Pistol grip for ducks????

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Pistol grip for ducks????

Postby dwhauss » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:46 pm

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.
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Re: Pistol grip for ducks????

Postby awc16 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:05 pm

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.
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Re: Pistol grip for ducks????

Postby friedcoot » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:12 pm

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. :thumbsup:
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Re: Pistol grip for ducks????

Postby TXNewt » Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:57 am

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.
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Re: Pistol grip for ducks????

Postby Utter chaos » Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:20 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
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4 mallard
1 buffle head
1 lesser scalp
2 ring neck
3 Widgeon
18 honkers
1 buffle head
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Re: Pistol grip for ducks????

Postby fish dog » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:18 am

Wouldn't that make it an illegal "assault weapon" in Commiefornia? Oh, the horror! :fingerhead:

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.
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