For those of you that read my thread when i first joined you know that i have just recently bought my first handgun. Also i can not use my right arm at all due to a stroke i had when i was three years old. so i really want to buy a shotgun now just to fill up my gun cabinet a little more! No thats not the only reason that i want one i will shot it and that is why i came here. i am wondering what type of shotgun would be good for someone who is a smaller (5'6) and only uses one hand? Just something light and short that i could hold up with one hand.
Shotgun shopping is so Hard! There are so many options out there. I would eather get a mossberg 500 or a remington 870. Both are fantastic weapons and can be decked out with what ever you want on it. The mossberg has a .410 model which might be better for one handed due to the lighter recoil. As for stocks, a pistol grip would give you better control and support of the gun. A thumb-hole stock would be another good choice. If you go with a 12ga I would look into the recoil suppressing knoxx pistol grip/retractable stock. Can you move your other arm at all?
The thing I find on mossberg 500s is its alittle bit heavier than the remington 870. For one handed use I would go with a thumb hole thru type stock which they do come with on certain models , and as stated above to be a little lighter I would be looking at a 20 ga or possibly a .410 of some sort
No i do not have any use of my right arm at all. and i was thinking .410 or 20 gauge at the biggest i dont need it to knock me over, my balance isnt bad but its not the best because my stroke affected my right leg just a little also. but thats not a big conern.
Thanks Guys i will take a look at those guns that you recomended!!
I dont really know what im going to be using it for, maybe home defense or maybe just shooting random things lol. I really dont have any particular reason to have one other than the fact that i want one!!
Also took a look at the two models recomended and i like both of them.
Last edited by Jsnakehouse; 12-08-2011 at 04:27 PM.
What about a more compact double barrel? You know... follow up shot for HD without the inconvenience of working a pump with one hand? I have seen a couple 18.5" barreled doubles with composite stocks that seemed to be quite light and compact... I would think something like that would be more the way to go given your situation and limitations...