Firearms and shooting performance are not gender-specific; they are instead specific to each individual. Guns are not the same as shoes or clothing being separated into a men’s and women’s department. The proper firearm is determined by the individual’s unique needs and fit. That said, there is a reality that does affect our mindset, specifically when it comes to shotguns – the reality of painful or harsh recoil that can sometimes divide men from women. Men can seem more willing to accept the punishing effects of recoil, while lesser-experienced women may become timid or reluctant even to try. Women want to gain shotgun experience, but some are held back by fear or uncertainty, often settling on whatever choice seems to be the “best for a woman” – choices determined by recoil alone.
Recoil is a reality every shooter must face
Through proper grip, stance, and shooting fundamentals, recoil can be controlled. Shooters can learn to absorb and dissipate recoil versus fighting against it. Dissipating recoil does not equate to reducing it. The same amount of recoil is still present, it is just more controlled. To properly understand shooting fundamentals to control recoil, one must understand recoil. When shooting any firearm, there are two types of recoil present – primary recoil and secondary recoil. Think of Newton’s third law stating that every action has an equal and opposite reaction, hand in hand with momentum and conservation. Every round or shell has a certain amount of gun powder or explosive material. When the firing pin strikes, this material ignites, causing the bullet, shot, or slug to propel forward from the gun, this is primary recoil. Once this happens, the gas that is released from behind the projectile accelerates the gun backward and the muzzle upwards; this is secondary recoil. Recoil is physics and cannot change within the engineering of the gun. Secondary recoil is the evil shooters must learn to control. The only way to reduce recoil is to add recoil-reducing devices to the firearm, such as muzzle breaks, suppressors, and recoil pads – depending on the firearm platform. For shotguns, products over the years have only succeeded in minimal recoil reduction. FalconStrike USA has now changed the game with the FalconStrike Hydraulic Recoil Pad.
Shooters everywhere, especially women, are raving over this recoil pad
The FalconStrike Hydraulic Recoil Pad is the first product created that reduces recoil energy by 80%. This lends the shooter greater accuracy by reducing flinching, rock back, muzzle rise, and peak force. Additionally, it provides added comfort resulting in less pain. FalconStrike utilizes patented hydraulic dampening technology engineered by the aerospace industry. This technology converts recoil energy, up to 80%, into heat that is then absorbed and dispersed evenly at the contact point (the shoulder). This has been proven to reduce muzzle lift by 35%, peak force by 25%, and rock back by 35%.
“I bought a Falcon Strike to replace a solid dense rubber butt pad on a 280 A.I. The difference was amazing. Great product and I will be purchasing again.” —Stacy S.
“Thousand rounds so far on the Perazzi. Recoil flinch is gone.” – Fury6440
FalconStrike takes away the “shotgun for women” stereotype
FalconStrike has nearly leveled the playing field with shotguns for women across the board in long-range/precision, clays shooting, hunting, and tactical shooting. FalconStrike takes away the “shotgun for women” stereotype enabling women to feel more confident and increase their physical endurance to shoot for more extended periods and handle heavier loads. Adding to its appeal is the easy three-step installation process that any shooter can manage without the need for a gunsmith. The FalconStrike recoil pad can be used for many shotguns and rifles of many different brands. While women are raving about this up-and-coming, must-have product, the reality is that FalconStrike is making a significant difference in the shotgun and rifle realms for all shooters, men and women combined.