Originally Posted by axxe55
you are merely stating an opinion as to what you feel is an advantage to your particular needs. not everyone seems to feel they need those items on their shotgun for it to be effective, and i know i don't need them.
most patrol cops use very simple and plain jane shotguns without a bunch of tactical accessories on them. i wonder why that it?
and making assumptions about other peoples abilities when using firearms is a bit presumptious and arrogant on your part. i have used many of them in the past and have more than a fair working knowledge of using a tactical accessory equipped shotgun. so you need to stop assuming such things when making statements about other peoples abilities. especially when you have no idea as to what other peoples background might be and moreso when you don't know the people personally you are making those statements about.
my opinions are my own when i made the statements i did. i know what is best for my situations and what works the best for me. frankly i don't need some keyboard commando telling me what's best for me. those are my decisions to make, not your or anyone else's to make. a person needs to access what they need for their firearm and make their own choices.
It is a FACT not an opinion that these things give you an advantage. A LIGHT on a shotgun IS FACTUALLY BETTER than a shotgun without a light...unless you sleep with all the lights on in your house. But what if you have to go outside? Bottom line is, the shotgun is better equipped.
Yes, something like a pistol grip are merely personal preference. But if you add a light and a side saddle to a shotgun, it is then a TACTICAL shotgun. And it is now better of a shotgun then it was without them.
We're talking about the actual shotgun. Not the person holding it. A better equipped (tactical) shotgun is technically better then a shotgun with nothing on it because it is better equipped to handle any situation (close quarters, low light, shooting without looking down the sights, etc)
Take out the human element. The tactical shotgun is better. If you were to choose to be extremely proficient with a shotgun, wouldn't you choose to be proficient with all these things that give you an advantage?