Vitaly Bulgarov’s AR-15 DEX-stock

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So the Internet seem to have gone mental with the release of the HERA Arms CQB stock and front grip.

To complicate things further, there were a few random pictures released filling up my social media flow.

Was it the HERA once again, or another concept? They looked very similar.

The pictures looked great, but I couldn’t recognize the logotype. Were they renderings or an actual product? I’m not sure I can tell even now. (They are renderings)

The desire to know more was huge.

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Luckily, after a short while there was more information to be had:

Thanks for the positive response! Please stay tuned for more info soon. Regarding one of the questions you guys had, yes we are making a CA, NY-compliant version and we’re also trying a few ideas how to do it without destroying the design identity.”

The reply came from Mr. Vitaly Bulgarov, who is a concept designer based in California, USA. He mainly works with industries such as Computer Games, Films and Industrial Design. As you can imagine, the films he works with are movies like the Terminator, Transformers and Robocop and computer games like Stracraft 2 and Diablo 3.

He continued: “Yes, the DEX stock is a real AR-15 compatible product and we are planning to release it early to mid 2017.

They are also working on state compliant design variations, and also plan to release 3 different levels of the stock/grip combination. The levels will range from a more affordable entry level version to more expensive high-level version, with more features and more exclusive materials.

From what I gather his interest in firearms and shooting has picked up lately, and he seems to own both an AR15 and a M2 Benelli with Taran Tactical upgrades.

Back to the pictures. As you can see, the back end of the stock can be adjusted in length.

As you can understand I haven’t tried it, most likely no one has, but by the looks of it the pistol grip has an angle that normally wouldn’t suit my liking. The angle must be steeper – I think. It must be more vertical.

V-shape. Heart-looking middle.

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If they succeed in doing a nice 2k molding with that texture in some soft material, the end product would be rather nice. However it would most likely add quite a lot to the price, overmolds aren’t cheap.

If you’ve tried the Magpul K2+ grips you know the feel I’m targeting (others may have different preferences), but the wrap-around rubber could actually be even a bit softer in my opinion.

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To make a CA compliant stock, they would have to add a plate of some kind, like on the HERA CQB, to “close” the pistol grip.

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The renderings on his website are to die for, they look really great.

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Above: Black Phoenix Corp. project.

Below: “an old clunky gun I modeled and rendered in Zbrush about 6-7 years ago when I knew nothing about guns”

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Some more renderings. Unfortunately a lot of the detail is lost when the images are compressed.

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Robocop Concept below. I’m thinking AR-15 pistol here, with a brace.

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We mention the computer games already in the HERA Amrs article. Question is who influences who? There’s a little bit of the HALO BR55 Service Rifle (pictured below) involved in Bulgarov’s design, but I’m sure his rifle won’t come in 9.5x40mm M634 X-HP-SAP.

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From fantasy, back to the DEX stock, and the “real” world.

Picture below: The stock collapsed and extended, I hope it will be less heavy than the Magpul UBR.

I am also missing the possibility to attach a support mono-pod with a Picatinny at the back of the stock.

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In the renderings the plastic look like spark finish, with a high friction texture around the pistol grip. Possibly with the option to be able to change inserts, depending on the size of your hands – but this is pure speculation from my side and perhaps a hint to the producer.

The metal inserts look fabulous. By the looks of it, the large round one would work as a sling mount.

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I guess this stock is not going to be available anytime soon, but it will be a nice addition to the ever growing AR-15 accessories list.

I think they should have name the stock Bulg-AR-ov, but it seems we’re going to call it DEX.

For more information, and the coolest renderings, please check Vitaly Bulgarov’s Instagram and Homepage.



Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with an European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatic firearms, optics and sound suppressors.


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  • Anonymoose

    Magpul should collab with this guy.

  • cons2p8ted

    Reminds of how millennial discovered their favorite songs are samples of 1980’s tune. Here we are in 2016; revisiting the 1994 assault weapons ban ala thumbhole stock deja vu..albeit much pricier!

    • iksnilol

      And 1980’s songs are rehashes of 1960’s tunes.

      • Joshua

        and 1960’s tunes are…….

        nothing new under the sun after all

    • Eric S

      Masamune Shirow would like a word with you.

      • Max Glazer

        Thank you for mentioning the great man here 😀

  • BattleshipGrey

    I think two things need to happen: 1) as mentioned, steepen the grip (a lot) and then 2) price it affordably! If those things happen, I’m in.

  • rjackparis

    man, seriously looks like it’s out of deus ex human revolution.

  • Bull

    Perfect for those 3d printed lowers!

    • roguetechie

      LOL…. I have a pretty similar setup that’s indeed 3d printed… I started out with some of warfairy’s and the other stuff out of the fosscad megapack.

      However the alterations I’ve made over time have substantially altered the look from anything actually in the mega packs.

  • b0x3r0ck

    They should have just partnered up with faxon firearms and made a bullpup now that I might have bought

    • roguetechie

      Out of curiosity how would you feel about a bushmaster arm pistol based bullpup?

  • Mike

    I want one of these to make a version of a Star Citizen sniper rifle. It’s not perfect but it’ll be close enough for me. I’m thinking a 20″ barrel with a really long rail to cover as much of it as I can. What’s the most “sci-fi” looking optic?

    • Xtorin O’hern

      an Atibal Element?

    • alex waits

      an Elcan Spectre?

    • Anomanom

      NCstar Delta series or ADO series w/flip-up red dot. You said sci-fi looking, not great.

  • LazyReader

    It’s like someone was playing Call of Duty and said, WOW, I want my AR to look like Call of Duty

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  • GD Ajax

    So much time ripping off the looks of the FN P90, when people can just go buy a PS90. Might look great with an AR-57 upper though.

    • John

      Not every state allows a PS90, but they do generally allow ARs. Plus, it looks like a bullpup without being a bullpup.

      • GD Ajax

        Me, I’d take the actual bullpup. Knock offs aren’t my thing. An SBR would still be inferior to the longer length bullpups offer.

        I guess these are for people who want a bullpup but don’t want to move on from a crutch rifle.

  • derpmaster

    Looks like something out of Mass Effect.

  • LazyReader

    For those that want a P90 but have oversized fingers……..

  • Kyle

    I really like these stocks. I get that they don’t bring much in the way of added functionality but damn the aesthetic is awesome.

  • ozzallos .

    I would buy some of these if the designers didn’t price them as if they were made of 24k gold.

    • Qwetry

      Not sure where you saw the price tag as there is no mention of any msrp tho.

  • CH

    Hi, thank you so much for all the cool comments and kind words! Just so everyone’s on the same page… Not sure how this article came about witrhout anyone reaching out to us but this DEX Solid Stock is a product from our company “KILN” and is a collaboration from Designers Christophe Ha and Vitaly Bulgarov. We will release a video soon from our testing range trip, we’re still fine tuning few details like the angle on the grip and size of some parts. We will release a plate to convert the stock thumbhole to a featureless setup. We’ve been focusing on our products first so bear with us the website and media pages are slowly coming up for more infos. We have a whole line of products for the AR platform with the same design lecture and thoughts that has been put into this stock and we’re really excited about showing them shortly! Thank you everyone for all the amazing support! Stay tuned for more!
    C.

    • Louis

      Can we get on a mailing list for updates and availability? If so how.

      • CH

        Very soon! But for now you can follow us on Facebook, look for our company page called “KILN”. We will post our updates on our products regularly! Thanks for the support! 😉

        • Scott G. Jenkins

          Looked on FB for your company KlLN all I find are pages about ceramics and pottery Nothing about rifle stock design

  • commenter1

    Looks like a bottle opener on the stock.

  • Treyh007

    Looks very coooo Heavy……

  • Wellp, this meets the most basic requirement for a new AR accessory to be successful– it looks extremely cool.

  • TangledThorns

    Too sexy for words.

  • L. Roger Rich

    Legal in CA, NY and if Hillary gets elected..