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So?

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?

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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.
 

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There are people who will tell you the world will end if you have a pistol grip buttstock or PGO and there are others who think the opposite.

The best way to find out is to shoot them both for yourself. There's no way for us to determine which one you will find more comfortable.
 

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when I was in the market for a HD shotgun, I tried the straight "traditional" stock.... and held one that just had a pistol grip. (Hated THAT one!!)

Ended up with a Mossberg with a 6 position adjustable stock as well as a pistol grip on it. After I upgraded the butt-pad to a recoil reducing one, I think this is a great set up.

IMO, the pistol grip with stock just feels better as I work the weapon.
 

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I like the pistol grip w/stock myself, but I only have the traditional stock on mine.
It was passed down from my grandfather & thought about changing it, but since it was his I'm leaving it alone.

If I ever purchase one it will have the pistol grip w/stock combination.
 

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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.
 

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Buy the shotgun. 18.5 inch barrel. 8 shot preferably. Limbsaver butt pad. Learn how to run the thing with out thinking.

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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.
 

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Pistol grip only = useless. All the mall ninjas love them, but they have no real utility in a HD role, and many drawbacks.

Pistol grip buttstock or regular buttstock? Just depends on preference. I have both, and really can't say that one is better than the other.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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Well, since we aren't action heroes in a B-grade movie, we shouldn't be shooting from the hip anyway.

We should be properly shouldering, aiming, and controlling our weapons.
 
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