NEW BRN-180 Classic Stock From Brownells

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NEW BRN-180 Classic Stock From Brownells

Brownells has (at long last) released the Classic Stock for the BRN-180 family of firearms. It mimics the look of the original AR-180 stock for fans of the traditional design.

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Original AR-180 stocks had a folding mechanism that was weak and prone to breakage. The new version appears much more robust, with a folding joint that functions like a DoubleStar ACE mechanism.

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Like the original, the Classic Stock does not feature any sling mounting points. Instead of stock-mounted sling loops, the AR-180 had a sling loop at the bottom of the pistol grip.

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Unlike the original, this stock can be used on a wide variety of guns thanks to its 1913 Picatinny rail attachment. Two cross screws clamp onto any receiver with a vertical rail section. Other features include left-side folding, a weight of 14.8 ounces, and 10 inches in length.

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The Classic Stock is listed at $199.99. It is available for backorder at the time of writing.

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From Brownells:

Better late than never, Brownells is happy to finally bring the BRN-180 Folding Stock to the loyal BRN-180 customer base.

Keeping in line with the rest of Brownells BRN-180 project this stock takes its origin and styling ques from the original AR-180 but incorporates more modern materials and functional design to offer a stock that looks the part and preforms great.

The stock itself is a polymer construction while the folding mechanism has been designed from the ground up and is a metal construction.

The mounting attachment method for the folding mechanism is a 1913 Picatinny clamp so not only with it fit on Brownells BRN-180 style lower receivers but it will also work on other 1913 Picatinny mount firearms receivers that are becoming increasingly popular.

The stock folds to the shooters left and is a slim design so it adds minimal width when folded, and is out of the way when firing the gun in the folded position.

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Daniel Y
Daniel Y

AKA @fromtheguncounter on Instagram. Gun nerd, reloader, attorney, and mediocre hunter. Daniel can still be found on occasion behind the counter at a local gun store. When he is not shooting, he enjoys hiking, camping, and rappelling around Utah.

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  • H538 H538 on Mar 28, 2022

    I love all the retro’ish stuff brownells makes, I only wish that it was in stock.

  • Mongo Mongo on Mar 28, 2022

    The 1913 rail was never designed for the loads of a stock. Its a poor interface for such and I have no idea why several companies have decided to place them as a stock interface.

    • Reggie Watts Reggie Watts on Mar 31, 2022

      @Mongo They work fine after 10s of thousands of rounds, I think it'll be okay