Sturdy, snug fit in the gun
Improved accuracy and stability
Can be hard to install, no biggy though
Blocks 20 oz tank
This is an awesome addition to the A-5. As a fairly new paintballer, I was in quite the rush to put some cool stuff on my gun as fast as possible. I'm glad that I got this stock and I feel like it was a great choice. My first time paintballing I had this stock and I still remember it as one of my greatest days as far as eliminating opponents, a fact which I credit greatly to this stock. I had shot plenty of real guns before I got into paintball, and I believe that since this stock makes your A-5 feel like a real gun that you can really aim, it improves my accuracy greatly. This stock allows me to stablize the gun shot after shot and with good paint and a good barrel, put ball the ball right where I need it every time. I recently spent a day paintballing without my stock just to see how I would do and noticed a drop in my game. The only downside is that you do have to use quite a bit of force to get it on. I used a rubber mallet to pound it into the gun, but it's all worth it when the stock is installed and sits solid as a rock. As far as it getting in the way of a 20 oz tank unless you have a drop forward or foregrip/expansion chamber like I do, the A-5 benefits from these mods too because they help balances the gun. It's still worth it.
Get it. It's worth every penny if you like to throw strings of paint at your opponent. Shot to shot consistency is amazing. I personally wasn't thrilled about spending another $30 for a drop forward or $60 for my Intruder foregrip/expansion chamber (I went for the foregrip, something I will never regret, it rocks) but it really does make a difference.