Around about a year ago, I gave my father a Mossberg 500 that I won for being best of the worst in a vaguely IDPA-ish shooting match. In its original configuration, it was a pretty standard shotgun – wooden furniture, stupid-long barrel, minimal sights, etc. – but when my parents came to visit a few months back, he brought along an 18.5" barrel that we swapped out and operationally tested, so now we are getting more into the realm where I feel comfortable.
This time, while we were out visiting them, we hit up the range no fewer than three times in a week (something of a personal record for all of us, I think), and my mother discovered that the recoil from a 12 gauge slug (the range had something against birdshot/buckshot) is… considerable. As such, and in response to watching and thoroughly enjoying Zombieland, my father has recently purchased this.
Yeah. That works.
My only experience has been with the Blackhawk! Specops series of recoil-reducing stocks, but the KickLite versions seem to get decent reviews despite being newer on the market… and you just have to love the branding. Still, almost anything has to be better than taking a full shotgun kick to the shoulder, and if this gets my mother more comfortable shooting it, all the better.
Oh, and speaking of my mother shooting firearms, she is scary accurate with handguns, even her diminutive PPK, and we are already working on getting her comfortable with something with a bit more "oomf" behind it…