Among a vast number of modern American weapons intended for hunting and sport, for the average American civilian shooter, the most attractive model is a small variation of the Eugene Stoner`s timeless solution. In the U.S. market, these guns are considered "Barbies for men," since the offer of additional and interchangeable parts are impressive. As the M4/M4A1 5.56mm Carbine is now the standard issue weapon for most formations in the U.S. military, the firearms industry has offered a semiautomatic version to civilians with many aftermarket parts.When we talk about long gun parts, undoubtedly, the informed public would agree that the shoulder stock is one of the most underestimated, yet crucial, roles of the weapon. An old saying is claiming that rifle shoots but the stock hits. This article explores one impressive upgrade coming from Magpul, a respectable company known for manufacturing of firearms accessories.
The Difference Between Magpul Stock
With lots of buttstocks readily available on the market to this day…just how do you tell which one is best to get
The following Magpul AR-15 stocks have been divided by weight. The lightest is on top. The deepest in the bottom. The burden of a buttstock can change how a gun functions, feels and performs.
Magpul MOE Carbine Stock
Half Of A Pound-The Magpul MOE Carbine Stock - Mil-Spec Model (MAG400) is teh most popular Magpul Stock. It's often discovered on OEM (original equipment manufacturers) weapons and is utilized as an upgrade over an original buttstock. The MOE Carbine stock is adjustable and fits on a Mil-Spec carbine buffer tube.
Magpul MOE Fixed Carbine Stock
More than 50 percent of some pound-The Magpul MOE Fixed Carbine Stock - Mil-Spec Model (MAG480) supplies a fixed, non-collapsing stock option for mil-spec dimension carbine-length buffer tubes. The MOE Fixed Carbine Stock has a slender profile, improved cheek weld, and also several sling attachment options (quick disconnect (QD) or hook directly with one ¼” webbing), and is suitable with the ASAP Plate along with PRS Extended Rubber Butt Pad. Installation is non-armorer and doesn't need the castle nut or lock plate to be removed. Slide the old buttstock off and slide on the new MOE Fixed Carbine buttstock
Magpul MOE SL Carbine Stock
Just over half a pound-The MOE SL Stock - Mil-Spec Model (MAG347) is a replacement buttstock for AR15/M4 carbines using mil-spec sized receiver extension tubes. Designed for the contemporary battlefield, the sleek profile, dual-side release latches, wrapped toe, and angled rubber butt-pad is optimized for use with body armor or modular gear and offers for efficient shoulder transitions. The MOE SL buttstock has numerous sling attachment options (quick disconnect (QD) or directly attach 1 ¼” webbing) and is suitable with the ASAP, ASAP QD along with other receiver-mount sling attachments.
Magpul CTR (Compact/Type Restricted)
Just Over Half Of A Pound Magpul CTR Stock - Mil-Spec Model (MAG 310) is a drop-in replacement buttstock for AR15/M16 carbines using mil-spec sized receiver extension tubes. Designed for light, fast action the compact profile that is A-frame avoids snagging and protects the release latch to prevent accidental activation. The Click-through rate features a supplemental friction lock system that minimizes stock movement for weapon equilibrium along with an ambidextrous QD sling mount that can accept any push-button sling swivel. The Mil-Spec Model includes a standard 0.30" rubber butt-pad that offers positive shoulder purchase to prevent slippage even with body armor or modular gear.
Magpul STR Carbine Stock
Magpul Stock STR .77 Lbs-The Magpul STR -- Mil-Spec (MAG470) (Storage/Type Restricted) is a drop-in replacement buttstock for AR15/M16 carbines using mil-spec sized receiver extension tubes. A storage-capable version of the Click-through rate, the STR has improved cheek weld and 2 water resistant battery tubes on a compact, strengthened polymer design.
An operation lever and friction locking system prevent accidental operation and minimize stock movement for weapon stability and precision. The STR incorporates two key sling loops, a reversible push-button QD sling mount, along with a replaceable 0.30" rubber butt-pad that provides positive shoulder purchase to prevent slippage even with body armor or modular gear.
Magpul ACS-L Carbine Stock
Magpul Stock ACS-L .78 Lbs-The Magpul ACS-L (MAG378) (Adaptable Carbine Stock - mild ) is a drop-in replacement buttstock for AR15/M16 carbines using mil-spec sized receiver extension tubes. A version of the ACS, the ACS-L utilizes the same center storage compartment and cheek weld but removes the battery tubes to get a slimmer, lighter weight package. 1 and includes reversible QD Swivel Sling Mount ” slip loops. Supplemental friction lock reduces accuracy wobble that is robbing. Premium chrome-silicon lock spring provides positive locking and long service life.
Magpul ACS Carbine Stock
Magpul ACS Stock.88 Lbs-The patented Magpul ACS (MAG370) (Adaptable Carbine/Storage) -- Mil-Spec Model is a drop-in replacement buttstock for AR15/M16 carbines using mil-spec sized receiver extension tubes. A streamlined profile shields the release latch to prevent accidental activation. Comparable to the Magpul Click-through rate, the ACS comes with a supplemental friction lock system that minimizes excessive stock movement for weapon stability and precision. Double, rear accessible, water-resistant battery storage tubes along with an integral storage compartment in the butt of the stock provides multiple storage options. The ACS comes standard with a 0.30" thick rubber butt-pad that offers positive shoulder purchase to prevent slippage even with body armor or modular gear. There are just two water-resistant battery storage tubes on the right and left sides of the stock. There's also a reverse open storage compartment.
Magpul MOE Rifle Stock
Magpul MOE Rifle StockJust Over A Pound-The MOE Rifle Stock (MAG404) (Magpul Original Equipment) is a drop-in substitute for AR15/M16 A1 and A2 gun stocks using the standard rifle-length receiver extension (buffer tube). Designed as an essential upgrade, the stock features integral 1.25" sling loop, optional dual-side rear and front QD mounting points, replaceable anti-slip rubberized butt-pad, and large internal storage compartment accessible through the rear storage door.
NOTE: The MOE Rifle Stock is a replacement for an A1 or A2 fixed stock. Fitting to a carbine with a collapsible stock will require a rifle-length receiver extension tube (weight cited includes stock with rifle receiver extension), rifle buffer and spring (not included).
Magpul UBR Collapsible Stock
Magpul UBR Collapsible Stock The Magpul UBR, is a fully featured, adjustable buttstock for the AR15/M16. Unlike falling stocks, this modular design offers the stability of a fixed Magpul stock with a consistent cheek weld at any position. Seven positions length-of-pull adjustment is rapidly executed with gross engine motion while the present system enables direct access to your position. A robust lock mechanism and multi-shell structure increase durability under effect conditions experienced during malfunction clearing and Large bore AR calibers without difficulty. The UBR also supplies extra counterbalance weight to improve handling on length rifles and weapons with muzzle accessories or bull barrels.
Optional components like double side sling metal and mounts Strike plate permit the UBR to adapt to the mission at hand. NOTE: The UBR comprises the required Entry-Length Receiver Extension tube and all mounting hardware. An M4 Carbin Buffer and spring are necessary to be used with the UBR and aren't included. 7.62x51 ARs will necessitate the usage of a custom short buffer and spring.
Magpul PRS Precision Adjustable Stock - AR15/M16 Model
Magpul PRS StockAlmost two Pounds at The Magpul PRS - AR15/M16 Model is a drop-in, precision-adjustable butt stock for rifles with A1/A2 fixed stocks. Designed to offer you the fine-tuned, customized texture Of a precision target inventory, the PRS is flexible for the two comb height and pulling length without having to sacrifice the durability needed to withstand the operational environment.
In comparison to the A2 stock, the PRS may shorten LOP from 25 or extend it as well as supply three-quarters of an inch of elevation adjustment. Machined aluminum adjustment knobs feature locking click detents to keep the position under recoil and permits easy, tool fewer adjustments by rotating the knobs. Aluminum butt plate and metal steel adjustment shafts provide stability and power to withstand severe impact conditions. Rubber butt pad offers a positive shoulder purchase to Magpul PRS Stockprevent slippage for accuracy even with body armor or modular equipment. Bottom Picatinny type rail permits for monopod usage, additional sling mounts or storage.
Stock includes all mounting hardware for kind rifles with fixed stock. NOTE: The PRS is a direct replacement for an A1 or A2 fixed stock. Fitting into a carbine with a refundable inventory will call for an extension of the length receiver extension tube, rifle buffer, and spring. DO NOT USE THE PRS AR15/M16 ON AR1TYPE RIFLES DUE TO CHARGING HANDLE CLEARANCE ISSUES. Please order the AR10/SR25 PRS: PRS Precision Adjustable Butt Stock - AR10/SR25.
What people are saying about Magpul Stocks:
One of the best stocks on the market
Magpul once again delivers with the CTR. Locks up with no play - on par with a fixed stock. The MilSpec Tube model DOES include the rubber buttpad. Shoulders exceptionally well and is one of the most comfortable stocks I've used. Well worth the upgrade cost over a standard CAR/M4 stock. I'd have no reservations recommending the commercial version either - Magpul quality speaks for itself.
Magpul Quality Stock
I wasn't happy with how the Standard 6-position AR-15 Stock wobbles around, really annoying to me. I went with the Magpul CTR and couldn't be happier. Magpul quality fit and finish, positive locking and engagement, look great, etc. Another reliable Magpul Stock was must-have for AR fans. I would suggest getting the .70" extended pad for shooters that prefer long pull like myself.
Best Stock For The Money
Added this Magpul SGA stock to an 870 Police Magnum and was instantly impressed with the first shouldering. The grip angle is comfortable and natural, and the cheek weld will immediately put you on sight. LOP is extremely easy to adjust. Assembly instructions are included but almost not needed. What is great is the butt pad, absorbs recoil like a sponge. 3" Magnum slugs are fun to shoot again.
High Quality, Great Fit.
If you're like me, you are debating between the lower cost Magpul moe stock and the higher cost CTR and wondering if the CTR's fancy friction lock is worth 2x the price. After installing the MOE on my carbine, I'm glad I went with the MOE instead of buying the more expensive CTR. Most people will say a mil-spec buffer tube will have a 1.14" diameter, but its closer to if not right at 1.15" (varies between 1.147-1.150), which is also supported by the documentation included with the MOE. The fit on my particular rifle is as close to perfect I could hope for. There is almost no side to side/twisting play in the stock, with only a small amount of forwarding/backward play once locked into position. But because the Magpul stock is such a snug fit on the receiver tube, you have to physically push/pull the capital to experience the forward/backward play. This Magpul stock fits/feels much more comfortable against my shoulder that the standard collapsible carbine stock it replaced. The contour feels more natural compared with the flat buttplate of the standard collapsible stock. Finally, the locking lever is very sturdy with no play, unlike the lever on the standard stock, which was free to move/shake and make noise every time the rifle was moved. That was more of an annoyance if anything else. If you simply MUST have the QD sling mount and the tactic-cool factor, or you're a precision shooter, then spend your money on the CTR. But if you are just looking to replace your standard collapsible carbine stock with something that is "night and day" better, please purchase the MOE.
Great AR Stock
I have used the Magpul MOE, CTR, STR, and UBR before this. The Magpul MOE-SL is the perfect balance of all of those. It is super tight (CTR/STR clamp-like without the pinch). I have read that it is the most robust Magpul stock behind the UBR. It weighed in at 9.7 ounces on my scale vs. 9.0 ounces for my CTR, so its pretty light. The QD swivel area is also better than the MOE/CTR/STR as it has more room to turn. The cheek weld area is slightly better than a CTR. Unless you need UBR toughness (and a full pound more) or storage, then this is a perfect stock for an AR15.
I bought this Magpul Zhukov stock from MSP to replace the stock on my 84S (Chinese AK clone in 5.56 cal). Right out of the box, I was impressed by the quality and features of the Magpul stock, and it displayed the quality that I have come to expect from Magpul products. However, if you are buying this to install on a Chinese rifle such as a MAK-90 or Type 56S, be aware that some modification of the stock will be necessary, as the Chinese AK rifles have a more extended tang and different bolt spacing than European Comm-Bloc rifles. Ten minutes with a Dremel and needle file, and I was in business. The stock locks uptight, and the spring detent that keeps it in the folded position is a nice touch. Overall it is the best option for a folding stock that I have found for the AK, as it does not require modification to your weapon.
Awesome 10/22 stock
if you want to upgtade to awesome Ruger 10/22 Stock, buy this Magpul hunter x22. Super easy to install. It fits both the standard barrel profile and the bull barrel profile just by changing the layout of the supplied tray. Mine came with the standard barrel profile already setup. Installs in minutes and gives an excellent feel to the rifle. Usually the stock rifle stock is "ok," but mine, when you shook the gun, made a clang type noise. As soon as I installed the Magpul x22 Stock, it was gone. Plus, it has the new Magpul m-lok slots. You can beat it with a stick. It comes with additional spacers for the length of pull adjustment.