Product: OPSGEAR A5 MP5K-PDW Folding Stock
Materials: heavy continuous plastic with metal springs and pins
Ease of Install: simple, but a bit tight with the push pins first couple of uses
I ordered this stock at 0200 through their website with a credit card and it arrived 3 days later. Stock was in new condition with strong packaging. Made of thick strong, continuous plastic, with metal springs and pins, this stock arrived with no damage or blemishes.
Installation was the same as an A5 buttcap, with only the removal of two push pins and a couple machine screws necessary. However, the first few installation/removals were a bit more difficult due to the very tight fit of the push pins through the plastic holes. While it was a tad annoying to have to tap the push pins through, and use a screwdriver to wedge them out again, this created a VERY solid match between A5 and stock.
This stock operates just like their videos said it would. A simply-learned hand motion snaps the stock positively into the open position, from where it will not close unless another simply-learned hand motion is employed to disengage the fastener/clamp/grabby-thing and swing the marker closed. I have used this stock in many day long, impact intense days of woodsball and it has never failed to operate properly.
The stock is sufficiently long that I can screw in most 9-20oz bottles of CO2 to run air-on-gun, and with a slight adjustment of marker position, I attain a secure firing platform in the pocket of my shoulder and chest like a real rifle.
The only possible point of stress I see on this marker is on the fasterner piece where the stock part secures to the endcap part when closed. After hundreds if not thousands of open/closes, the plastic has begun to wear at point of contact and in the future may allow for the stock to close without intent, if the proper angle of impact were to occur. This has not happened yet, and I am unsure how much more wear will result, so its a wait and see game.
I give this stock a 9/10.
Again, with apologies that this is not the AK stock. However, the post did smack all OPSGEAR stocks around, so its time to smack back Also, a squadmate of mine has the folding AK stock and has had an identical experience to myself.
(*EDIT: neato bold effects for ease of reading*)
This post has been edited by arclight642: 13 September 2006 - 08:28 AM