I mean besides looking the part,wat do they do? Ive put two full mags thru my 870x No glowing barrel,no warping,warm but not Bad So wat do they do?
Thanx 4 that "bgibert" but it makes sense to mebgilbert said:I am no expert- but I read recently (on olive-drab.com?) that the addition of the heat shield and a bayonet mounting lug was made in WWI- to allow the gun to be used in hand to hand combat without having to grip an over-heated barrel. In this configuration they were termed "trench guns". Later, when the army reverted to issuing shotguns without bayonet mounts and heat shields- those models were referred to as "riot guns" to denote the difference between models.
I like the way you think ......shipwreck said:See, to me, I prefer the pistol grip - but not w/o a stock. A straight pistol grip is too punishing. But, I like the pistol grip with a stock - it is more comfortable to hold.
I really wouldn't mind getting an FN shotgun with the pistol grip.