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Magpul MOE vs CTR - Stock

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by wacki, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. wacki

    wacki Well-Known Member

    What's the difference between these two stocks? Just the friction lock? How does that work? How big of a difference does it make?
  2. kwelz

    kwelz Well-Known Member

    CTR friction lock and a mounting point for a sling swivel.

    The friction lock just locks onto the side of the RE. It tightens the hold but isn't always needed.
  3. winknplink

    winknplink Well-Known Member

    I found the CTR friction lock pretty useless for the price. You have to be a pretty picky shooter to need a stock that is length adjustable to the inth degree...and on a battle rifle of all things.

    Now, the QD swivel mount is totally worth it...but not for $50 more, IMO.

    What MagPul should do is add the QD swivel mount to the MOE stock and forget about the friction lock junk. Find a happy compromise in price between the two and just sell 1 stock in that configuration. They'd make a lot more money that way.
  4. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    i like the friction lock on the CTR enough to not want a MOE version.
  5. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN member

    CTR all the way!
  6. winknplink

    winknplink Well-Known Member

    I guess my thinking on this is...if the boogie man comes to the back door, are you really gonna spend the extra 5 seconds adjusting your stock?
  7. twofourthree73

    twofourthree73 Well-Known Member

    You have the stock already adjusted and locked down so it won't be moved easily. I like the friction lock personally. I really wanted the QD sling swivel. I can move my slings back and forth between rifles easily.
  8. Onmilo

    Onmilo Well-Known Member

    The friction lock prevents complete failure of the stock latching mechanism should it be subject to battle damage, abuse such as banging the stock on the ground to free a stuck case, etc.

    When locked it does tend to tighten the stock down against the tube a bit for a no slop fit.

    Is it worth it?
    Your money, you decide.
  9. Coronach

    Coronach Moderator Emeritus

    Ironically, we just had someone report that he broke a MOE in another thread, while mortaring the rifle. Would a CTR have broken? I dunno.

  10. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    why would i need 5 seconds to adjust it? it stays at the setting i want. the only time i would move it would be to collapse it fully for storage.
  11. sourdough44

    sourdough44 Well-Known Member

    CTR here, like it.
  12. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    MOE here. Like it. Would buy CTR next time.
  13. dscottw88

    dscottw88 Well-Known Member

    MOE is just a 6-position stock. The CTR is a 6-position, but the friction lock removes any and all play from the stock when shouldered. I'm not very picky about my AR's, but I think the CTR is the best stock for the money. Its very very solid.
  14. ScareyH22A

    ScareyH22A Well-Known Member

    What he said. Some people think that the friction lock is some sort of infinite adjustment system. It's not.
  15. Frankl03

    Frankl03 Well-Known Member

    I like the CTR Stock because it locks up tight. I have had three of them. I don't like the floppy M4 type stocks. I have not tried the MOE stock.
  16. winknplink

    winknplink Well-Known Member

    I would venture to guess that's b/c it's a collapsible stock.(?) Isn't that the point of a collapsible stock...to be able to reduce the length of the rifle so it can be stored/transported easier? Am I missing something? You still have to adjust the thing eventually..right? ANd more options lead to more confusion...of course, you already know that.

    I'm sure there are folks like you who keep their rifles set just to their liking 100% of the time, just as I'm sure there are some of us who keep the rifle collapsed and tucked out of the way.

    IMO, it's just a frill I don't need...if it goes bang...I could care less how the stock is adjusted or how wobbly it is. But, that's just me...all function all the time over here.
  17. gunsandreligion

    gunsandreligion Well-Known Member

    yes you didn't read this
  18. Big44mag

    Big44mag Well-Known Member

    I haven't used an MOE but the CTR seems to hold up better than an adjustable ACE to larger calibers like the 458 SOCOM. I put a couple dozen rounds through the shorty with the CTR and it worked great, the Ace wouldn't collapse after 6 rounds because the tab between positions was deformed.
    I posted this earlier in the week in a thread titled 458 SOCOM vs ACE SOCOM stock. http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=467407

  19. maroast

    maroast Well-Known Member

    Holy crap! That thing is a BEAST!
  20. Gary G23

    Gary G23 Well-Known Member

    Me too. I bought my sixth CTR not long ago.

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