View Full Version : AR Standard stock to collapsing stock

November 4, 2004, 02:07 AM
Im looking at getting an ar and i love the look of the m4 collapsing stock. However it feels teriibly uncomfortable to shoot. How hard is it to switch between the standard and the collapsing m4 stock?

November 4, 2004, 10:48 AM
I think, once assembled, it is just a matter of screwing one off and the other on, but I don't know how easy that will be just to switch them at one's whime. I have never actually done this, but I do know how it is done.


November 4, 2004, 11:44 AM
They are not difficult to swap out (take about 10-15 min), but I would probably urge against swapping it on a regular basis. I personally feel that over time as you swap them back and forth you will degrade the threads on the lower and it will accelerate wear. Better to spend another $150-200 for a second lower and just swap the upper between them.

Another alternative is to get a MagPull stock, instead of the M4 stock. This gives you the a collapsible that is as steady as a fixed, and has much better cheek-weld than the M4 stock. Got one on my franken car, and love it.