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Product Spotlight: A3 Tactical 1913 Stocks

Author Caleb Savant
18 days ago


In this Product Spotlight, let’s explore the new stocks from A3 Tactical, designed for 1913-style interfaces. I’ll cover the unboxing process, the various types of stocks available, detailed installation instructions, and tips for using these stocks on your firearms.

Overview of A3 Tactical Stocks

A3 Tactical has introduced a range of stocks compatible with 1913-style interfaces, catering to different preferences and requirements. These stocks include the Skele Stock, Triangular Stock, and Modular Stock, each available in various lengths and materials such as aluminum and polymer.

Unboxing and Initial Impressions

Upon unboxing the A3 Tactical stocks, you will find a variety of options tailored to meet diverse needs. The Skele Stock, available in different lengths (9 inches, 11 inches, and 12 inches), provides a streamlined, lightweight design. The Triangular Stock mimics the classic AK-74 style and includes a butt pad and cheek piece. Additionally, the Modular Stock offers flexibility with various butt pad options, allowing for customization.

Tools and Preparation

Before starting the installation process, ensure your firearm is unloaded. The tools required for this installation are:

  • A slotted screwdriver
  • Fixit sticks (or any gunsmith driver set, such as Brownells Magnatips)
  • The provided Allen wrench
  • A small rag for cleaning

Installation Process

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Unpacking the Stocks:
    • Carefully open the packaging and lay out all components, including the stock, screws, and any additional accessories.
  2. Removing the Old Stock (if applicable):
    • Use a screwdriver to remove any existing stock from your firearm, ensuring all screws and components are safely set aside.
  3. Preparing the New Stock:
    • Select the desired stock (e.g., Skele Stock, Triangular Stock, or Modular Stock) and ensure you have all necessary parts and tools ready.
  4. Aligning the Stock:
    • Slide the new stock onto the 1913 rail of your firearm. Ensure it aligns correctly with the rail slots.
    • Align the top cutout of the stock with the rail and ensure the screws line up with the corresponding slots.
  5. Securing the Stock:
    • Insert the screws into the pre-installed holes on the hinge mechanism. If using a block for added stability, ensure it is properly positioned behind the screws.
    • Tighten the screws securely using the provided Allen wrench or your own tools. Optionally, apply thread locker (such as Loctite) to ensure the screws remain tight.
  6. Testing the Installation:
    • Verify the stock's attachment by checking its stability and ensuring it operates smoothly. Fold and unfold the stock to test the hinge mechanism.
  7. Adding Accessories:
    • If desired, add accessories such as a QD sling swivel. Insert the sling swivel stud into the designated slots and secure it with the provided screws and nuts.

Maintenance Tips

Regular maintenance is simple, periodically check the tightness of the screws and apply oil to the folding mechanism. Clean the stock and rail interface to prevent debris buildup that could affect performance.


A3 Tactical stocks offer a versatile and customizable solution for enhancing your firearm's functionality and ergonomics. Whether you prefer the lightweight design of the Skele Stock, the classic look of the Triangular Stock, or the flexibility of the Modular Stock, A3 Tactical provides options to suit your needs.


0:00 - Introduction
0:30 - Unboxing the Stocks
1:00 - A3 Tactical Skele Stock
1:30 - Comparing Stock Lengths
2:00 - Aluminum vs. Polymer Stocks
2:30 - Modular Stock Overview
5:00 - Hardware 6:00 - INSTALLATION
9:50 - Installed overview
11:00 - Sling Stud Installation
12:45 - Close

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