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I'm new to the forum, but not new to shotguns. Back in the mid 70's I used to empty a minimum of 500 rounds a week at the local Trap Club. Shot a Remington 870TC with the most beautiful custom walnut stock and fore grip I'd ever seen. I love beautiful classic shotguns and would drool over the $5,000 and $10,000 guns some of the "ol geezers" used on the line. (those firearms are probably worth 5 times that today!)

Fast forward (is that phrase still used today?) to 2013 and I've just purchased a black, synthetic stocked Mossberg 500 with a 28" ribbed barrel. I wanted a home protection scatter-gun and this one was "new" with only 3 shells fired through it for a darned good price. Was really hoping to find a Special Purpose 500, but this one will do to get me started.

I've ordered an 18 1/2 in barrel and replaced the safety with a larger one. But here's my real problem: I need a 13 1/2 trigger pull and my tiny wife needs a 10"! I'm not a real fan of the tactical look so popular today, but I pretty much have to have an adjustable stock. Also, since she is so tiny, I'm thinking I should get something with some recoil absorbing capabilities. I ordered an ATI Scorpion Pro and have been waiting several weeks now with no word from the supplier as to when it might ship. Last night, on another forum, one of the members suggested I look at the Blackhawk Knoxx SpecOps Gen 2 Adjustable Stock. I know there are a lot of tactical stocks available, but with so many options out there, I'm overwhelmed. And I don't care to make this firearm an on-going hobby. Want to get it set up and forget it. (though I am glad to have the 28" barrel so I can, if needed, switch it out and hunt with it..............I believe times are going to get hard in the future, and it's nice to have food on the table!)

So here's what I have to consider: I'm not bothered by recoil.........my wife is. I use a 13 1/2" trigger pull..........she a 10". Weight of firearm is not a consideration for me.............but she has trouble holding a wooden stocked 10-22 out in front of her.

Any suggestions for a replacement stock.............or things to think about when looking?
 

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get rid of the mossberg. it kicks by nature. honest, and being youve been around a while, you know im preaching to the choir.

consider 20ga.

where in central usa are you? how far from mo?
 

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I've shot the Mossie already and have no problem with it. I know it's not a trap gun, so I'm not going to be shooting it a lot. I'm sure it will serve my purpose. Just need a quality adjustable stock recommendation(s).

Central Oklahoma is my stompin' grounds.
 

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The spec ops gen 2 is probably the better of the two, seeing as how the folding ati stock is only a softer more ply-able butt pad and handle grip.. Which can significantly reduce recoil but then again so can a limbsaver, but like he said. Consider a 20 Ga. In most Home defense situations, or in the event a break-in occurs you'll only be at around 10-30 feet(some cases less). 20 Ga. Buck will do the trick.

Also welcome to the forum!
 

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I know some have recommended a 20 gauge, but I also know you already have the Mossberg and an 18 1/2" barrel ordered for it. I followed almost the same path you did, except I bought a new 20 gauge All-Purpose from Walmart and got the H.D. barrel from Mossberg C.S. (A story all of its own). Anyway, because the 20 gauge is lighter, I'm not sure you save any recoil. I've shot some blue rock with mine and don't notice an appreciable difference between it and my 12 gauges (870 Wingmaster and a Stoeger Condor). I think the only true way to reduce the recoil is get an auto. However, I bought mine mostly for the lighter weight while walking long distances pheasant hunting in western Kansas.

Anyway, I prefer my wood furniture and don't know much about adjustable, recoil reducing stocks. However, I usually rely on Amazon to make sure items I order are "in-stock" and then I look at their customer reviews to get a grasp on if I think the products will do what I need. One such stock they have is the Phoenix Technology Mossberg 500 Kicklite...Amazon.com: Phoenix Technology Mossberg 500 Kicklite Adjustable Stock Package (Black): Sports & Outdoors

Perhaps you've considered and decided against this, but just thought it might be another bit of information if you haven't. Good luck with your new H.D. shotgun.
 
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