Leapers UTG Introduces New S1 Stock

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Leapers has introduced a new AR-15 stock, resembling a combination of the Magpul CTR and the SOPMOD stock. From the press release:

With features requested by the law enforcement community and sportsmen alike, UTG’s new tactical stock is designed to perform in any capacity and will become an indispensable part in a perfect firearm setup. With an 8″ retracted length, it is already extended right off the start to allow for modern shooting stances without the need for further manipulation, but still short enough for use with body armor or by smaller frame individuals. It can be extended to a maximum of 12″ length of pull with 6 adjustable positions to complement almost all shooters. Despite its extremely rugged design with twice the material strength of a standard AR stock, it is still light enough to be carried for a long duration of time without fatigue. A thick rubber shoulder pad can take the edge off of those punishing caliber variants. The built-in twin battery compartments, easily accessible via two integral rubber plugs, can house up to 4 CR123 batteries on each side, and also lend the stock its unique shape and generous cheek weld on the outside surface, which provides a comfortable cheek rest without adding additional padding. Military or law enforcement personnel will immediately feel comfortable with the mechanics of this stock, since the adjustment tab has the same shape and position as a standard butt stock. The delta shaped frame has an integral sling loop for slings up to 1.5″ in width, as well as an ambidextrous sling swivel adaptor for use with single point QD style slings. Convenient, easy to use while elegant and strong in design, the new S1 Stock from UTG is already a classic in its own right.

Though the LMT SOPMOD stock still retails for $200, as per LMT’s website, a number of near-clones have come out recently for those looking for a similar look or utility. This Leapers stock is yet another option for those looking for a stock like that.



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 can be reached via email at nathaniel.f@staff.thefirearmblog.com.


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  • Keith

    $77.97.

    • dave

      deal
      breaker

      • Nemo

        It’s the whole kit with buffer, spring, tube, end plate, nut, and stock.

        • Grindstone50k

          So, like $20 worth of stuff?

    • nova3930

      You’ve got to be $#!^^!/& me. A BCM Gunfighter stock, which is fantastic, is only $55. Magpuls MOE line is about the same price….

      • Jared Vynn

        The bcm gun fighter stock kit is $120.
        The leapers s1 stock kit is $77.97.

        • nova3930

          Didn’t realize it was the full kit but still the bcm kit is 110, less of its on sale and I guarantee that extra $ gets you a stock that’s far and away better. Looking at the specs on their website, they don’t list materials composition or anything else of real utility. That tells me they’re not worth listing. So again even as a full kit not worth the 77 bucks

          • kagami

            neither does BCM. Unless you think “strongest light-weight polymer stock” constitutes material composition.

            not that I’m not agreeing with you though.

          • nova3930

            Was thinking more about the associated hardware, like the RE, end plate, etc etc than the stock itself since it is the full kit. BCM lists their RE as mil-spec 7075T6. UTG doesn’t even tell you if it’s commercial or mil-spec diameter…

          • kagami

            Hm, yea you definitely have a point there. I’m ashamed for not having thought about that earlier when I replied to you now…

          • nova3930

            I do agree I’d like to know more about the polymers they and others use but since theirs and magpuls are all proprietary as far as I know, we’ll probably never see it. Course don’t know how much good material specs do compared to just seeing the drop test Larry Vickers did with the BCM. 20ft mortar drop with no breakage and no loss of function.

    • Grindstone50k

      lolno

      UTG is never worth that much.

  • some_guy

    Great, more Chinese made garbage.

    • Jared Vynn

      This is one of their products that is made in the USA.

      • Vitsaus

        You mean made over there, and shipped here for assembly.

        • Jared Vynn

          They couldn’t use the “made in USA” if it was only assembled here. They have a specific section on their website for their made in the USA products.

  • Russ

    I’d say more STR than CTR given the wider cheek-weld and battery compartments.

  • Vitsaus

    Ah, so at last a SOPMOD for shooters on government assistance.

  • Laserbait

    Every UTG product I have seen, or held, has been true garbage. I’m sure this will piece will rise to that same level of mediocrity.

    • ClintTorres

      Their stuff ain’t that bad for range toys considering the price point but, no, no one is taking UTG products to war with them.

    • The UTG Pro stuff is made in America and, IMO, a cut above regular UTG. I have a UTG Pro AK side mount that is excellent.

      • Mack

        I agree, i have ran multiple of there UTG pro rails and they are solid. Also really like there bi-pods! All at great prices.

  • Wetcoaster

    So, still garbage, but now more expensive?

    • Jared Vynn

      relative to an lmt or other premium stock this is a cheap stock. Relative to a factory standard (any brand ar15 under about $800) or brands like tapco and ATI (both made in the USA as well) it is of comparable or even superiory quality at a better price.
      The actual cost of the stock is likely about $40 as the kit with the buffer tube, spring, and, buffer go for about $35-50. So it is not garbage nor expensive.

  • While the LMT SOPMOD is ~$200, the B5 SOPMOD is ~$100 and IMO just as good. That the one with the battery tubes. There is a version w/o that storage for a bit less, probably a little more than the UTG product. I’d go with B5 or the Magpul at least until this stock has a track record.

  • its attractiveness really depends on its price point