JCS A-5 RVA Combat Stock # 66186
This stock has the 'best of both worlds'. Optimize your air usage, increase marker performance and increase your accuracy. The JCS RVA Folding Stocks are dropped about one inch lower than regular JCS Folding Stocks. Also available in our VooDoo and MP models too! ONLY weighs about one pound and is precision machined from aircraft grade aluminum bar stock. Black anodized.
The Blackpoint Engineering A-5 RVA Combat Stock is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Adjustable for your arm length and the adjusting screw stays tight. Comfortable fit. Very well made. Bought the "1 inch lowering block" for better mask clearance and it worked great. I also bought the "intruder bottle foregrip" to push my air tank 3-4 inches forward. It gives you much better clearance for your stock and makes it more comfortable.
Adjusts for your arm length, comfortable fit, with the 1 inch lowering block it gives good mask clearance. Very good product. Well worth the money. Highly recommended
BSA Red Dot
Raised Sight rail with LAPCO's offset rail hanging from it.
Lots of other stuff that has nothing to do with the stock.
Adds stability to your shots
Rubber butt plate
rubs against my mask
a bit heavy
bad quality control on RVA
I bought my Tippmann A-5 with a CAR stock.
Regular stocks are designed for military or hunting, where people are not wearing masks over their faces. By just copying a firearm stock onto a paintball gun, you might add the "cool factor" but it renders sighting down the sights or a scope useless, since the mask gets in the way and you can not get your head close enough to sight down the gun.
For those people who buy a stock not for cool looks but for functionality with a scope, its a little bit frustrating to say the least.
After putting on the red-dot scope on my marker I had to take off the CAR stock, and was playing without it for some time.
Time passed, I've acquired a number of upgrades for my marker, including the RVA from JCS. Now that RVA was fine, I've played with it for a number of months without any problems.
Then I decided to get a new stock, and JCS is pretty much the only producer of RVA stocks.
I got the combat folding stock in the mail. Once it arrived first thing I noticed on the RVA that came WITH the stock, was that the hole for the nylon screw that is used to lock down the main velocity screw, was unreachable. The hole was placed so close to the two mounting screws of the stock, that the mounting block was in the way. For me to tighten or loosen it, I would have to unscrew the stock from the RVA.
I did just that. Next I tried to unscrew the nylon bolt. No luck. It was tightened so much at the factory, that I completely stripped the groove for the screwdriver without turning the nylon screw even one turn. I don't know what you would think about this, but in my opinion this is poor quality control.
Ok, so no biggie, I had my old JCS RVA that I was using before this stock came in, and I simply mounted the stock onto it. Ahhh, much better, the nylon screw is on the side, so I can access it. It tightens and screws out without any problems, so I'm happy.... Right?
Well, not quite.
Same problem I had with the old CAR stock, it rubs against my mask. Not by much, I can still look through my red-dot, but the knob that is used to control the length of the stock is scratching the lens of my profiler. Not good. I have my Red-dot sitting on the side of my marker on the Lapco's offset rail.
The problem is that the stock is absolutely straight. It runs parallel to the gun, a couple of inches lower and it would have been perfect.
I've used my friend's SAW stock. And its perfect. It runs at a slight angle, and that gives you enough room to put your face in the mask behind the gun and over the stock, to sight down the scope. Its not the case with this stock.
A very simple modification has made this stock into exactly what I wanted.
Here is how this stock mounts....
RVA goes into your A-5
Stock's folding mechanism is attached to the bottom of the RVA with two screws.
Stock itself is attached to the folding mechanism with yet another two screws.
What I did, is I removed the bottom screw that holds the stock to the folding mechanism.
Now the stock can swing up and down on one screw.
So now my stock is not parallel to the gun, but it runs at a slight angle downwards. This allows me to clear my mask over it and sight down the scope. A couple of pinches of epoxy to compensate for the one missing screw and its as sturdy as it has been.
I hope this made sense.
RVA on this stock slipped through quality control
Stock itself is fine if you are not using any scopes or sights, otherwise it will get in the way.
I was able to tweak it and get it to be exactly what I wanted.
OK stock over all, does its basic function just fine.
I bought the stock for 33 dollars thinking it was a great deal, only you have to buy the RVA for 20 bucks to even use it as it is too high up for you too look through the sights. As far as doing its job, with the RVA it lets you keep steady aim on the go, and helps keep the gun steady as you line up a shot. It's great for use with remotes. It's also very lightweight and durable. It's too long in my opinion as it was slightly uncomfortable at it's lowest setting, so why even allow to extend beyond that. Folding is a great feature, i fold and unfold mine reguarly during a game depending on the situation. It looks good to some, ugly to others, i like it ok.
If your getting it for looks get it without the RVA but to use the stock effectively you have to shell out 20 extra bucks. It does its job, and folds unlike the bulky solid stocks that are more of a hinderance than help.
Better than using CO2 for aiming
Rear velocity adjuster
Better than using CO2 for aiming - Nice feel on shoulder, but a little unstable.
Rear velocity adjuster - It is convenient, but I hardly use it since it can turn up and down if u accidentally hit it in a game. I just use the regular way to adjust velocity.
Poorly Made - I felt this wasn't a very good stock. When I first used it, the screw that would hold the stock at the length you like got shot, flew off, and I lost it. It also feels very wobbly, the back is loose from the part connecting it to the gun.
It isn't that useful, if you try to sight with it down the sights of the A-5, your mask hits it preventing that.
I think I'm going to keep the RVA in and sell the stock.
I would say to go for another stock, one that hangs a little lower so you can sight, or don't even get a stock and just use the CO2 tank.
5 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, November 27th, 2004 at 6:11 am PST
The RVA works good, folding is a big plus, and adjusts in length. It starts to move around in gun, adjustment screw, length, comes loose, release pin is coming loose also. A good stock, but more for sniper style. If know someone that has one, try it out and decide for yourself.
I like it, but I think I am going to leave the RVA in and remove the stock and sell it.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, September 17th, 2004 at 10:58 am PST
I have a A-5 with a 14inch progressive barrel, 20inch tactical barrel, double trigger, and a jcs folding stock.
Nice look on gun
fit nicely on shoulder
fits different arm lengths
Hard to see out of the sight with mask on
I been paintballing for 3 years now and the jcs folding stock fits me very well. It only weighs about a pound and fits my shoulder very well. If you have long or short arm this stock will fit you very well. The folding accesorie on this gun is very usable, I use it througout scenario games all the time. The only problem is the wobble witch isnt that bad but you cant see through the sight very well with your mask on.
This product is great for scenario games, but you can also use it for speedball. All you have to do is fold it up. If your looking for a good stock this is it.