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Magpul MOE Stock

Magpul MOE Stock - FDE

The Magpul MOE Stock is one of the best upgrades for the AR-15 platform. Strength is unbeatable, it looks dang attractive, and the comfort felt shooting it is unmatched. This is one of the best stocks I have ever used on any AR.

I recently purchased this stock in the Mil-Spec Dark Earth variation, as I am building a two-tone AR-15, and was extremely excited to put this on my carbine, but I ran into one problem. It wouldn’t fit! Meaning, the stock wouldn’t even go half an inch down the buffer tube without getting stuck. I assumed that I ordered a Commercial stock rather than a Mil-Spec, so I decided to whip out my caliper to see. To my surprise the stock and the buffer tube were both Mil-Spec diameter (1.148″) So what was causing the ridiculous amount of friction?

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I decided that it was the stock and not the buffer tube causing the problem because I had a stock on previous to the MOE. I was right. I noticed lots of wear on the bottom lip of the stock and decided to sand that out until no more wear was evident. Still wouldn’t fit. Now that’s weird. I compared the MOE with my other stock and looked down the front of the MOE. I noticed two extra contact points on either side that weren’t on my factory stock. Sure enough, lots of wear. Sand, sand, sand. After that was sanded down, it worked like a champ!

It was easy to collapse, extend, and use after. It feels extremely comfortable in the shoulder of the shooter and doesn’t look that bad either. 5/5 in my book for a great stock and quick fix.

Despite the odd sanding and extra work, this stock is well worth the time and money. I believe the problem I had was due to a factory defect because I haven’t heard a problem like it before. If anyone reads this thinking, ‘The work is not worth it’ or ‘He had a commercial stock’ Guess again. Magpul is a reliable company that I will have no problems buying from in the future.

Mike

By: Michael Reyneke

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Michael is an avid shooter who reviews hunting, survival, and tactical gear for Tactical Gun Review.

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3 Responses to Magpul MOE Stock

  1. Mark says:

    I’ve tried both the mil spec and the commercial stocks on my m&p and they both stick. I have the same stock on a bushmaster and it fits just fine. This is very frustrating. I’m going to try changing out the buffer tube.

  2. JM says:

    I am running into the exact same issue as the original poster. I’m baffled. I own tons of Magpul products and this is my second MOE stock. This is the first time I’ve ever seen a defective product from Magpul. Lets see how they handle a warranty.

  3. Matt says:

    I had the opposite problem. It moved too easily. I took a piece of card stock, in a half inch by one two inch strip and slid it around the buffer tube, slid the stock over it and fixed. The card stock disappeared into the stock and I have not seen it since, but the engagement is great with no play anymore. These are fantastic stocks.

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