The first weapon proficiency you unlock is "kick", and for some weapons one of the first weapon attachments is "grip". Both reduce recoil, but I've often wondered if one reduces more than the other, and if the effect stacks. Since both are pretty easy to get, switching between them can of course allow for different proficiency and attachment combinations of interest (assuming they are equivalent). If they are not equivalent though, I might favor the option that had better recoil reduction - since for me in can be a real factor in my aim.
According to the Call of Duty wiki yes they do stack and Kick reduces recoil more than Grip except on the M60.
It states the following (I added the emphasis):