MemberDecember 16, 2019 at 8:36 pm
I have a Maverick 88 12 gauge that we are currently using for trap shooting. Problem is, the stock is a bit big for my wife.
Looking for recommendations on either an adjustable stock or an inexpensive shotgun that is built for women. She’s ~5’4″.
king_wizard_22995GuestDecember 16, 2019 at 8:36 pm
My wife uses a reduced length Franchi Affinity (Affinity Compact) which she loves and fits her well, but this could be out of your price range. On the less expensive side, a used youth stocked remington 870 would also work well if she is okay with the pump. Similarly, if you find a used regular 870 or even a Mossberg 500, you can always buy a youth stock for either gun and it should work just fine.
WarkitzGuestDecember 16, 2019 at 8:36 pm
Teaching your wife how to shoot is how you get shot.
On a side note have a the stock of the mav fitted to her and get yourself a nice new shiny toy.
andrei_androfskiGuestDecember 16, 2019 at 8:36 pm
The Winchester SX series (I think there are five) have adjustable stocks and are nice for slighter shooters as they have less recoil. You might find an early version for cheaper. They are very nice guns.
finallygotmeoneGuestDecember 16, 2019 at 8:36 pm
handsomemanrobGuestDecember 16, 2019 at 8:36 pm
I have the same gun and my wife is the same size. Mossberg owns the Maverick brand and their stocks from the 500 will fit the 88. You might be able to find a 500 bantam or super bantam stock that would fit her better for cheap and put it on the 88. Then you can see if she likes it before buying the new gun.
EGOtystGuestDecember 16, 2019 at 8:36 pm
20 gauge A300/A400.
Hell, even the 12 is fine on those guns, regardless of the person’s size.
My friends 5’3, 120lb wife shoots his A400 better than he does. She insists it is hers. I’m inclined to agree.
hutnykmcGuestDecember 16, 2019 at 8:36 pm
Stoeger 20 Gauge Condor is a youth over-under but the price isn’t bad and probably has a more agreeable pull length for anyone with a smaller stature.
FacelessDahliaGuestDecember 16, 2019 at 8:36 pm
Magpul makes a replacement stock that you can adjust to fit.
Y_NopeGuestDecember 16, 2019 at 8:36 pm