Felt cute, might delete later…
I’m in love with Magpul’s MOE SL-K stock, which I picked up from Brownells UK. It could be a fleeting crush; I may go back to the Magpul CTR of V2.0 of this build (now you see why I use version control).
However, right now this just looks and feels right – so I’m just going to go with it.
We’ll come back to the stock later, but what else is new in V2.1 compared to the previous version?
I changed out the Magpul MS3 sling for TacBelts’ take on the Way of the Gun Sling. This also necessitated removing the Magpul RSA.
I’ll keep the MS3 just in case I want to go back to it, but this twist on the sling made legendary by Obi Wan Nairobi really has my interest right now. It’s also made by one of the nicest guys in bespoke nylon.
The sling utilises silent, flexible paracord loops. The muzzle loop is kept from slipping by picatinny:
The butt loop is wrapped around the existing ASAP:
I’ve also tidied the Element LA5s wiring by utilising a Manta Cross Clip on the right side, front picatinny segment:
Now, back to that stock.
The MOE SL-K isn’t very much like any stock I’ve tried before as it’s so compact and minimalist. The only thing close would be the OG CAR stock. My full review of the SL-K is here.
Here it is compared with Magpul CTR and ACS stocks:
Also note that I’m now running the stock a lot further out than in previous iterations of the blaster as seen in the blog. I actually started doing this with V2.0 of the build (CTR stock) and it works really well. I picked up the idea after reading this article by Frank Proctor on SSD.
As for my justification in pairing the SL-K with an L119A2; it’s down to my favourite process: functional personalisation.
So, there’s a lot more going on than just the look and feel – although that clearly plays a huge role:
- The MOE SL-K is way cheaper than standard Magpul stocks – something like half the price
- It’s significantly different to stocks we’ve seen in reference pics (CTR and ACS) because of its form factor
- Stocks are easily replaced without armourer intervention
- This stock can be easily bought from Brownells UK
With all that said, I also think of Magpul items as having carte blanche with UKSF – which probably trumps all other considerations.
Build Parts List
- RS Aimpoint Micro T2 with 39mm spacer and LRP mount
- RS Colt Canada trigger guard
- RS Colt Canada five position receiver extension
- RS Colt Canada receiver extension nut
- RS Colt Canada ambi charging handle assembly
- RS Colt Canada ambi mag catch assembly
- RS Colt Canada ejector port cover assembly
- Element LA5 w/Jay Taranis‘ UKSF spec label kit
- RS Magpul MOE K2 grip
- RS Magpul MOE SL-K stock
- RS Magpul ASAP
- RS Pmags converted by Tackleberry
- RS Manta momentary switch rail panel
- RS Manta cross clip
Some articles about the real steel UKSF L119A2:
- The original L119A2 primer, here
- GG&G AR15 vertical fore-grip in use here
- Magpul QDM and ASAP QD in use here – part 1
- Magpul QDM and ASAP QD in use here – part 2
- 15.7″ L119A2 upper in use here
- Surefire FA556SA Suppressor here
- GG&G Aimpoint T1 mount in use here
- Magpul MS3 sling in use here
- Magpul ACS stock in use here – part 1
- Magpul ACS stock in use here – part 2
- Colt Canada parts – as used on the L119A2 – here
- Manta Very Low Profile Rail Covers here
- S&S Precision Sling Clip – Old Gen – here
- Inforce WML-type lights in use here
- UKSF Manchester UK incident video here
- UKSF Manchester UK incident L119A2 here
- UKSF Newcastle UK incident part 1 – here
- UKSF Newcastle UK incident part 2 – here
- UKSF Nairobi Kenya incident L119A2 parts breakdown here
- UKSF Nairobi Kenya incident Proctor Way of the Gun Sling here
- UKSF Nairobi Kenya incident LaRue RISR here
- UKSF Nairobi Kenya incident Surefire RM45L M620 Scout mount here
- UKSF Belize ‘Jungle Set-up’ L119A2 parts breakdown here