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Old 06-30-2018, 8:33 PM
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Default Hera Arms CQR stocks...your thoughts?

Post pics of possible. What do you guys think of these when going featureless? Do you like them? Pros and cons.

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FWIW. Prepper is selling these for a very good price right now.

https://www.preppergunshop.com/hera-...version-black/

Add to cart to get sale price. Not sure how long sale lasts.

I have one of these stocks, have yet to put it on a rifle...

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Old 06-30-2018, 8:48 PM
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As of now $70. Not bad price.
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I had one and liked the thought of it. Liked that it has spacers to lengthen the LOP. The deal breaker for me was the size of the grip, it was just too small for me.
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I love my Hera stock and it feels comfortable to shoot. But its all a matter of personal taste as I like the futuristic "Mass Effect" look of my AR build.

Build Note: Some How-To websites say that the selector spring detent holder tends to pop out but I think they put theirs on backwards/upside-down. I had no such problems with my build.

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Yeah good price. Picked ine up for $90.
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I love my Hera stock and...
Nice! How do you attach a 2-3 point sling to it?
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Honestly I’m not a big fan. I have one on my 6.5 Grendel and most likely will be switching to a Magpul MOE fixed and Magpul MAID w/ backfin. It looks really nice and tried to like it but I couldn’t adjust to it after having the other set up with the thumb rest.
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I have one on my rifle. It's ok. I like the style of it, but the lop is too short and I can't comfortably rest of cheek on it. In a non ca configuration, with the rifle set up as a cqb gun, I have no doubt it is great.

The thumbhole block off plate doesn't bother me much at all. (Obviously, I'd much rather not have it, but for shooting off a bench, it's perfectly manageable.)
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To short for me but great for my little girl !!
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Post pics of possible. What do you guys think of these when going featureless? Do you like them? Pros and cons.

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For what it is and what it does, it's too heavy and expensive. Thordsen is a better option.
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I have one. Dont care for it. I dont feel like I have as good of a grip as compared to a regular fin grip. Probably going to get rid of it.
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I have the Survivor Systems Option Zero and it has similar feel. It has the extra magazine holder which is nice though.

The Juggernaut Tactical takedown pin with thumb rest makes it a lot easier to hold and control (thumb helps counter rotation moment). My ambi safety is hard to use with that takedown pin but it’s functional, barely.


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I have one. Used it a little but not so comfortable. A little short on the LOP. I have a sparrow dynamics grip and a stock stop. Better feel. Also have a thordsen. Better feel too.
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I had two but sold them both. After trying almost every solution on the market I went with Sparrow Grip, Strike Stock Stops, and resurgent arms safeties.


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I like mine, but probably going to sell it.

Sling can clip into QD mount above plate, or lace in under strap.

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I have one. I don’t really like it. Not comfortable, too heavy, too short. Looks modern, which is nice (but maybe a bit too modern). I feel, for stocks, the Thordsen is a much better option. But, I wanted a featureless grip I could wrap my thumb around but not be a stock, so we made our rifle grip.
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As of now $70. Not bad price.
where did you get it for 70?
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I had the Hera briefly, didn't care for it . . . sold it.
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I like how they look but picked one up and thought it was kind of heavy. The LOP didn't bother me but I don't care for where the QD mount for the sling is located. I would prefer it to be further back near the butt of the stock.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:24 AM
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I also remember a thread recently regarding defective QD points on the stock.

It seems that sling QD's have pulled free of the connection point in the stock under normal use.

I'm not sure if that has been resolved.
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... but the lop is too short...
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To short for me...
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...A little short on the LOP...
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...too short...
If you are really small, it might work.
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If you are really small, it might work.
They come with add on spacers to adjust, at least mine did

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I did a test of just about everything out there. I found the Hera a bit bulky. A firm one handed grip was difficult to achieve. They have two other size spacers to help with length of pull. The rubber plug to hold in the safety detent spring seemed fragile. There version of FDE is tan and doesn’t match Magpul or Cerakote FDE. Compared to a Thordsen G2, I preferred the Thordsen. With that said I also sold the Thordsen.

I ended up happiest with the Sparrow grip. Ergonomic, well made, good color match, easy to install, grips almost as good as the standard pistol grip. Stock lock from Strike Industries is hard to beat at $5. The Resurgent Arms extended safety works great.

For large frame ARs (DPMS or AR10) your option are more limited especially if you have money invested in multiple PRS stocks. I used Strike Industries Mega Fin with the thumb shelf. Of course this makes most ambi safeties useless. I went with the Sparrow ambi which has clockable throw levers. The length of pull on the PRS can be easily internally pinned.


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For what it is and what it does, it's too heavy and expensive. Thordsen is a better option.
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I like how they look but picked one up and thought it was kind of heavy. The LOP didn't bother me but I don't care for where the QD mount for the sling is located. I would prefer it to be further back near the butt of the stock.

Seriously , heavy ????????????

This thing is light as a feather, including BOTH halves of the QD sling mount...screw...plastic grip cover...rubber plug...everything it weighs 483 grams ....thats only 17 ounces.

This replaces BOTH the stock and grip, and only weighs 17 ounces...the first time I pulled one out of the box I couldnt believe how light it was...have bought 3 more since then.

So you can say you dont like it, thats fine...some do and some dont.....but there is no way you can call this CQR Heavy.

The new Magpul PRS 3 weighs 27.8 ounces , over TEN oz heavier...and its only a stock by itself....not a stock/grip combination.

Even the plain Magpul MOE Rifle stock weighs 14 ounces, and it is a stock alone as well.
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where did you get it for 70?
Sorry late reply. Post #2 add stock to cart and check price at check out.
Just check still $70. Never used site so buyer beware.

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I think they look stupid, and while looks should not deter someone from using a good product... its looks have kept me from getting close enough to pick one up to try it out, and determine if it’s any good...

I do have a FRS15 stock, and it is less stupid...
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I have been so tempted to get one of these stocks without the grip block and one of the foregrips to mount on my M&P 15-22.

Just for the geeky fun of it.
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and you can use your rifle as a boat paddle.
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Seriously , heavy ????????????

This thing is light as a feather, including BOTH halves of the QD sling mount...screw...plastic grip cover...rubber plug...everything it weighs 483 grams ....thats only 17 ounces.

This replaces BOTH the stock and grip, and only weighs 17 ounces...the first time I pulled one out of the box I couldnt believe how light it was...have bought 3 more since then.

So you can say you dont like it, thats fine...some do and some dont.....but there is no way you can call this CQR Heavy.

The new Magpul PRS 3 weighs 27.8 ounces , over TEN oz heavier...and its only a stock by itself....not a stock/grip combination.

Even the plain Magpul MOE Rifle stock weighs 14 ounces, and it is a stock alone as well.
Might have been because it was on an 18" AR with a very high power optic on it but I am pretty sure my Magpul fixed carbine stock is substantially lighter.
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Its heavy, but great for a bench rifle I guess. I wouldn't wanna hike with it.
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I have been so tempted to get one of these stocks without the grip block and one of the foregrips to mount on my M&P 15-22.

Just for the geeky fun of it.


Before SB880, Hera didn’t appear to sell to many of these stock without the thumb hole block off. It’s seems they only become an interesting alternative when they became a featureless option.


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Before SB880, Hera didn’t appear to sell to many of these stock (without the thumb hole block off). It’s seems they only become an interesting alternative when they became a featureless option with the block off.


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