Fixed stocks for the AR


October 7, 2004, 03:38 PM
Does anyone make an A1 length stock for the AR with the same materials as the A2 stock? I am looking for a "solid" type stock that will take the A2 buttplate. I have tried the CavArms stock, and found the quality lacking.

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October 7, 2004, 03:59 PM
I have been looking for the same thing myself.....I also was not impressed with Cavarms offering. :(

CDNN does sell new in the wrap Colt SP1 stocks.....I was thinking of trying one of those.

October 7, 2004, 10:34 PM
Try this link....

I understand it's not what you specifically asked for, but it may help.

Good Shooting

October 7, 2004, 11:16 PM
sorry, i don't know the answer to your specific question. i don't think there is any other company besides cav arms.

however, pat rogers did a great stock review for SWAT magazine in the the Dec 2003 issue. your can download the article (for a fee) on at

the sully stock is shorter than the A1, but it is supposed to be very solid. magpuls are tele stocks that are said to be as solid as a fixed stock. they are just very expensive. my next purchase will be one of these.

October 8, 2004, 11:53 AM
Check out CMMG (

They had A1 stocks for $27 and change.

I'll be picking one up soon too.


October 8, 2004, 12:29 PM
Northridge has surplus M16/M16A1 stock sets(stock, triangular hand guards and pistol grip) all in good shape for around $20. They are not new but clean up pretty good and if your looking for a base for a camo job, they are great. I've done a couple sets in just OD using Brownells Aluma Hyde II. They came out looking just like the furniture on the Armalites, but a little retro. :)
If you do go the A1 route, make sure you get a A1 stock screw. Its shorter than the A2 and if you dont swap them, you'll have troubles that will drive you nuts.

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October 9, 2004, 01:35 PM
Thanks guys! Going the CDNN route for now. Does the Vltor A1 clubfoot fixed stock feel like a "solid" fixed stock? I would be willing to give up the trapdoor so long as I can get the cheekweld I am looking for.

Even with my arms the A2 stock gets a little long with pack straps, armor, cold weather gear, etc.

October 10, 2004, 12:15 AM

What is the exact cheek weld that you are looking for??? I prefer to touch my nose to the charging handle as it gives me a consistent sight picture no matter what position I am shooting from.

Stay Safe,
Greg Sullivan "Sully"
Chief Instructor

October 10, 2004, 06:52 PM
I touch the charging handle with my nose using the A2 stock. The A1 length would work better for me with equipment on.

I understand some folks need a shorter stock, especially when shooting from a "squared off" stance with full gear.

Not me, though.:) I am a little larger than average.;)

October 10, 2004, 08:26 PM
I ordered a bunch of M16 stocks from Firefly Arms ( for $15 apiece shipped. They were all in pretty good condition and the rack numbers cleaned up with a little paint remover.

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