Folds along-side marker
You must get a raised sight rail with this stock
For quite some time i've been looking for a good stock for my 98 Custom. I'm a woodsball sniper, and i wanted something that didn't wobble, but yet could be moved out of the way for speedball, of when i bunker in for a tight spot.
I have friends that have both the Car Stock and the Sniper F/X Solid Stock so i check them both out. I didn't like the Car Stock because it wobbles from side to side and makes noise. Also when you retract it, its still 8-9 inches long (not much of a retraction) When i looked at the Sniper F/X Solid Stock, there was no wobble and noise, but it was stuck at one length, and it cannot be removed without field stripping your marker.
That's when i decided to give the BP Combat Folding stock a try, and it was the best decision i had ever made. Many people say that it comes loose and rotates in play, that's not true, unless you are a three year old, its quite easy to hand tighten the lock ring down, and it does not move. Also when you fold this stock alongside the right side of the marker, only 2 inches of the mount remain behind the marker, much better than 8-9 with the car stock. The telescoping range of this marker is amazing, it can be extended much longer than you would ever need, and the stock does not wobble or rattle at all when its locked either out, or in.
For sighting you will need to get a raised sight rail, but you'd have to do that with any stock you get for the M98. I have a 4X30 Scope, so i simply purchased the BP 3" offset rail, and I can see through my scope with no problems.
Don't waste $75 of a Car stock or the Solid Stock. Get a stock that you can completely adjust to your length, and can completely fold out of the way when you don't need it.
Tippmann Model 98 (Old-School)
Starfire bolt, Palmer Stab, AA Barrel.
Raider hand guard + Raised Weaver Rail
Opsgear Mag kit, vertical front handle.
The button is slightly hard to find with your thumb when the stock is closed.
Simplicity: I liked this stock as soon as I heard about it, mainly for this reason: It's simple. It's either open or it's closed. One of the things I hated about the old CAR stocks (especially the 6-position models) was that you had to find your favorite length every time you "collapsed" it - an annoying design flaw in my humble opinion.
Strength: For those die-hard plastic fans out there - this is going to be a real disappointment. This is no chew toy - solid construction using only high strength aluminum, brass, and stainless steel. I could seriously beat someone to death with this thing (if I was so compelled) without leaving a scratch on it. I use only the toughest materials on my marker - not a piece of plastic on it (unless you count the hopper) because frankly - I like to be able to abuse my gun without worrying about something breaking.
Versatility: When I bought the stock, it came with a drop saddle already installed (drops the stock about an inch lower than the origional, comes standard on all newer versions ot this stock), and also bought a grip mount for a measly $7.01. What this means is that I can now adjust the height, length, and mounting point of this stock to my hearts content. I can also mount it on a spyder or any other marker with a standard bottom line (Two linear holes or two offset holes on the bottom of the grip frame).
Style: I have to admit, when I first heard about this stock, I was skeptical. Nothing this versital could possibly look good. Well I got news for you: It's not only good, it is without question, the meanest looking stock I have ever seen. The look in your enemy's eyes is priceless when you click this thing into place and take aim.
A must-have for anyone considering a stock - forget the CAR stock, forget the fixed stock.
Bottom line: THIS THING OWNS - if you're getting a stock, get a JCS.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, August 10th, 2005 at 6:28 am PST
Adjustable for length
Quick to fold and unfold
Can rotate if lockring comes loose (easy fix)
Cannot use stock sights with face mask
After playing a few times using a 20 oz tank as a stock I decided that I wanted to get a remote line since I didn't like how much bulk and weight the 20 oz was adding to my gun. I like having a stock there to help stabilize the gun so I started looking for a stock to replace my tank with. A bunch of my friends who I play with have CAR stocks on their guns. I tried them out but didn't like them at all. They look cool, but make very little sense since they still stick out a good amount even when fully collapsed (this is necessary on real M16's and AR15's because they have a spring in the stock tube but is totally unneeded on a paintball gun unless you're going for the milsim look). I then found the Combat 98 folding stock on xpaintball and decided to look it up here. After reading the good reviews I ordered it and I am not disappointed. It was easy to install, looks great and is comfortable and easy to adjust. The only minor gripes I have are that if the lock ring comes loose at all, then the stock can rotate on you. Also you can't see the stock Tippmann sights while you have a mask on and the stock unfolded. You will need some sort of raised sight with this stock.
If you're looking for a folding stock, this is the one to get. It's functional, high quality, and looks and works awesome. I'd buy it again in an instant.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, September 15th, 2004 at 9:39 pm PST
May come loose if you don't get it tightened right. Easy to fix.
Umm... 50 words? Must be my english teacher running this place. Hope she forgives my spelling. I love this thing, it's one of the best things I've ever purchesed for my marker. I use it all the time, and most people who borrow my marker say they like it. WELL, they can't have it! Ok, ok, sorry. But yes, if you run a remote, this thing is a must have! keep it down, crawl through the scrub and the woods, till you have those newbies dead in your sites, flip it out to steady yourself as you pop em in the head! Then flip it in when you're pinned in those little bunkers, and gotta stick just your marker over your head to cover yourself
Buy one, if you're the sneaky MOBILE sniper kind. It never makes noise, matches your marker, and gets some sweet looks. I would only suggest this if you run a remote though, cuz it doesn't really help to have a tank sticking out the back right undereath it.
Tippmann 98 custom
Tear Drop 14" barrel
Extended front grip
After market Grip w/ game timer
Rocket Cock 2
Ricochet AK hopper
fold out of the way in close quarters
Steardy and solid
Losened up and had to be tighened, before use.
Adds to weight.
I found that I liked the folding stocks ability to fold out of the way when I found myself behind a wall, or in a small bunker. When in a more open area or when advancing keep the butt firm to my shoulder. Also I found it made shots more consistent with making the gun more sturdy well firing. After a long day of paintball and your trying to catch your breath or starting to get a little tied it helps when you can pull it firmly into your shoulder. I find that the using Co2 tank to do this is to high an puts un-needed pressure on it.
Also adds to the over all look of the marker and feel.
Also if you play woods-ball and speed-ball every once in a while the stock folds out of the way , it does off a little more of a target to hit.. but i only play speed-ball once in a while anyways.
This is not something that is going to "in-prove" your game, this is an item that is more of a personally preference then anything if you want your marker to have a more of a "rifle" look, or are like me and like the feel of it then you will be impressed with the stock.
If you are going to get any stock this one is the one to get because of the 100% arm length adaptability and the simple fact you can fold it out of the way.
-Adjusts to all human sizes
-Quickly folds to side for carbine speedball
-A little heavy when folded
I bought this to replace my tank which was now on my belt thanks to my remote. When I first got to using it I had it out and extended for long range shooting. My tippy felt like a rifle. When I closed into my enemy I hit a button and folded the stock to the side and held the foregrip instead of the shroud. Now I had a Carbine for close quaters combat.
Ih you are gong to get a remote and want a stock for your tippy, get this one. The others are overpriced and ineffective. Another thing is that this stock is made of metal. All of the other stocks avaliableare cheap feeling plastic.
well the CAR stock and the FX stock, and a buttplate...but that doesnt really compare does it?
I now have a stock Stroker ....im sorry but i dont even know what its base gun was, i got it from the markers on hand section of the PPS website for 441. I sold my tippmann for it.
Oh yeah it has a spiral vented barrel and a Rico AK.
So I have :
Palmer Stroker p1484
*Soon to come*
Gas thru grip
Very well manufactured, Good looking, Metal, Sturdy, Durable
I personally wouldnt use a stock, but it doesnt have weaknesses
When my friend Austin got this for his 98 custom(Hes trying to create a Mil/Sniper gun), i sat down and took a long hard look at it. Though I would never put a stock on my gun, I had to appreciate this one. It was black and good looking, except for this fruity little Voodoo head symbol on it, but it was very small and not noticiable...not a problem im just saying.
This thing does everything a stock should do....steadies aim. Its also very light, you dont really notice the wieght. Also IT FOLDS....its badass, you can fold it out of the way. Before getting one of those POS tippmann CAR stocks, think about this( Im sorry tippmann but you really went wrong with that CAR stock, its just crap quality).
So the three main points:
It steadys aim(duh)
Its really light
and thats about it....theres not much else i can tell you about this thing.
Now for the field......
Well i didnt actually get to play with it, but i did get to pick it up and shoot it. I held it against my shoulder, (I felt like a big man) and shot. I felt absolutely zilch kick, pretty much what i expected. I would normall complain about it lengthening your gun but it folds, so no complaints here.
You should really just use your CO2 tank to shoulder, but if your getting a stock get this
As I said before, you should use your tank, but if you have your heart set on getting a stock...this is the best. Blackpoint engineering is a very professional company.
GOOD stock! It is sturdy, well made, can easily be folded and unfolded.
Slight wobble and can break the back of the gun's reciever!
Now this is where I have to go by only what I saw when I used it. I purchased this stock after I read a few reports that it was a good stock, and I liked the idea. I bought it and installed it in my gun and started playing the next week. I didn't notice this at first, but when I came home I discovered that the stock had begun to crack the back of my gun! Now this damage was purely a damage to the gun's looks, even though it took a large chunk off of butt of the gun, and I didn't like the idea of having to replace the $ 60 dollar body halves, so I took it off.
I would recommend this product if I knew that the breakage was an isolated thing, but if not I do not recommend this product, or any stock of any type. I could be wrong, some could work, but I am simply writing this to help this kind of this to not happen to others.
-- BE Folding Stock
-- BT Adjustable Rail
-- BSA 30mm Red-Dot
-- PMI Remote Coil
-- Smart Parts 14" Progressive Barrel
-- Tippmann Double Trigger
-- Tippmann Camouflage Graphic Kit (98 Custom)
-- Pure Energy Co2 Tanks x3
First off, I bought this in order to add more stability when aiming my marker, why else would you buy it? Yes I've used it for a year, and I just never got around to reviewing it. Anyways...
1. The stock is metal. It is not going to break on you.
2. It folds in completely, unlike some stocks that only compact or fold in slightly.
3. It is very versitile in the amount of extension you want, you can leave it compacted when it's out or you can extend it quite far.
4. It does what it's supposed to do, it helps stabalize your aim.
5. Weight, it's pretty light considering it's metal.
1. It's still (as are most stocks) pretty expensive.
2. It tends to come loose and flip around sometimes.
3. There is a slight wobble left and right, but not enough to be of a major bother.
4. You NEED a sight rail and a red-dot or other aiming system in order to aim when you've got a mask on.
5. If the stock is folded up to the gun, it's difficult to switch hands.
It's a good stock, it looks pretty cool, and it does its job. I'm not sure it was worth the $90.00 CDN I paid for it though. The loosening is kind of annoying, and it really bother me that it has to be unfolded in order to switch hands. I'm giving it an 8, because it could be approved upon.
makes gun a little longer can t have e bolt, or rear cocking with stock
i bought my gun used from my friend and he had the stock on it already. i love the stock i play on a speed ball team and i am a front man. the stock really helps with accuracy and stability. if you have to make a mad dash behind a bunker it folds up and right out of the way. it really doesnt wheigh much and only makes the gun 2-3 inches longer when folded. its good quality and is adjustable.
if you want to add stability to your 98 buy this if you dont then dont buy it. idc what you do i just know that i love my stock.