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sbeckett91 Wednesday, August 30th, 2006
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Product Use:
3 months2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
SAW-Stock, Tippmann Car Stock
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5
BT CAR Stock
14" Smart Parts Linear
Remote Line
Red-Dot Sight
Strengths: +Looks realistic
+Extends?
Weaknesses: Low quality
NO INSTRUCTIONS
Too many small parts that make NO SENSE
Breaks VERY easily
Review: Wanting the MILSIM look for my A-5, I purchased this stock at my local proshop. It is made of a low quality plastic that wobbles when touched.

The installation instructions on the rear were for a different gun (Model 98), and the numerous parts of the stock did not seem to make much sense--all that is required is a one piece stock and end-cap, yet this stock contains many small screws and doo-dads that serve no purpose other than frustrating the user. I had to modify the stock with glue, four urethane earplugs and a ten-cent coint in order to fabricate a functional endcap to hold the drive-spring and guide pin in place.

The entire set-up took me three days of experimentation, tinkering and modification, which is pure lunacy. Even though the stock might have been built by Rube Goldberg, some instructions would have definitely helped the cause.

Initially, while playing the stock performed well, but became increasingly wobbly toward the end of my session. Finally, on the last game of the day, part of the stock that connects to the receiver (metal, mind you) cracked completely through the centre! This rendered my gun completely inoperable.

After trying a DIY repair, my stock once again seemed to by somewhat-gameworthy. So I took it to a field and began playing. Now the stock is connected to its endcap by a teensy-tiny screw that applies pressure on its shaft. This screw DOES NOT HAVE A HEAD (wtf?) so one cannot tighten it with a screwdriver, only pliers. (Why the endcap is not simply part of the stock, I'll never know). Repeated tightenings with pliers had stripped the screw bare. When I started playing, this screw lost its tension, the endcap SEPARATED FROM THE STOCK, and the stock fell off in the field. Thus the firing spring and pin--under pressure from a cocked and gassed gun--rocketed out the back of my gun into the mud of the field floor. I was in the middle of a tense firefight with a crippled gun, a FUBAR stock and two essential gun parts blasted to oblivion.

I eventually found those parts (thank heaven) buried in the mud and rocks and got my gun back in working order. I am having my stock welded as I write this so I can get my $65.00 worth out of it.
Conclusion: Do NOT BUY THIS STOCK, buy a Tippmann CAR-Stock or a SAW stock. Skip this
Rating:
2 out of 10
 

Review Comments
nootz Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 | 12:30 pm PST
Dispute:
This is the highest durability I've ever seen in a stock. A couple friends of mine put a marker with this stock on it under a truck and ran it over, the only real damage was a few scrapes and chips.
Also, you don't need instructions to figure out how to install it. Just take one side of the upper receiver off, remove the end cap, replace it with the stock, and put the marker back together again.
To adjust its length, all you have to do is squeeze the lever on the bottom of the stock and either push toward the marker or pull away. Some CAR stocks have 3-positions, some have 6, depending on which one you buy.
   

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