Want a Custom Gunstock? Boyds Gunstocks is the Place!

I had the opportunity to visit with Dustin Knutson, General Manager at Boyds. If you’ve never seen one of their stocks (or some of their work) I highly recommend visiting their website and checking out their offerings.

Their goal is to build a stock for your rifle in five days for about $100. Their website lists a staggering number of products they can build a stock (or grip) for (and they state over 100,000 makes and models for under $100). The stocks are shaped from a laminate in basically any color combo you could conceive, then are machined into shape, finally being hand finished by one of their employees.

A couple of their new interesting products are their adjustable length stock and an adjustable cheek-weld. The adjustable length stock can be done without tools very rapidly. It simply rotates, you pull it to desired length, then rotate it back. The cheek weld requires a tool, but that is not something you’d generally be changing frequently anyway.


Adjustable cheek weld. The stock is wood but it really felt like a composite.


Adjustable length stock.


A friend of my swears by their stocks, so it looks like I need to give them a try too.  I really think they give a great distinctive look to a gun.

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Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he has embraced his inner “Warrior Hippie” and assaults 14er in his sandals and beard, or engages in rucking adventure challenges while consuming craft beer. To fund these adventures, he writes medical software and builds websites and mobile apps. His latest venture is as one of the founders of IronSights.com; a search engine for all things gun related. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.


  • NotoriousAPP

    Where is their Savage long action Tacticool stock that supports a bull barrel? Anyone, crickets?

    • JollyPolly

      Thank god they finally renamed the “Tacticool”! I cringed every time someone asked me what stock shape I had. I really like the shape and fit of mine, the laminate does seem softer than their colored lame I’ve dealt with in the past though. When I order my next one, it will be a color lam. I do wish custom barrel channels could be ordered. I sanded mine out, looks good, but it’s far from a full bull.

      • Doc Rader

        Have you tried contacting them about doing that? It may cost a little extra, but I’m sure they have the expertise in house and they seem really user friendly.

  • gunslinger

    those are pretty neat. would like a custom stock representing my school’s colors.

  • ruinator

    Love my Boyd!

  • Guest

    Love the Boyds Tactical stock I put on my rube 10/22T. More comfortable to shoot off a bench than the standard stock.

  • Bryan Charlemagne

    Love the Boyd’s Tactical stock my wife baught me for my 10/22T. More comfortable to shoot of a bench than the standard stock.

    • Doc Rader

      Yeah, I’d love to get one for my Mosin (and probably my little beater WASR10). I stupidly put a composite on it and have been regretting it ever since.