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Who Prefers the A2 Fixed Stocks?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by amprecon, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. amprecon

    amprecon Well-Known Member

    I bought a RRA LAR-6 a while back and ordered it with the 6-position collapsable stock and thought it looked cool and all and it was functional. I actually set it for the position that fit me the best and leave it there. There is a little wobble to it.

    Then I bought a LAR-8 with the fixed stock and fell in love with it. It seems to be the perfect length and is solid with no wiggle and gives a sense of quality and stability.

    So now I'm looking at replacing the collapsable stock on the LAR-6 for a fixed one.

    So, anyone else out there prefer the fixed stocks on their AR?
    Anyone interested in trading their fixed stock for a collapsable....?

    DEAHEAT member

    You just didn't buy the right one.......


    Magpul duhhhh
  3. Balrog

    Balrog Well-Known Member

    Yea the Magpuls are much better than other collapsibles.
  4. 68wj

    68wj Well-Known Member

    I like the fixed stocks. Perfect LOP for me, strong, and handy storage. I am a civvy and don't wear body armor or 782 gear anymore so I don't need the adjustability for various tactical situations.

    However, I built my AR so that my wife could comfortably shoot it too and the adjustable stock works well in that regard. I also got a deal on a decent adjustable stock for cheaper than the fixed.
  5. Rexster

    Rexster Well-Known Member

    Thus far, I do prefer the A2 stock. I have long monkey arms, with not much meat on my chest, and never favor using a collapsible in any position other than full extension. My AR even has a KAC single-point sling attachment that extends the stock by 1". A collapsible stock does facilitate storage at times, of course.

    My body armor is quite thin, so that is not a factor.

    If one is going to try clearing a malfunction by hitting the stock on the ground, make sure to collapse it first!

    That being said, I am looking into a spare AR, and may go with a collapsible stock.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2011
  6. RockyMtnTactical

    RockyMtnTactical Well-Known Member

    It just depends, but I do like the fixed stock in some cases. I prefer the A1 length though.
  7. Robert

    Robert Moderator

    I have a JP fixed stock on my AR, I could not be happier.
  8. wnycollector

    wnycollector Well-Known Member

    +1 on that. I have two AR, both with A1 stocks.
  9. Al Thompson

    Al Thompson Moderator Staff Member

    Ditto the M16A1 stock.
  10. Z-Michigan

    Z-Michigan Well-Known Member

    Fixed stocks are good, but A2 is too long for me. I'm a little guy, only 6' tall and 36" sleeve length. For NBA players A2 is great. Seriously, the extra length of an A2 works well on a target range when not wearing much gear or heavy clothing, but is way too long when moving and shooting or wearing a lot of stuff (coat, backpack straps, etc.) on your shoulder. Like #6, I like the A1 length better, which is available from Cav Arms or in the form of the ACE ARFX stock.

    Mmmmm I love the smell of fanboy in the morning. Magpul makes decent stuff, but VLTOR stocks are nicer in several ways and have a much tighter fit than the MOE, and vs. the other Magpuls when not using the friction lock or when it isn't working right. And I won't even start talking about the SOPMOD.
  11. gun addict

    gun addict Well-Known Member

    what's the advantage of the magpul over the standard collapsible stock?
  12. alemonkey

    alemonkey Well-Known Member

    There is only one answer...get both.
  13. Horvath819

    Horvath819 Well-Known Member

    I prefer collapsible stocks because of the versatility. I just ordered a Magpul MOE stock for my DPMS, I think they look badass.
  14. MMcfpd

    MMcfpd Well-Known Member

    I prefer the A1 to the A2, but for N2CH irons shooting even that's a tad too long. The Ace ARFX is the same length as the A1 and the Ace ARFX-E (Entry) stock, meant for use with body armor, is just too short.

    But the Ace ARFX-E with a DPMS Buttstock Extender is just right for me:

    Compared to an ARFX:
  15. RockyMtnTactical

    RockyMtnTactical Well-Known Member

    Less wobble.
  16. FlyinBryan

    FlyinBryan Well-Known Member

    the bushmasters we have now both have the standard 6 position and they are ok.
    we did have a pair of colts that had the a2 stocks. they were model 6700c match target rifles.

    if there was anything on the colts that i did like more (they were terribly heavy) , it would be the a2 stocks, but then again, with the 6 position stocks i can close them all the way and fit them sideways on the top shelf of the safe, leaving more room for long guns below

    lol @ "smell of fanboy"
  17. viking499

    viking499 Well-Known Member

    What is the difference between the A1 and A2 stocks?
  18. rtn

    rtn Well-Known Member

    The A2 is a rock solid platform. I use my A2-configured rifle offhand and with a sling. It is heavy, balanced and perfect for long distance shooting.

    A well made collapsible with a lightweight upper is great for mobility and flexibility.

    Different tools for different tasks.
  19. MMcfpd

    MMcfpd Well-Known Member

    5/8" in length (A1s are shorter).

    The early A1 stocks have a different sling swivel and their buttplate has no trapdoor and is glued on:

    The A2 stock bodies are made of stronger material.

    There were some A1 length stock bodies made with the A2 material, but they're rare and usually expensive. The A1s are usually plenty strong enough.

    The Cavalry Arms A1 length stocks (C1) are strong material, but with less robust buttplates. The later A1 and A2 buttplates will fit them, and Fulton Armory sells them with A2 buttplates.
  20. offthepaper

    offthepaper Well-Known Member

    I have both an 20" with A2 stock and a 16 " carbine with an adjustable stock. I much prefer the fixed stock to the adjustable. But the adjustable does look cool. I've thought about putting an A2 on the carbine. Never really tried an A1 stock.

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