Phoenix Technology Remington 870 KickLite Stock Review: Advantages and Disadvantages
Field test of the Phoenix Technology Remington 870 KickLite Stock was pretty interesting. It hasn’t changed my mind about pistol grips on shotguns. I don’t like them. Even if it’s a recoil-reducing pistol grip stock.
Phoenix Technology Remington 870 KickLite Stock has spring in tube, that means that all recoil hits your wrist and only after this it gets compensated by a spring. Blackhawk Knoxx stock has better construction because shotgun with adapter travels above your wrist and all recoil goes into a shoulder.
Even with recoil-reduction feature, Phoenix Technology KickLite stock hits wrist each time you shoot. But it enables you to shoot pretty fast. I still feel little pain in my hand (between thumb and index finger) after just 50-75 rounds yesterday. Maybe it can be a choice for home defense when you need to make just several shots but still I prefer Hogue and Magpul stocks.
Phoenix Technology Remington 870 KickLite Stock
Design is very simple. It is adjustable and will be handy if you want to be able to change lenght of pull when wearing winter clothes (armor) or when shotgun is used by shooter with short arms.
Stock comes with shell holder (5 rounds on the stock). Shell holder is made of rubber, holds shells reliably and enables you to take them out fast. I prefer sidesaddle because it makes reloads faster, shell holder on stock requires more time.
Ventilated buttpad is very nice.
Phoenix Technology Remington 870 KickLite Forend
Forend has grooves and ensures positive grip. It is very short and it doesn’t cover up the forend tube nut.
Phoenix Technology Remington 870 KickLite Stock Installation
Installation is very simple and straightforward. I have installed stock and forend in less than 10 minutes. Forend removal tool is included.
This set is inexpensive and simple. I didn’t like it much because of the pistol grip which hits your hand each time you shoot. Also, it has strange design of the forend, it is too short. Phoenix Technology KickLite Stock has some good features, such as recoil-reduction, shell holder, ventilated buttpad.
But I cannot recommend it for you.
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I just have PKS installed on my Win 1300 Defender (my Rem 870 equipped with Magpul SGA and MOE Forend). I haven’t try it on the range, but I found that PKS requires to take stock off every time you need to disassemble shotgun for cleaning. Otherwise you won’t be able to take off the trigger group.