“I was testing a client’s gun and had to have the stock cut a bit shorter leaving me with a wooden butt end of the stock with no pad. I could not remount the original pad as this would have still left the LOP too long for me. So, I slipped the ShockEater Recoil Pad into a shooting vest and went to the range with the expectation my shoulder would not be in very good shape afterward. Boy! Was I ever wrong! The ShockEater pad worked wonderfully, saving my bicep and shoulder from the potential ravages of a raw, freshly-cut butt end of a 12 gauge over/under shotgun and some hard-hitting sporting clays loads...
I can’t compliment the recoil absorbing properties of the ShockEater enough!”
Johnny CantuEditor-in-Chief, Shotgun Sports Magazine
"All I can say is it flat-out works! ...Both for the range and the hunting field, the ShockEater pad is now part of my regular shooting kit. I can’t foresee a time when I’m carrying a shotgun I won’t be wearing one."
Bill MillerOutdoor Sports Writer, OutdoorHub
“How something so thin can absorb so much recoil is beyond my scientific ken, but I don’t have to understand the Nano-Poly technology to feel how good the ShockEater consumes a long guns kick… because it is flexible it conforms to any shoulder from smaller builds of young shooters to larger adults looking to minimize the effects of recoil.”
David DraperField Gear Editor, Shooting Sportsman Magazine
"I wanted to write back to you with my review of the ShockEater after I’ve had the chance to put it through a very thorough test period. I’ve used it while shooting a hard rubber butt stocked O/U 12ga for skeet/trap/sporting clay shooting, a semi-auto 12ga Mossberg 930 that I use in 3Gun/Shotgun shooting competitions (extended periods of rapid shots), and my Mosin Nagant M44 that kicks like a mule. Regards of the firearm used, the ShockEater performed splendidly. Prior to my having the ShockEater, 100 rounds of 12ga 1-1/8 oz. target shotgun loads (or 40 rounds of 7.62 x 54R rifle rounds) would leave my shoulder sore and bruised. Using the ShockEater has reduced felt recoil to a minimum, and I have not had a sore shoulder, nor a bruise ever since. I can’t say enough about what a great product you have, and I will be telling all my shooting buddies to get one of their own."
William D.Kingston Springs, TN
"I had rotator cuff surgery last summer and did not know how I was every going to be able to shoot a shotgun again! Little did I know that a pad quite like this existed. The pad you sent over is fantastic!!! It fits my shirt pocket perfectly and I can take it out to wash the shirt and then put it back in. I hunted 37 days this winter and never once had a sore shoulder. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who has any type of shoulder issue.”
Robert LClarion, PA
"I am the guy who bought a ShockEater pad and shirt at the Harrisburg show. You sent the shirt to Santee, SC because I had left hog hunting before I could get it at home. Just want to say thanks for everything. I got the shirt and it worked great. I shot a hog and felt no recoil on my surgically repaired shoulder. The shirt and pad work very well together!!!! I would recommend it to anyone and your efforts to get me the setup were the best. Thanks again!!"
Barry W.Elmira, NY
"Just wanted to say the ShockEater Recoil pad is AWESOME !!! I can shoot a 20ga all day, but a 12ga will wear my shoulder down from shooting 100 rounds. With this pad, I was able to shoot 2-100 rounds of sporting clay with no problem using my 12ga. and 100 rounds of 5 stand the next day! Excellent recoil pad and the shirt I bought with the pad worked excellent! The recoil pad stayed in place all day! Going to buy a pad for my son and some shirts also!"
John F.Orland Park, IL
"Thank you for including me in your product testing. As a long time trap shooter, I must admit I was a little skeptical that the shooting pad wouldn’t increase length of pull. After a few hundred rounds with the 12 gauge last Sunday I was quite impressed. I didn’t notice any change in length of pull and couldn’t even tell that I had the pad in my vest! Best of all, I didn’t feel a THING all day and no sore shoulder on Monday. Thanks again!”
Bill S.Warren, OH
"I didn't want to go with one of those “mechanical monsters” to eliminate recoil, but found that with this ShockEater pad in my vest, I don’t seem to notice recoil when shooting, even with Super Handicap loads, seems to work miracles for me."
Josh L.Farmington, WV
"Thanks for coming to the Youth Field Day this past weekend. I was nervous to see how my son would react to the recoil of his first shot, but with your product in the vest he was grinning from ear to ear. It’s safe to say we will be taking him shooting again!"