JCS A-5 RVA MP Stock #66182
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 Combat models! ONLY weighs about one pound and is precision machined from aircraft grade aluminum bar stock. Black anodized.
The Blackpoint Engineering A-5 RVA MP Folding Stock is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Not too heavy
RVA is more efficient than FVA
Could be too big for some
Let's put the whole 'Stocks are not needed in paintball' debate aside. While many ballers feel they are unneccessary, some like the extra stability, are sick of using the tank as a stock, use a remote or like the looks. Stocks are not just about looks, looks are a low priority for me. I felt I needed a stock for performance reasons, to hold the marker steady and to help keep the marker vertical when using the Flatline.
I spent a month or so searching for the perfect stock for my needs. I needed a stock that was sturdy, would work with an RVA, be able to fold for Speedball games and compact quarters, and it couldn't be too heavy or large.
When I first tried out this stock I could not believe how smooth and easy it was to switch between full-length and folded. It uses two different buttons to fold & un-fold that can easily be found without taking your eye off the field. When folded, it does not interfere with the grip or trigger. I do have pretty large hands, but if you're a very big guy, the stock might pinch your hand a little when folded. It does however, interfere a little with the cyclone feeder reset button.
I thought the stock would be heavy, it is much lighter than I expected, @ 1lb. I do think that unless you use a remote or drop, your marker would be back heavy when extended.
The stock is very sturdy, even with the folding option. There is very little wiggle at the joint and zero wiggle where the RVA connects to the A5.
I wanted a RVA to help with air efficiency with my Palmer. It takes a little tinkering, but it helps. The FVA is a very inefficient way to control velocity. This may not be an issue for those w/o a reg or lp kit. Chekc out A5OG for the FVA mod and efficient Palmer set-up.
I've used this stock in woods and a few hyperball games. Very easy to fold and un-fold during gameplay. Does not get in the way and is very sturdy.
If you think you need a stock and you want flexibility, option to use an RVA and stability, this is the stock for you.
-No Wobble or Wiggle
This is one of the best stocks I have ever worked with. Featuring a built-in RVA that is extremely air-efficient and a folding action capability it's the most useful upgrade for your A-5 since the Flatline or E-Grip. This stock actually does something, and does it well too, not like the sliding stock that scratches the A-5's receivers and snaps and breaks and can't be retracted all the way, or the folding one that requires you to massacre your A-5 and has the bulk of an elephant, this stock has not one problem. The only thing you could ever argue with this stock is it's apparent size, which isn't a problem while in use. If you've got the cash for this, get it, you'll love it, I promise...
Get it, and then get it again. This stock will treat you like a god...
Has RVA, for fine-tuning.
Comes with a very slight wobble.
Okay so I am primarily a woodsball player, but I enjoy doing speedball and close quarters combat as well. That being said, this stock is a good stock for both occasions. In speedball I usually play mid or back. I found that having the stock out playing back was useful, but it really got in the way of snap shooting from the mid. Particularly in those fast-paced games. However, when advancing having a stock was useful to keep accurate fire on a bunker edge on the move.
I used to have the rifle stock from Pro-Team Products. It was a sturdy, well-made stock. However I found that it really hampered my speedball game playing mid, and just plain got in the way when speed and maneuverability were key.
I decided to get a folding stock for this reason.
This stock turned out to be perfect for my playing style. It can quickly change from being folded to being out, and the folded stock does not get in the way unless you switch to left-handed grip, but even then it's minimally in the way.
With the stock folded out, it works just as good as a regular stock, except for two details. One good, one slightly bad. I found that the stock was a little lower then the rifle-like stock I had been using. Not enough to really change shoulder positioning. It did, however, give my head an extra inch while looking through my red-dot sight. I found that this extra inch made it MUCH easier to properly use the sight. I already have my sight raised and side mounted, but that extra inch... it was a extra bonus. The slightly bad thing I found was that the stock had a very slight wobble. I asked the company about it and they sent me an O ring to fit between the gun and the stock. That helped the wobbling quite a bit, but made it hard to field-strip the gun. =/
Also there is one routine maintenance I would recommend if you get this product. At the end of every day of paintball, while you're oiling/cleaning your marker check the bolts on the stock. I noticed that they would loosen up just a tad after a few days of paintballing. If you were really jostling it around it *might* fall out faster, but I've used the product a year and that hasn't been an issue for me.
I would recommend this product for those players who would benifit from the versitility of going from not having a stock, to having a stock. I think those who would benifit most are those who enjoy both woodsball and speedball, and who find their speedball tactics involve a combination of on-the-move accurate shooting and snap-shooting.
I would give this product a 10/10 if the company hadn't of needed to send me an o-ring to eliminate the wobbles, and if it hadn't of added an exra minute or two to my after-paintball maintenance routine. However, it serves it's purpose perfectly while in use as far as I"m concerned so I'm tempted to give it a 10.
I would give it a 9.5 if I could.
just to be safe, I'm going to give it a 9.
JCS: if you ever read this. If you eliminate the wobble, or ship it with the O ring, and maybe add better anti-slip washers to this thing I will change my rating to a 10.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, April 12th, 2007 at 3:49 pm PST
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Ok first thing i want to say is this thing is awseom. i got it from a freind. its like 3 years old or what ever. so its been folded and unfolded billions of times.
and by doing that its goten weaker. meaning that thare is a littil cylinder in thare that makes it lock. and its getting rounded . on the edge. esaly replaced.
i want to say this is a awsome light strong sturdy stock but for you reallly big guys like 6`4 . not good youed be better of with a car stock. but it is awseom . definitly get this. i solved the uncomfertablity ( please mind my spelling ) by tapeing pipe fome to the end of the stock . its nice now . check out my gear at . www.c-swat.com . then reviews and then mechanical and then tippmann A-5 super mods. or just pics then stryker x pics. but yeah this stock with a sight rail is perfect
get it. now. or die. alone. in the dark .
i give it a 9 becouse it is still kinda small for me. i really want a car stok but this is perfect for speed ball then unfold and then BANG woods ball.