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Old 05-19-2012, 02:43 PM   #1
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Default Tactical shotguns, good or bad?

Keep hearing good things about tactical shotguns with pistol grips.

My question is how people feel about these?


It feels "funny" to me because I'm used to the regular way. Having my hand under my gun rather then along my gun makes me feel like I'm not one with the gun. I also can not stand the pistol grip without a stock. I understand the gun is shorter so it's better for home defense but I would rather look down the barrel at what I'm about to shoot. Not hold on and hope I hit him with my one foot pattern.
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:55 PM   #2
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IMHO, a pistol-grip shotgun is is only useful for movie props and attention whores. I've seen way too many YouTube face plants to even consider it useful.

If close quarters require something other than a fixed stock, I would consider a folder.

There's nothing wrong with short-barreled, hi-cap full-stocked shotties or a coach gun SxS.
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I like the pistol grip with the stock took me a few to get a grasp on the shooting style but now I got pistol grips on most my guns I think it allowed me to have a steady hold on my aiming for a longer time
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I was also raised up with double barrels and wingmasters, but the pistol grip shotguns have never bothered me. I just adapt to whatever gun im shooting without any complaints. It doesnt hinder my skills one way or the other. My new shotty has a pistol grip stock and i like it just fine. Just my 2
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By no means am I putting them down. Can't fault it until you try it. I'm just not used to that type of feel. I didn't like the feel of a revolver until I shot one a few time. Now I love them just as much as my autos.
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Pistol-grips, as on an AR, took me a few minutes to get used to. In a shotgun (H&K Benelli) it felt odder, until I started shooting...

It was a stupendously natural actual fit and the results were positively surprising. Now I'm not boasting, but I don't care what shotgun you put in my hands, unless there is something significantly wrong with the arm on a Trap field I am probably going to hit the target. The pistol grip? I broke almost every bird the first time out, gun fresh out of the box, clearly supported by its outline.

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I like pistol grip with the stock, I've shot just shotguns just with a pistol grip and there more fun then useful. I guess if you put a laser on it it might be useful for something. But the way I have my HD shotgun set up with the 10 yards (longest shot in my house) I have a 1/2 foot pattern with just regular buck, I have to aim with it other wise I would probably miss the target.
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I have a shotgun with a pistol grip and an adjustable stock and like it so far I don't think I'd ever take the stock off it jus doesn't feel right not having it on my shoulder
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i am no fan of pistol gripped only shotguns and prefer a full stock and would go with a pistol gripped full stock possibly. pistol gripped shotguns put a lot of stress on the wrist from the recoil. sure manueverability is enhanced but at the price of poor follow-up shots if needed. i have shot them, but personally would never own one.
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i have the knoxx stock. to me, the pistol grip is a lot more comfortable, and i can support my gun better.
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