[GAO] Got Wood For Your AR?

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WoodForAR15.com was at the Great American Outdoor Show. They make wooden furniture for the AR-15 platform.

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At the show the cheapest set was $169.

 

Here are some pictures from their website of how the furniture is made.

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There aren’t any prices that i could find on their website, but you can contact them for more information.

1017 W 8th Ave
PO Box 1108
Mitchell, SD 57301
Phone: (605) 996-7474
Fax: (605) 996-7480
sales@woodforAR15.com


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.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • BattleshipGrey

    The furniture looks great, but I’m not much of a collector of beauty queens aside from Mrs. Grey.

    • iksnilol

      Eh, the stock is kinda tactical. Should be fantastic for bashing in faces… or paddling down a creek.

  • DanGoodShot

    My grandfather in-law has an ar with a set on it. It looks nice but man, that thing is heavy! Benchrest shooter that’s for sure.

  • M.M.D.C.

    Flame walnut on a black anodized AR – no. But I would go for some straight grain walnut done this way:

    • Budogunner

      Dat mass, tho…

      “Wooden” this make any AR super heavy?

      • Bigbigpoopi

        Another great pun from Ichiyon.

  • wetcorps

    Patrolling the Mojave almost makes you wish for a nuclear winter.

    • Evan

      Not sure what that has to do with wooden AR furniture, but I certainly agree.

      • David Lowrey

        It’s from fallout new vegas. The service rifle(AR15) had a wood furniture set like this. NCR troopers occasionally say that(the guys that carry the rifle).

        • Evan

          AH. I don’t play video games. The Mojave is horrible though.

          • iksnilol

            I’ve kinda always wanted to wander the Mojave. Seems like a good one-time experience 😛

          • Evan

            If you like rattlesnakes (I like rattlesnakes) it can be kinda cool cause of the rattlesnakes. If you don’t like rattlesnakes, there’s really no redeeming features at all. My ex-mother-in-law told me that back in the 60s she used to go camping out there. I didn’t ask, but I assume drugs were involved, because if you’re NOT on drugs, it’s awful. Except for the rattlesnakes. I got pretty good at catching them.

          • iksnilol

            I take it you might have a fondness for rattlesnakes?

            I like the vast emptiness of deserts. How the heat/cold purifies your thoughts by first turning you into mush. I like that sensation.

          • Evan

            Yeah, rattlesnakes are awesome. I like animals that can kill people. I don’t think it’s particularly dangerous to catch rattlesnakes if you know what you’re doing, either. Just maintain positive control of the head, and it can’t bite you.

            I despise deserts. I don’t find my thoughts purified by them at all, I find the extreme heat hardly bearable, and the vast expanse visually boring to downright trashy looking. Give me a good woodland any day. I love the woods.

          • iksnilol

            Woods are fun, though kinda hard to process.

            I think it is a consequence of my bad vision. I was used to seeing the world blurry, so I struggle with processing everything in ultra HD (AKA reality). Something like a desert is easier to process, mountains are the worst (horizontal surface turned vertical is really overwhelming).

          • Evan

            I’ve always had hyperacute vision (20/5), so that’s never been an issue for me. I love the sights, sounds, and smells of the woods. Also, woods have seasons, a woodland in summer is entirely different in fall, and even more so in winter. You basically get four landscapes in one. Basically my only problem with the woods is that I’ve never actually seen a bear. All my friends have seen bears, I’ve seen bear spoor, but I’ve never actually seen a live wild bear. It’s a shame.

          • iksnilol

            Eh, bears aren’t that fun. It goes like this: “Woooah, so beautiful, a bear… AH F***, THAT’S A BEAR!” At least that’s how my thought process went.

            But your eyes are 20/5? Like at 20 feet you see what people usually see at 5 feet? That’s pretty cool in case you don’t know. I’d do very bad things to have eyes that good… Then again, bad vision does have its advantages (take them off in case of something ugly or repugnant).

          • Evan

            I’ve seen a cougar, and it was really cool but I was wise enough to leave the area and let the cougar do its own thing. I imagine a bear would be a similar situation.

            Yeah, my eyes are that good. It was awesome in the Marine Corps, I could shoot to the 500yd line easy as all hell. Since I got out almost 9 years ago, I haven’t had the opportunity for any long range shooting, and I would probably need some refresher training to be able to hit anything that far. I can still spot things farther than anyone else though.

          • Tom

            I have been once, it snowed!

          • iksnilol

            Nuclear winter?

            xD

          • Evan

            I saw it snow there once, and then I once had a flight out of Vegas delayed because of snow.

          • Vince

            I camped in and explored the Mojave for going on 40 years. Had a whole group that had Baja Bugs or trucks. Our Baja Bugs were faster and we often had to wait for the trucks but that just gave us time to look around. If you get to know the high desert you can not escape the beauty.

            Another thing I loved is we went over 9 hours in one day and never crossed a property line or a gate. The land belongs to the American people and is there for us to respectively use with out asking for anyone’s permission. Since moving to TN I feel closed in. ALL the property is private except for two tiny national forests that are hundreds of miles away. I have lived in FLA (twice), VA, NJ, PA, CA, the high Rockies of CO and now TN where because of finances and money I am stuck. That and every single member of our group but me is dead. I miss the desert and the mountains every single day.

            Anyone that does not like the high desert has probably not spent enough time there to learn to appreciate the beauty and the amazing amount of wild life there.

            I am not an AR guy but if I had one I would like a flat top with scope and walnut stock. Would make it feel like real rifle to me.

          • Zwerg

            How exactly is the the Mojave horrible? It’s incredibly beautiful, full of history and has thousands of miles to off-road on and shoot on. Yeah you’re right, real horrible…

          • Evan

            Your definition of beauty must differ substantially from mine, as I find desert to be the least attractive landscape imaginable. The open space for shooting is nice, but a lot of that is countered by the fact that it’s in California (at least, the area I’m familiar with is). I’ve never done any real off-roading, I prefer hiking, and hiking through the desert is miserable. I’m more of a Northeast mixed forest kind of guy. You can keep the deserts.

          • Sam Green

            Your not alone. When Uncle Sam retired me I needed a less cold place to hang my hat as I got dinged up & dented during active duty.

            I thought long and hard and ultimately decided on the West Coast of Florida. My decision was based on climate and the fact that Florida has a limitless supply of clean water, as the entire state sits on a aquifer.

            I did however try to be smart and selected a home that sits flat in the middle of a protected oak sanctuary. Big trees have big roots and the bigger the roots, the less chance of being near a limestone sinkhole.

            Decision thus far is paying off. California and Arizona are in an epic drought and strangely, Florida has not seen a hurricane in a decade. Good for me, as big trees that fall onto houses during hurricanes are always a risk. I did make sure not to buy a wooden house, stucco over concrete offers some squash protection.

            I see this factor every day. On the side of my house is a massive oak tree that fell on it’s side probably 100 years ago, the trunk is sitting sideways about twenty feet and sprouted a second top. It’s an awesome tree, but it shows that even a monster oak, is no match for mother nature in a hurricane.

            PS< California with it's draconian gun laws were a huge factor as well. Also as far as these wooden stocks go, I think they're pretty neat. The guy that owns Lucid is a stand up fellow and his customer support is exceptional. I bought a Lucid red dot when they first were introduced to kick it's tires and check it out.
            I sold it to a buddy, as I was happy with what I had been using. But I wouldn't hesitate to do business with them.

          • R Dennis Roberts

            Spent many weekends and shot many a jack rabbit and Coyotes out there, many years ago. It’s a great place to be in the mornings and early evenings.

          • Joshua Madoc

            Some people think Yharnam is beautiful to look at.

    • Madcap_Magician

      Epic reference.

  • Anonymoose

    Keep it classy.

  • Iggy

    Based on my observations, most readers on this blog get wood for ar’s… sorry, not sorry.

  • Jimmy

    My first mod to my first AR! mine came from Rock River, they used to carry them, same pattern. Ironwood Designs has some nice stuff, too.

  • Evan

    I think Turnbull did something like this a few years ago, it looked good with their finish that they do. But if you’re gonna go for wooden AR furniture, don’t go with the flattop upper. The wood + rail look just doesn’t work.

    • mouse

      I heartily agree

  • LazyReader

    huh huh, wood

  • What does “GAO” mean? It totally distracted me from making a joke about physiology and firearms.

    • You’re not the only person to wonder. I thought it was Government Accountability Office at first.

  • Madcap_Magician

    I find wood-furnitured A2-configuration AR-15s quite attractive, but it seems like the part of the stock over the buffer tube must be pretty thin.

  • rs

    I have a Lucid set on an AR. It fit precisely and was no trouble at all to install. But, I find that the charging handle scratches the top of the buttstock. I’ll be putting a side-charging upper on this summer.

  • Vizzini

    If you put on wooden furniture, it’s not an evil black rifle anymore, and won’t scare the gun-grabbers, right?

  • Bob O

    Make me a wooden lower from a tropical, super dense hardwood. Better yet make the plans so anyone can make one from tools with home depot (better your local woodcraft store)

    • Anonymoose

      That’s could prove problematic, as it might swell or warp and move the trigger group and mag around.

  • USMC03Vet

    Now that the AK industry has largely ditched antiquate wood the AR picks it up!

    We live in strange times.

  • Don

    What a s****y website, especially their “How it’s made” page.

  • Sulaco

    Looks nice but I worry about heat build up under the wooden forarm, no? As to the Mojave I spent a year in the middle of it at Edwards AFB and the one item of knowledge I took away from that experience was ITS FREAKING HOT! Like 114 and UP a lot of days in a row!!!

  • Dominic

    Yes please. Take my money!

  • Jamie Clemons

    Wood looks so much nicer than all the plastic these days.