Magpul- SGA 870 Stock and MOE 870 Forend Set



After nearly a decade of gun ownership and being involved with the shooting sports the expression of “buy once cry once” is finally starting to sink in. I was contemplating the best way to make my stock 870 express a bit more tactical and in trying to save money picked up a non recoil suppressing Knoxx stock by Blackhawk. I saved almost fifty bucks over the cost of a new Magpul set but what I got in return were poor ergonomics and a sore cheek. Not to say Blackhawk doesn’t make good stuff, the fit of that stock was not for me. I now learned my lesson with the Magpul SGA Stock for 870 and the Magpul MOE forend for 870. These items are rock solid and smart. With an instinctive shooting discipline like shotgunning, ergonomics and user fit are crucial.

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With 2” of adjustment in length of pull and nearly an inch of cheek weld adjustment the applications for this stock system are many. The forend is minimalistic yet robust at the same time. It gives you plenty of purchase and has the abilities to accept MOE rails, however is not cumbersome. I have been a fan of Magpul for a very long time and the more I get into their product line the more I become a fan of their products.

Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points

Claim to Fame: Great customizable ergonomics that lend themselves to both defensive and sporting purposes.

Target Market: Who does this product serve best?

FNBs (Features & Benefits of this product):

  • Ambidextrous
  • User configurable
  • Improved ergonomics
  • Spacer system to adjust LOP
  • Optional risers to adjust cheek weld height for use with sights or optics.

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?: These stocks and forends come 3 color options of Black, Orange, or Magpul FDE. Brownells Product Page

What others are saying?: Users on Brownells are giving this all 5 star ratings for purposes from defense to hunting. Brownells Product Page

 Price Point:

I need it now! Availability: Brownells for online purchases but these can be found in chain stores such as Cabelas and Bass Pro Shops.

 Our Rating:

+-Ergonomics +-User Customization +-Multipurpose +-Compatible with optics and sights +-Durable

Score: 9.5 AmazingAmazing



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Hogue OverMolded 12” L.O.P. Shotgun Stock and Forend Review

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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.

Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key PointsHogue 12 LOP Forend

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 Hogue 12 LOP Stock

Price Point:

I need it now! Availability: The Hogue OverMolded 12” L.O.P. Shotgun Stock and Forend is available from many retailers including Amazon, MidwayUSA, and Hogue.

 Our Rating:

+ 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 Great80