Nutnfancy: “Knoxx Recoil Shotgun Stocks Suck”

There are many positive reviews about the Knoxx Recoil Shotgun Stock out there, several have been posted here on Warrior Times.

Nutnfancy does not agree.


“I really wanted to like the Knoxx and we actually tried it in multiple shooting sessions over the last year and half. But despite many rounds fired with an open mind….it still sucks.

The Knoxx Recoil Reduction stock, or Blackhawk Spec Ops stock as marketed, has many shortcomings in my estimation. First and foremost it ruins consistency in the art of combat shotgunning, an all-important commodity that allows you to actually hit things with the gun.

A shotgun is a high recoil weapon with “high-base” or full-power rounds like 00 Buck or full power slugs. In my experience, that requires a nice low check weld on the stock that is consistent and repeatable, especially when using a simple bead sight. That results in an effective sighting plane that’s fast and solid.

And then there’s the pain: the Knoxx stock can slam your cheek bone hard!. The flare out ridge at the tube portion was found to be a painful reminder that you did not have the stock properly adjusted (too short). And even when it is properly adjusted, cheek smacks with FULL POWER loads can be expected.This stock should also allow a easily repeatable and solid stock weld as well. Through the recoil of shooting, these “welds” should not change and the should be predictable.”

The Knoxx stock changes all of those constants and introduces variables in the recoil that sap speed. The multi-positionable M4-style butt stock can be used effectively on a shotgun but it is fraught with problems if great care is not taken, mainly the variable length of pull will probably be mis-set (Murphy’s Law) when you need it most. And that introduces accuracy and speed robbing variation.

Compared to a conventional stock usually outfitted from the factories, the Knoxx/Spec Ops stock is sloppy in function and feel and, despite all, it still transmits substantial recoil to the shooter. In a rifle or lower recoiling system this is probably more acceptable (as is variable length of pull). But in the combat shotgun it can ruin your mojo.

But add in the fact that it BROKE as well during our range session. Perhaps a disconnected spring that’s easily repaired but no matter, it just made your shotgun much more difficult if not impossible to shoot in the heat of battle. Good luck with that.

Again we see that SIMPLICITY is the ultimate sophistication and leads to higher reliability. For recoil shy shotgunners, who in reality will rarely shoot full-power loads anyhow, I recommend more training with conventional stocks OR transitioning to a tactical or patrol carbine.

This is not a stock system I would bet my life on.

I am shocked I’m the only one saying so. “

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