View Full Version : AR-15 Adjustable stock owners. What position do you run?

10-16-2009, 12:18 AM
To all the AR owners out there I want to do a survey. Please participate...

My info.
Stock-M16 style
Position-0 (shortest pull)
Hand guard- Middy

I find that the 0 setting lets me establish a better/more comfortable grip closer to the muzzle. If I mag well held. Id probably run position 1.

10-16-2009, 12:22 AM
Great thread.

5' 11"
CTR stock
carbine gas
position 1 all the time

I have seen shorter guys running much longer lengths of pull than I do, so it'd be cool to see how people respond to this thread...

10-16-2009, 12:24 AM
5'11" (Long Arms/Legs)
Carbine Gas
6 pos buffer tube in position #3

10-16-2009, 12:31 AM
Depends on the which AR im running. On my scoped AR I use it on the longest setting as I find that most comfortable with eye relief. Its not too bad for me though with my 6'11'' wingspan.

10-16-2009, 12:42 AM
next to the last position gives me a perfect 13" LOP

Height - 5'10"
Stock - M4 (6 position)
Position - 5 (next to last)
Handguard M4

Richie Caketown
10-16-2009, 1:04 AM
CTR Stock
DI 16in Stag upper ( non mid)
i run it 1 position away from being full extended if im using the bipod
2 positions away if moving or supporting the rifle with my arm

10-16-2009, 1:22 AM
6' 5" (In reality, I'm taller. Bad back and neck posture.)
6' 6" Wingspan
Vltor EMOD
ADS 14.5" pinned upper, carbine gas
I keep it at #1 for general shooting, or #4 or #5 for accurate shooting.
KAC rail system, vert grip mounted all the way forward. #1=hand on grip #4-5 hand on bottom of rail system or on magwell.

For general shooting, I have my shortest LOP with my hand on the grip for max control. But for slow accurate or bench shooting, I have the LOP at max or close to it. And have my hand on the bottom of the rail behind the grip or on the magwell.

10-16-2009, 1:39 AM
Magpul ACS
Stag 6 pos tube (only 5 usable with ACS no pos 0)

in standard BDU pos 4, prone 6
With tac-vest pos 2 or 3

Winter I bet I will use 1, 2 or 3. Don't know just got stock.

10-16-2009, 6:53 AM
This is a cool question. I just put mine together, so I can't say for sure yet, but at 6-2 with a big wing span I suspect I'll usually use it fully extended or about the same length as my other AR which uses an A2 stock.

10-16-2009, 7:30 AM
6' 4" + gorilla arms
All run 1x Red dot (aimpoint or eotech)
Usually have Level IV plates and loaded carrier
Position 2 (0 being fully collapsed) works well on AR with CTR
Position 1 on Sig 556

10-16-2009, 7:30 AM
Depends on the which AR im running. On my scoped AR I use it on the longest setting as I find that most comfortable with eye relief. Its not too bad for me though with my 6'11'' wingspan.

For the love of God, are you a Condor??!!?? :eek:

10-16-2009, 7:37 AM
5' 8"
magpul ACS
14.7" carbine
position 1
I'd like to run in position 0 but for some reason the friction lock on my ACS doesnt work in that position...still has a little play.

10-16-2009, 7:40 AM
16" M4 carbine
regular collapsible stock
position 2 (0 being fully collapsed)

10-16-2009, 12:10 PM
5'7 short and fit
I run a CTR on a milspec 6 position tube I almost always run it on the 2nd position just seems right position zero gets in the way of my ASAP plate and MS2 sling. If im shooting further out I fully extend it.

10-16-2009, 1:09 PM
position 2/3, depends on what I feel like

Sick Boy
10-16-2009, 1:15 PM
13.7" Carbine
Magpul ACS
MI 12" Rail
Position 1 or 2

10-16-2009, 1:59 PM
5'7 short and fit

Short? oh well, I'm asian so I guess I'm different.

5'3 and skinny. Milspec MOE position 2 for NTCH (irons) and 3 with my cheapo scope. Dont you big guys feel un-compy on position 1?,I know the rifle looks nicer with the stock collapsed, but I dont feel compy at 0 or 1

10-16-2009, 2:24 PM
Height: 5'6
Stock: Magpul ACS
Position: 2 (6 pos. buffer tube)
Optics: Trijicon Accupoint TR24
Hand guard: 9" Noveske Rail

Height: 5'6
Stock: Magpul CTR
Position: 6 (6 pos. buffer tube)
Optics: EOTech 512
Hand guard: 9" Noveske Rail

With the EOTech's infinite eye relief, I liked running the max length of pull with the CTR. When I switched to the ACS and Accupoint optic, I had to collapse way down, to maintain cheek weld and proper eye relief.

10-16-2009, 3:08 PM
For the love of God, are you a Condor??!!?? :eek:

California condors have a 9' wingspan, Andean condors reach 11'...;), he's closer to a Turkey Vulture ;)

(sorry to waste a post)

10-16-2009, 3:33 PM
5' 9"

Aimpoint ML3, Magpul BUIS, A2 FSB...

Magpul CTR

Position 2 from fully collapsed. My nose ends up about 1' from the CH

10-16-2009, 3:46 PM
Position 0

10-16-2009, 4:28 PM
Standard VLTOR Modstock, 5-pos extension, Midlength gas, 16" barrel.

I inherited the traditional Judaic nose, so at 0 and 1 the charging handle impacts it in recoil. I usually keep it at position 2 for offhand, 4 on the bench.

10-16-2009, 7:27 PM
Position 5, midlength 16"

I'm 5'10", a Taurus, and enjoy long walks on the beach

10-16-2009, 9:49 PM
MOE stock
Position 6 - all the way out
16" middy
Bushnell T Dot

10-16-2009, 10:17 PM
Position 6 - All the way

10-17-2009, 7:06 AM
Magpul ACS
14.5 CMMG Upper
Eotech XPS 2
Position 1 (1st notch out)

gun toting monkeyboy
10-17-2009, 8:20 AM
I'm 5'9"
I use several different stocks.
All off them on the longest setting they will go to.

I just like them that way.


10-17-2009, 8:29 AM
Mid length
No optic yet so it might change.
Pos #4 of 6

10-17-2009, 8:51 AM
Missionary, doggy, cowgirl...


Oh, the stocks:

Ace SOCOM M4 collapsible 7 & 1/2" to 9 & 1/2": fully extended
Ace SOCOM M4 collapsible 9 & 1/2" to 11 & 1/2": haven't installed yet
Vltor Clubfoot: 3 or 4 depending
Vltor Emod: 3 or 4 depending
Bushy 6 position: 4 or 5

If I'm sighting in or shooting off the bench, fully extended for all.

I'm 6'2" with big meat-hook hands and long arms, so the most comfortable stocks are usually the longer ones: I've had to force myself to practice with any of the stocks pushed in beyond fully-extended.

10-17-2009, 5:47 PM
Missionary, doggy, cowgirl...


Might be a new thread for the off topic section. hahah.

10-17-2009, 5:57 PM
ok, here goes--
vltor emod, 5 pos. tube-
position 1- quick shooting at targets less than 25yd.
position 2- in 2pt sling, for short-midrange engagement of those deadly orange clay targets...
position 3- standing slow fire, with no sling or sling solely wrapped up in my support arm.
position 4- prone, so my right elbow is flat on the ground and doesnt start to hurt after long periods of fire.
position 5- benchrest, for smallest peep window.
im about 5'11 63/64", but it doesnt really matter, seeing as how i use all positions...

10-17-2009, 6:46 PM
magpul ctr all the way extended. I have only tried full closed (which I hated) and fully extended so far.

10-17-2009, 7:07 PM
Middy with VLTOR basic
Bench - 3rd position from zero
Standing - 2nd position from zero

10-17-2009, 7:48 PM
4 position stock..... don't know the make.. it's on my 11.5/5.5 build... when I feel like being in A-Team :p mode I shoot it full shorty... but mostly fully extended

10-18-2009, 4:28 PM
4 position M4 stock
fully extended all the time

10-18-2009, 4:33 PM
Position-4 and 5
Hand guard- Middy

10-18-2009, 4:46 PM
I'm 5'6, average length arms

LMT with sopmod
Position 0, i love the compactness.

10-18-2009, 4:48 PM
Height 5'9"
Position 4-5

This is depends on if I am breaching doors or not... :)

This is on my basic M4 style stocks.

10-18-2009, 4:56 PM

Carbine - Magpul ACS w/ RDS - Usually +1 click from fully collapsed
Midlength - UBR with 1-4x Scope - Usually + 2 from fully collapsed, +3 for slow fire, standing.

02-17-2010, 6:24 PM
I know this is a bit of a necro-post, but I'm new to my AR and I have a CTR stock so this came up. I used to think position 4(fully collapsed as 1( was best for me, but now I've been playing with it and feel that 2/3 is better. I'll have to decide when I get out somewhere that I can stand and shoot.

My question though, is why do you guys fully extend it when shooting bench/precision? I think I'm gonna try it next time I go out and see if I can group better and get my Zero a little better.

02-17-2010, 9:19 PM
Magpul MOE
standing- Position 2
prone- Position 3

Syntax Error
02-17-2010, 9:26 PM
6' 1" Asian guy
Magpul MOE
I usually rock it with the stock all the way out, but I might try experimenting with one from max or at position 4.

02-17-2010, 9:28 PM
Position 5 on Magpul CTR
16" Carbine

02-17-2010, 10:00 PM
5'9 + regular arms
position 2 LMT sopmod + Acog
position 6 M4 stock + iron sight

02-17-2010, 10:18 PM
I'm 6'2" and I run my Sopmod or CTR stocks on the 4th position of a 6 position buffer tube.

02-17-2010, 10:27 PM
6' 6" and a little change, 82"+ wingspan...Yes, I've got a lot of reach. No the knuckles don't drag, thank you.
Magpul UBR
Rifle length
Run full open, preset 6 I believe...ALL the way out.

Being as big a guy as I am, upways and roundways, I hate feeling like my bicep is pushing on my forearm; so the farther I can get my trigger hand forward, the better. Also, I tend to place my support hand just in front of the magazine, or a little farther forward. Just the way I do things.

God Bless The Mauser
02-17-2010, 11:36 PM
5'11" I run it on position 6. The shortest I'm comfortable with is position 4.

02-18-2010, 1:42 AM
5'3" all the way collapsed

02-18-2010, 9:03 PM
M4 6 Position Stock, VFG
Stock is at 5-6 (Basically fully extended) and VFG is as close to the mag well as could get it.
I like my arms tight against my body. I feel I can hold steadier and longer this way.
Doesn't the 0 position (fully collapsed) hurt the wrist?

02-18-2010, 9:10 PM
6'0 big build
16" LMT w/ EMOD

5th position for running iron sights

don't like being so tight in on the trigger

02-19-2010, 5:20 PM
next to last/longest position

02-19-2010, 8:12 PM
Longest postion while shooting outside for the most part...if I were tactical, going indoors or in a really woodsy type enviroment, I would go shortest.

02-19-2010, 8:29 PM

Collapsed to position "0" for storage or transportation. Extended to max length for everything else. I try not to view the 6 position stock as "Adjustable". In any scenario that has incoming fire, it's gonna be a 2 position stock anyway. :D

02-19-2010, 9:14 PM
Shooters remember that although most of us run average height to arm length ratio - beware.

Height: 6'1
Arm Length: 34.7 inches
Magpul MAID
CQB situation: 0
Anytime else: 6

02-19-2010, 9:20 PM
14.5" carbine w/ TA11F ACOG
Position 2 - 3

02-19-2010, 10:43 PM
Position 6 (fully extended)
I use this position whether I am firing prone, standing, on the move, etc.
Iron sights only...

02-19-2010, 10:47 PM
Carbine gas system
Magpul ACS at position 2 offhand
Position 4 prone and bench