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Defender accessories *pics please*

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by Glock 1, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Glock 1

    Glock 1

    Aug 21, 2011
    I am looking to accessorize my Defender. I am looking for front and rear grip pics, tactical lights and what not. I am debating an over the top folding stock but want to see what everyone is having luck with before I purchase. I am a visual kinda guy so images help.

    Edit: Also looking to replace my front bead sight.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2011
  2. First question to ask is why you want to do that accessory stuff? On another thread you make it clear that you haven't done much shotgunning, so maybe you should try the gun out a bit and learn it before putting all sorts of gimmicks and toys on it. For a HD shotgun you really don't need much beyond a stock that fits well, a slide that won't bind, and a bead sight you can see.

  3. Glock 1

    Glock 1

    Aug 21, 2011
    That is pretty much what I am looking for. I'm not looking to Hollywood it out. The light is optional but grips and a good sight is my top concern.
  4. El_Ron1


    Apr 15, 2004
    Redneck Sparta
    The bead is a good sight.
  5. Glock 1

    Glock 1

    Aug 21, 2011
    I tend to agree. However I see they make them with a fiber optic sight now. While I have never seen one in person i am intrigued by them.
  6. picguy523


    Feb 5, 2010
    I have a fiber optic on my auto. It gets knocked off cause its just held on by magnets. And in a HD scenario, if its gathering enough light to be seen by you, it is seen by whomever is in your house with you. Top folders are a pain to fold, and a real pain to shoot. They reduce the space you need to wield the gun, but a pistol griped shotty would do that too. And if you think you'll have time and co-ordination to deploy the shoulder stock in a tactical situation, good luck. GEt something that works and practice. That will mean more than all the wiz-bang gadgets you can find.
  7. A little glue fixes that.
    No. If that is happening you need a differently designed sight.
    Also +1.
  8. TedG

    TedG Infidel USA

    Mine is LOADED-up with all the "accessories" a good shotgun needs....

  9. Ditto, except I would like a shorter LOP, but I love the bleached wood...makes it easy to buttstroke zombies.

  10. Leigh


    May 22, 2000
    Eastern Kentucky
    To each his/her own when accessorizing but other than a Sidesaddle shell holder, my Defender is bone stock and staying that way though the Hogue stock/forend is pretty appealing.
  11. TedG

    TedG Infidel USA

    That is a 12" LOP Hogue, and I don't think they get any shorter.... unless you butcher a wood stock. The rubber is far more "grippier" than smooth wood too.
  12. Looks a lot like one of mine, except you got that fancy long magazine tube thingy on yours<G>!
  13. GlocknSpiehl

    GlocknSpiehl NRA Life Member Silver Member

    Aug 15, 2002
    Miami, FL
    Mine was the pistol grip only that I got a long time ago from WalMart. I needed to "upgrade" it slightly to make it more useful for my wife for HD. I added an Advanced Technology Int. (ATI) ShotForce adjustable "tactical" buttstock with buttpad for $45 and an ATI Pistol Grip Forend for $32. Purchased both at local gunshows and spent a couple of hours getting them installed.

    Pluses: Much better control and aiming, easier/faster cycling to bring up the next shell, easier to stay on target for followup shots, adjustable stock makes it a "his & hers" HD weapon

    Minuses: sharp ridge on both pistol grips that required careful sanding to make the grips more comfortable, buttpad not "cushiony" enough to soak up all recoil.

    Pluses outweigh minuses by a good deal. Next purchases will be a sling and possibly a side-saddle shell holder. Here is a poor quality image..

  14. Kentguy


    Nov 22, 2010
    Kent, OH
    I would agree with other... to each his own when it comes to "dolling up" your 1300 for HD.

    I have a 1300 Ranger Deer -
    which I purchased some years ago, and the only things I have done to it is to add a tube extention, giving my 8 + 1 rounds.
    A butt stock pad for a little extra cushen and a 5 shell ammo carrier for the buttstock

    This give me 8 + 1(in the chamber) and 5 on the side. In the gun it'self I use Winchester PDX1

    If I can't protect the castle with that kind of fire power, then I'm in deep do-do anyway. :supergrin:
  15. matt_lowry123


    Nov 23, 2008
    owensboro KY
    I have an 870. I shoot shotguns all the time during the summer. I wouldn't worry about the lights and all the other crap you can put on there. If you learn how to hold it right, you won't even have to worry about the bead. In a SD situation, you'd never look at it anyways.

    Don't get me wrong, some of that stuff looks really cool, but you'd never use it. On one of my shotguns I have a surefire forarm. It's been used about 5 times and that was because I was looking at it in the safe and wanted to shine it on the wall. The batteries will most likely go bad before I ever needed that gun.