Are Magpul’s new SGA shotgun stocks worth the price?
Spoiler Alert! Yes.
- Magpul SGA Shotgun Stock For Mossberg 500/590
- Magpul SGA Shotgun Stock For Remington 870
- Ambidextrous, user-configurable buttstock for Remington 870 and Mossberg 500/590 shotguns.
- Features a spacer system for length-of-pull adjustment.
- Improved grip ergonomics.
- Recoil-reducing butt-pad.
- Optional cheek risers for use with optics/raised sights, and other accessories.
- Available in Black, Flat Dark Earth, and Orange.
I won’t lie. It looks like a futuristic canoe paddle, and at $109, a very pricey canoe paddle. It’s down right ugly and looks mean as hell, but I don’t think that looks were necessarily the number one priority of Magpul when they designed the SGA.
So where did the money go? Bolt it on your gun, bring it to your shoulder, and you will see. Wow! It fits perfect. You can adjust the length-of-pull via a set of spacers that are included with the stock. Your hand sticks to the textured grip, and the grip part of the stock is angled perfectly for your hand, wrist, and arm. You get the comfort and control of a pistol-grip stock but still have the ability to easily manipulate the safety on a Mossberg product. If you are going to run any type of optic on your shotgun then there is an easy to attach cheek riser that will put you right where you want to be on the stock for a perfect view through your optic.
Like all Magpul products, this stock is quality gear built for professionals. Unlike the typical Chinese junk found in a Cheaper Than Dirt catalog, it fits the firearm solidly and is built to take abuse.
Magpul also makes a matching forend for the SGA. I have Surefire dedicated weapons lights mounted on my shotguns and so I haven’t had the opportunity to fire a shotgun with this forend mounted, however a family member has a short-barreled Mossberg 590 and has this forend on board. It has a great fit and feel. It is interesting to note that if you plan on running your shotgun(s) with this forend and a Mossberg vented barrel shroud then you may find yourself having to slightly modify the forend as it will rub the barrel shroud. The forend gives enough to grip and enough barrel coverage that there is little chance that you will burn your booger hooks on the hot barrel. You may be better off to run the shotgun without the barrel shroud. If you image search for photos of this setup you won’t find any photos of the Magpul forend and a barrel shroud.