Remington 870 shotgun pistolgrip recommendations

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by ntech, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. ntech

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    I am currently in the process of finding pistol grips for my remington 870 12 gauge shotgun. I am looking for pistol grips for both the grip and forend. Is there any forend pistol grips that incorporate a tac light? If anybody has any recommendations for a good selection it would be greatly appreciated. Also, is that a modification that has to be performed by a gunsmith? Or can anybody do it at home?
     
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  3. legacy38

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    Are you wanting a pistol grip only or a stock with a pistol grip?

    I don't want to come off as a jerk or anything, but I strongly advise that you stay away from the pistol grip only stock. You have no way to get a cheek weld, and contrary to what many say, you still have to aim a shotty.

    The pistol grip forends put my wrist at too odd of an angle to be comfortable.

    It's your money and gun though. :)
     
  4. Tinkerhell

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    That's my suggestion too. Unless you are just going for that tacticool look in your HD scatter gun then leave it with an 18" barrel and a full stock. I did a good little bit of research prior to picking up my mossy 500 and all the folks that seem to really know what they are talking about say to stay away from the whole pistol grip thing when it comes to shot guns.

    If you are going for tacticool then... sorry no suggestions here.
     
  5. ntech

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    When I shot my 870, I noticed the extreme amount of kick in my shoulder area. I heard it was bad, but I didn't expect painful. Anyway, I lowered my shotgun to about waist level, and fired. I have a house with a lot of tight corners, so I thought I should train this way too. I noticed that I was still accurate with the lower positioning. So I was thinking about getting a pistol grip system for both the grip and forend with no stock. Primarily due to the tight corners in my house, and my bruised shoulder the next day.

    I have heard there are recoil devices you can use for a shotgun to lessen the impact of the kick. Are any of those effective?
     
  6. legacy38

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    I don't know what your experience/skill level is, and I don't want to come across as preaching, but it is very likely you were mounting the shotgun to your should incorrectly. It is very common that people do so, and the result is as you described. You'll be selling yourself short to go with a shortcut.
     
  7. ntech

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    I am new to shooting shotguns. It was my first time. Is there any information out there that can help shed some light on the proper way to have the stock against your shoulder?

    There are places in my house where it is impossible to raise the stock to my shoulder and fire effectively. It is just too tight. Since my shotgun will be used for self defense, I am trying to think of ways I can fire effectively in close quarters.
     
  8. Cavediver

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    Also try some "reduced recoil" buckshot. It's supposed to kick a little less and allow you to get back on target faster.
     
  9. legacy38

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    I'll poke around and try to find some stuff for you online, but there are videos out there. If I can't find anything online, I'll take some pictures and write something up for you.
     
  10. pyromaster

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    While I've heard that having a PG shotgun is more manageable with a vertical forend I don't want to try it. I'm not the biggest guy on the block and to shot my 870 at the indoor range you have to shoot slugs. With the 870 stock on it I started feeling it after about 10 shots. I have since bought the Knoxx SpecOps and feel like I could shoot slugs all day long. I usually shoot 30-40 when I take it now. I can feel the recoil, but it's not a mule kick anymore.

    As for maneuvering in close quarters, how long is your barrel? 18"?
     
  11. Tinkerhell

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    I just finished reading Stressfire I & II. The second book is specifically for shotguns but I wouldn't recommend reading the second without having read the first though. The books are old but I think the value of the info is still pretty good. Ayoob knows his business.
     
  12. ntech

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    I appreciate that, I am doing some research too.
     
  13. ntech

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    Yes I have an 18", I believe that is the shortest allowed by law.
     
  14. ptsmith24

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    I don't know about shotguns, but the shortest allowed for rifles (without doing NFA stuff) is 16". Can't you get a short barrel shotgun by doing the same NFA stuff? So, it isn't entirely illegal.
     
  15. ntech

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    I have no idea, I need a LEO or a lawyer for that one....or about 2 hours of research time on GA code.
     
  16. Crazy Rick

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    grips.

    I just bought an 870 last week from Bulls Eye in Lawrenceville. I bought the pistol grips the same day, they have them in stock. I only put the rear one on mine, takes about five minutes.
    CR
     
  17. pyromaster

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    Here's an article that sums up the federal level requirements. http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=80131 I don't think there's anything in GA restricting you further, but definately do more research if you decide to go that route.
     
  18. pyromaster

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    Re: grips.

    Have you shot it yet? If so, what were your impressions?
     
  19. ntech

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    Stock or no stock?