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The benefits of an adjustable stock with body armor.

We show some of the benefits and drawbacks of rifles with and without adjustable butt stocks in use with body armor.

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The Colt Canada C8 Integrated Upper Receiver that we use has an adjustable stock, where as the Swiss Arms Sig SG 551sp Classic Green doesn't. We shoot while wearing the Blue Force Gear Lightweight Modular Armor Carrier (LMAC) with front and back S&J Hardware AR500 armor lvl 3+ plates.

Beyond the benefits of using adjustable stocks the ultimate takeaway from this video is to train in your gear. This video was filmed in two separate range sessions which explains the weather change, and by the second session you could see that I was more comfortable manipulating the SG551 controls.

The LMAC plate carrier is extremely comfortable and with the lack of hardware in the shoulder areas it doesn't have the drawbacks of some plate carriers that have large buckles of some sort in this area. Even with this type of plate carrier that can convert quickly to a minimalist style having an adjustable rifle stock does come in handy. Also to take into consideration is secondary gear such as slings or other load bearing equipment, as demonstrated in the video the position of the sling that's used without body armor doesn't work with body armor. This is quickly fixed with the Blue Force Gear Vickers sling by using the slide to adjust the sling to the new required size.