How do I choose the correct KICK-EEZ® Slip-On Pad for my gun?
Slip-Over Recoil systems may be an easy fix to increase your Length-Of-Pull and reduce felt recoil without removing the existing recoil pad on your gun. The Slip-Over Recoil Pad comes with a 1/2” Sorbothane insert; however, you can purchase additional 1/2” or 1/4” inserts. These inserts 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-Over Pad to order. If you can’t quite decide which one to order, always choose the smaller size because you want the pad to fit snug. The sizes of our Slip-Over 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”
Suggestions for adding additional Sorbothane inserts inside of Slip-Over 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 and still give stability to the boot.
Our Slip-Over 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-Over Recoil boot itself does not absorb recoil; it is the inserts that are made to fit inside the Slip-On pads that absorb recoil. Slip-On 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. For example: 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 all our Pre-Fit Pads or a GTF Pad that is 1 1/8” thick.