Some have commented on installtion issues with the SpecOps Stock. We are posting some updates on the SpecOps Tech Support Page of our website to deal with some of these.
I'd like to address some of them here.
1) The correct sized hex wrench for each type of shotgun is listed in the Instructions under "Tools Required" and is as follows: Remington - 3/16", Mossberg/Winchester 1/4"
2) We have found that on the Remingtons, it is much better to start the bolt into the receiver prior to aligning the stock. This makes it much easier to install the stock. Using this technique, most can install the stock in a few moments.
3) Winchester stocks must be firmly tightened. If there is a gap between the stock and the receiver, the stock is not tightened enough. For all stocks the torque setting should be 100 in/lbs. If there is "bulging" at the bottom of the slide, the stock is not properly aligned. have someone hold the shotgun (unloaded, of course) while you align the stock and tighten the bolt.
4) The .290" gap between the trigger guard and stock on Mossberg stocks is correct and part of the design.
To those who have commented that we should have included the hex wrench, I understand your position. However, when we discussed that we determined that it would add almost $30 to the final retail cost of the stock. Many already have hex wrenchs and would not need the tool. We finally decided that keeping the retail price at $129.95 for everyone made more sense.
I am thrilled with the way that you have worked to help each other with reviews and install tips. That is what makes this forum so valuable. Thank you all.
Regarding the Winchester: Same tightening resolution applies to the COPStock.
Thanks to everyone at Knoxx for providing the public with such great products.