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Pistol grip shotguns

PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:50 pm
by kyle1118
I currenbtly own a mossberg 88 adn have recently moved to florida, Now no one can seem to tell me if the pistol grip i have on it is legal in florida??? I also am looking into a new stock which has a pistol grip and a shoulder stock is the combo stock legal? I know this sounds redundant but are the folding stocks from pistol to shoulder legal aswell? before i take my gun out to the range I want to make sure its legal here!! Thankyou anyone who can answer...

PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:14 pm
by JustBen
Try the Florida Attorney Generals website which might have some info, or call a reputable local gun store.

In Ohio if it has a pistol grip on it, my local gun store owner tells me that you have to treat it like a hand gun legally. Don't bank on that though. I have not fact checked it and I am sure some of the other more knowledgeable members like BeltBuckle will know for sure.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:08 pm
by kyle1118
Yeah ive read the whole hand gun theory... But being that its florida and all the gun laws are very leniant i think it might be different here. But its so hard to figure any legal issue out here! Thanks!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:48 pm
Kyle, Big Welcome!! Look through the posts and find tigwelder56. He is a Mod here and lives in FL.

He'll tell you info, or where to get it.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:07 pm
by kyle1118

PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:14 am
by Rocket11213
I have a Moosberg model 500 12 ga. persuader. model 18 or 20" barrel. 8 shot pump shotgun. It came with stock and also rifeled barrel, aside from the smooth bore 1 ga barrel on gun. It also came with pistol grip which I mounted and had local gun store add the heat shild and should strap. I like firing it with pistol grip. and low recoil 00 buck nice pattern on targes what is left of it. also fired the slug and trible 0 buck various types of ammo and load size. I am very pleased with this firearm. are there others that have this moosberg style shotgun and how do u like it? For me Moosberg has great prices and good guns.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:45 pm
by tigwelder56
Hi Rocket, I need to point out something, it's called a "Mossberg" not a "Moosberg", lol! I've got a Maverick 88, it's made by Mossberg and is a clone of the 500. The safety is in a different location but that's it. It has a polymer trigger guard instead of the steel guard on the 500. Aside from those differences, it's a great shotgun. I chose not to put the pistol grip on it because you lose alot of control and accuracy. The full stock on these guns has a suitable grip style already, if you want to hold it in a pistol grip fashion. A pistol grip turns your shotgun into a "Spray and Pray" weapon. A lot of people like the looks of a pistol grip SG, but you're giving up a lot of control by using one. Just my opinion...

PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:40 pm
by Stocker
One of the quickest responses you'll get is from the range you want to go to. I see no reason why it would be illegal though.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:22 am
by Rocket11213
So what is the general poll yes the Mossberg Persuader 12ga pump 8 shot both 2 3/4 an 7, 3 in shell ? Comes with pistol grip and stock . I have found Mossberg to be a very decent shotgun and good price and I know few friends have 12 gauge long 28' vet rib double bead site and love it for hunting. As for persuader 18 " or 20 in bbl which I forgot to mention also comes with slug barrel also. I shot every load thur it with pistol grip 00 buck told 9 large pellet each size of a 38 spl bullet so one shell like being shot 9 times with 38. and if use low recoil rounds not big kick I think great home protection shot it close at rage and all the way down lane still turn target into shreds I would say agree it is if intruder just hears the pump action rack sound would most sane person run for there live for breaking into a home. Also the 28 : bbl pump vent rib double bead great hunting gun and also while barrel long still this would be decent home protection for there price there nice shotguns and warranty great. I saw a persuader pistol grip with heat shield 20 in barrel 8 shot fellow at range fire it so fast , everyone at rage stop to watch the flame come out not to forget the blasting sound . But he racked of off 8 shells in seconds. 2 ND shell already blew away the target and he just wanted to see how fast he could pump fire 8 shell and it was fast and very intimidating demo what damage this gun can does . Most impressive display, and very serious action look with the heat shield shoulder strap He said he has fire 100's round and no action jams from slugs to #9 bird shot.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:52 pm
I've owned all the Mossberg 500s over the past 30+ years and all the LE issue Rem 870s.

Apples & oranges.

The shotgun is not a great home defense weapon since you can't answer your door with a shotgun everytime the doorbell rings. [however, if you hate Girl Scout Cookies...]

The doorbell is still the #1 entry for Home Invasions... and during daylight, too. 3,600,000 homes per year !!