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I've been lurking around doing searches to come up with ideas for a shotgun I'm building. Right now it's an 870 with an extended mag tube and a 20" barrel with fiber optic open sights (which I kind of like better than the ghost ring ones -I seem to be able to pick up open sights faster). I've ordered a Surefire front end with the 6v light and a side mounted shell holder.

But I'm stuck on the pistol grip stock thing. I've always liked guns that have pistol grips or thumbholes, so I don't really want to get into the whole good vs. bad debate with pistol grips. But I'm having a hard time figuring out what one to get. Wilson Combat has what looks like a good one for about $120. Ebay has some others going for around $60. Ideally I'd like to get a collapsible one, but that's not entirely necessary. I do want to make sure that whatever I get is good quality. I don't mind paying extra to avoid junk.

And I should mention that I'm not looking for just a pistol grip. I need a PG with the stock attached to it. I don't like the folding kinds, but a fixed one or one that telescopes would be great.

I've looked at a bunch of them. I don't like the Choate's much as all their products tend to seem a bit clunky to me. I'm particularly interested in the Speedfeed concept, because I like the idea of having a place to store four extra shells. I'd be curious to know if anyone has experience with them.

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Ben
 

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Brownells has a good selection.

Qualities you might look for that help determine what is right for you are:
Length of pull (LOP): The distance from the rear of the stock to the trigger. Some like it shorter than others or the option of adjusting it.(for those who didn't know)

Materials: Wood, metal, plastic different costs as well as qualities.

Added features: Can it hold (or be made to hold)extra ammo, store useful items (parts or batteries for lights, sights, etc)in the grip.

And of coarse (least important to functionality) Coolness factor.

Good luck and post some good pics when you decide on what you get.
 

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Thanks, I'll look at the specops stock. That looks kind of interesting.

As far as other considerations for the stock I'm mostly just looking for something that's well made and can take some abuse. I don't want a flimsy little plastic thing. Normally a standard lop works fine for me. But I know I'll end up using this same guns for turkeys and whitetail hunting. I was thinking an adjustable would work well for that. Funny thing about hunting up here in the great white north is that a 14.5" lop can become an 18.5" lop pretty quickly. Either that or you freeze to death.

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The Choate stocks are chunky looking but they do have the benefit of having an adjustable LOP using spacers under the recoil pad.
 

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I am very fond of my SpeedFeed IV-S stock. The SpeedFeed IV is the pistol grip with stock and without the extra shell holders. (I've never like the shell holders in the stock whether the SpeedFeed style or using an elestic cuff.)

The SF IV-S is the shorter LOP version of the SF IV. The SF IV has a 14" LOP and the SF IV-S has a 13" LOP. You can further shorten the SF IV-S to 12" LOP by substituting the SWAT buttplate for the buttplate that comes on it.

SpeedFeed products are very well made and sturdy. I think you will not find them to be cheap, flimsy or easily broken.
 

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are you using the IV-S because of "thicker" clothing ie. tactical vest or do you just enjoy being a bit closer on the stock?

i'm seriously considering the Speedfeed IV-S... thanks
 

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are you using the IV-S because of "thicker" clothing ie. tactical vest or do you just enjoy being a bit closer on the stock?

i own two Knoxx products and rate them both AAAAA+ plus the customer service is awesome... CaCrusin the Knoxx guy posts here from time to time

i'm seriously considering the Speedfeed IV-S... thanks
 

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870pilot,

I just like the short (12") LOP. Most of the time, I wear nothing more tactical than a t-shirt when I train/shoot. I am 6' tall and my sleeve length is 34/35. In other words, I have a pretty average build.

I started out with the regular SF IV at 14". When I added a Daniel Defense single point sling mount between the stock and receiver, the LOP when to about 14.25". This felt a bit less comfortable and seemed to make it more difficult to move around with the shotgun in low or high ready position.

I bought the SF IV-S and the SWAT buttplate to try out some shorter LOPs. I ended up with the IV-S and the SWAT plate for a total of 12.25" LOP counting the single point sling plate.

I find that with this LOP, I am much better able to move, turn, point, aim, shoot, etc. It is just easy to wield. Also, and this may be my imagination, perceived recoil seems less with the lower LOP.
 
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