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Old 12-08-2011, 01:55 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 12-08-2011, 02:10 PM   #2
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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?

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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

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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.

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In wondering what kind of shooting you'll be doing. I think home defense in your situation would be better served by your pistol.

I'm thinking a coach gun might be pretty good for you, but I don't know how good it would do with something like shooting clays. A break action may be easier to work with only one working arm.

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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.

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Those H&R single shot guns would be pretty good,they have a big break barrel button that pops open and ejects the spent shell easily in one step.

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working a pump 1 handed?gonna be tricky and take time

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working a pump 1 handed?gonna be tricky and take time
Not if you fire then use the same hand to rack it while the stock is on your hip or thigh.
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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...

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