Review: Knoxx Spec Ops Tactical Shotgun Stock

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Knoxx Spec Ops 12-Gauge hunting shotgun stock in camo

Blackhawk has expanded its line of Knoxx Spec Ops shotgun stocks to include a 12-gauge hunting camo version as well as new 20-gauge offerings in tac black. All adjust for length instantly with the push of a button. Under recoil, the two-piece stock compresses a heavy spring, then bounces back, like a pogo stick, reducing kick noticeably, if not, perhaps, the full 80 percent the manufacturer claims. I put one on a 20-gauge 870 Express Jr. this spring, set the length of pull to a very short 123⁄4 inches, and went turkey hunting.

Between the pistol grip and the short LOP, the stock was one of the handiest I've used. It's ugly, but I loved it and am leaving it on the gun for good. The Spec Ops stock should work well with slug guns, too. Available for Mossberg, Remington 870, and Winchester pumps ($135, black; $160, camo; ­blackhawk.com).