On the OpsGear website it said all aluminum construction including the end cap. So I thought the butt of it would be plastic, rubber, or some kind of composite material. I was not expecting anything great. When I got it in the mail I discovered the the entire stock is precision machined aluminum. The detailed machine work really impressed me. It fit right on the marker. The pins fit extremely tight but so does the stock. I was expecting a certain amount of wobble that comes with most stocks but there was none. One can hold the entire marker by the stock, move it around, and there is no wobble what-so-ever. Once it is on the marker it looks like it has always been a part of it. The stock is anodized black and blends in flawlessly with the rest of the marker. Like I stated earlier the machine work is extremely impressive. This is especially prevalent in the but of the stock. From the websites pictures I assumed that it was either molded plastic or rubber. I was wrong. Also being made entirely out of aluminum it is very light and balances out the marker nicely.
I have only found a couple of problems with this stock. First off is the length. At only 7 3/4 inches it is slightly a hassle for taller players. You do get used to it though. I am 6ft5in tall so if its not that bad for me then it should be fine for everyone else. I personally would not want any longer because it would hinder the mobility of the marker. Also the stock is not a gas through stock. You must run your gas though the stock locations on the marker. However, the stock is hallow aluminum tubing and could easily be modified to a gas through stock.
This stock is the most solid that I have personally used and one of the most solid that I have seen in my 11 years of paintball experience.
If you value the stability of your marker over and can handle it not being a gas through then it is a must buy for any Tippman A-5 owner (they also make it for a 98 Custom). It is lightweight, strong, fits great, is well made, and looks good too.
hey I'm 6'2'' and I had my car stock on the lowest setting. why, If you have a tac vest that takes up more room then a longer stock would get in the way. I found no problem tucking in my arms even with a car stock set at about the same length. a smaller stock also gives you better snap shot as you can steady the sock agianst the outside of your sholder.