Most Asked Recoil Pad Question, March 2017
Customer support is something we take very seriously here at KICK-EEZ. With so many different shotgun and rifle manufacturers in the industry today, and with so much added variation in aftermarket stocks, finding the right pad for your particular gun configuration may not have a ‘one size fits all’ response. As we interact with customers from around the world on a daily basis to properly outfit KICK-EEZ recoil pads to their shotguns and rifles, we share certain questions and answers with our larger audience hoping this ‘Most Asked’ information is useful to you as well. For March, the most frequently asked question was from our Berretta shooters: Which KICK-EEZ Pre-Fit Recoil Pad should I purchase for my Berretta stock?
Question: Which KICK-EEZ Pre-Fit Recoil Pad should I purchase for my Berretta stock?
Answer: The only accurate way to ensure a Pre-Fit Pad will fit your Beretta stock properly is to remove the original recoil pad from your gun and measure it against one of our KICK-EEZ recoil pad templates originally designed for Beretta stocks: (#KZ-109 or #KZ-113)
Pre-Fit Pads With Great Intentions
The original intent for KICK‑EEZ® Pre-Fit Pads was to help customers find recoil pads that properly fit their gun as quickly and easily as possible. In concept, the idea was great. However, we quickly realized that because rifle and shotgun stock manufacturers are constantly adjusting their existing stocks as well as creating new ones, our pre-fit charts and recommendations were becoming outdated as quickly as they were updated.
KICK-EEZ Pre-Fit Recoil Pads for Berretta Stocks
The only accurate way to ensure a Pre-Fit Pad will fit your Beretta stock properly is to remove the original recoil pad from your rifle or shotgun and compare it against one of the templates originally designed for Beretta stocks, offered below:
- KICK‑EEZ® Pre-Fit Pad, Item #KZ-109: originally created for the 5” Beretta wood & synthetic stocks (as well as the Extrema 2 with Kick-Off) with little or no sanding of the pad required and the screw holes in the pad were manufactured to match the 3 1/8” spacing of the stocks.
- KICK‑EEZ® Pre-Fit Pad, Item #KZ-113: originally created to fit the Beretta 5 3/8” wood & synthetic stocks with little or no sanding of the pad required and the screw holes in the pad were manufactured to match the 3 3/16” spacing of the stocks.
More KICK-EEZ Recoil Pad Options for Berretta Stocks
If the above recommended template doesn’t match your particular Beretta stock, or if you want a thinner pad due to length-of-pull (LOP) issues (all our Pre-Fit Pads are 1 1/8” thick) another great possibility is to select a KICK‑EEZ® Large, Grind-To-Fit Pad in a style and thickness of your choice. You can view our GTF pads here.
KICK‑EEZ® Recoil Pads are made of solid Sorbothane. They contain no steel plates or hollow spots, so they can be sanded as needed to fit your Beretta stock. We offer one-on-one technical support and pride ourselves in offering personal, responsive support to answer each and every question you have so that all your shooting experiences can be as enjoyable as possible!