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Hi, I am in a wheelchair and want to try to shoot shotgun at our local club. They don't have guns to try, so I am looking for a recommendation. Possibly 20 gauge, youth model? Are there any made for women? Any help appreciated. Cheryl
 

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you could check out mossberg model 500's bantam models. most should be under 300 after taxes depending on your location. what would be the main purpose of the shotgun, skeet, hunting or just plain shootin the time away?
 

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If you aren't adverse to a single shot, the New England Firearms 20 ga youth model can be gotten for 'bout $200 or less. :D
 

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Hi, I am in a wheelchair and want to try to shoot shotgun at our local club. They don't have guns to try, so I am looking for a recommendation. Possibly 20 gauge, youth model? Are there any made for women? Any help appreciated. Cheryl
wheelchair... so mobility is an issue, but the upper half of the body is fine, right? If so, you can use a pump, which is one of the cheaper ways to go. There are a few youth model 20 gauge pumps, if I'm not mistaken. As mentioned above, a single shot or over/under may be an option as well.
 

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Browning makes a nice 20 ga.youth-model pump that we use on hunter safety field days. This firearm is bottom eject so it work well right or left handed. Although, normally an auto loading shotgun will give you less felt recoil.

Don't ever be afraid to ask a shooter at the range if you might try their firearm out. All they can do is say no but chances are they will be very obliging. Gun owners are like that. Shoot Straight and Be Safe, HJ
 

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wheelchair... so mobility is an issue, but the upper half of the body is fine, right? If so, you can use a pump, which is one of the cheaper ways to go. There are a few youth model 20 gauge pumps, if I'm not mistaken. As mentioned above, a single shot or over/under may be an option as well.
I have done alot of training and teaching in the way of special and youth shooters. It would be my pleasure to help you with a choice of shotgun to shoot. e-mail me at [email protected] to discuss in length of your strengths and concerns to help you proceed into this sport. Remember fit and consistancy is the answer for shooting well.

Thanks Mike
 

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I have done alot of training and teaching in the way of special and youth shooters. It would be my pleasure to help you with a choice of shotgun to shoot. e-mail me at [email protected] to discuss in length of your strengths and concerns to help you proceed into this sport. Remember fit and consistancy is the answer for shooting well.

Thanks Mike
If Mike has actually taught special needs shooters, it sounds like you should take his advice and email him on this! I'm sure he will hook you up. Have fun shooting!!!
 

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The Remington 870 or 1100 in 20 gauge with youth stock would be my choices off the top of my head.

Thanks to RugerMike for volunteering his expertise. RugerMike, if you can would you post a few of the broad strokes that might be considered when choosing a youth/special challenge gun. If the process doesn't lend itself to general information I understand completely.

Cheryl, welcome to the community. Have fun.
 

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I have emailed Mike for his help. I welcome others suggestions also. Thanks so much for the replies so far. Cheryl
 

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Hi Mike,

I have resent my email to you. Don't know what happened, I had the correct address. Please let me know if you do not receive this. Your help and guidance are important. Cheryl
 

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If recoil is an issue for you, look at a Benelli SuperNova with the ComforTech® System. You could probably get one for between 400 and 500.
 

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Recoil will be an issue, but weight is also important. While I am working on strengthening my upper extremities, for now, the lighter the better. That is why I am interested in youth models. Thanks everyone. Cheryl
 

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Thank you

Cheryl,

It was a great pleasure speaking with you on the phone and I hope I helped give you some insight on a direction that might help you in your persuit of the shooting sports. You definently have the desire and forditude to acheive your goals. Keep us informed of your progress. And thanks for the opportunity to try to help you. Please don't hesitate to call or e-mail me if you need anything else.

Best of Luck,

Mike
 

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Hi Mike,

Thanks for the direction you gave me today. It's a start to finding the shotgun that will fit me and I can enjoy inspite of my handicap. This is a big step for me. Wish me luck! Cheryl
 

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Still searching for my shotgun. What is your opinion of the Remington 11-87 Compact Sportsman? If anyone owns this gun, your opinions would be welcome. Cheryl
 

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Cheryl, not holding back. I like to see that. The 11-87's are no joke. Excellent guns, but I have no idea about the compact. I imagine it has the same working parts as the regular, but smaller? Have you fired this shotgun? If you do, and can handle it, do not look for anything else! 11-87's are one of the common work horses of the semi-auto shotguns. You likee, you buyee! :D
 
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