One of the biggest differences between most shotguns and tactical shotguns are tactical shotgun stocks. When you are customizing your shotgun, make sure you take the time to thoroughly investigate several different tactical shotgun stocks with pistol grips. Before you do, there are a few important elements to consider.
Tactical Shotgun Stocks Are Critical To Accurate Shooting
One of the first elements that are important is how easy is it going to be to install. Take the time to review the instruction manual and make sure it is understandable and easy to read. This is one time when you certainly want to be certain that the writer of the instructions knew what he or she was talking about. There is nothing worse than getting a new item to your home and realizing that the instructions make no sense, whatsoever. You do not want to have to be an Einstein to install a customized stock. Many customizable tactical shotgun stocks come with their own tools. This can be very important, not only so you are not scrambling around looking for all of your scattered tools, but also to prevent you from wrenching down too tightly and stripping a screw or doing damage to a critical part. If the stock kit comes with a small Allen wrench, for example, it is small enough to get into the tight area where the screw will be, but will prevent too much torque from being applied to the screw. Always carefully follow all instructions to stay safe.
Polymer Stocks Aid In Shooting Comfort
Next, make sure you have the right stock and the right recoil pad for your shoulder. Most tactical shotgun stocks are made out of high density polymers that are ideal for a tactical weapon. These polymers are easy to grip and can also absorb shock and recoil better than most other materials. With a good butt pad and the right polymers, you have a recoil system that can absorb a lot of the recoil which can help prevent strain and discomfort from impacting. Comfortable tactical shotgun stocks that take the shock from your shoulder mean more shooting for longer periods of time. We’re talking increased practice time here.
Make Sure Your Shotgun Case Will Fit Your Stock Configuration
If your new stock has a pistol grip, you may need to invest in a pistol grip shotgun case. These cases are a bit wider than most cases to make room for the pistol grip. A pistol grip shotgun case will frequently have more room inside and frequently, more compartments for storing your gear. A good tactical shotgun case will have plenty of compartments on both the outside of the case, for quick and easy access and on the inside of the case for extra security and loss prevention.
Plan Ahead When You Buy A Tactical Shotgun Case
By the time you have finished customizing your shotgun, you will realize the importance of purchasing a tactical shotgun case. Before you start looking and comparing, though, make certain that you know all of the dimensions of your shotgun; measurements most likely will have changed with each modification you have made. A change of the barrel, a new stock with recoil pad, a pistol grip, adjustable cheek riser, a new sling or a new attached flashlight, and your shotgun has suddenly taken on a whole new shape and form.
Soft Tactical Cases Get The Nod For Carrying Your Firearm
Of course, one of the biggest questions becomes; a soft shotgun case or a hard one? There are pros and cons with each. It all boils down to personal preference. A hard case can withstand a lot of shock and still keep your firearms safe, while a soft pistol grip shotgun case is easier to handle and not as cumbersome. A soft case also has a tendency to have more compartments and can be slung over a shoulder or even carried backpack-style. If you are only using your shotgun on the range, a hard case will be perfect and you will always know your shotgun is safe and secure. If you are going to be carrying your shotgun for any length of time, a soft case will be your only real practical choice.
Choose Your Tactical Stock First And Then Choose Other Accessories
When you are ready to modify your shotgun and customize it to your own specifications, looking at tactical shotgun stocks is the best way to start. There are many good kits to be had and some also come with a forend and recoil pad; saving you a lot of money and shopping time. A good tactical shotgun case comes next; find one that can carry all of the gear you require when using or preparing to use the shotgun. Ask any law enforcement person skilled in the use of tactical weapons (including the shotgun) whether he or she would rather grab one gun case, ready to go with all the necessities or multiple cases and containers – ‘nuff said. Now, head out with a shotgun you can truly be proud of since you have customized it yourself.