Scorpion X2 Recoil Pads

    Two years ago, ATI introduced the Scorpion recoil pads that were said to significantly reduce felt recoil by the use of a new energy absorbing polymer.  The material had been developed to absorb sound waves, and ATI claimed it also was very good at absorbing the energy generated by a gun’s recoil as well.

    In 2013, the company introduced the X2 version of the recoil pads that are supposed to reduce the energy transfer to a shooter’s shoulder even more.  The new pads are thicker, which should help with recoil, but will also slightly alter the length of pull.  For a gun with an adjustable stock, this should not be a problem.  Fixed stock shooters will want to check to make sure the pad makes sense for them.

    The pads retail for $24.99.  They are made in the USA and carry a limited lifetime warranty.

    Richard Johnson

    An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is