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Discussion in 'Mossberg 590 Shockwave' started by sixbennetts, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. sixbennetts

    sixbennetts .410

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    So, I love the Shockwave because it fills the desire for a short defensive shotgun that's also fun to shoot, (hence, more shooting = more efficiency = safer/more effective).

    Now, this part will anger many, so prepare yourself....

    I HATE THE RAPTOR GRIP.

    Blasphemous!

    So here's an idea. Buy an old checkered wood buttstock and reshape it! Obviously, it might make it shorter than the required 26" to retain it's firearm status with the ATF, so if it's too short, add a +1 or +2 mag extension, or one of those spikes or breacher stand-offs.

    Thoughts?
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    *If I stole your image, I apologize.
  2. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    Partial agreement, hate raptor grip actually hate all shotgun grips. Both aesthetically and functionality, to me they resemble tits on a boar hog :idk:. Shotguns need stocks, ie. See mr @Elbert Garrett shockwave, that's effective functional makes sense.
    This is,purely the opinion of a deranged old man don't take to seriously we just talkin.
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  3. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    The grip would have to keep the 26+ inch profile. ATF has been pretty consistent about that in their verbiage and determination letters. Adding a longer magazine tube in their eyes doesn't really cut it because, well, just because they say so and it's a lot easier to change than a grip is I suppose.

    But there is another guy who cut down a stock and made a long wood grip on here early last year that looked really good. Factory good even.

    If you want to jump through the hoops, if it's legal in your state, you could always form 1 the gun into an SBS (short barrel shotgun) and add an actual stock legally. The stamp costs $200 in bribe money, err, I mean extortion money...err.. I mean tax.
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  4. sixbennetts

    sixbennetts .410

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    Ok, here's another idea. Pare down the raptor grip! Here's a gif showing how it's possible to reshape the raptor, and still keep the 26" overall length!

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  5. sixbennetts

    sixbennetts .410

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    Another idea pic. (If I stole your pic from ebay, I apologize!)

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  6. sixbennetts

    sixbennetts .410

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    Or, my favorite, a pared-down stock wood raptor grip, (refinished, of course), with a nice Mossberg grip cap and sling swivel stud!

    Really bring out the sophisticated side of the Shockwave!

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  7. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    Best PGO accessory ever.... donjoy-wrist-wrap-back-11-0386-2-06060.jpg
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  8. Mossbergermeister

    Mossbergermeister .22LR

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    I often wonder if it would be legal to outfit the Shockwave with a "Mare's Leg" style of grip?

    The Ithaca Stakeout II has something like it, but I doubt it could be used effectively as a rudimentary stock like an actual Mare's Leg grip.

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  9. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    To my understanding, as long as the overall length exceeds 26 inches, it doesn't matter if you bolt on an empty beer can to the back of it.
  10. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    NO, Not in 12gauge if ya like your face....
  11. sixbennetts

    sixbennetts .410

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    I'm gonna try it. Anybody know where I can get a wood raptor grip cheap?

    Already bought a grip cap.

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