"AirTech Slip-on Recoil Pads truly are the quickest way to reduce felt recoil. Simply slip pad over the stock of most rifles, shotguns & muzzleloaders for a felt recoil reduction of up to 70%.
The world’s most advanced recoil pad is now available as a slip-on option for most rifles, shotguns and muzzleloaders. It features advanced atmospheric chambers which produce a substantial increase in performance through uniform energy dissipation. No installation necessary, just slip over the end of your firearm stock and feel the difference immediately.
The slip-on pads are designed to slip over existing firearm stocks without any modifications and will work with or without factory recoil pads."
The AirTech Slip-on works on most curved and flat stocks.
- 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″
I have used Limbsaver pads on my guns for many years. Over the years, I've replaced many of the factory pads that have come on new guns with Limbsavers. I've just not found anything else that works as well,
For the past several years I've used a number of the slip-on pads from Limbsaver on the guns that Doris and I shoot iin competition as well as our hunting guns. I've found that it's really hard to shoot well if you know you're going to get kicked each time you pull the trigger.
I have to admit however that I was caught off guard a couple of weeks ago when one of my readers asked me about the new AirTech Slip-On pad from Limbsaver. Somehow, this new pad had escaped my notice and I had no real knowledge of it. Knowing how well the classic pad worked to reduce recoil and then reading about this new one, I decided I'd have to give the new pad a try.
I placed a call to Limbsaver and in just a few days I had AirTech Slip-On pads in all sizes to try on my various guns.
The only way that I know to see how a product really works, is to take it to the range and to the woods and fields. So, over the next few weeks I'll be giving the AirTech pads a real workout.
Stay tuned for my results.
UPDATE JUNE 30, 2015
Last April I installed Limbsaver AirTech Slip-On recoil pads on several shotguns, including a Benelli Vinci, Browning BPS, Winchester SX3, Remington 11-87 and a Mossberg 835. I took each of those guns to the range and my shooting bench first. I've found that leaning into a gun at the bench produces the highest level of recoil for me. I shot each of those guns with and without the AirTech pad, with both 3" Hevi-13 and 3" Winchester Long Beard turkey loads.
There is just nothing pleasant about shooting 3" turkey loads. I've shot them for years both in the turkey woods and in still target shooting competition and they can really give your whole body a pounding. Anything that reduces the effect of recoil can help your shooting ability. When you know you're going to get kicked, it's just hard to concentrate on the shot.
I shot each gun without the AirTech and then loaded another shell and shot it with the AirTech. Frankly, there was no comparison in the level of recoil that I felt with the slip on pad installed. Even the 835, pretty famous for kicking, was greatly tamed and the force was more like a shove than a kick.
I was also able to take several of these guns to the field with the AirTech installed. Unlike some other slip-on pads, they did not "gather grass and dirt" and they stayed firmly installed on the guns.
I've always liked the Limbsaver slip-on pads but I do have to say that the AirTech is even better than the classic pad which I've used for many years.
They work at the range and they work in the field. If you're looking for a little more recoil protection, and frankly who isn't, I'd recommend that you give the Limbsaver AirTech slip-on pads a try.
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