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vltor..vs CTR stock

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Fwdftw, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Fwdftw


    Apr 18, 2009
    Hernando MS
    Pros cons?

    Ive had the ctr..never had the vltor lookin for opinions for my new set up on the 14.5
  2. Tucson_1


    Feb 19, 2009
    VLTOR wins for the cheek weld and storage, CTR wins for low drag. Kind of two different animals.

  3. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Amarillo, Tx
    I don't like the width on any of the stocks with the battery tubes.
  4. Bushflyr

    Bushflyr ʇno uıƃuɐɥ ʇsnɾ Millennium Member

    Mar 17, 1999
    Western WA
    Well, I've not used a CTR, but most of my builds use the Vltor E-mod. I've used other stocks and they all seem to force me to either drop my head or put up with the sharp, pointy toe of the stock digging into the pit of my shoulder. The E-mod has a nice rolled toe that I can place up high on my shoulder and keep my head fully erect without discomfort.

    If you're curious I would definitely recommend giving the E-mod a try. You're definitely not losing anything to the CTR and the potential upside is pretty big.

    E-mod left vs UBR right, FWIW.

  5. Fwdftw


    Apr 18, 2009
    Hernando MS
    Low drag Tuscon?
  6. Tucson_1


    Feb 19, 2009
    Light weight, low bulk. Look up "High speed low drag" in the military context. Think "lean and mean".
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2011
  7. WhiskeyUnicorn

    WhiskeyUnicorn Mall Ninja Extraordinaire

    Nov 13, 2010
    Savannah, GA
    The ctr is light, nice, and easy. The Emod is ugly and bulky...but it sure is comfortable
  8. BBJones


    Mar 2, 2010
    EMOD is pretty heavy. You might want also consider an IMOD. Less weight and same cheekweld.
  9. 12131

    12131 Monkeyboy CLM

    Nov 17, 2006
    God's Country (Texas)
    What he said.
  10. 12131

    12131 Monkeyboy CLM

    Nov 17, 2006
    God's Country (Texas)
    Btw, I don't particularly care for the VLTOR Emod (for reasons stated above), but I do like their original Modstock.
  11. Alaskapopo

    Alaskapopo NRA ENDOWMENT

    Feb 6, 2000
    The VLTOR Emod is my favorate stock for feel. I have them on most of my AR's.
  12. ronin.45


    Apr 24, 2008
    I've owned the Vltor mod-stock(clubfoot) and the CTR. I prefer the solid lockup of the CTR. I don't have an issue with cheekweld on either. I also don't need the storage.
  13. crazymoose

    crazymoose Nonentity

    Feb 9, 2005
    It really depends on the bone structure of your face. I find standard stocks, the CTR, and the UBR to be extremely uncomfortable. I like a wider cheek rest, and usually go with the EMOD or the SOPMOD. The ACS is pretty good, as well.
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  14. Tucson_1


    Feb 19, 2009
    I've had the VLTOR Clubfoot for a several years and I've liked it but I recently moved it from my 5.56 rifle to my S&W 15-22 which has a scope. I moved it to the scoped rifle for the improved cheek weld and I moved the MOE stock from that rifle to my 5.56 rifle. I'd like to check out the CTR for the improved lock-up that you're talking about. I like the sleek look of the Magpul design.
    Before switching them around:
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2011
  15. WayaX

    WayaX Lifetime Member

    Feb 27, 2007
    It's really apples to oranges. A more apt comparison is the Emod vs the ACS. In which, get whichever brand name gives you more tacticoolness.

    But back on point...

    The Emod is heavy, therefore it goes well with an AR that you plan on hanging a bunch of things off of (light, laser, ipod, toaster, etc). The CTR is significantly lighter, and if used on a weapon with a rail system, makes the gun feel front heavy. The opposite is true if using an Emod on a gun with plastic handguards and no tactical goodies. Also, if you have nothing to power with batteries, the Emod loses a lot of it's appeal. But as people stated before, they're not really all that comparable.

    For my AR-15, I use a Magpul ACS since I have a light, optic, and magpul AFG to balance the gun out. I got a decent deal on the ACS, otherwise, I would've just as readily gone for the VLTOR.
  16. surf


    Jul 7, 2010
    As we can see much is user preference and to each their own.

    Like many here, I own numerous stocks including most mentioned in this thread. For myself in a carbine, weight is weight and bulk is bulk and balance is overrated IMO. So I prefer lighter and the Vltor Modstock, IMOD or the CTR is a better choice. In some of my SPR type rifles I will go for a heavier stock and tend to prefer my UBR's. I do like the pillow feel of the Emod and the Sopmod's but they are just too heavy and my EMODs are still too long for when I want the stock fully collapsed when in full gear. IMO they are also too bulky for pure speed when doing combat type shooting. The size of the stock is just too much of an interference when really snapping the weapon around. Again for myself on a carbine weight is weight and bulk is bulk.
  17. Michigun

    Michigun Miss Michigan?

    Mar 1, 2001
    Michigan, USA
    I'm a VLTOR fan myself.
  18. TedG

    TedG Infidel USA

    The IMOD is a very good stock, and I like the storage ability.

    Last edited: Jan 16, 2011
  19. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
    Both are nice,......if I had to choose I'd pick the Vltor.
    I prefer the MagPul UBR though