Strike Industries came up with another simple yet interestingly executed product – the Pit Viper stock. In order to avoid confusion, let me tell you right away that this stock won’t work with standard AR-15 receiver extensions. It is a proprietary design that is compatible only with Strike industries Advanced Receiver Extension. The advantage of using this proprietary T-slot mounting system is the end result of a rock solid connection without any stock rattling whatsoever.
Here is how Strike Industries describes the philosophy of creating this stock:
It’s time to rethink what you really need a stock to do. It’s time to rethink what a stock can do. It’s time to reject the status quo, the compromises we all have taken for what is, rather than think about what can be. The AR as a compact platform, has always felt like an amalgamation of ad hoc fixes rather than a dedicated system of components designed from the ground up to work in harmony with the shooter. Once again, Strike Industries has the solution: the Pit Viper stock system.
One of the key features of this stock is that it can be configured to be an adjustable or fixed one. In the adjustable configuration, it provides three-position adjustability resulting in a length of pull adjustability range of two inches (10″ – 12″). In order to turn it into a fixed stock, you need to disassemble the adjustment mechanism, install the stock onto the receiver extension, install the provided fix position mounting screw and fix it in place via a roll pin. You can watch the installation process in the video embedded below.
The Pit Viper stock is machined out of billet 6061 T6 aluminum and has an anodized finish of four color options: black, red, blue and FDE. By the way, the Advanced Receiver Extension is available in the same color options. The Pit Viper stock also features a QD sling swivel socket on its either side. The skeletonized and minimalistic design of this stock result in an overall weight of 4 oz. The mounting hardware is made of steel.
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