I decided I needed to upgrade my Remington 870 Marine Magnum 12 gauge, and I have been contemplating the Blackhawk Knoxx Recoil Reducing Stock, now that the Gen II version is readily available. So I got one, and I also bought the Powerpak System that features the high cheek piece to use with optical sights, as well as adding ammo capacity onto the shotgun, and adding a spare batteries and earplugs compartment integral to the Powerpak and stock assembly.
I saw this recoil reducing stock demonstrated on the Guns & Ammo TV series on the Sportsmans Channel, and the amount of recoil that it took out of the 870 was clearly visible in the camera shots they took when testing the gun -- tamed the felt recoil visibly....
The Knoxx Recoil Suppression Technology is supposed to reduce felt recoil by up to 85%, which is quite significant when you are shooting a 12 gauge. The stock itself came with some nice added features I was not aware of before I bought this and brought it home. It has a seven-position adjustable stock (the old version was three-position, IIRC). The stock comes with a 1" quick detach swing swivel included as a standard feature. And the pistol grip also includes interchangeable rubber grip inserts, which I plan to just keep and install later on, once the initial set starts showing some wear.
I like the fact that it is all-season capable, and that it is easy to install -- I installed the whole system myself in about an hour, and it was actually very easy, and was an enjoyable experience.
Once it was installed, I really like the way the gun handles with the upgrades, and I plan to take it to the range and compare it side by side with a box stock Remington 870 Tactical I own for comparison purposes, and to see if it really was worth the money....
If it works out well, I plan on making a combined slug gun and turkey gun with swappable barrels for this Fall, using the same recoil reducing Knoxx stock and Powerpak system.
Here is what is in the Knoxx Stock package:
Not sure if anyone has any interest in how this kit was installed, but if anyone is interested, I took some more pictures, so just let me know and I will post them up...Peace!