I am planning on buying my first home defense shotgun (probably in the next few months). Never owned a shotgun before. So what is preferable for a home defense shotgun? Pistol with a collapsible stock or a regular grip?
I was debating this myself and I think it's been discussed here a few times. I really didn't want to spend the money for a tactical look. My thoughts were that it's better than the cheap synthetic stock that mine came with and I may get better control. Not sure I can justify the $70 or so.
If its strictly a HD gun then the pistol grip is ideal. But if you want to do anything else with it then the adjustable stock with pistol grip is the way to go.
I bought mine with a pistol grip wish i would of went a different route with the adjustable stock and p grip then i could of went skeet shooting. Never thought id be into it (skeet shooting) until my buddy took me.
Go check some out before you buy. I thought a Knoxx recoil reducing stock would be perfect for me. However, once installed, I couldn't get a good sight down the barrel. It just didn't fit me. Changing back to a regular stock put my alignment back in check. Everyone is different.
I prefer a regular buttstock, although on my HD shotgun I do prefer a stock with a LOP of around 11 to 11.5 inches. I like being able to keep it pulled in tight. Just installed the Magpul stock on my 870, that thing is awesome. Have it adjusted to 11.5 inches LOP, it's perfect.
Can't really comment on a pistol grip, I have never shot one. It doesn't appear you would have much control, but I guess at hallway distances it isn't as much an issue.
I say no because then you can not should fire the gun however if you get a pistol grip with a full stock then you have the best of both worlds. I want to say that is the style most SWAT groups use but not 100% sure