HD shotgun for 4'11" 100 lb wife

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Dust, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Dust

    Dust Active Member

    I am on a spending spree buying guns this year, and wanted to see about some suggestions. I will probably have a 12 guage Mossberg 500, but wondering about gauge and size for the wife. I don't know if she can handle a 12gauge from the hip. Anyone have a wife of similar size that can swing a 12?

  2. fuelfather

    fuelfather Well-Known

    Feb 2, 2009
    San Antonio
    Mossberg does make one with a muzzle break in pump w/pistol grip or semi-auto with full stock and pistol grip and muzzle break
  3. TKG

    TKG Active Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    San Antonio, Tx
    This + This = Perfect shotgun for her.
  4. 40Arpent

    40Arpent TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Jul 16, 2008
    If she plans on shooting from the hip in a defensive situation, make sure she practices hip shooting...a lot. At close range, even bird shot doesn't have much of a spread. For the un-trained, hip shooting is akin to "spray and pray"...or even worse.
  5. Jeff-Tex

    Jeff-Tex Member

    Oct 27, 2008
    I'm sure she could handle a 12 guage with a Knoxx stock and low recoil loads.
  6. Big country

    Big country TGT Addict

    Mar 6, 2009
    Cedar Park,TX
    I don't know about the knoxx stocks, but low recoil loads of 00 buck should be fine for Her.
    and the low recoil buck shot tends to pattern better to
  7. baboon

    baboon Well-Known

    If she was to really need it the adrenaline would make shooting it a moot point. The most important thing is if the gun fits her, and she aint afraid of it.
  8. 308nato

    308nato TGT Addict

    See if you can find her a 20 ga pump, my wife is 5 ft 2 and a 12
    is way to much for her.
    A 20 is just as deadly.
    Winchester 1300 Defender
  9. Warrior108

    Warrior108 New Member

    I'd agree on from the shoulder rather than from the hip as well. I've read great feedback on the Knox stocks for recoil reduction. I'm more of an 870 guy with no Mossberg experience but another add-on alternative for recoil absorbtion might be a Hogue Youth stock with 13" LOP + a Limbsaver recoil pad. The Hogue stock already has a built-in pad that works well but you can then test with either 13" or 14" LOP.

    NOTE: Some people have knocked themselves in the eye socket with their thumb knuckle using just the 13" stock. Test for fit first to see if the face it too close to the thumb. :-)
  10. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

    Nov 21, 2008
    I agree that the 20 is deadly, but there isn't as much a variety ammo for the 20 as there is the 12.


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