Duck hunting in California topics include: California duck hunting trips, the past hunting seasons, and share information about California duck hunting guides.
Moderators: finsnfeathershunter, #1wingnut, spoonysmaker, duckman2000
I have been using a standard stock gun, and this is whats happening to me. Thinking of changing to pistol grip.
After 40 yrs of ironwork, the wrists bend about 15deg instead of 90.
I have been noticing that mounting the gun hurts to rotate my wrist downward, and might be holding me up from getting the gun all the way up.
I have picked up some with pistol grips, or thumb hole stock, and it seems much easier on the carpals.
Anybody ever shoot with a pistol grip for ducks or fowl? I know some guys have them for turkeys, but curious about ducks?? Feedback appreciated.
BTW, its a bennelli vinci.
Last edited by dwhauss
on Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.
- Posts: 150
- Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:14 pm
- Location: SF bay area California
I have a friend that has a pistol grip on his 870 for wing shooting. He said he likes it. I tried it and it was defiantly different, but I'm sure with a little practice it wouldn't be to hard to get used to.
- Posts: 101
- Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:48 pm
- Location: Oroville Ca
I sculled past a old guy (older than me at least) in the south bay standing on a levee holding a fire stick with the pistol grip. Looked weird but so did spinning white panels when they first came out. If it works for you, I would use it. Maybe it will be the next hot fowling accessory.
"Over the last 15 months, we've traveled to every corner of the United States. I've now been in 57 states? I think one left to go."
- Posts: 1793
- Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 12:10 am
- Location: Behind a laptop
I met a guy last year who used a benelli with a pistol grip and he said that it just took time to get used to it. If it feels better for you then go for it. If there were any advantage/disadvantage, you will be a better shot if you are more comfortable.
- Posts: 18
- Joined: Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:34 pm
I put one on my 870 an used it goose hunting it really seemed to kick the side of your face much worse by the end if the day i was missing birds cuz i was pulling my head away from the stock
1 buffle head
1 lesser scalp
2 ring neck
1 buffle head
days hunted 10
- Posts: 238
- Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:05 pm
- Location: grants pass oregon
Wouldn't that make it an illegal "assault weapon" in Commiefornia? Oh, the horror!
Seriously, if it works for you why not. I'd take two guns to the trap range, one regular, one pistol grip, and try it out and see.
Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you. -- Gen.9:3
- Posts: 172
- Joined: Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:00 am
- Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Return to California Duck Hunting
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests