GUN what do you think of my shotgun setup?

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  1. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    i finally decided on the mossberg 500 shotgun (8 shot/20" barrel) with pistol grip and heat shield. its my first shotgun. looks identical to this one. i'm gonna buy it next weekend. comes to about $230.

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    i think i'm gonna buy the following advanced technology parts:

    1. top folding stock with pistol grip - $50
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    2. 5 shell holder - $13
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    3. light/laser mount (it mounts to the mag extension) - $9
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    heres a pic of said parts mounted plus some other stuff they offer. what do you guys think of the setup i want? missing anything?

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  2. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    mossberg also makes one with 6 shots/18.5" barrel that also has the pistol grip and heatshield. my reasoning for getting the 8 shot instead is that the extra capacity is worth it even though the extra few inches might not be the best thing for home defense. :dunno:
     
  3. Painkiller

    Painkiller Sometimes remembering is better than forgetting

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    Don't get a mossberg.
     
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    Painkiller Sometimes remembering is better than forgetting

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  5. Painkiller

    Painkiller Sometimes remembering is better than forgetting

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    pistol grips on shot guns HURT.
     
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    footratfunkface New Member

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    yeah, you can't aim with a pistol grip either.
     
  7. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    a little out of my price range. :hs:
     
  8. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    so instead of buying a folding stock, just get one with a factory buttstock? i kinda liked the compactness of the folding stock. :hs:

    i thought the whole point behind a pistol grip was for a CQB. just point and shoot. how come so many people buy them then?
     
  9. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    ati makes a buttstock with pistol grip for $37.
     
  10. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    I have a Mossberg 500 and a Rem. 870. Both are fine shotguns, I love my Mossberg, especially the position of the safety compared to the position of the one on the Rem. But you can get a Rem. 870 for just a tad more than the Mossberg costs. Some pistol grips hurt, some don't, but the ones that come with the Moss. hurt like hell.
     
  11. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    yikes, thank god i made this thread BEFORE next weekend instead of AFTER. so the question is, should i get one of the aftermarket stocks i posted above or a factory stock? i just read over USMCsilver's shotgun thread from a few weeks ago and his is a buttstock with pistol grip. :dunno:
     
  12. DRM600

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    get an ar-15 adaptor to fit a pistol grip and a collapsable stock.
     
  13. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    sounds expensive. :hs:
     
  14. TwoGuns

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    Anything made by ATI is trash. Don't buy it. ESPECIALLY those top folders.
    Get a regular synthetic mossberg stock and cut it down a little bit if it's really too long for you. My 20" barrelled M500 with full stock is plenty short enough to manuever around the house if I need to.
     
  15. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    what about a speedfeed IV? i'm thinking a pistol grip would be better in a home defense situation. :dunno:

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  16. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    You can get stocks that have pistolgrips, that allow you to have the stock with the pistolgrip, or just the pistolgrip. The reason the stock pistolgrip hurts so much, is the angle they used. They gave it an angle that makes it comfortable to hold the shotgun at waist level, but in doing so, it doesn't allow for good alignment of the bones in your hand/arm. If you held the mossberg with the stock pistol grip at waist level and shot it, it would be painful, but if you held it out if front of you at about chest level it wouldn't hurt so bad.
     
  17. Rache

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    Pistol grips are overrated. You can do just as well in CQB with a normal stock.

    I have a Mossberg 500 with a standard stock and 18.5/5 shot. I prefer it to a remington 870 wingmaster. But that is my preference. I definitely dig the safety position.

    If you're talking home defense, you're not going to be taking long distance shots, so aiming isn't a HUGE issue. but you wont be firing these things with one hand, either. Just use a regular stock.

    Point and shoot :)

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  18. USMCsilver

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    Gotta go with a Remmy as well. They just can't be outdone...

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  19. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    i see. for some reason, i can always find the cruiser models (pistol grip/heat shield) for around $230 but the ones with the full stocks (without heatshield) are $260+.
     
  20. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    have you tried a stock with a pistol grip like the speedfeed i posted above? they just seem more natural to hold. :dunno:
     
  21. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    too expensive for me. that surefire fore end alone is close to my total budget. :hs:

    how do you like that speedfeed stock?
     
  22. footratfunkface

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    i'm not going to bother this time. it's not one of those threads. this is a "i'm using a shotgun, what's wrong with the way i've got it?" thread. all i can say is, a pistol grip with no stock to shoulder SUCKS. with a stock, it should be fine, even with a pistol grip, but, i have not fired one in that configuration. i HAVE done the pistol grip alone thing. not practical for anything more than blasting at the outdoor range.

    if you guys are interested in AR vs. Shotgun debates, i have many-a-post on this subject, go look. so help me god, if it goes that way in this thread, i'll start adding random gay subliminal messages to all posts containing such content. feel free to start a new thread on AR vs. shotty if you'd like, but don't hijack this guy's thread to do so.
     

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