The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Dave McCracken Memorial Shotgun Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old April 12, 2005, 09:33 PM   #1
Lt102
Member
 
Join Date: November 28, 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 66
HD Shotgun for the wife

My wife is small statured (5'3 105) and while we are waiting for her pistol permit to come through I wanted to get her a shotgun for HD. 12 ga, is out...she has shot 2 3/4 buck shells out of my Rem 870. and she doesn't like it at all. So I was thinking about a small gauge with a pistol grip on it to help her control it.
At one time I saw a 410 with a pistol grip and thought this might be the right thing for her. Anyone have an idea who might make something like this
__________________
Member I.A.F.F. Local 86
Lt102 is offline  
Old April 12, 2005, 09:45 PM   #2
Invicta
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 13, 2004
Posts: 207
Your probably thinking of the Mossberg Home Security model. You ever consider a 20 gauge?

http://www.mossberg.com/pcatalog/Specpurp.htm
Invicta is offline  
Old April 12, 2005, 09:51 PM   #3
WillBrayjr
Junior member
 
Join Date: September 26, 2004
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 1,881
Remington 870 youth with a 20in barrel
WillBrayjr is offline  
Old April 12, 2005, 10:11 PM   #4
gordo b.
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 20, 2002
Location: Peoples republik of Calif.
Posts: 963
Ditto in 20 ga.!
gordo b. is offline  
Old April 13, 2005, 01:10 AM   #5
Powderman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 7, 2001
Location: Washington State
Posts: 2,160
All good suggestions--but, here's another vote for that Mossberg in .410.

A good .410 load, with "punkin" balls or slugs is NOTHING to sneeze at. A (roughly) .45 caliber lightweight bullet, at 1700 fps from the muzzle is very effective. (Data for the Federal Premium Hi-Shok slug).
__________________
Hiding in plain sight...
Powderman is offline  
Old April 13, 2005, 04:23 AM   #6
mtnboomer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 9, 2004
Location: Oklahoma by birth. America by the grace of God.
Posts: 635
20 GAUGE! Better ammo selection, bigger payload and easier to hit with. If she ever decides to hunt or shoot skeet/clays, she's ready!
__________________
Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati (If all else fails - play dead!)

Support the Second Amendment. Join the NRA > http://www.nra.org <

Oklahoma State & Big 12 - #1 GO POKES!!!!!
mtnboomer is offline  
Old April 13, 2005, 12:05 PM   #7
Lt102
Member
 
Join Date: November 28, 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 66
Invicta.............I think you nailed it perfectly, the 500 Cruiser model with the pistol grip is exactly what I was looking for thanks.


Also how much difference is there between the recoil of a 12ga and a 20 ...my wife REALLY didn't like how hard the 12 recoils
__________________
Member I.A.F.F. Local 86
Lt102 is offline  
Old April 13, 2005, 01:12 PM   #8
Twycross
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 26, 2005
Location: Montana
Posts: 1,187
Quote:
Also how much difference is there between the recoil of a 12ga and a 20 ...
Not a whole lot, since a 20ga tends to be a lighter weapon, somewhat neutralizing the effects of the smaller shell. It will be less, but not by a huge margin.
Have you considered a lever-action .410, like the Marlin 9410 series? Like Powderman said, a .410 slug is a nasty thing to get hit with.
__________________
The test of character is not 'hanging in' when you expect light at the end of the tunnel, but performance of duty, and persistence of example when you know no light is coming.
- Vice Admiral James Stockdale, USN (ret.)

Last edited by Twycross; April 13, 2005 at 02:36 PM. Reason: typo
Twycross is offline  
Old April 13, 2005, 02:06 PM   #9
Para Bellum
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 7, 2005
Location: right there
Posts: 1,847
...for the wife

for the wife to shoot with, or for to shoot the wife with


just kidding
__________________
Si vis pacem - para bellum
If you want peace - prepare for war
Para Bellum is offline  
Old April 30, 2005, 05:48 AM   #10
johnsonrlp
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 27, 2005
Location: Ft Hood area, originally CA
Posts: 268
IMOHA, A full size 20 ga with a shortened stock and pachmeyer recoil pad
johnsonrlp is offline  
Old April 30, 2005, 03:23 PM   #11
gordo b.
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 20, 2002
Location: Peoples republik of Calif.
Posts: 963
Model 37 Ithaca Deerslayer Ultra light 20ga. 12 3/4" LOP on a Decelerator pad.
MY wife's HD shotgun (also used in the yard for pests)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 2005 370001.JPG (207.5 KB, 84 views)
gordo b. is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.08246 seconds with 8 queries