CMMG RipStock system allows quickly deploying the collapsed AR-15 stock to a preset length in a matter of just pulling the stock back, without a need to press a lever or button to unlock it first. The core of the RipStock system is the Fastback Receiver Extension that thanks to the shape of the stock lock pin recesses allows this ratcheting function. So the Fastback Receiver Extension is not a new product per se. However, up until now, it has been available as part of CMMG firearms or in a kit along with a stock, castle nut, endplate, buffer and buffer spring. Well, now you can buy the Fastback Receiver Extension separately and use it with the stock of your choice.
Note in the above-embedded image that the rearward-facing walls of the stock lock pin recesses are angled while the front walls are straight. This design allows ripping the stock back without the need to unlock it first, yet it doesn’t let the stock collapse back when it is shouldered until the user presses the unlocking lever/button to collapse it. In order to set the length that you want the stock to stop at when pulled back, you need to install the provided indexing screw in one of the five threaded holes located between the lock pin recesses. Overall, there are 6 length positions on the Fastback Receiver Extension. This is a mil-spec buffer tube, it’s made of aluminum and has a hard coat anodized finish.
Here is the video announcement of the availability of Fastback Receiver Extension as a separate component.
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