Want a Custom Gunstock? Boyds Gunstocks is the Place!

    I had the opportunity to visit with Dustin Knutson, General Manager at Boyds. If you’ve never seen one of their stocks (or some of their work) I highly recommend visiting their website and checking out their offerings.

    Their goal is to build a stock for your rifle in five days for about $100. Their website lists a staggering number of products they can build a stock (or grip) for (and they state over 100,000 makes and models for under $100). The stocks are shaped from a laminate in basically any color combo you could conceive, then are machined into shape, finally being hand finished by one of their employees.

    A couple of their new interesting products are their adjustable length stock and an adjustable cheek-weld. The adjustable length stock can be done without tools very rapidly. It simply rotates, you pull it to desired length, then rotate it back. The cheek weld requires a tool, but that is not something you’d generally be changing frequently anyway.


    Adjustable cheek weld. The stock is wood but it really felt like a composite.


    Adjustable length stock.


    A friend of my swears by their stocks, so it looks like I need to give them a try too.  I really think they give a great distinctive look to a gun.

    Like them on Facebook or follow them on twitter @boydsgunstocks.

    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and writes for a number of publications, including The Prepared, a site devoted to self-preparedness. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

    You can reach him at tom.r AT thefirearmblog.com