- Built-In Non-Rotating quick detachable (QD) socket
- Lightweight design
- CNC machined
- Easy to install
- Made in the USA
- Material: Billet 7075-T6 aircraft grade aluminum
- Weight: 3.2 oz.
- Finish: Mil-Spec Type III Class 2 Hard Anodized
- Mil-Spec carbine length or A5 length receiver extension (buffer tube)
Note: Buffer Tube, Buffer, Buffer Spring, Sling, QD Sling Swivel, Castle Nut, and End Plate are not included.
The new Light Weight Buttstock (BAD-LBS) from Battle Arms Development is about as light weight as it gets, weighing in at a mere 3 ounces. In the tactical world of military and law enforcement there is a saying of "pounds equal pain". What this means is the last thing you need is heavy furniture that adds weight to your rifle or carbine when you already have 20lbs of gear on. When you need to carry your weapon for extended periods of time during a lengthy hunt, training exercise, or real world situation the less amount of weight you can carry means less physical stress on your body. Less physical stress keeps you in the game longer. Period.
A lighter weapon platform is easier to wield and faster to deploy. A lot of lightweight buttstocks claim to be packed full of "essential features" with handy compartments and nifty gadgets which certainly have their respective places in rifles in carbines tailored for a specific purpose, but the more you add to a weapon platform, the more that can go wrong. Battle Arms Development realizes this concept and created a light aluminum buttplate that easily attaches by clamping to the receiver extension or buffer tube with a single screw.
This Battle Arms Development Lightweight Buttstock is perfect for a nice lightweight build that's easy to handle for your pre-teen hunter or rugged enough for your bug out build. When it comes to building a no-nonsense, minimalist, ultra-lightweight rifle or carbine this lightweight buttstock is the answer. All of B.A.D.s products are proudly made in the USA.
Lightweight, well made, expensive.
Posted by JB on 29th Feb 2016
I purchased this for a lightweight AR build, as I wanted something light and minimal, and this pretty much fills the bill.
It's well made, weights 3 oz., and installs easily. If you're looking for a lightweight minimal stock, this is an obvious choice.
The only cons are that you're essentially spending $69 for a tiny piece of aluminum with a hole and a tightening screw in it. This seems like something that could be produced FAR more cheaply, and I'm sure we'll see the industrious people of China introducing something similar for $19.99 not too long from now.
Also, if you're a larger person, a .3" deep buttstock is not going to provide sufficient length of pull for comfort. This should be completely obvious given the product and its description, but on the odd chance you're a large person who's overexcited about your next build, you might want to add a rifle length buffer tube before it shows up at your house and you're thinking "What is this? A buttstock for ants?"
That said, those are the only quibbles. The product is well made and made in the USA, so if you need a product for a lightweight build, this is a solid choice.
Perfect stock/butt pad without any BS
Posted by John T. on 2nd Oct 2015
I like how Battle Arms is thinking outside the box. This buttstock offers everything a buttstock should have without the non-senses (useless features that add weight). It is very high quality. Highly recommended!
Posted by Unknown on 28th Sep 2015
Not nearly what I expected for the price. Seems to be way overpriced for a simple bolt on butt with no padding or functional purpose. Only saved just over 2 ounces over an adjustable stock