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Recommendations please. Who is using a slip-on pad with their PC9 carbine? Leaning towards a "slip on" Pachmayr "Decelerator" model, but don't see on their website how to "size" it for a correct fit. I have a factory butt (not extendable). Would I add 1 or more of the butt "extenders" it came with.....or omit them? LOP not important to me. Best reputable online source (Pachmayr?) for ordering your recommended recoil pad? Many thanks in advance to all who respond! Any possibility of your response before am Jan. 15Th? Thanks again!
 

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Hello Ron, have you shot that gun yet ? It's heavy, should be like shooting rubberbands. I shoot my pocket 9 one handed and from both sides. As mentioned above unless you have some injury. I use to shoot my .357 mag snubby one handed as well. I'm now attempting to work my way up to a 12 gauge shotgun, albeit we won't be doing one handed. :)
 

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ron4735, welcome to the post Ruger brother. The PC9 is a very soft shooter, it does not have much recoil, therefore eliminating a cushioned recoil pad. It is about the same as shooting your 5.56 or 223 rifle. The 30-30 has much more recoil and it is considered a soft recoil.

I shoot 30-06 when hunting, but to go out and re-sight my scope I use a face towel folded up into a small 4x4 square and place it on my shoulder just under my shirt.
After ten or more repeated shots the shoulder tends to get a bit sore.

You should be okay without a recoil pad. If you need one for personal reasons there are after market recoil pads that slip on and off. They don't look nice on any weapon, NOT AT ALL.
The PC9 is a fine short carbine rifle with minimal recoil for close quarter and in home defense as well as for 50 yards or more. Some guys are actually taking the PC9 out for dear hunting.
as for the extended butt pad, there is only so far you can extend the rifle from your cheek when shooting iron sites. If you mounted a scope, pretty much the same applies. It is a short rifle.

If it is a must have, go with Pachmyr. I'm not sure if hogue has one but they are a good brand worth checking.
 

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Hello Ron, have you shot that gun yet ? It's heavy, should be like shooting rubberbands. I shoot my pocket 9 one handed and from both sides. As mentioned above unless you have some injury. I use to shoot my .357 mag snubby one handed as well. I'm now attempting to work my way up to a 12 gauge shotgun, albeit we won't be doing one handed. :)
A 20g is a good option, just as good as the 12g minus the tremendous recoil. Start off with shot size #8. #9 if you can find it. #9 through #7 is good for small birds. #6 is for slightly larger size game, such as quail, pheasant or larger. With todays shot gun ammo the steel shot is also a good choice. There is something called hevi shot, with this load there is no need to go much larger than #6 for shooting turkey.
 

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If you really need a recoil pad for you're Ruger PC 9 that shoots like a bb gun I strongly recommend the Limb saver slip on Air-Tech Recoil Pad. I've seen some people put recoil pads on the 10/22. a recoil pad can add an inch or more to the length and help that way. https://limbsaver.com/products/airtech-slip-on-recoil-pad

"This Air-Tec pad helps by Reducing felt recoil by up to 70 percent, the advanced LimbSaver AirTech Recoil Pad is available as a slip-on option for most rifles, shotguns and muzzleloaders. It features advanced atmospheric chambers that produce a substantial increase in performance through uniform energy dissipation, and it incorporates anti-muzzle jump technology for faster target re-acquisition. The recoil pad helps increase accuracyhttps://limbsaver.com/products/airtech-slip-on-recoil-pad of follow-up shots and you'll enjoy increased control for maximum stability. It's Designed to easily slip over existing firearm stocks without any modifications, the AirTech Recoil Pad will work best with removing the current factory recoil pad before installation. The AirTech Slip-On can be installed directly over the factory recoil pad to increase the length-of-pull by 1 inch (LOP), but to achieve optimum performance, LimbSaver recommends the removal of the existing factory recoil pad. It's made from LimbSaver's proprietary NAVCOM technology (Noise and Vibration Control Material), which effectively absorbs a wide range of frequencies to dissipate energy and vibration. This recoil pad also features a no-slip surface that stays in place even in the rain."

"It comes in four sizes:

  • Small fits stocks measuring 4-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches to 4-13/16 x 1-5/8 inches
  • Small/Medium fits stocks measuring 4-5/8 x 1-9/16 inches to 5-1/8 x 1-3/4 inches
  • Medium fits stocks measuring 4-13/16 x 1-5/8 inches to 5-1/8″ x 1-3/4 inches
  • Large fits stocks measuring 5-1/8 x 1-3/4 inches to 5-3/8 x 1-7/8 inches
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https://limbsaver.com/products/airtech-slip-on-recoil-pad
 

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Recommendations please. Who is using a slip-on pad with their PC9 carbine? Leaning towards a "slip on" Pachmayr "Decelerator" model, but don't see on their website how to "size" it for a correct fit. I have a factory butt (not extendable). Would I add 1 or more of the butt "extenders" it came with.....or omit them? LOP not important to me. Best reputable online source (Pachmayr?) for ordering your recommended recoil pad? Many thanks in advance to all who respond! Any possibility of your response before am Jan. 15Th? Thanks again!
Reads to me like you want to "extend" your "length of pull", correct? If you can, call the techs at Brownells with your question and they will direct you to the exact solution you're after and they also sell Pachmayr pads and extenders.
 

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Reads to me like you want to "extend" your "length of pull", correct? If you can, call the techs at Brownells with your question and they will direct you to the exact solution you're after and they also sell Pachmayr pads and extenders.
Given this from his post...

"LOP not important to me."

...I'd say he's not trying to extend or otherwise modify the length of pull.
 

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I used to have a vest/jacket that had a padded shoulder for shooting . I've seen a lot of shotgunners using them. I'm sure they are not cheap , but if you need it
 

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Well then, if the LOP is of no concern, then the only advantage some sort of pad will provide is to prevent "slippage" of the butt end. If that's the case, a half inch rubber pad will be just dandy.
How come you didn't suggest that Parker?
 

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Because I was waiting for OP to answer my question so that we'd know exactly what problem he was trying to solve rather than making recommendations based on guesses and/or assumptions.
OK, makes sense. Well I guess all the "blather" in Post #6 is useless then? :rolleyes:
 
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