Knoxx Stock & Mossberg 500

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by PowerViolence, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. PowerViolence

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    I just picked up this stock a few days ago. Since then I have run about 50-75 rounds (all bird shot respectively, have not got a chance to run slugs or 000 through her yet.) Long story short, I love the stock, it seriously decreases felt recoil in the 'shoulder' anywhere from 80-90% if held and fired properly. The stock is kinda temperamental, and really only works if you place your face in the exact same position every time. Finding that golden spot can be tricky, but once you do, it's just that, 'GOLDEN'.
    Anyways this is not a review about the stocks performance. It's a heads up to any mossberg owners that were thinking about getting this stock.

    There is a few things i do not like at all about it.
    First off, the top safety on a mossberg, a great feature, not so great with a pistol grip, im sure most of you knew that already. It's doo-able though.

    The biggest thing about this stock is.... The Slide release. It is impossible to release the slide while 'two-handing' the gun. Your right thumb (if your a right handed shooter) cannot access the slide release, no matter what as long as your other hand is on the forend. You basically have to point the barrel at your feet and manipulate it with your free hand or move your right hand half way off the pistol grip to get at it. That is no good for a high stress, combat situation. As opposed to the original rifle stock it came with, you could easily manipulate the safety and the slide release while staying on target.

    It drives me crazy. Not crazy enough to not use the stock, because it really is that great. Crazy enough to ask my gunsmith to make me a new slide release, an extended one if you will. At the end of the slide release instead of it being straight down, I want a 'lip' at a 90 degree angle so my thumb can flip it.

    Heres some pics of how it sits now.
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  2. orangello

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    I had a similar slide release/fit issue with the aftermarket stock with pistol grip on my Mossy 500. I did a bit of dremel work on it the stock.
     

  3. PowerViolence

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    Hmm I didn't think about a dremel... That would defiantly be cheaper than having a gunsmith make me a new slide release. Can you post a pic of your work?
     
  4. orangello

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    Mine is not the same stock; my stock is a less-expensive full buttstock with a pistol grip. The work was not pretty, but i will see if i can find a picture tonight (or just snap one).
     
  5. PowerViolence

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    Yeah i understand, I'm just curious.
     
  6. PowerViolence

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    same problem eh!?
     
  7. 762

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    most of your cons about a pistol grip stock are why i'm still rocking the factory stock. i would like to cut down on felt recoil, but if i cant operate the gun, recoil wont matter. i'm sure i'll eventually get one, just to see.

    i may try a new recoil pad first and see if that helps.
     
  8. PowerViolence

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    Well theres always this option!

    Amazon.com: Blackhawk CompStock Shotgun Stock: Sports & Outdoors
     
  9. 762

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    that's interesting looking. i just got my 500 back in april, my first shotgun. (i've been into long range shooting mostly.) so i'm still learning about it.

    btw, what kind of sights are yall rocking? i still have that stupid gold bead that came from the factory on mine.
     
  10. PowerViolence

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    I still have the bead as well. I'm not a huge fan of it, but I haven't gotten around to changing it yet. I'm probably going to replace it with a tritium big dot sight, and just mount a picantany rail on it and use that as a sighting system.
     
  11. 762

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    gotcha, that's actually what i was thinking of doing. i've found a tritium front sight, but not a rear sight.

    i have a rail on it now b/c i was thinking of adding a reflex sight, still may, IDK

    here's a pic.....i hate bluing, so i duracoated it british DPM green (yeah, it's too green, lol)
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  12. PowerViolence

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    pretty green, but I like it. I don't think it needs to be said but green is the best color. I am going to paint my stock and forend green, when i get around to it.

    Finding sights for a mossberg 500 can be kind of a bitch. I posted a thread about it already. Theres not as many options as a Remington 870.
    I originally wanted a ghost ring sighting system, but the Mossberg Ghost ring set is $80. On top of that the front sight needs to be silver soldered onto the barrel. A gunsmith quoted me about $100-150 for that.

    After a lot of searching and research, I've come to decide that a tritium front sight and a picantany rail will work just fine. Also i have the option to use a red dot/holographic.
     
  13. 762

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    agreed 100% with you there brother

    i'm gonna throw a cheapie reflex sight up there, they have a tru glo at dicks for ~$40. that way if it breaks or i dont like it, i wont be out too much money.

    i'm gonna order the tritium sight tomorrow at work, that way i can get paid to research who has the cheapest price shipped, lol. i'll post a link from the site i go with.

    EDIT-green is my favorite color, so almost all of my guns have some sort of green on them. it's actually a little darker than the pic, the flash lit it up a bit
     
  14. PowerViolence

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    You should try that compstock by blackhawk. You can get a new one off Amazon.com for like 40-50 bucks. I think it's a nice option for someone who likes rifle stocks. It's a blackhawk product so its good quality, but its only 40 bucks so if you don't like it then no big loss. You will defiantly like it though.
     
  15. 762

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    thanks for the advice, i'll look into it.

    oh, i bought that tritium front sight today. ordered it off of midwayusa.com.....$31.xx shipped. about the cheapest i could find it. i'll try to post up some pics when i get it.
     
  16. PowerViolence

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    Looking forward to seeing it. Do you recall who makes the picantany rail you have? I'm painting my gun later today! Pics up later
     
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    Yeah, but I posted the video so you could see it realy isnt a huge problem and dosent even bother me anymore.


    If you use a Knoxx get the PowerPak so you get a good cheek weld while using an optic. Otherwise your cheek weld will be too low to line up properly. I am loving the combonation at close to 1000 rounds of 00 and slugs down range .

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  19. PowerViolence

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