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Black stocks vs OD, Coyote, etc?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by seamaster, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. seamaster

    seamaster

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    I upgraded my stocks but kept everything all black and I'm kind-of regreting not taking the opportunity to spice it up by going with OD or tan.

    Curious what you guys think about colored stocks. Do you get bored of colors and end up going back to all black or do you still like your color choice. Pics of your AR's in different colored stocks would be nice bonus to this topic.

    Thanks,
    Seamster
     
  2. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    Different colored stocks dress up an otherwise blah rifle but it is designed that way for a reason. What operational environment are you going in that you want OD or tan?

    IMHO, the colored stocks are cool, but really serve little purpose unless you are going to paint your metal parts to match.
     


  3. Ruggles

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    Going Dark Earth on my current AR project. Variety is the spice of life they say. It serves no practice purpose at all but that is OK with me.
     
  4. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    I can appreciate the various colors but I prefer Black.
     
  5. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    I prefer foliage over dark earth, brown, OD, or tan.
     
  6. jrs93accord

    jrs93accord

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    Although I prefer black, I have gone to color on a few builds.

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    LaRue's UDE (Urban Dark Earth)

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    FDE

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    FDE

    To me, just using a colored stock is not enough. It is essential to have your furniture (stock, handguards, rail covers, VFG, pistol grip, and mags) match.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2010
  7. Jumper

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    Like camouflage, the different colors will disrupt its outline and make it harder for the human eye to recognize the shape of the gun. It may have a tactical advantage. But if there is one it is trumped by the coolness factor :cool:

    I just recently got an AR10-T and it had OD green stock, forend and pistol grip. I replaced the stock with a Magpul PRS and waited an extra 3 weeks for it so I could have it in OD. It kinda kept with the theme of the gun.
     
  8. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    FDE is my favorite, but I went with black because I wanted an ACS stock on my 16" midlength build. When Magpul offers it in FDE I'll likely switch it out. If they don't for a while, I'll just go FDE on my next build, either a pistol/SBR or an SPR.
     
  9. slewfoot

    slewfoot Random Mayhem

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    I had a brief flirtation with OD furniture. Very brief. It didn't take me long to go back to black.
     
  10. WUSSCVR

    WUSSCVR

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    OD on any firearm, whether it be a black rifle or Glock, increases accuracy by 200%! It is a scientifically reliable, proven fact! :wow:

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    :supergrin:
     
  11. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I hope to have the nards to paint my Carbine when it's finished.
    I doubt I'mm be able to do it though! :faint:
     
  12. Three-Five-Seven

    Three-Five-Seven Señor Mombo Millennium Member

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    This here's the "Black Rifle" forum. It's for people who want to discuss black rifles. Not pink rifles. Not lime green rifles. Black rifles!!!!

    What's wrong with you people????
     
  13. KalashniKEV

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    You want a "spicy" rifle? Oh, you're one of those guys...

    That's WTF I'm talking about!!!
     
  14. KalashniKEV

    KalashniKEV

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    Do your socks have to match your undies when you shoot it???

    :)
     
  15. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    I've seen some good work by stock and gun painters. That looks way more hardcore and hides the outline better than just having different colored furniture.
     
  16. jrs93accord

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    Well, they do not have to, but it may help.
     
  17. KalashniKEV

    KalashniKEV

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    It was a trick question... you shouldn't be wearing undies!!!
     
  18. Exile

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    Black suits me just fine...................I do all my best work in the dark anyway