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      Pistol Grip On A Winchester 1300

      I received this shot gun as a Christmas present 3 years ago. A friend of mine wants me to put a pistol grip on it. His reasoning is because it will be better for home defense with a pistol grip. I have to admit that they do look great with pistol grips. I have never shot a pistol grip shot gun before. I would like some opinions on this. It seems to me the gun would be harder to handle, and the recoil would be crazy.

      This was the original gun I got for home defense.
      Right now it is stock, and I keep it with two 7.5 birdshot, followed by 00 buckshot.

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      IMO, standard pistol grips are very punishing.. I do have a Knoxx stock on my Mossberg 500 though, and it makes all the difference:

      http://www.knoxx.com/NewStyleKnoxx/P...s/COPstock.htm

      Available through Cabelas.. it's the only one I would recommend.

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      Look through the Knoxx online store too - some models aren't available for the 1300..

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      I had a Winchester 1300. Got it w/ a pistol grip in the 1990s.

      U will learn after 5 or 6 shots that U do NOT want a pistol grip shotgun. It is not like what U see in the movies. Birdshot makes your wrist hurt after a few rounds. Upland heavy rounds - forget about it after 1 or 2.

      I ended up buying a folding stock w/ a pistol grip - the metal in the stock still transferred the recoil straight to your shoulder, however. After 30-40 shots, I was bruised the next day.

      If ya want a pistol grip, get one with a stock. Then U can fire it either way. U don't want ONLY a pistol grip. Everyone who gets one usually regrets it.
      Last edited by Shipwreck; 01-30-2007 at 02:45 PM.

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      I'd add though, that with the Knoxx, firing off the hip with the stock folded is no biggie..

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      wonder if I can rent a pistol grip shotgun at a range here locally

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      I don't find the pistol gripped Mossberg 500(the only model of pistol gripped shotgun I've shot) to be particularly "punishing". The problem is that such a configuration is useless as it is horribly inaccurate. Even if you put a pistol gripped forearm on it to steady the shotgun it still won't be anywhere near as effective as with a traditional stock. I'm sure you do want to be able to hit what you intend to. If you want to soften the butt and provide for a more positive grip with your shoulder, I recommend a Pachmayr recoil pad.

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      I have a traditionally stocked Winchester 1300

      the Mossberg Mariner looks cool to me with the pistol grip

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      I'm with Shipwreck. I put a pistol grip on my 500, put 6 shells on target, went home and put the stock back on. It wasn't pleasant.

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      well I wouldn't shoot it alot..I am going to buy a Mossberg Mariner and thankfully they come with both stocks

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