View Full Version : Pistolgrip for 870

July 20, 2002, 01:52 AM
I'd like to install a pistolgrip w/stock. I heard Choate makes decent ones and I'm not wanting to spend alot money.
I'd welcome suggestions and pros & cons of stocked pistolgrips. :D

Dave McC
July 20, 2002, 04:41 AM
Some local cops I know use the Choate, haven't heard any complaints. They're also used by security at the local Nuke power plant.

I don't any great advantage nor drawback to a full stock w/ PG, but whatever rings your chimes...

July 20, 2002, 10:08 AM
ATI (Advanced Tactical Inc) makes one that I bought for $44 which I think was about $20 less than the Choate. IMO The ATI is not as nice looking/feeling as the Choate. IIRC I got it online thru cheaperthandirt.com. I like the full stock with PG for ease of handling/reloading. Lots of guys on TFL seem to think the full stock with PG is a waste of money, or worse. YMMV.

Al Thompson
July 20, 2002, 12:41 PM
Bruce, the big thing we object to is pistol grip only stocks. I think most of us have tried these and simply find that the only reason for them would be space considerations. I tried three different grips, three different guns before I wised up.

Especially for new folks, the time and resources spent gaining proficency with a pistol grip only stock would probably be cut in half with a conventional shoulder stock.

Pistol grips on a shoulder stock (like an FAL or AR-15) are fine - just a matter of taste. I had one or two of those as well..

Helps to be old(er)..... :D

July 20, 2002, 12:55 PM
What Gizmo said.


July 23, 2002, 09:57 AM
Hve you looked at the SpeedFeed pistol grip with full stock. Very comfortable stock, and the III model has room in the stock for four extra rounds. Best pricing I have seen, www.arizonagunrunners.com

July 23, 2002, 06:47 PM
Thanks for the web site Menehune. If you like the wild and unusual, check out www.fire-balls.com ;)

July 23, 2002, 09:32 PM
Longarms with pg-full stocks are supposedly harder to retain in weapon retention situations than Monte-Carlo style guns. I don't know this for sure, I have only had handgun retention training.


kahr Carrier
July 26, 2002, 05:48 AM
I have the Choate stock on my 870 .It seems like a quality stock. But with anything its a matter of preference, some people like just the pistol grip itself on shotguns for close quarter work .Like my local department issues 870 with just the pistol grip for motorcycle cops, Then the cars have 870 with the choate stock with the Surefire forearm nice combo.:D