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Schatten529 Friday, June 9th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
JCS Voodoo stock (folding)w/ RVA
Stocks similar to those that are on any hunting rifle
Marker Setup: Tippmann A 5
- JCS Red Hot Power Tube
- Madd Mann Spring Kit
Tippmann E Grip
- JCS Duel Trigger
Tippmann Flatline Barrel or J&J Ceramic Barrel (14 inch)
Core Remote Line connected to PMI 68ci 3000psi HPA
Strengths: Fits like a glove.
Light weight yet durable.
Solid shooting platform.
Great stock for price.
Weaknesses: No sling mount
Cleanup recommended before installation.
Tougher to install without clean up first.
Review: As a serious scenario and woodsball pIayer I have seen a lot of stocks in used within our team. This is the best one I've seen of it's kind. As a flexible player on our team I find myself in CQB (close quarter battle) to longer distances as well as in open field and tight quarters. This review would also work for other Opsgear Raider folding stocks.

- Performance -

This stock allows me to fold it in when I have little room to maneuver or leave it out for a solid shooting platform for every other situation. This stock has a latch system for folding it in and cams over to keep it from unfolding. To fold the stock in you need to lift the stock up a little to release the latch before if can be folded up. Unfolding is much easier because the stock cams over and stays in place. (Things are stiff right now because it's still new, but they should loosen up as time goes on. I hope the cam system doesn't wear too fast and cause the stock to unfold unexpectedly).

The stock also sits pretty flat to the marker and doesn't stick out nearly as far as the cyclone feeder. You won't be catching in on any walls, trees, etc. Also while folded the stock won't interfere much with your grip or shooting. I have big hands and don't have much problem shooting. If you like "walking" a double trigger and you have big hands it could be annoying at first. My E-Grip in any mode other than single fire doesn't give me much need to "walk" my trigger very often.

The last highlight is that the stock is extremely light and durable. Compared to my old stock I don't even know this one is there. As far as durability is concerned check out Opsgear's website and watch the video of the guy doing pull ups on the thing while installed on the gun. My only concern for damage is the latch system breaking while trying to fold it in. Both teeth are plastic and somewhat thin. I may file mine down to reduce the risk, but I'll have to make sure it doesn't change how well the stock stays locked or stays solid in the unfolded position.

The stock doesn't have a sling mount. It doesn't bother me too much because I replaced my upper rear strip pin with one that has a hinged bail used to connect to a strap on my Tac-Vest, but they could have put something above the pivot point to help everyone without vests.

- Installation -

You can probably slap this puppy right in, but it is much easier to do a little prep work first. There are little plastic shavings that are left over from drilling the rear strip pin holes and raised plastic seams when they casted the plastic from molds. I took my Leatherman and shaved off the seams and scraped the holes out. If you try to install it before removing the raised seam you will likely see your marker start to scrape it off for you and by the time you push it all the way in the build up will accumulate at the back and won't allow you push the stock in enough to get the pins in. I also chamfered the strip pin holes on the side where I push them in from to make it easier to start them...but that's up to you.
Conclusion: Ask yourself a couple questions:
Does your play style put you in close quarters or tight places?
Do you want the flexibility to play up close and personal or drop paint from afar in a matter of seconds?

If you answered yes to either or both questions then you probably want this stock.

The stock is well built, sturdy, lightweight, durable, looks good, and adds a lot of flexibility. I would highly recommend this stock to all play styles but only recommend it for those who only hang in the open field and are never in close engagements, but I use it for that too. Not the cheapest stock out there, but definitely priced competitively and worth every penny. I scoured the Internet for the best price and surprisingly found it the cheapest at Opsgear.com (join the opszone forum for 10% off orders).
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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