Pistol grip on a 12 guage pump???

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by igordog, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. igordog

    igordog New Member

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    I have a NEF Pardner Pump that I keep for HD and going out shooting that I'm considering modifying with a pistol type grip (which I don't know is possible, that's why I'm throwing the idea out there)...
    Why? Because I just like the way it looks.
    What can all of you experts on the subject tell me about the subject?
    Is it fairly easy to do?
    Is it relatively inexpensive?
    How does it affect the way that I'll shoot the gun?
    Any recommendations on what type of grip I should go for and where I should get it?
    I'd like to hear any and all opinions/facts concerning this.
    Thank you...
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  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    They are useful in cramped quarters, but they are not fun to shoot.
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Harder than you think to hit anything more than a few feet away. Not my first choice.
     
  4. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    I like the full stocks with a pistol grip a good but better. It allows for better accuracy and keeps more of the fun in.:)
     
  5. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    Wear gloves when practicing. The pistol grip on a shotgun will tear up your hands. As stated, cool looking but not fun to shoot.
     
  6. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    For my Remington they make a folding stock/ pistol grip unit. Great for close quarters or put dowm the stock for longer ranges.

    Don't know if there is one to fit your stick.
     

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  7. igordog

    igordog New Member

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    I'm thinking that maybe I should re-consider this and think a little more about it before I decide to do anything now after reading these replies.
    When I go out shooting and blowing up water jugs (and whatever else suits my fancy that day) I still want to be able to hit them from a reasonable distance and have fun...
    Maybe I'll save this project for the future when my arsenal has grown a little bit.
    Thanks for the info everybody.
     
  8. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I personally have no interest in a pistol grip shotgun. A shutgun was ment to shouldered and I believe it should be. I don't think you'll find enough difference in your ability to move around corners with a shouldered weapon over a pistol grip to justify the loss of control. Not just control of the weapon while firing but if an attacker were to get close enough to get a hand on the weapon, your ability to retain it with a stock burried in your shoulder is stronger.
     
  9. SecPro

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    +1 to both replies here. They're not bad at all, but its a pain literally to shoot after a while and accuracy is diminished with the pistol grip.
     
  10. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Plain pistol grips for shotguns are a bad idea, IMHO. Many folks think they look "Cool", but are infact pretty useless on a legal length shotgun. They may have a place on an NFA SBS or AOW. I think the whole craze got started with Tubbs on Miami Vice.
     
  11. Mongo

    Mongo Active Member Supporter

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    Pistol grip/ Full stock

    It doesn't take long to switch from pistol grip to full stock on the Winchester Defender or Mossberg 500. IMHO have them both in your stack of stuff.
     
  12. jeepcreep927

    jeepcreep927 New Member

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    Easy enough to swap out but pistol grip shot guns are useful for one thing and only one thing: breaching a door by blasting the lock or hinges from a few inches (or less) away. Just my thoughts.
     
  13. nwrednk

    nwrednk New Member

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    Get yourself a pistolgrip foreend!

    My Mossberg 500A is fun to shoot with the 20" barrel that features a
    ventilated handguard, pistolgrip front & rear with a top folding stock & a
    side-saddle 6 round ammo carrier & sports a green canvas mil-spec sling
    that makes it a formidable weapon that holds 8 rounds of any type of 12 ga
    cartridges I choose! The pistol grip foreend tames a lot of the recoil & I can
    unleash the same amount of lead with #4 buckshot in one shot as a machine
    pistol can in 20 plus rounds, or better with 3" mag loads times 7 as the
    maxiumum capacity for the 500A!:D