I purchased the Hogue OverMolded 12” L.O.P. Shotgun Stock and Forend for my Mossberg Maverick 88 because I wanted a better reach to the forend and to be able to shoot in a more squared stance. The factory stock has a length of pull of 14.5 inches, so it did both of these tasks very well. It has the OverMolded texture, which is a very grippy, rubberized texture, which helps you grip the gun very well. It was pretty easy to install with the instructions, but a little odd. The buttpad screws are hidden under the buttpad rubber and you have to lube a screwdriver and shove it through the rubber. The buttpad is way softer and more comfortable than the factory one making the recoil feel a little better. One point of complaint is that the stock may be a little TOO short. When holding the shotgun with your shooting hand thumb wrapped around the stock, the recoil may push the knuckle into your nose, causing discomfort or even a bloody nose. To alleviate this, I have heard suggestions to keep your thumb parallel to the stock on the side. I could recommend this stock for smaller framed people and youths, but because of the issue of the thumb busting your nose, I probably would not recommend it for larger framed folks.
Claim to Fame: Shortens length of pull on your shotgun
Target Market: Youth and home defense
FNBs (Features & Benefits of this product):
- Shortened length of pull
- Hogue’s OverMolded grippy texture
- Shortened reach to forend
What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?: This stock and forend are only available in black.
What others are saying?: "It increases mobility a great deal. A couple inches off the backside makes a much bigger difference in handling than a couple inches off the barrel. … Once I tried a 12"lop, I never wanted to go back." - blackwolf911 on SurvivalistBoards.com
+ Shortened length of pull + Shorter reach to forend helps prevent short-stroking + Sticky grip texture + Soft recoil pad
- Stock may be too short for some
Score: 8 Great