ATI TactLite Stock: (Almost) The Lightest AR Stock

I, for one, am a fan of the race to the bottom focusing on weight in the modern sporting rifle market. Now, its possible for someone to build a sub 4-lbs sporting rifle using commercially available parts.


As a new option for the growing popularity of low-weight parts, ATI has their TactLite stock. which comes in at a scant 5.85 ounces. Its just shy of the MFT Minimalist stock (which is only .05 ozs lighter), but adds a more traditional shape and the ability to add a cheek riser.

It also endeavors to keep your wallet heavier. At an MSRP of $50, its a bargain for the lightweight builder. Check it out at ATI’s website.

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • TheSmellofNapalm

    Doesn’t reducing so much weight impact recoil stability?

    • JumpIf NotZero

      Yes. A 6lb AR with the same buffer and gas system will handle a lot slower than a 9lb gun for practical use (things a carbine excel at like multiple hits quickly on multiple targets).

      For competition where they want ultralight weight, they’re also running low reciprocating mass carriers and buffers, tuning the gas system to run their ammo all to recoil as light as possible.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Not sure I “get” it because for 1-3/4oz more you can get a BCM stock. Which is larger, stronger, has a better lockup design, etc. But OK, I’m sure someone want one of these.

    • Squirreltakular

      I think the BCM and Magpul SL stocks are going to be king for quite some time.

      If I was going for a super-lightweight, I’d get that new Battle Arms plate that attaches to the end of the receiver extension.

    • Vitsaus

      Don’t forget, MSRP of $50 so if you don’t mind buying a new one every couple of years you get to be high speed low drag with out spending high speed low drag money (each time).

    • mig1nc

      The Rogers Super Stock is only 7.3 oz, only 1.45 oz heavier. Still, for a quarter ounce more than the Rogers I’d rather have the BCM.

  • Cymond

    For what it’s worth, the MFT Minimalist is available for <$50 at Midway (not counting S&H). It seems these 2 stocks really will be close competitors.