Phoenix Technology’s New Kick Lite O/U Stock

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New for 2015 at Phoenix Technology is the Kick Lite Over/Under Stock. The new stocks are available for the Mossberg 500 and Remington 870. Since I took a look at the new stocks at SHOT Show and not on a range I don’t yet know if they absorb recoil as advertised, but I did try mounting the shotguns to my shoulder there at the Phoenix Technology booth. The stocks fit snugly and solidly to my shoulder and also felt comfortable in my hands. One of the reps at the booth demonstrated the recoil-absorbing system by pumping the stock against the floor, demonstrating a springing motion that should direct recoil away from the shooter’s body. I look forward to trying one of these out for myself.

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From Phoenix Technology:

Phoenix Technology Kick Lite stocks are built with a  fully integrated and maintenance-free recoil absorbing system which allows up to 3/4″ reward motion of receiver to absorb and dissipate energy a generous 40-50%. Developed with shooters of all types in mind, the patented Kick Lite system features a heavy duty spring and aluminum shaft working  in a linear motion to greatly reduce the harsh recoil of common shotgun loads. Available for many popular shotguns and rifles in both the tactical style with the telescoping stock, pistol grip sporter style and several new O/U style stock configurations for 2015.

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The new stocks are available in black, flat dark earth, urban grey, and camo. Phoenix Technology’s products are made in the USA and come with a lifetime warranty. MSRP is $109 although there is an additional fee for the camo stock.

Visit their website at: http://www.kicklitestocks.com/



katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • It is reminiscent of Ralph Hoge’s Hydro-Coil stocks that Winchester adopted for some of its shotguns. After the gunwriter George Nonte died, Jack Lewis mentioned an incident involving the testing of one of these Winchesters. Upon firing, Nonte’s long waxed mustache got snagged within stock. He had to be cut free, leaving his facial hair rather lopsided for weeks.

    Here’s a brief write-up of the Hydra-Coil from Ken Warner in 1964:

    https://books.google.com/books?id=3iUDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA38

  • Jason

    I believe these are JUST called the Kick Lite stocks AND they will be making them for O/U guns as well as the pump guns mentioned in the article. It’s NOT a “Kick Lite O/U” stock for an 870. That makes no sense.