Manners Elite Carbon Fiber Stock

A friend of mine, Nick Betts of Krupto Strategic, posted up this picture on a Facebook group page. The stock system caught my attention. It is a Manners Elite Composite stock made of Carbon Fiber. As you can see from the picture above, it can fold.


Here are some more photos I found on Precision Rifle Blog. Cal Zant, the author of the article goes into detail behind his choice of this stock system.

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The stock I chose was Manners’ folder model. While most shooters are familiar with a folding chassis system like the AICS, it isn’t as common on this style of tactical stock. But a folding stock can make a few things more convenient. First, you don’t have to remove the adjustable cheek rest to get adequate clearance for your bore guide and cleaning rod. So it can be convenient when you’re cleaning or working on the rifle.

More importantly for me, a folding stock makes it easier to transport with a suppressor attached. So instead of having to take my suppressor off before I put it in the case (and then screw it back on next time I shoot) … I can just leave it on all the time. I know there are some suppressors with quick detach connections, but there aren’t many good reviews on those when you’re talking about precision. It’s common to hear shooters claim a quick detach suppressor negatively affected their accuracy, and even if it’s minor … they end up leaving it off more times than not. I went with a direct thread suppressor to avoid that possibility, and the folding stock gives me the option to simply leave it on all the time (and it still fit in a standard size case).


Depending on what options you choose these stocks can cost anywhere from $600-$1000. Go to their website for more info.

Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

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  • JumpIf NotZero

    I can’t take this company seriously until they stop molding in big blotchy texture like its the 1980s.

    I haven’t looked at their layup of the composite, or know anything about the resin or process they’re using – but they’re showing a big red flag with that texture.

    • Tom Morley

      They’ll do a standard camo pattern if you ask.

      • MacK

        Thats not really the point…

        • Tom Morley

          Manners has been the top choice for most pros for the last 2 years.

          • Dan

            Let’s back up with the claim of “most pros”. To be clear the majority of the top 100 shooters in the PRS series.

    • Greg

      They are probably the best most desired stocks out there. I think they will be fine without your business.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Your carbon fiber stock ad doesn’t mention the weight.

  • G0rdon_Fr33man

    I can´t take a company having the word “strategic”in its name. I mean, they are not even tactical, they are strategic… I suppose they have their own airlift wing as well…