View Full Version : HD Shotgun for the wife

April 12, 2005, 09:33 PM
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

April 12, 2005, 09:45 PM
Your probably thinking of the Mossberg Home Security model. You ever consider a 20 gauge?


April 12, 2005, 09:51 PM
Remington 870 youth with a 20in barrel ;)

gordo b.
April 12, 2005, 10:11 PM
Ditto :cool: in 20 ga.! ;)

April 13, 2005, 01:10 AM
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).

April 13, 2005, 04:23 AM
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! ;)

April 13, 2005, 12:05 PM
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

April 13, 2005, 01:12 PM
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.

Para Bellum
April 13, 2005, 02:06 PM
for the wife to shoot with, or for to shoot the wife with

just kidding :)

April 30, 2005, 05:48 AM
IMOHA, A full size 20 ga with a shortened stock and pachmeyer recoil pad

gordo b.
April 30, 2005, 03:23 PM
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) :)