Raider hand guard + Raised Weaver Rail
Opsgear Mag kit, vertical front handle.
Strength - Durability - Flexibility - Comfortability (is that even a word?) ;)
Aluminum construction, as opposed to titanium.
Note quite perfect locking mechanism.
1) Strength: This thing is indestructable - even if you vice-griped your 98 and took a hammer to it, I doubt you'd do much.
2) Durability: Aluminum construction (not as strong as titanuim, but who really expects them to make a titanium stock?), means no rust, light weight and long life. The finish may develop a few scratches after about four or five years, but thats to be expected.
3) Flexibility: Some dolt on the front page claims the stock "wobbles" and you "cant use the sights". Allow me to do some myth busting. On the older JCS stocks, the aluminum frame plugged directly into the back end of the 98, putting it perfectly level with the sight rail. While this looked rather cool, it rendered the sight rail useless because it was simply too high to see straight. So what did JCS do? They added a drop saddle (a 1/2" by 1" piece of fitted polymer) to lower the stock by about an inch and a half - making it a perfect fit. (In my opinion they droped it a hair too low, but I'm used to firing rifles, not paintball guns.)
This stock also uses a rather unique locking ring that screws down onto the 98 rear plug, making it impossible for the stock to move in any direction. Now if you vice grip the 98 and twist the stock with a monkey wrench, you can eventually get it to rotate a little. Fixing this is as easy as losening the locking collar, rotating the stock back to the chosen setting, and re-tightening the locking ring. The only way it can "wobble" is if you decided you were already an expert and didn't need to read the directions. If you back uscrew the collar all the way out, of course the stock going to wobble! That's like saying "I left the lid on the hopper open, and all the paint fell out."
So, bottom line, the sight rail is more than useable, and the woble is a myth. This is the most versitile stock on the market. It's there when you need it, and not when you don't. The hinge mechanism is simple and rock solid. Whether open or closed, this thing doesn't budge an inch until you puch the button.
4) Comfort: They padded the end of the stock with this strip of space-age looking rubber material that feels really cushy. :)
If you're looking for a stock, this is a must. forget the car stocks, forget the "mp5" wannabes. Go for the real deal - you won't regret it.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, September 20th, 2005 at 6:50 am PST