Troy M7A1 Stock Kit

Troy has announced it will offer their M7A1 stock – debuted originally as part of the Troy PDW – as a kit. The Tactical Wire reports:

West Springfield, MA – Based on overwhelming consumer demand, TROY® is adding the M7A1 PDW Stock Kit to the line of reliable, innovative, BattleReady™ advanced small arms accessory upgrades. The PDW Stock Kit will be on display at TROY® Booth (LL, #927) the NASGW Annual Meeting in Little Rock, AK.

The popularity of this highly concealable and compact stock, initially offered only with the Troy Defense PDW carbine, initiated the development of a complete upper package to satisfy demand. The TROY® M7A1 PDW Stock Kit features a rugged, retractable stock designed for close quarter 5.56 rifle builds. Utilizing a proprietary, patent pending spring, buffer system and heavy-duty latch assembly, the BattleReady™ PDW Stock Kit functions without question under intense conditions.

“We have been overwhelmed with calls and requests for our PDW stock ever since the rifle debuted at SHOT two years ago. We’re not sure who is more excited about this release: us at TROY or our customers. It’s another great example of how TROY actively listens to our loyal fans and supporters.” Molly Troy, Director of Sales.

The M7A1 PDW Stock Kit will be offered in Black and Flat Dark Earth and features Q.D. swivel holes for an optional sling attachment for cross-body wear. The MSRP is $499.

There have been a number of solutions to the problem of making very compact AR-15 variants, ranging from the elegant to the kludgy. I would be very interested to see what sort of results could be had by combining the M7A1 stock with a Dolos detachable barrel kit.

Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. In addition to contributing to The Firearm Blog, he runs 196,800 Revolutions Per Minute, a blog devoted to modern small arms design and theory. He is also the author of the original web serial Heartblood, which is being updated and edited regularly. He can be reached via email at


  • BattleshipGrey

    I know there’s the whole R&D fund to recoup, but…WOW. $500 seems a “bit” steep. I think I’ll have to wait until I see it on the “as seen on TV” shelf at K Mart.

    • Paladin

      Troy didn’t do the R&D, they licensed the design from North East Arms, a Canadian company, and it sells for $399 CAD up here. The stock does include a complete bolt/buffer assembly though, so the price is not quite as steep as it first seems.

      • Rusty Shackleford

        Are there any kind of Canadian ITAR restrictions on exporting a NEA stock to the US?

        • Paladin

          Pretty sure there’s some paperwork to be done, but I think it’s mostly on your side not ours.

    • Mark

      Brownells has the NEA ones for $350, I wont pay $500 that’s a total rip off

  • andrey kireev

    For $500 I’ll just stick with the stock I have, and buy me another AK or a Glock = /

  • Michael R. Zupcak

    $500? Are they high? And I thought the UBR was an expensive stock!

  • Jeff S

    Well, feel free to try and get one from NEA, the Canadian company that makes the stock.

  • iksnilol

    What’s the point? Can you legally CC a SBR?

    • Zachary marrs

      To look cool? Because some people might want an even smaller stock? Because I can?

      Not everything someone does needs to be justified, especially if it’s their money

      • iksnilol

        You missed my point. A SIG arm brace does the same without counting as a SBR. While this doesn’t. You can legally conceal carry an AR with amr brace, not so sure about an AR with this.

        I know everything doesn’t have to be justified but it should at least be somewhat useful.

        • Zachary marrs

          You dont need an sbr in order to use this…

          • iksnilol

            Doesn’t it count as a stock? Having it on a regular rifle doesn’t make sense considering how short it is.

          • Zachary marrs

            Some people like to have super short stocks

  • echelon

    Meh. I’ll stick with my “brace” for now. No hoops, no fuss, no infringement on my rights. And I’ll pocket the $400 left over…

    • mosinman

      well if you wanna get technical, the law preventing you from sticking this stock on a “pistol” is infringing on your rights.

      • echelon

        Yes…that was my point. Hence, sticking with the brace…

        • mosinman

          well call me capt. obvious! 🙂

  • M

    Bolt carrier/buffer fused looks funky.

    I’m assuming this is a throwback to HK collapsible stocks and like them, getting a proper cheek weld is a nightmare

    • Rocket Fiend

      Used a similar stock from a Canadian company (Can’t recall the name, at present) on a shorty 5.56 rifle. You are correct, cheek weld is a nightmare. It can, however, be fixed by placing a rubber or foam “cup” on the end of the buffer tube to rest your cheek on (something like the pads used on chair legs). This did prevent the stock from fully collapsing, but it was close.

      • Rocket Fiend

        “NEA” Jeff S mentions it below…and at a, somewhat, more reasonable price.

  • AngryBirdman

    If you owerhelmingly demand a 500$ wire stock, then you are either a Trust Funded Operating Operator or Government Funded Real Operating Operator that Absolutely Positively Needs Battle Ready PDW for The Operation. Freakin` PDW, dont you get it!? And one that is Battle Ready!. How awesome is that!? And beside having rich dad or president, you are manly enough not to mind the all the scars, loosened fillings and pulled facial hair done by aforementioned wire. Women will watch you in awe – here is the handsome and well endowed lad who will make great husband and even greater divorce settlement. Basically you are like some kind of modern Viking, Zulu Warrior and Rough Rider – all in one person. Do not hesitate, that 500$ makes all the difference between life and death during The Operation!

    • Anon

      They need to hire you to do TV adverts.

      Sales would skyrocket.

  • markgreenman

    I like it a lot, nice alternative to a folding stock as it can fire when fully collapsed, unlike the AR Folders.

    What’s the OAL with a 16″ barrel?

    • Dave S.

      Don’t know if this helps, but Brownells product description says it reduces the length by around 2 7/8″ from a regular M4 stock

  • big daddy

    I tried the LWRC stock, it was small and uncomfortable. The idea was to get something small for the truck I can get to easy. It wasn’t that much smaller than a Magpul CTR though. With a full 16″ barrel, even a pinned one it was still too long and now not well balanced with the LWRC, I dumped it. I originally ordered the NEA stock but after 3 months waiting cancelled it. I think these types of stocks are uncomfortable and really only good for a SBR/PDW weapon. It’s not supposed to be comfortable really, it’s main objective is to be concealable. They are not meant for normal rifle length barrels and do not work well with them. The brace is the way to go right now.

  • Jeff Smith

    Is there any difference between this and the North Eastern Arms stock? Their stock is $150 less.

  • bwilly

    For $200 and a little wait, you can put a real stock on, and use a shorter barrel!
    Suddenly nfa is the cheap, preferable way to approach things…..

  • Cymond

    As others have mentioned, the original is from NEA. Here’s some detailed pics I saved from an someone selling one online (auction? forum? I don’t remember).

  • nature223

    really spendy for a bit of kit, we all could just about make at home.. STILL.. TROY makes nice stuff.. but the purchase point….ouch

  • toms

    Didn’t HK try then abandon a similar concept out of reliability concerns, see HK416c, Apparently chopping down the bolt carrier causes other problems down the line.

  • michaeljball

    I wonder how much shorter this is than the lwrc ultra compact stock I have (which is 400 cheaper and provides actual cheek weld)

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  • Matt Grimes

    I might buy one from Canada but Troy will never get another dime from me. I don’t need any gear designed to shoot Moms holding their babies. F**K Troy

    • Cymond

      I really like the look of their Alpha rail, and would like to put one on a short-barreled 9mm. However, I won’t buy from Troy for similar reasons that I won’t elaborate on TFB.