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Thoughts on Birds Head Grip for Mossberg 500.....

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by Airborne Infantryman, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman 'Murica!

    Nov 20, 2009
    I have four shotguns thus far- a Remington 870 Tactical, a Mossberg 930 SPX, a Mossberg 590A1 (which I just got yesterday; I LOVE IT!), and a Mossberg 500 Cruiser JIC.

    The 500 has the pistol grip on it, but it beats the living heck outta my hand. I was looking into the Birds Head grips, and it seems like it'd be better in terms of recoil control. This is the one in particular I'm looking at-


    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011
  2. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Mar 14, 2005
    IMO they all hurt. I'd rather have a youth stock to shorten it up as much as possible.

  3. I_am_JOHN_E


    Oct 20, 2005
    That grip is very comfortable, even with heavy loads. I've had one just like it on a Remington 870 for several years.
  4. The issue is its difficult to look down the bead with that grip (compared to a standard pistol grip). Your hand is also more prone to sliding around. Pick up a huge tamer pistol grip and stop hurting your hands!
  5. Buffering

    Buffering The Cooler

    Aug 8, 2005
    Rocking the Casbah
    IMO, what you gain in size you lose in performance, unless it is SBS that is mission specific.

    I believe that you're much better off with something such as the Hogue or Speedfeed IV-S and then learning technique. Looked at another way, the times that you'll need the pistol/birds head grip are minimal compared to the remainder of the uses where a stock is preferred.

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  6. If you are only going to be shooting from the hip, or just going for the witness protection look then by all means get one. However, pistol gripped full stocks, conventional stocks, and even PGOs trump it for just about all other applications.
  7. I prefer the birds head grip over regular pistol grips. Much more comfortable to shoot.