The Best AR-15 Stocks

The AR-15 platform is just begging for modifications. You can add and replace everything from laser sights, tactical lights, foregrips and much more. One of the best improvements you can make to your AR for the money is a replacement stock.

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In this article, we thoroughly researched and reviewed our top picks for the best stocks for AR-15. Everything from price to quality and ergonomics was looked at.

So without further delay, here are our top picks for the best AR-15 stock:

Magpul MOE AR-15 Rifle Stock, Black

A simple butt stock for your AR 15, this offering from Magpul features a 1.25 inch sling loop at the back. It also has quick-detach mounting points, and an anti-slip rubber mat at the back. The coolest part of this stock though, is the internal storage compartment. This is designed for rifles with a fixed length stock, and will fit on standard length buffer tubes, but shouldn’t be used with compression tubes.

It’s a drop-in replacement for any AR 15 or M16 A1 and A2 rifles, and works on most AR 10s as well. Made in the USA, and not too expensive.

Magpul Industries MOE Rifle Stock for AR-15

This stock from Magpul allows quick and easy length adjustment, available for either mil-spec or commercial-spec rifles, adjustment is easy with a lever activation inside of the frame. The lever placement reduces snagging, and the dark olive green color makes a nice accent, even on your little black rifle.

The locking mechanism is powerful, and won’t slip during use. A 0.3 inch butt-pad keeps your shoulder comfortable as you spit rounds down range, and won’t slip around. You rifle will look great, and the stock will function like a dream. If you want one, they also offer a cheek riser for less than twenty bucks that will clip to the stock.

Model 4/15 “Operator” Complete Com-Spec AR-15 Buttstock

This butt stock comes with everything you need in a collapsible stock, including a strap swivel that attaches neatly. The locking mechanism is positive and functional, preventing accidental collapse. It comes with spring, plunger, and thread-in tube. Everything you need and nothing that you don’t, and at this price, it’s hard to pass up.

The color is desert tan, and the swivel is a push-button quick detach. No riser pad included, but if you are looking for something simple, and especially if you prefer desert-tan furniture, then this might be the perfect stock for you. This AR stock just might be the best AR-15 stock for the money.

Good Stuff Innovation AR-15 Stock (Kit)

Flat black and made in the USA. The locking lever is side mounted, which could result in snags, so be aware of it. This set is designed for mill-spec rifles and includes a custom buffer tube with drainage holes. Threads right in, even if it isn’t the highest quality buffer tube on the market. Includes spring and plunger, as well as a swivel strap and locking ring. The finish is durable and the weight is pretty light. Too bad it doesn’t come with a cheek riser.

LUTH MBA-1 Precision Rifle Stock for AR-15

If you want a cheek riser and full adjustability standard, then LUTH makes wonderfully light stocks that fit your budget and offer complete customization. Both the rear pad and riser are adjustable, giving you an extra inch of wiggle room.

The stock doesn’t include swivel studs or butter tube assembly, it is made to mount directly to an A2 standard tube. Fits all AR-15s with a standard tube, and most AR-10 rifles as well. Unless you really need a fully collapsible stock, the adjustments on this one provide enough adjustment to give you a custom set up that’s lightweight, durable, and looks great.

The price isn’t so nice but then again, you’re going to love this stock on your AR-15 for years to come.