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Hey guys. I'm interested in putting on a slip on pad from either of these manufacturers. It's more to add grip and a little softer edges when shouldering. (My wife is going to also shoot the weapon.)

Does anyone have any experience putting any such pads on a PS90? Does anyone make a more official rubber pad? Thanks!
 

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You might let her shoot it before you do anything.
 
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Hello & Welcome!

They should slip right on.
The only thing is the recoil pads are made for traditional rifles and have a taper on the bottom. Just put it on anyway, the recoil pad will stretch to accommodate the shape of the PS90 buttstock.

As for felt recoil, very little force will hit your shoulder when you fire it.
The PS90 has very little kick and between the weight of the action (movement group) and the weight of the whole rifle, the masses of both these eliminates the hard recoil forces to the shoulder leaving only a very comfortable "press" on you with each pull of the trigger.
The P/PS90 is so tame as far as recoil goes that the full auto P90 can be fired against the bare shoulder with no discomfort.
 

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Hey guys. I'm interested in putting on a slip on pad from either of these manufacturers. It's more to add grip and a little softer edges when shouldering. (My wife is going to also shoot the weapon.)

Does anyone have any experience putting any such pads on a PS90? Does anyone make a more official rubber pad? Thanks!
There is virtually no recoil with this system and there are no sharp edges...but to each their own! Maybe the extended butt plate?
 

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There is virtually no recoil with this system and there are no sharp edges...but to each their own! Maybe the extended butt plate?
That is exactly my thought.
The only reasons I can see for using a recoil pad on the PS90 are:
To help meet Cali's state law of minimum rifle length.
To improve ergonomics by extending the stock so the user's elbows aren't bent in toward the chest too much. For taller people, the PS90 becomes too tucked in. Also, the original platform (the P90) is a service model that is meant to also be fired while wearing body armor.
 

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Also, the original platform (the P90) is a service model that is meant to also be fired while wearing body armor.
I don't think so.
 

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I don't think so.
I meant it is a well thought out design with the ability to be fired with the additional distance of body armor factored in, but I also agree it can be fired without body armor or any recoil pads, just that it is more tucked in.

For me, for the most part, I'm ok with the tucked in feel, but sometimes, it feels too tucked in for my preference.

To better qualify my thought, I agree that body armor, the vast majority being soft armor, is very thin and hardly adds any distance to relieve the tucked in feel. But I am thinking about an outer plate carrier type of service vest that has considerably more thickness than a concealable everyday law enforcement vest.
 

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The P90 was designed for vehicle crews, operators of crew-served weapons, and support personnel who needed something less than a service rifle but more than a handgun. Body armor was not considered other than being able to shoot holes in it.
 

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The P90 was designed for vehicle crews, operators of crew-served weapons, and support personnel who needed something less than a service rifle but more than a handgun. Body armor was not considered other than being able to shoot holes in it.
Very good point.
This is a very good explanation of your thought and knowledge of the weapon system.
Thanks for expanding why you didn't agree with what I posted.

Considering your info is correct, that would mean the shortness of the platform is a bonus to service users who would have to use the platform while wearing a thick service outer carrier and/or other equipment without overextending the hand grips too far forward to hurt ergonomics.

Tying this back to the OP's question, I'm not sure why the edges of the stock backplate would slip off the shoulder. But for taller people, the shortness of the rifle could cause them to hold it forward some such that a proper shoulder to backplate weld is compromised such that it could slip out of position.
In this case, I can see how a recoil pad can improve the shoulder to backplate weld.

And I agree with you: he and his wife should go out and shoot it to make sure they wouldn't really need to take this measure.
 

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Welcome!! :)
 

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Thanks for the welcome guys! I'm keeping track of options. The buttplate doesn't have a sharp edge per-say, but it does kind of cut into the shoulder. It may be that I'm having problems finding the right spot for it to sit in. A recoil pad kind of kills two birds with one stone so that's why I'm considering it. I would actually prefer my wife to enjoy shooting it right out of the gate instead of the scenario of, "Well, it was fun but it dug into me. Maybe I'll shoot it again." ;)
 
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