School me about AR-15 Stocks

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    School me about AR-15 Stocks

    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    I'm looking for information about collapsible stocks for my AR-15 carbine.

    I know about the EMOD from Vltor, can you access the storage compartments with everything mounted on the rifle?

    Also looked at the UBR from Magpul?

    Any thoughts? Any other suggestions that I should check out?

    Thanks,

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    Personally speaking, the storage compartments on stocks like the EMOD and Modstock from Vltor and LMT SOPMOD is less important than the cheekweld I get from the stock; the balance it provides to the overall weapon, and "rattle" factor (the stock wobble when locked at any of the four-to-six positions on the buffer tube).

    That said, I have used Modstocks, Magpul CTRs, and SOPMODs on my carbines and they are all good-to-go. The CTR is one of my favorites since its cheaper than the SOPMOD or Modstock (at least when and where I bought it) and it locks up tight with no rattle. Magpul's UBR is supposed to be a slick stock and may get one when I get a mid-length upper. Magpul now has the "MOE" stock which is a "CTR Lite" without the locking lever and QD swivel attachment point; both of which are important to some people; not so much for others.

    The EMODs supposed to be really good too.

    If you don't know this already, but the stock you get needs to conform to the buffer tube; either commercial or military.

    BTW, I don't consider the storage on the stocks critical because I'll either have spare batteries, bolt, and spare parts on my vest (with mags) or a "go" bag. However....your mileage may vary.
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    SRFL...

    just want to have the option of having storage on the rifle. Not sure that I'm going to use it that much.

    I'm shooting a Bushmaster Gas Piston Carbine....I think that would be a mil spec buffer tube no?

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    Bushmaster uses civilian buffer tubes IIRC, not mil-spec.

    +1 on the emod, though, as that is the one I'm eyeballing for my AR.

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    The big difference is what kind of tube the stock uses. If you have a mil-spec buffer tube there are a lot of stock options - if you have a commercial tube there are fewer options - if you want a UBR you'll be putting a specific Magpul tube on that will never work with any other stocks. I like my E-Mod a lot. The rubber buttplate and cheekweld are the best parts about it IMO.

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    AFAIK Vltor makes stocks for both commercial and mil-spec buffer tubes.

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    Most aftermarket collapsible stocks are an improvement over the standard ones. More durable, better cheek weld, etc. The industry standards are without a doubt the LMT SOPMOD, Magpul CTR, Magpul UBR, and Vltor EMOD. Stocks are a lot like grips, so pick the one that gives you the most consistent cheek weld and know you'll be buying any of the above with confidence.


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    I have the Magpul CTR on my AR and have found it to be of very high quality. There is no slop or rattle in any of the positions. It is also sold be in either Mil-Spec or Commercial versions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighter4884 View Post
    SRFL...

    just want to have the option of having storage on the rifle. Not sure that I'm going to use it that much.

    I'm shooting a Bushmaster Gas Piston Carbine....I think that would be a mil spec buffer tube no?

    --Jim
    Roger.

    As Chooie stated, BM uses commercial tubes.

    As I stated, the UBR and EMOD are sweet stocks....both of which I'll probably get as well.
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    I have the Magpul MOE. Of course, I haven't shot anything yet, as my upper is still backordered, but on just handling the complete lower I like the ergonomics of it so far. We'll see in a week or two how that translates to range time.
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