Here at KICK-EEZ, providing top-notch customer service is a big part of what we are about as a family-owned business. Each month, we share questions that are commonly received from customers so that we might help others who may be considering the purchase or adjustment of one of our Sorbothane®-based rifle or shotgun recoil pads.
Length of Pull (LOP)
The most frequently asked question during the month of June was: What is the easiest way to increase your Length-Of-Pull (LOP) and reduce felt recoil without removing the existing recoil pad on your gun?
What is the easiest way to increase your Length-Of-Pull (LOP) and reduce felt recoil without removing the existing recoil pad on your gun?
Answer: purchase a KICK-EEZ® Slip-On Recoil Pad.
KICK-EEZ® Slip-On Recoil Pads
KICK-EEZ® Slip-On Recoil Pads come with a 1/2” Sorbothane insert. However, you can purchase additional 1/2” or 1/4” inserts that are 50 durometers of Sorbothane. You can add or subtract these inserts to get more LOP, or more recoil reduction. If you measure the length and the width of the butt face of your gun, it will help you decide which slip-on pad to order.
If you still can’t quite decide exactly which one to order, always choose the smaller size because you want the pad to fit snug.
The sizes of our KICK-EEZ Slip-On Pads
are as follows:
- Small: 4 1/2" x 1 1/2" up to 4 13/16" x 1 5/8"
- Medium: 4 13/16" x 1 5/8" up to 5 1/8" x 1 3/4"
- Large: 5 1/8" x 1 3/4" up to 5 3/8" x 1 7/8"
KICK-EEZ Slip-On Recoil Pad Boots
Our slip-on recoil boots are made of a natural rubber compound. The side of the boot is 1/16” thick, the base (or butt) of the boot is 1/8” thick. The boot and a 1/2” Sorbothane insert will add 5/8” to your existing LOP.
The slip-on recoil boot itself does not absorb recoil; it is the inserts that are made to fit inside the slip-on pads that absorb recoil. KICK-EEZ Slip-On Recoil Pads will absorb the same amount of recoil as our Pre-Fit
or Grind-To-Fit Pads
as long as they are the same thickness.
KICK-EEZ Slip-On Recoil Pads will absorb the same amount of recoil as our Pre-Fit or Grind-To-Fit Pads as long as they are the same thickness.
A Slip-On Boot and 1/2” Sorbothane insert will add 5/8” to your LOP; if you add another 1/2” insert, your thickness would now be 1 1/8” which would be equal in recoil reduction to any of our Pre-Fit Pads, or a Grind-to-Fit Pad that is 1 1/8” thick.
Still Need More?
For those still needing more LOP and recoil absorption, consider placing an additional Sorbothane insert inside of KICK-EEZ Slip-On Recoil Pads
. In addition to the 1/2” piece that is supplied with the Slip-On boot, you could add one more 1/2” piece, and one more 1/4” piece. Adding all three of these would give you a pad that is 1 1/4” thick while still providing stability to the boot.