HERA Arms CQR stock on a California Ruger AR-556

The HERA Arms CQR stock has now appeared in the US.

The CA legal stock was mounted on a Ruger AR-556, model number 8500 with a 16.1″ barrel.

More on the Ruger rifle here.

The Ruger in the head picture has the new HERA barrel cap on it.

Looks are very similar to the A2 Flash hider. I don’t know the details of the California legislation, but my understanding is that flash hiders are forbidden, but the HERA cap is allowed?


Carbine buffer inside. It doesn’t look like this rifle is going to be too easy to handle with this stock, but I guess that’s one of the purposes with the CA laws? Note the short magazine.


Some press photos below. EOTech on the Picatinny. HERA magazine inserted.


The design with the hidden Picatinny rail is very clever.


The next big thing from HERA is most likely a product video of the stock and grip.

It is possible to pre-order the stock and grip in black, tan or olive drab and there is a notification system online when the products are available.


The pricing is a pleasant surprise.

The CQR Front Grip is just 39 USD, and the CQR Buttstock is 119 USD.

The CQR California legal buttstock is 124 USD.

Check out http://www.lanworldinc.com for more information.

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. Owning the night would be nice too.


  • BattleshipGrey

    It’s such a bummer to see CA legal semi auto rifles. I’m excited to get a free state version when my gun budget allows, but the pics of the CA version just sucks the air out of the room.

  • Dickie

    I dont see preorder available yet? Where do you see that.

    • jamesone

      Put your name and email in the “notify me” option.

  • Dickie

    And what is the rear Picatinny rail for???

    • AD

      Rear monopod maybe.

    • pun&gun

      A lot of precision rifle stocks have those. I’ve only ever seen them used for rear monopods, but I guess you could put other things there.
      I wonder if it would be a better place to stick a bayonet? XD

      • Anomanom

        Putting crazy axe blade of rail mounting there. When run out of bullet from small magazine of California, turn rifle around and use axe to chop head of enemy like viking of history

        • iksnilol

          Ivan, is that you?

  • AD

    Where does the strong-hand thumb go? I don’t see any kind of thumb rest or anything that would give it somewhere consistent to sit.

    • Cymond

      It doesn’t, that’s the point. They can’t have pistolgrip or thumbhole stocks in CA. (Ok, it’s a little more complicated than that.)

      • AD

        I know about the pistol-grip / thumbhole thing, but surely it’s not illegal to have some sort of shallow shelf or something like that on the outside so that the thumb has somewhere to sit without wrapping around the stock?

    • Anomanom

      Thumb just points forward, like if you were gripping around the magwell with your off hand.

    • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

      What most people do is get an ambi safety and use that to sort of support the thumb.

  • Dave

    Would there be any issues with mounting one of these to most bolt gun chassis’? Would be awesome to set one up with one of these but you would need the chassis to have the mounting points the exact same as on an AR

    • Jared Vynn

      Many chassis can accept ar15 stocks, you simply screw on the buffer tube than attach the stock.

  • DanGoodShot

    I like it. Idk why. Not the CA version, the regular one with the matching front grip. I do like it.

  • Phillip Cooper

    What’s the word I’m looking for…..


  • 22winmag

    Ghastly actually

  • Anomanom

    Stock looks nice, but the round foregrip just ruins the line of the gun.

  • J.T.

    Barrel cap?

  • Some Rabbit

    If AR-15s could talk, that one would be pleading “Kill. Me.”

    • gunsandrockets

  • Capybara

    Tens of millions of compliant sheep far outweigh the votes of a few million sane citizens. It’ll never happen in our lifetime. Write off this state, it’s just sustained erosion of all civil rights at this point. Really sad part is, the cancer of this state (libtard idiot voters) is infecting the surrounding states at an alarming rate. You pretty much write off Oregon, Washington and Nevada now too.

    • Andrew Miller

      Because the Californians who flee “higher taxes” bring their “nanny state BS” along when moving other places.

      That “wall” a certain POTUS candidate needs to partition the state as well as the southern border.

  • Gary Kirk

    I think it was Fulton armory (could be wrong, can’t remember) that had some “muzzle devises” like that awhile back.. Pretty much all it was is an A2 that the slots weren’t machined all the way through. And I believe that it was a little longer as well so you could have it pinned/welded to a 14.5″ barrel and still meet legal length..

  • GhostTrain81

    With this, the future operator can wall run around the battlefield informing everyone to get ready for Titanfall.

  • valorius

    The non CA model is about 5000x cooler looking. For the life of me i don’t understand why freedom loving Californians don’t move to America- preferably swing states.

  • valorius

    I’m afraid to ask…but how much?

    • El Duderino

      The price is right there. $119 for the thumbhole and $124 for the CA one. Pricing on these is actually really good when you consider it’s both a stock and a grip.

      • valorius

        Yeah, not too bad- i had expected double that, to be honest. I tend to speed read these articles so sometimes i skim right over important details.

        I want one.

  • Disarmed in CA

    F***in’ California..

  • El Duderino

    Wow it looked so good on that SBR…on that Ruger it looks like a failed project gun thrown up on Armslist to get it out of the house.

  • Darhar M.

    Perhaps Commiefornia firearm owners should have voted out of office those against 2A Rights over the decades and they would not have to deal with uglying up their firearms
    just to partially obtain features other firearm friendly states enjoy.

  • valorius

    I hit the “Notify me when available button” on the non CA stock and foregrip.

  • Squirreltakular

    I’d rather do a kydex grip wrap so that it’s easy to convert for out-of-state use.

  • mazkact

    MY EYES!!!!!! now I need to go to a safe space and drink some cocoa.

  • Leigh Rich

    Sorry California.

  • WRBuchanan

    This is the third CA legal style stock I have seen recently. I will own none of them.

    I wish these people would spend some of their money on fighting Uber Restrictive Firearms Regulations instead of trying to figure out ways around an unjust law that “Infringes ” on my 2nd Ammendment Right..

    The ATF needs to be the only entity regulating Firearms in the US. They need to be the outfit that defines what is what. And those definitions need to come directly from Congress, Not States ran by Left Wing Idiots like Gavie Newsbomb.

    Here’s the deal,,, States should not have the authority to regulate, interpret, or other wise mess with any Bill of Rights Amendment. the reason why is because if you can regulate teh 2nd A then you can regulate the 1st A or the 4th A or 5th A.

    I don’t care about States Sovereignty. The Constitution is the law for all the states. And States don’t have the right to change it to suit whomever is in powers whim.

    California has systematically been pushing to disarm it’s population every since the Democrats started Flooding this state with Mexicans 30+ years ago. The population of this state went over 50% Latino (Mexican) in the year 2000, and those people, who are not all that smart, vote mainly for Democrats..

    We had this current Gun Control Referendum on the ballot this time and it passed by 2 Million Votes! most of those people also voted for Hildegard and that’s where she got her popular vote margin.

    We have a lot of scared stupid people in this state, and this country really shouldn’t allow them to make laws that are present no where else in the country.

    One of the biggest parts of the Socialist Agenda is Gun Control! Coming to your state soon, and the next time the Dems Control everything, like they did when Obama got elected, all our guns will be gone, and this country will fall.

    Wise up and fight, instead of figuring out ways to game the system. Compromise is not an option you should look at.

  • JRCrum

    Just can’t sexy up California (and other states) legal rifles.
    And I live there…

  • JRCrum

    Would love to… but the CA GOP just vaporised itself. Honestly – a dumber bunch of idiots I have never met. They allow themselves to be roped in to stupid ideas that just end up costing THEM seats.
    It seems like they just don’t care… as long as they get on their unelected commi$$ions.

  • Mike Erwin

    I was able to handle this CA version stock at a LGS in Costa Mesa. For such a great concept they bungled the grip design.

    With the thumbhole blocking plate in place it is tough to handle the rifle.

    A redesigned grip with a thumbshelf or at the very least, redesigning the blocking plate to be installed center left for a right hander would do wonders for improving the ability for the user to get a better purchase on the grip.

    Nice concept but for kalifornistan = fail.

  • Steve Hall

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0aa98e17d5f524e8ebf632a96cb29a5e56bfb72a93764332260b40a622ae09f0.jpg Hacksaw, some gorrilla glue and black silicon seal and I converted several bullet button guns to a “featureless” ar. Removed the standard flash suppressor and put in a muzzle brake.

  • Mark Are Reynolds Ⓥ

    Where are you supposed to put your thumb with that idiotic bureaucrat designed stock?

  • GeoInSD

    This is tyranny. There were previous failed attempts to pass this tyrannical law, but the Left does not take “no” for an answer. They kept trying again and again until it was passed.

    I am glad the main sponsor of the bullet button ban is spending some prison time, ironically, for (among other things) being caught in a sting to broker the purchase of rocket launcher between what he thought were US based terrorists and Filipino Muslim terrorists. He should spend the rest of his life behind bars but, unfortunately, he only got a few years. BIG TIME hypocrite SOB!

    How is this law legal even neglecting the 2nd Amendment? Compliance with the law imposes not insignificant costs. It is my understanding that one has 3 choices: 1) turn in the gun which is a significant cost in goods to the owner, 2) register the gun and there are costs involved with that from what I hear, or 3) modify one’s AR/AK to comply so as not to require registration which also has a significant cost. How can this be legal? Think about it. Substitute AR/AK with some non-firearm device, and try to justify how that could be right or legal.

    This law is one example of how the Framers were right that the US should be a republic and not a democracy – how there can be oppression by the majority. We are being oppressed in California by the Leftist majority that keep electing moon units like Jerry Brown, Nancy Pelosi, et. al.