What would the shotgun be used for? Hunting or home defense? A 20 guage would be lighter, and works well for most uses.
+1! You could also shorten the stock.What would the shotgun be used for? Hunting or home defense? A 20 guage would be lighter, and works well for most uses.
12 Gauge 870. Cheap, common, and reliable.12 guage Mossberg 500 or Remington 870 with a Knoxx spec ops stock. The stock is adjustable and reduces recoil.
you are 5'3" or the wife is?Ok so I'm 5'3". We have several rifles - some easy for me to shoot, some not. I am more experienced with pistols and have no experience with shotguns at this point.
My question is I think I want a 12 Gauge shotgun, but everything I've picked up has been too heavy or too long. The youth ones don't feel just right either. Any ladies have that trouble on here or maybe someone's wife? Suggestions appreciated.
ohh well being a female then, you definately have allot less upper body strength. I think they say an in shape female is only about 1/3 as strong as an in shape male.Thanks for all the help guys. In answer to one of the questions I am the wife. I weigh about 135 pounds. My husband has one shotgun and it is huge. 10 gauge double barrel inherited from his father, so I really haven't gotten the chance to practice at all with them.
I've been trying the feel of them in different shops, but they just feel so different than my 22 Winchester or Mini-14 that I think I may be overanalyzing it. I just wanted one that I would be able to keep forever. I've had several people try to make the shotgun vs. pistol argument to me in the last 6 months and thought it sounded wise.