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    Quote Originally Posted by Harpers Ferry Arsenal View Post
    Well to clarify, there is a pistol grip in conjunction with a shoulder stock, and there is just a pistol grip by itself, such as is found on the Mossberg "cruiser" and other Rambo "look at me" shotguns.The former is just fine. The latter is just silly.
    The latter is what I was speaking of.
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    There are a couple I can recommend. I've got a Mossberg Persuader in 12-Gauge and a Mossberg Youth in 20-gauge. The former is for yours-truly, and the latter for the wife. Both work very well and didn't cost a ton. There are aftermarket stocks available for both. I tried the folder on the Persuader, but it is not as good as a collapsible or standard stock..

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    I'm with Bat and CDP on this one, ... I have experience firing shotguns with both configurations - the rear pistol grip, again - from my experience - is more of a shorter range point and shoot weapon and because it is more compact it is very useful in confined spaces. I also have found that a vertical "pistol" grip on the front slide is very desireable when used with a rear pistol grip. It takes a bit of forearm strength and wrist lock to be able to effectively use the pistol grip - something that my battered wrists no longer care for. I now keep a 20 ga. pump as my main HD shotgun - loaded with #3 buck rounds - it has a bit less kick and at the 20 foot range will do what needs to be done. I watched a couple "kids" (mid 20's) shooting clay birds a couple weeks ago - they were using Mossberg 500 Cruisers with pistol grips (no shoulder stocks) and they were having fun but not busting many birds.
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    my "home defense" shotty would be the mossberg 590 marine coated nothing says get out like the sound or sight of that baby my 2 cents

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    I would say Remington 870 pump. More than likely if someone is in your house and they hear that bad boy chamber when you pump, you won't get a chance to pull the trigger because they will be GONE! This happened once when a guy was in someone's house. The home owner pumped the shotgun and without hesitation the perp dove through the neerest window and the police found him when they followed the blood trail from where the glass had cut him. True story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuralTurtle View Post
    I've got a Mossberg Persuader in 12-Gauge .........

    Yup! That's what I've got, and I'm pretty darn happy with her!
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    The plain old Remington 870 pump action (with Mod choke) or similar all purpose field shotgun will do just fine.

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    Personally i like the idea of a pistol grip on a shotgun
    I currently owna mossberg 535 turkey tactical shotgun which comes with the pistol grip and an adjustable stock. I find this gun loads of fun to shoot and easy to handle but thats my opinion.

    You really cant go wrong with an 870 though

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    I have had a Choate full stock w/pistol grip on my 870 since the mid 80s. I find it helps control especially when having to hold on with one hand. Also it helps control recoil.
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    I've also been looking for a good home-defence shottie, but I'm still pondering over all these choices!

    Does anyone have any thoughts on this Remington 1100? As opposed to the 870?
    (I see one drawback is that it only fires 2-3/4" rounds, not 3".)

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