalry to arrive.

CSACANNONEER
08-16-2010, 7:07 AM
Alaric,

Do you find that stock comfortable to shoot. I tried one ONCE and decided that I would never want to own one.

redcliff
08-16-2010, 7:22 AM
Alaric,

Do you find that stock comfortable to shoot. I tried one ONCE and decided that I would never want to own one.

ditto. I rank it more uncomfortable then even a retractable stock on a HK91.

Alaric
08-16-2010, 9:28 AM
You get used to it after awhile.

I hear there's a pad out there for it. Would probably help a bit.

norcal.xd
08-16-2010, 10:34 AM
http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab45/halfcrunk/gunpicsandconcertpics017.jpg this is the stock currently on my mossberg 500a...... its nice and sturdy, but i miss my original stock.....i will be putting the original stock back on today.....i do want to try a pistol grip only though....

xtalpimp
08-16-2010, 11:04 AM
ditto. I rank it more uncomfortable then even a retractable stock on a HK91.

What? you no like the pyramids in that recoil pad to help with the 7.62x51 recoil.? :p