My buddy has been looking into upgrading his old foam/duct tape cheek rest, and came across a few interesting options. One of them was an ambidextrous cheek rest from XLR Industries. Made from the same light- weight aluminum as their stocks and being only $25, he decided to give it a try. The order arrived in a week ( $6 for shipping). He added a couple of knobs and 2” bolts from the Tacoma Screw Products. It took probably 10 minutes to measure and drill through holes. The total price was about $40. He hasn’t taken it to the range yet but the flexibility of the adjustment, rock solid lock, and comfortable shape already seems like a good upgrade. Pics below.
Monthly Archives: June 2012
I made some upgrades to my Stag Model 2. I wanted to improve the aesthetics and the handling of the rifle.
I replaced the forend with a Magpul MOE carbine forend, added some Magpul rails to the top and bottom, installed a Magpul angled fore grip, added a Magpul BAD lever, attached a Midwest Industries end plate adapter, purchased a Specter Gear one point sling which is in the picture but then I replaced it with the Magpul MS3 sling which I think is better and more versatile, replaced the stock charging handle with a BCM Mod 5 to give me a larger surface area when charging and finally replaced the stock trigger with a Geissele super dynamic combat trigger.
The gun handled well before I made the changes. After the upgrades running the rifle was freaking fantastic. I took a carbine class this spring and I put 1200 rounds through it over the course of two days with only one failure to eject. The Geissele trigger is amazing and I would recommend this upgrade first. I put links to all of the items, prices and pics below. Post a comment if you have any questions and I’ll get back to you.
Magpul MOE Handguard – $34
Magpul Angled Foregrip – $41
Magpul BAD Lever – $28
Magpul MS3 Sling – $48
These items were on the gun before adding the above.