Originally Posted by Jpyle
If you are going with optics why not forgo the ghost ring sights. The front sight is usually permanently welded to the barrel.
. The thing is, I (like most people) like the idea of KISS for a defensive weapon, and ghost-ring sights are a simple and reliable way to still have pretty good accuracy (easily matching that of a red-dot), without all the short-comings of a ring-mounted, battery-operated optic. I don't feel like I would immediately be as successful with them as with a red-dot, but like I said, I think I could learn them with a little practice.
Plus, I am worried if I get one without the GRS and immediately add optics, I might eventually want to try the GRS, and then I'd have to have the front post professionally installed by a gun-smith, not to mention having to buy the sights aftermarket. And, I feel like without a lot of money into the install, they would never be as secure as if installed from the factory.
So, I will try them out and, if I really just can't make it work, I will go the optic route.
Deathricket, I think I would go with the Compstock specifically for that reason. My GF's M500 has a PG buttstock on it, and I cut off the area of the stock just behind the trigger guard to allow the trigger or middle finger to reach around behind the guard (between the guard and the grip) to hit the button. But, it was ultimately designed for use with a standard Monte-Carlo-type stock, so that is what I'd like to stick with.
And yeah, the 20g has a perfectly good slug selection, which is what still draws me to it. I also like the idea of a 20g in that it wouldn't require a knoxx stock. The money there isn't a huge concern, but again, desiring simplicity means a basic stock will be more durable than a spring-loaded one, and could even be used as a last-ditch weapon unlike the Knoxx stocks (a good buttstroke would likely break both the target's jaw and the stock itself). Of course, the lack of large buckshot makes it hard for me to go that route, and that it isn't the 590a1 doesn't make me want it any more either, heh.