- Might be more comfortable if the stock 'dropped' more.
- 'realism' factor.
First let me say that I've only used this item a handful of times and, should my opinions change, I'll be altering the review.
I saw this product in the store and thought it was a brilliant idea. So I bought it. I must say that I am only minorly disappointed with the results. As advertised, it allows you to place your head directly behind the marker while wearing a mask, thus allowing you to see down scopes and sights.
It is of solid construction, though plastic, and does not feel as though you're about to snap it off when running about dodging paintballs and screaming bloody murder. The fact that the quick-release nipple is on the end of the stock, placing your remote line somewhere below your armpit, is brilliant. It means your line is always out of your way, so you're unlikely to get it caught up on equipment worn on your front side.
Installation, removal and cleaning is, for the most part, painless. It can be a tad finicky trying to get my front grip over the braided line, and I had a brief issue with leakage until, shockingly, I discovered I had neglected to tighten a part. Other than that, it's a breeze.
My gripes? I personally feel the stock could be a touch longer, but the length is acceptable as is. However, if the stock dropped more, instead of coming nearly straight out from the marker, it would make things a little more comfortable. As it is, I feel as though the stock should be sitting higher, which usually put the bottom of the butt somewhere around the top of my shoulder. A friend at the field made a similar comment. An alternative to the stock dropping would be to have the butt a little larger, height wise. But, to be entirely fair, I only really noticed this while playing with stock iron sights. Once a rail and a scope are on there, the stock sits at what I feel is a perfect height.
All in all, a fantastic product. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it. Sadly, if you are going for a realism factor, this stock doesn't entirely deliver, but I believe its functionality more than makes up for its 'lack' of form. Still, it does look impressive, in its own way.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, May 23rd, 2008 at 7:05 pm PST