Review: Strike Industries Viper MOD1 Buttpad

    Last May I reviewed the Viper butt stock from Strike Industries and found it to be a rather solid option for those looking for a low-cost stock that wasn’t the overly common Magpul MOE stock. One of the complaints that surfaced in the comments is the lack of a rubber butt pad to help absorb shock when mortaring the rifle to clear a malfunction.

    Well, they listened to your complaints and have released the MOD1 Butt Pad as an add-on item. The pad showed up packaged in typical Strike Industries fashion, inside a retail ready box with attractive graphics. P1080748

    As soon as you pull the pad out of the box you find a nice molded part and a screw to attach the pad to the stock. P1080749

    The Viper stock has a small notch at the top to catch the small hook on the rubber butt pad. The screw hole mates up with the hole in the stock as well to give a nice tight fit. So tight in fact that the screw is almost unnecessary.P1080752 P1080753

    Flipping the pad over you can see the hook at the top and the protrusion that fits into the hex shaped recess on the stock.P1080755

    Once installed the MOD1 butt pad fits onto the stock like it should have been there all along, and in my opinion should be included with the stock as standard. P1080757

    Once installed I shouldered the rifle and found that the pad didn’t add any appreciable length at all. P1080765

    The rubber coating on the new MOD1 pad really enhances the feel of the stock making a good stock feel like a much more expensive one. P1080768

    If you already own a Strike Industries Viper stock, the MOD1 butt pad should be on your to buy list. With a MSRP of only $13.95 there is little reason to not buy one. You can learn more about it at Strike Industries website HERE.