Ace ARFX-QD: Sometimes a fixed stock is your best option. The Ace ARFX-QD is a skeletonized stock with black foam on the buffer tube for a comfortable cheekweld and a half-inch recoil pad. Constructed of 7075-T6 aluminum with a hardcoat anodized finish, the ARFX-QD has is 10 inches long and weighs just 11.2 ounces. It’s also equipped with a QD sling swivel.
Axelson Tactical Carbon Fiber: Weighing in at about half a pound, the Carbon Fiber stocks from Axelson Tactical are extremely lightweight. Both rifle and carbine versions are available in two styles: Lightweight with a closed a buttstock and Ultra-Lightweight with just a flat buttplate. Non-adjustable, these stocks fit mil-spec AR-15 lower receivers.
Command Arms CBSCP: Designed for comfort and efficiency, the CBSCP from Command Arms Accessories (CAA) provides an improved cheekweld and proper eye alignment when using an optic. The cheekpiece is very easy to adjust and locks in place. The CBSCP is compatible with both mil-spec and commercial buffer tubes, and it’s available in black, olive drab and Flat Dark Earth.
Ergo MSR: Made from reinforced polymer that is impact, temperature and chemical resistant, the Ergo MSR stock features a sloped cheekpiece for a comfortable cheekweld. Shooters can adjust the stock’s length of pull via an ambidextrous, low-profile trigger. The buttpad is also checkered for a traction. Available in matte black of Dark Earth, the MSR fits mil-spec tubes and weighs less than 7 ounces.
FAB Defense GL-CORE: Think clean and simple. The GL-CORE buttstock from FAB Defense features an integrated cheekrest, an ergonomic buttpad and an interchangeable adapter that provides a tight fit on mil-spec and commercial buffer tubes. The rubberized buttpad is ergonomically shaped for quick shouldering and easy maneuvering. Available in matte black, olive drab and Flat Dark Earth, the GL-CORE features two integrated, quick-detach rear sling swivel connections.
Luth-AR MBA-3: The Luth-AR MBA-3 carbine buttstock is fully adjustable. Shooters can adjust the cheekrest, buttplate and length of pull. A Picatinny rail is also included on the bottom of the stock for accessories, such as a monopod. rear of the stock to attach accessories. The MBA-3 weighs just 18.5 ounces, fits all 5.56mm and most .308 AR-platform rifles, and is available in matte black and Flat Dark Earth.
Magpul UBR GEN2: Designed to offer the same strength and stability as a fixed stock, the UBR GEN2 is an update of Magpul’s original Utility/Battle Rifle (UBR) stock. The UBR GEN2 features a fixed cheekpiece for a consistent cheekweld and eight length-of-pull positions. Almost 5 ounces lighter than the original, the UBR GEN2 also comes standard with front and rear QD sling attachment points, two footman’s loops, an ergonomic MOE SL angled-toe rubber buttpad and a storage compartment.
Strike Industries Viper MOD-1: The Viper MOD-1 stock from Striker Industries is a drop-in replacement for any AR-platform carbine equipped with a mil-spec receiver extension. The Viper MOD-1 stock is light and compact, offering an enhanced cheekweld for shooting comfort, and it’s designed to be used with and without the included rubber buttpad. The length of pull can be adjusted from 11.25 to 14.25 inches.
Trinity Force Alpha: The Alpha stock has a low-profile adjustment latch, a double-injected rubber cheekrest and a slick-sided profile, making it a versatile option for any AR upgrade. The aggressive texturing on the buttpad ensures minimal movement on your shoulder when you have to manipulate the rifle under stress. Black, gray and sand versions are currently available.
Troy Tomahawk: The Tomahawk is a modern, combat-tactical, PDW-style retractable stock with an integrated cheekpiece. The aluminum thumb latch and guide rails offer superior strength and five positions of adjustment. The Tomahawk Short employs the patented, proprietary Troy PDW buffer and bolt carrier group, resulting in a four-position-adjustable option that is 3.4 inches shorter than a typical M4 stock.
UTG Pro Ops Ready S4: This stock from UTG/Leapers is ideal for short-barreled rifles due to its minimal profile, light weight and subcompact size. The length of pull can be adjusted from 7.5 to 9.5 inches with four lockable positions. The adjustable length of pull makes it easy to shoulder the rifle when kitted out with a load-bearing vest or plate carrier system.
Your rifle should fit your physique and your needs—not the other way around. With all of the aftermarket AR stocks available, you can make sure your rifle always fits, feels comfortable and can easily adapt to the gear you are wearing and the mission at hand. Need a collapsible stock for getting in and out of vehicles quickly? We’ve got you covered. Need a stock that offers more comfort and consistency for long-range work? You’ve come to the right place. These stocks are worth a look. They’re ready to do your bidding right now.
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For more information about the AR stocks featured in the gallery above, go to the following sites.
Axelson Tactical Carbon Fiber
Command Arms CBSCP
FAB Defense GL-CORE
Magpul UBR GEN2
Strike Industries Viper MOD-1
Trinity Force Alpha
UTG Pro Ops Ready S4
This article was originally published in “Black Guns” 2018. To order a copy, visit outdoorgroupstore.com.
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