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seamaster
01-12-2010, 20:36
I upgraded my stocks but kept everything all black and I'm kind-of regreting not taking the opportunity to spice it up by going with OD or tan.

Curious what you guys think about colored stocks. Do you get bored of colors and end up going back to all black or do you still like your color choice. Pics of your AR's in different colored stocks would be nice bonus to this topic.

Thanks,
Seamster

lawman800
01-12-2010, 23:21
Different colored stocks dress up an otherwise blah rifle but it is designed that way for a reason. What operational environment are you going in that you want OD or tan?

IMHO, the colored stocks are cool, but really serve little purpose unless you are going to paint your metal parts to match.

Ruggles
01-13-2010, 00:50
Going Dark Earth on my current AR project. Variety is the spice of life they say. It serves no practice purpose at all but that is OK with me.

RMTactical
01-13-2010, 01:28
I can appreciate the various colors but I prefer Black.

lawman800
01-13-2010, 02:02
I prefer foliage over dark earth, brown, OD, or tan.

jrs93accord
01-13-2010, 03:01
Although I prefer black, I have gone to color on a few builds.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea_08/DSC00646.jpg
LaRue's UDE (Urban Dark Earth)

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea_08/DSC00614.jpg
FDE

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea_08/jamesrea09/001.jpg
FDE

To me, just using a colored stock is not enough. It is essential to have your furniture (stock, handguards, rail covers, VFG, pistol grip, and mags) match.

Jumper
01-13-2010, 06:50
Like camouflage, the different colors will disrupt its outline and make it harder for the human eye to recognize the shape of the gun. It may have a tactical advantage. But if there is one it is trumped by the coolness factor :cool:

I just recently got an AR10-T and it had OD green stock, forend and pistol grip. I replaced the stock with a Magpul PRS and waited an extra 3 weeks for it so I could have it in OD. It kinda kept with the theme of the gun.

NeverMore1701
01-13-2010, 07:43
FDE is my favorite, but I went with black because I wanted an ACS stock on my 16" midlength build. When Magpul offers it in FDE I'll likely switch it out. If they don't for a while, I'll just go FDE on my next build, either a pistol/SBR or an SPR.

slewfoot
01-13-2010, 07:55
I can appreciate the various colors but I prefer Black.

I had a brief flirtation with OD furniture. Very brief. It didn't take me long to go back to black.

lawman800
01-13-2010, 08:22
I'll spray paint my A2 build...

WUSSCVR
01-13-2010, 08:37
OD on any firearm, whether it be a black rifle or Glock, increases accuracy by 200%! It is a scientifically reliable, proven fact! :wow:

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/kmkviper/The%2022s/IMGP1576.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/kmkviper/G23/P1010649.jpg

:supergrin:

faawrenchbndr
01-13-2010, 08:37
I hope to have the nards to paint my Carbine when it's finished.
I doubt I'mm be able to do it though! :faint:

Three-Five-Seven
01-13-2010, 09:08
This here's the "Black Rifle" forum. It's for people who want to discuss black rifles. Not pink rifles. Not lime green rifles. Black rifles!!!!

What's wrong with you people????

KalashniKEV
01-13-2010, 11:05
I upgraded my stocks but kept everything all black and I'm kind-of regreting not taking the opportunity to spice it up by going with OD or tan.

You want a "spicy" rifle? Oh, you're one of those guys...

I'll spray paint my A2 build...

That's WTF I'm talking about!!!

KalashniKEV
01-13-2010, 11:06
To me, just using s colored stock is not enough. It is essential to have your furniture (stock, handguards, rail covers, VFG, pistol grip, and mags) match.

Do your socks have to match your undies when you shoot it???

:)

lawman800
01-13-2010, 11:14
I've seen some good work by stock and gun painters. That looks way more hardcore and hides the outline better than just having different colored furniture.

jrs93accord
01-13-2010, 11:53
Do your socks have to match your undies when you shoot it???

:)

Well, they do not have to, but it may help.

KalashniKEV
01-13-2010, 13:58
Well, they do not have to, but it may help.

It was a trick question... you shouldn't be wearing undies!!!

BlutoBlutarsky
01-13-2010, 14:08
FDE...this time anywayhttp://www.glocktalk.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=616&pictureid=2309

Exile
01-13-2010, 14:47
Black suits me just fine...................I do all my best work in the dark anyway

MrMurphy
01-13-2010, 14:53
My rifle is basic black, but colored furniture is an easy way to break up the outline a bit and also differentiate rifles. If you've got 9 black rifles, finding the right one in a safe in a hurry can get interesting. If you know your long range gun is OD, your "hunting" gun is FDE and your business rifle is all black, seperating them can be easier.

NeverMore1701
01-13-2010, 15:03
I see some pics of both FDE and UDE rifles, any chance someone could take a pic with both in it (to remove exposure and lighting differences)? I'd like to see how much lighter UDE really is.

Jon_R
01-13-2010, 16:31
A little variety.

http://i436.photobucket.com/albums/qq85/rhoades-jon/IMG_8760.jpg

http://i436.photobucket.com/albums/qq85/rhoades-jon/IMG_8759.jpg

http://i436.photobucket.com/albums/qq85/rhoades-jon/IMG_8758.jpg

Flinter
01-13-2010, 18:45
What operational environment are you going in that you want OD or tan?

What operational area would all black work in? OD works in about every environment, same as FDE.

I prefer foliage over dark earth, brown, OD, or tan.

Just where is the blue stock gonna fit in?

RaiderCop
01-13-2010, 20:44
Here is green Magpul furniture on my Sabre Defence. The Tango Down vert grip is a shade lighter, but I can live with it.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i278/raidercop/Sabreonbed.jpg

tebklr
01-14-2010, 20:51
Black furniture on one, OD on the other two. All work quite well.

Sorry, no pics.

seamaster
01-14-2010, 23:07
Thanks for all your replies.

I think I'm liking all black after all!

mvician
01-15-2010, 08:25
I hope to have the nards to paint my Carbine when it's finished.
I doubt I'mm be able to do it though!


Just DO it :-)

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f240/mvician/WarPig/WarPigBAD016.jpg

This here's the "Black Rifle" forum. It's for people who want to discuss black rifles. Not pink rifles. Not lime green rifles. Black rifles!!!!

What's wrong with you people????



Black gets boring after a few builds.........gotta mix it up a bit.

Olive Drab
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f240/mvician/AR/DPMS001-1.jpg



Foliage Green
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f240/mvician/KACbuild/KACFoliageGreen003.jpg



LaRue Urban Dark Earth
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f240/mvician/KACbuild/KMCfg025.jpg



Coyote
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f240/mvician/KAColt/BCMGFCHkacolt002.jpg

Flinter
01-15-2010, 20:45
Thanks mvician. I am considering duracoating my AR furniture coyote, but was wondering what it would look like. Now I know. The USMC got that very right.

lawman800
01-15-2010, 22:14
Hmmm... I thought I would like the Foliage better but I think tan or coyote is the best.