The versatile and instantly recognizable sliding stock for the H&K MP5 has now been adapted in form and functionality for the Tippmann A5! Constructed of solid aluminum, the OPSGEAR® MP5 Sliding Stock flows smoothly between six positions, creating a comfortable fit for a variety tastes and environments. This tactical marker modification is not for the individual content with cheap plastic components or allured by cheesy aftermarket gimmicks, but is for the true MILSIM paintballer who demands the military look, feel, and function without having to sacrifice an ounce of reliability or durability. With the addition of this unique component available online exclusively from OPSGEAR® you'll be sure to impress, intimidate, and dominate on the field of battle.
The OPSGEAR MP5 Sliding Stock is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
I've tried a couple other stocks; not a big fan of stocks
A5 w/ LPK, E-grip, R5, Drop Forward, Boomstick/Stub Nose/21" Silent Sniper/J&J S2, BT raised sight Rail and JCS Offset Rail (I'll explain this in review), 72/4500 tank
Stowable, rare, convenient, sturdy, looks GREAT
Blocks sights; Gets in the way of your shooting hand; Length.
So I got this thinking I could use it to make my gun more compact when I needed to run, and more ergonomic when I needed to gun. When I first got it, I shouldered it and found that I could not get my head down to the iron stock sites.I thought this was wierd, because the real MP5 lets you do this. It was okay though, because I could still see my red dot which was on a JCS offset rail. So I am getting ready to go to the field, when I am checking my gear, and put on my mask and shoulder the marker; I find that the stock is blocking me. I use a profiler, so it is fairly tight (but not like an old Proteus or a new Grill, but closer than Ventz). So, I spend the little amount of time I have running around town trying to find something to fix this, and I find that a raised sight rail that goes up at least 2in (I got a BT) fixes this problem. Another issue I found with this product is that when the stock is all the way into the marker, the lower end of the buttplate will interfere some with your trigger hand, whichever that may be at the moment. The last issue I have with this product is that it does not quite extend far out enough with relation to the grip, resulting in a sloppy hold. Just another inch or so would have sufficed.
Though it has these problems, the stock has some really great attributes as well. As for control of the marker, when you are going for something tight, it really shines. I like how it works with a tank on a drop forward as opposed to a remote, because it lets the tank be out of the way when you want it to be, but you can still rest both the tank and the stock on your body while shooting. Though I have not tried it, I am sure a remote is just as good or better with this stock, but I really hate remotes, and I just prefer to keep the tank in front of me. Not to mention, this stock was made for really good looks, and with a Dead On Stub Nose barrel, it makes the marker look EXACTLY like an MP5N (Navy SEAL model) sub-machinegun.
If the few kinks in this were worked out, which I am sure they will be for the X7 model, this would be one of the best upgrades for the A5. It's very well made, useful, and looks great. Due to the few ergonomics issues, however, I have to rate it down some.
A good buy, if you can deal with the rediculus price.
The Tapco T6 Stock is very light and adjusts further out (up to 11 inches) than the MP5 stock which gives you 9 inches, but the Tapco endcap and bushing are all plastic and I didnt trust the the way it seals after I finally got the O-Ring on
Tippmann A-5 w/WAS E-Grip
Flatline w/Trinity Ported Shroud
OpsGear MP5 Sliding Stock
OpsGear MP5 Mag
40mm Red Dot
APP Scope Rise
Remote w/inline Palmer Regulator & Gauge on 20oz CO2
TacCap or APP T2 offset hopper
You lose the top pushpin --> No more field stripping
I got this for the MP5 look along with the MP5 mag... after installing both and having a flatline on it my A5 is pretty darn heavy, but still manageable and I actually like it cuz it seems less flimsy and more like the real thing.
Installation was somewhat painful. The top pushpin on your endcap is replaced with a short bolt since the pushpin would not allow the slide of the mag to pass. I had to seriously hammer that pin in. I'm not sure if I'll ever get it back out. Definitely oil it up (or probably better yet LUBE it) before you install that pin.
The adjustment is somewhat noisy and the first and last positions are tight so that they don't snap in easily. Again, some very little amount of lube will do wonders to make it more quiet.
Once it's set it's very sturdy though.
If you're using a scope u need to raise it way high, because the stock rails are very high. Even the Tapco Collapsible Stock gave better access with a mask on. Or u just slide it back in for scope use.
Sliding it back in is great for transportation, or if u happen to wander onto a speedball field by mistake ;-)
I wish it would extend a little further. 2 more inches would have been nice.
I also wish the price tag wasn't so horrible. $100+ is a lot and surely doesn't pay for practical value with this stock. A lot of the value is looks. It's perfect for an MP5 look.
Together with my MP5 mag my A5 is a heavy beast now. Reminds you of the real thing. May want to get a sling with it.
$100 hmm... lotsa cash. $30 of the $100 is for looks. $20 for being able to slide it all the way in. And $50 is basically to have a stock. I'm happy with it, but if you're not like me who tends to go form over function, you may want to look into more practical solutions. I'm taking off 1 for the price tag and another 1 because it could be longer and easier to adjust.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, October 20th, 2006 at 8:03 pm PST
Quality of construction
Wide range of stock positions
No sling adapter
First things first. This gear is re-branded by Ops Gear. The real maker is Metadyne Industries.
This stock is everything I expected it to be.
The installation was as easy as installing any other stock. The only difference here is the use of a smaller pin on the upper end of the receiver to replace the stock strip pin. This is what allows the free movement of the stock along the receiver. It might slow down a field stripping of the marker but will in no way make it impossible.
The motion of the stock was a bit sticky at first but a couple days of use cleaned that up easily enough. The ability to have the stock all the way home is a real advantage in getting a goggled face behind the marker when you want to try that really accurate shot. The range of the stock will allow for any player to find that most comfortable sweet spot.
I wish that it had come with a sling adapter of some sort. I like to be able to let the marker hang when heading off the field and searching the pockets for the barrel sock. But couple minutes with a drill will make a hole for that easy enough.
Price? It is not cheap by any means, but my philosophy wrt paintball prices is that we can put buck a second out the end of the barrel in paint. If we were worried about price we would have picked a cheaper sport to fill our time.
Looks? Well if this ain't the real deal it is as close to it you are going to find without owning a MP5. This stock just LOOKS right.
I expected the best from Metadyne and they delivered. The stock gets a 9 because I don't give out perfect scores. Nothing is perfect.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, January 19th, 2007 at 6:09 pm PST
Tippmann A-5 w/ E-Grip
Ops Gear MP5 sliding stock
Ops Gear MP5 gas thru mag
Trinity coiled remote
Pure Energy 88/4500 tank
Made of metal
Stable shooting platform
Adds a little weight to an already heavy A-5
I bought this stock after testing a few others and I have to say I'm glad I did. Installing the stock is just as easy as any other on an A-5. After installing it you see right away that this is the ONLY stock for the A-5. The A-5 being modeled after an MP5 instantly looks like the real deal w/ this stock. Sliding it back and forth is no problem thanks to the easy push button on the top of the base and is great for use at fields where you are playing a mix of woods and speedball. The only down side is that it does add a little weight to the A-5 which is already no lightweight but it is well worth it.
A perfect addition for anyone looking for a good, solid stock that makes an A-5 look the way it should
Spec Ops MP5 SD Shroud
Ops Gear Gas Through Mag
Ops Gear MP5 sliding stock
Ops Gear 10" fluted barrel
Price. (but its the same with all "new" products)
Its made of heavy duty aluminium and not abs plastic or any of that nonsense.. It fits perfect first time, it slides perfectly.. Ignore any reviews that have ever been done on any sliding stock from Opsgear, as this is the daddy..
Anyone going to any of the big games in the UK, gimme a shout i usually tag along with SPC, come have a look and ill show you.
I would recommend buying this product, you might wanna wait for the price to drop a bit, but even if you dont... Its worth every penny.. Keep up the good work OPSGEAR.
-Very solidly made of steel
-Stable firing platform
-great MILSIM look
-Short pull for adult players
-Cheek weld with a mask is problematic
I got this for my son's A-5 at a significantly lower price on E-bay than what Opgear charges off their site. It's a very solidly made product of all-steel. Right now it's a bit stiff but a little lube has already helped and some use will almost certainly take care of the rest.
There's a really minimal amount of lateral and vertical wobble when it's full extended, but I had to work to get that and didn't notice any at all going for a regular shooting stance. Wobble doesn't seem like it'll be a factor.
Unlike what Opsgears A-5 builder shows, this thing won't retract all the way in due to the screw on the right side of the receiver. That means detent 2 or 3 is as far in as this is going to go, and it's going to scratch that screw mount on the right side of the receiver.
As noted, you'll need a raised or offset rail to use optics with this. The stock rail is high up and you're not going to get a good cheek weld that allows sight use (maybe a flex-8 would allow it, but I doubt it). No big, just be aware of it.
This is the right size for players a little over 5 foot or a bit shorter. For an adult male, I found the length of pull to be a bit short.
This stock does look very, very nice though and, with other milsim add-ons, should make for an awesome looking marker.
If you're a shorter player looking for a neat piece of milsim gear, this is worth a look at the price I got it. I don't think I would've paid the Opsgear list price.