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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-19-2010, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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shotgun for women

My wife wants to start shooting clay birds and go along with me and the dogs on some of our bird hunts. Can anybody suggest a shotgun that seems to work out well for a woman. I have been looking at youth shotguns since I thought they would probably fit her better. I was looking for something in 20 ga. Right now I'm leaning towards the Stoeger Condor Youth gun in 20. Thanks for any input.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-19-2010, 03:10 PM
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Re: shotgun for women

that is a good choice.
and if she ever wants to upgrade you can just get her a 12ga with a youth stock on.

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Re: shotgun for women

I probably will do nothing but muddy the water here--but it doesn't seem to be holding me back

There is another thread here about an 870 20 ga--which got me to thinking but I didn't want to pull that off topic.

So--here goes---back in the early 70's Remington came out with an 870 Feather Weight. As I recall only in 20 ga. This was not a 12 ga made into a 20, this was a 20 ga from the ground up, thus very light weight.

I wanted one! I told my gun dealer at the time that I wanted the first one in the door--and I got it.

Long story short--that had the shortest stay in residence of any gun I ever bought as a shooter That baby kicked like the proverbial mule--it had NO mercy!

The problem was two fold--first it was light, secondly and likely more importantly was it didn't fit--and simply battered the day lights out of me.

So--be careful--make sure the gun fits--you could end this opportunity to bond before it even starts

There is no certainty that a youth gun will fit her.

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Re: shotgun for women

The BPS Ladies/Youth 20ga. is also a real nice shotgun. It's the same price range, maybe even a little less than as the Condor.
Beretta and Remington also have some very nice semi-autos in the same price range.

Take her to one of the big gun shops and let her shoulder them to see what feels best to her.

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Re: shotgun for women

I got my gf a used Savage 20 ga pump.

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Re: shotgun for women

I got an 1100 - LT20 for my wife that works well for her. Like catskinner said above, the fit is the most important thing.
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Re: shotgun for women

I would go with an auto loader for the added recoil reduction. I know that the 20's don't have much recoil to begin with but if you want her to keep shooting lots of rounds with you I'd go that route. On that note I have a 390 Beretta in both 20 and 12 that have been put through the ringer with only minimal problems over the years. You can pick up a good used 390 or 391 for around $500-$600 if you look around.
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Re: shotgun for women

My mother got the idea to shoot some clay birds the one year we were having a fun day at the property. I handed her my 11-87 since of all the guns that would have the least recoil. Surprisingly she had no problems with it. Now granted she has shot rifles before, but nothing over her Ruger 44mag lever, which doesn't have a ton of recoil.

My advice, get a good gun that fits, everything after that is practice.

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Re: shotgun for women

Thanks for the information.
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Re: shotgun for women

I would take her to a store that has a bunch of shotguns for her to shoulder. Just because it's a women doesn't mean they can't stand the recoil. When my wife used to go shooting with me she only ever wanted to shoot my 44 mag revolver because as she put it "it actually feels like I'm doing something". She had no desire to plink away with the 22.

You know your wife better than we do. Take he shopping, it normally makes them feel better.

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