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canucktpr Wednesday, July 23rd, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
None
Marker Setup: Tippman A5, Flatline, Palmer Stabilizer, CAR stock, 32 Degrees Remote, Flurry Tactical Vest
Strengths: Looks, added stability, good construction
Weaknesses: Not always practical
Review: The CAR stock for the A5 is definitely an awesome looking addition. The stock gives the gun a military feel that a lot of people are looking for and the reason some bought the A5 to begin with. I like the fact that it is adjustable and has 3 lengths or positions that allow you to get the feel that is right for each individual user. My CAR stock has a tight fit and was secure and I have no problems with its construction. I believe it gives me more stability providing me with a better shooting platform especially at longer distances.

Also allows for easy attachment of a sling.

The only problem that I find is that with your mask on its near impossible to use the CAR stock with the marker in the way that "stocks" are designed and intended to be used. The problem is that the stock comes off of the back of the marker so high (level with the sight rail) and then add the fact that your wearing a mask, which makes it impossible to get your face down to sight rail to actually use the sights. Anyone who has shot a real sub-gun (H&K for example) or rifle will know exactly what I mean. Maybe if the CAR came off the back and slanted down at an angle it would help. Using it without a mask is great........but how often are you going to do that.

I'm still working on which sight configuration (rail and sight setup) that is going to be comfortable for me with CAR stock attached. I've used it a few times now and I've gotten used to it a little, but its still a frustrating at times.

Also it should be mentioned that its not a cheap add on for $60-$70.
Conclusion: Nice looks, good construction, but not 100% practical. Maybe with slight re-engineering it could be drastically improved.
Rating:
7 out of 10
 

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