Polymer FAL Para Stock

Ethan M
by Ethan M
The Belgian company RDIH was present at SHOT Show with a lightweight polymer stock for the paratrooper variants of the FAL and LAR’s.

While a rifle with the stock installed was not available – we were able to handle the stock itself. The construction appears solid and well constructed. I believe a tube-stock cheek pad would mount securely on this stock, such as the one from ITC.

The folding mechanism lacked the locking tab present on the Para FN LAR variants. I don’t mind it either way, but some may be used to one and not the other.

RDIH has drawings available as a PDF on their site

From their website

Like most upgrades, cost adjusts my interest considerably. I’ve contacted one of the USA distributors for pricing and availability. Distributors are listed in Canada, most European countries, as well as an assortment of other countries on their website.

. www.RDIF.be

Ethan M
Ethan M

Ethan's firearm interests are mostly with Cold War era select-fire weapons and their semi-auto counterparts.

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  • Santi Santi on Jan 19, 2014

    I am in need of a new Fal stock but man, it's just not attractive and I can not adjust the length of pull. I refuse to put an ar stock adapter on it. looks silly. I appreciate the effort in this design. I think someone will love it though.

  • Big daddy Big daddy on Jan 21, 2014

    I truly believe in trying to keep a weapon as light as possible without it affecting recoil. But even more important is balancing the weapon. An off-balanced weapon is worse than a heavy weapon IMO. Not that I am an expert, it's a personal opinion based on some military service and my own guns. I love the FAL and really want one, hopefully eventually I will get one. If I do this would be the last thing I would put on it. Now if I had to hump the thing 20 miles or so into combat maybe I would use it. Maybe the FAL would be the last rifle I would want to carry that distance along with it's ammo and magazines. Since I will not have to do that, ever, I would not want this anywhere near my FAL, if I had one.