[SHOT 2023] GL-CORE Impact Stock From FAB Defense

    GL-CORE IMPACT from FAB Defense (Matt Moss/TFB)

    FAB Defense have launched a new recoil mitigating buttstock. The GL-CORE Impact stock uses a patented recoil reduction mechanism with three variable settings. FAB Defense say that the stock can reduce felt recoil by up to 50% and can be used with shotguns and rifles.

    FAB Defense’s team explained to us that they believe the Impact stock improved accuracy and reduces a shooter’s fatigue by mitigating the felt recoil of the weapon. It features an ergonomically shaped rubber butt pad. Interchangeable buffer tube adaptors for mil-spec and commercial tubes are available.

    GL-CORE IMPACT from FAB Defense (Matt Moss/TFB)

    From our quick examination it appears that the rifle’s buffer tube acts on a free-floating plunger which moves in line with the rifle but is attached to a robust coil spring which can be tensioned inside the stock with the top position giving the strongest resistance to compression by the firearm’s recoil.

    GL-CORE IMPACT from FAB Defense (Matt Moss/TFB)

    With three settings the stock’s recoil mitigation setting can be changed with ease allowing shooters with different needs and preferences to use the same firearm. They also noted that it would be useful for those shooters who want to shoot but might have physical difficulties with recoil. The system features an ‘inverted positioning lever’ which can not be accidentally opened. FAB Defense say that you can “customize the level of recoil reduction to suit your needs & caliber, whether you’re shooting long range, 5.56,  or close quarters, buckshot, this buttstock has you covered.”

    GL-CORE IMPACT stock adapter from FAB Defense (Matt Moss/TFB)

    The Impact stock will be available in black, flat dark earth and olive drab green. MSRP on the new GL-CORE Impact Stock is $123.99 and will be available for order soon. Check out FAB Defense’s website for more details – fab-defenseus.com

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    Matthew Moss


    TheFirearmBlog.com – Managing Editor
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    Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written several books and for a variety of publications in both the US and UK. He also runs Historical Firearms, a blog that explores the history, development and use of firearms. Matt is also co-founder of The Armourer’s Bench, a video series on historically significant small arms.

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