Special Ops Dogleg stock
Special Ops 12" C-Series Barrel
Opsgear Remote Hose with Check Valve
Opsgear CO2/Compressed Air Tank Pouch
JT Pro Shield Spectra Mask
Allows you to look down the barrel.
Easy to disassemble for cleaning.
Very solidly built.
Snug fit can be tricky to install.
90 degree angle can easily be overtightened!
When I first got my Dogleg stock form Special Ops I was really excited and pulled it out of the box and started attaching it on my A-5 right away. It was a little tricky getting the braided hose to bend around under the fore-grip, but with a little muscle & determination I finally succeeded.
With the stock and fore-grip attached I shouldered it and looked down the sights. It was a breathtaking experience being able to see down the sight just like a real weapon... but somehow the stock didn't seem like it was attached tightly to the marker. So I looked in the box for the spacers I had seen earlier. After taking the stock off and adding a spacer, I found that the push-pins no longer pushed in. I ended up using a hammer to tap them into place. The stock now felt like part of the marker.
Now that the stock was on tight I took it outside to try it out. I screwed on a CO2 tank, but hadn't cocked the marker and gas was rushing out the barrel, so I quickly cocked it. Then to my absolute horror the plastic split where the 90 degree hose adapter screws into the stock, and CO2 was spraying all over. I quickly shut off the tank, and examined my predicament. It seemed to me that the 90 degree adapter had been overtightened and added extra stress to the plastic causing it to split under pressure.
I emailed Special Ops and they sent me the necessary information to send it in and get it repaired. They said I should have it back within a month. I was surprised when less the a week later the stock was delivered again. I took it out and examined it. They had sealed the split and the stock looked good as new.
I decided to take out and try it again. This time I cocked the marker before I gassed it up, and everything went fine. I suited up in my paintball gear and went into the woods were I have a course set up with plastic bottles to practise with. For the first time my A-5 actually handled like a real weapon, with my 12" C-Series Barrel, and a remote hose, the Dogleg stock was balanced just how it should be. I have an ADCO Sure Shot sight, and I was able to throw the marker up to my shoulder and squeeze off 2-3 shots and nail a 2-liter pop bottle at 50 feet while on the move.
Aside from the overtightened 90 degree adapter this product is able to withstand a lot of punishment. I have used it in -12F temperatures without any problems. Even the widest masks will allow you to see down the iron sight, or through a red dot without having to get an offset rail, or riser. My first shot accuracy increased by at least 60 percent. I highly recommend this stock to anyone who wants an air-through stock that allows easy use with any mask.
One thing that many people don't know is that when cleaning your A-5 with a dogleg, there is a screw on the back that points toward the barrel. This screw attaches the "dogleg" part of the stock, to the stock "adapter plate"(the adapter plate is where the push-pins go into the stock). You can unscrew this screw and the stock comes right off, then there is no need to unscrew your hose from the 90 degree adaptor. Just remove the tombstone from the A-5 and your stock is off the marker.
When compared to my friends Special Ops Commando stock, this stock blows his away. He always has trouble with his mask having to find the grove just right to look down the barrel, but he still can't get low enough to see through the iron sights. With the dogleg I have no trouble looking through the iron sights, or my red dot.
If you read this review, please rate it. If I didn't do a good job, I would like to improve it.
This is a very good product for anyone who wants to increase their first shot accuracy. I give it a 9 out of 10 because of the 90 degree adapter problem.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, March 15th, 2008 at 12:42 pm PST