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I have plenty of 12 gauge shotguns (hunting) - mostly Brownings. Recently, I was offered a Remington 870 Express Mag in a trade for an H&R single shot rifle. Now I have MORE 12 gauge shotguns.

But I got to thinking - I don't have a designated home defense shotgun. Then I saw this Blackhawk / Knoxx recoil reducing stock, and I got to thinking about converting this "extra" shotgun into a home defense weapon.

Anyone have any opinions on it? Do you have to hold your shotgun differently so that the recoil mechanisms don't cause the weapon to smack you in the face? I'm trying to get a better idea of how it works exactly. I've seen pics and cutaways, but it doesn't really show how the gun moves.

All the best,
Glenn
 

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Love mine. You could literally shoot all day long and not feel the fatigue as you would from a standard stock 12 gauge. It's hard to compare the recoil to something else because it definitely has its own feel. It's more of a very slight shove away from your shoulder instead of the normal shoving into is the best I can describe it.

They say to adjust the length of the stock so that your face is clear of the tube area. That way you don't get pinched or anything. I have no trouble with that because once I adjust the stock length my natural shoulder placement puts me out of that area.

 

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Thanks to both of you for posting. I posted this on 4 sites, and this is the only site with people that replied. I greatly appreciate it.

Two questions - from the video, it looks as if the stock slides back into the rear portion. Is that whas is happening? Second question - does it have the ability to pinch your trigger finger? It looks awfully close to doing that.

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I have 3 of them, yet took them off of 2 of the shotguns. The pistol grip just felt weird, and with the 870, it actually slowed me down shooting with it.... I blame this on the timing of everything going on, when you shoot the gun does move back in that area you noticed above, I can not see how you can pinch yourself shooting it, but there is movement this is why they say that operators with the Surefire foreends can experance a smack from the gun moving back and the housing of the ligh hiting your hand. They work and you can shoot more rounds all day, more so for woman since the recoil pulse is extended it makes it more comforatble for them, but the off timing thing was a no go on my 870. Thus the tried and true speed feed is on there now. I kept my knoxxs in a spare parts box incase I want to go back or buy antoher gun and want to add them.

Here is mine with and without the knoxx.

 

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No, sorry, I have 6 or 7 870s, One still has the spec op folder on it, but I figure if I ever take the girl out shooting or what not, I can quickly throw it back on when needed. Ive had mine about 4 years give or take. Again they are great unit, but there are some down sides to them, as with anything really. Sure you will like yours when you get it.
 

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I have the folder model on a Mossy 500, and I can tell you it is possible to shoot it repeatedly like an overgrown handgun (one handed) and walk away feeling good.

It's probably the best firearms accessory I have ever purchased.
It does what it says it will do !!!
 

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I have both the Folder version and the AR collapsable style and I love them both!

Magnum slugs and buckshot feel like reduced recoil loads out of a 20 gauge!
 

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have the ar style on my mossy 500 and love it. usually keep it on the shortest stop. with 2 3/4" shell recoil is very mild and about the same as the enertia drive benelli I hunt with, with 3" shells the semi auto sucks up more recoil. pretty impressed with spec-ops stock, hasn't pinched anything yet. only complaint is that the safety location on the 500 doesn't work well with pistol grip stocks, the 870 on the hand is in a much better location.
 

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I would say that having to remove either your firing hand or the foregrip to turn off the safety is a real pain, would never try to hunt with a mossy and the blackhawk (my mossy is for HD). no problems with the release, actually find it eaiser with a pistol grip.

the 870 safety is in the trigger guard, you can reach it no matter what kind of stock your using, just tap it off then bang.
 

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I would say that having to remove either your firing hand or the foregrip to turn off the safety is a real pain, would never try to hunt with a mossy and the blackhawk (my mossy is for HD). no problems with the release, actually find it eaiser with a pistol grip.

the 870 safety is in the trigger guard, you can reach it no matter what kind of stock your using, just tap it off then bang.
which is why if you want a pistol grip type stock, get a maverick 88 same thing but teh better safety placement.
 
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