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Corrupted355 Saturday, August 4th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
BT Combat stock --> crap
Collapsible CAR stock --> decent, but not as good
Air Through ASA T-Stock --> cool, but fincky
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5:
PPS Brass barrel w/ Apex tip
X7 hopper
APE E-grip
Response Trigger
Vortex mod
Palmer's Male Stabilizer
OPSGEAR G36 folding stock
CMI micro-coil remote
Strengths: Sturdy
Beefy
Good tight fit
Moves out of the way
No wobble
Weaknesses: Mechanism needs oil (see review)
Doesn't clear R/T fittings (see review)
Review: I love this thing. It's the best one I've used so far. First, there's how well it fits. Then there's the action of it. It's a great, sturdy platform to steady your shot when you've got the room. Then, when you slide into a bunker or go to clear a room and you need the marker in close to your body, the stock gets out of your way with a flick of your wrist. Don't think that it just flips closed without warning though. It locks open so that you have to lift, then flip it to the side. At first, this wasn't easy to do, but that was cleared up with a little marker oil.

It's sturdy. Even being a folding stock, I don't notice any wobble whatsoever when it's extended, and it's not going to fold unless you want it to. When it's folded to the side, a spring holds it in place. If you're violent, you can get it to extend open again, but it'd be difficult to do that unintentionally during combat.

I was a little worried about it getting in the way when shooting left handed, but it's really not a problem. When folded, it tucks up closer to the marker than the Cyclone. From the front, the profile of it would be completely hidden by the Cyclone if it didn't stick out the bottom just a little. The spring that holds it in place (the same one that holds it locked in the extended position) seems to provide enough resistance to keep it tight up against the marker for all but the jerkiest of movements.

Really the only complaint I have is that it doesn't clear the flow adjustment fitting that goes with a Response Trigger. This turned out to not really be an issue, though, because the stock is so thick that milling away the small amount of material needed to clear the fitting is irrelevant. I spent ten minutes with a Dremmel, and the resulting groove looks like it was put there by OPSGEAR. I ended up shaving off the "OPS" from the OPSGEAR logo on the right side of the stock for about 1/4 inch deep, and now I have no problems with it whatsoever.

I've seen that some people are taking issue to the fact that there's no place to put a strap. This is easily remedied with some moly strapping, a clip, and a needle and thread. Or you can go get a set of Uncle Mike's QD swivels replace one of your body screws with it.



Update:
I managed to snap off the quickstrip pin holes, and the stock flew off over my shoulder during a game. I called up Opsgear and told them what happened, and they literally said "Oh, well we can't have that happening. Send it to us". So I did. And they sent me a new one. Gotta love that customer service.
Conclusion: If you like the idea of a stock or have one that you're always sticking under your armpit or over your shoulder to try and get it out of the way, this is the way to go. It does and excellent job of whatever I ask it to, and I don't see it breaking anytime in the near future.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, November 24th, 2007 at 1:26 am PST
 

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