The Mission First Tactical Battlelink Minimalist Stock has been on the market for over a decade, doing an excellent job on all brands of AR-type rifles, and even on AR pistols. Now Mission First Tactical has introduced the Battlelink Extreme Duty Minimalist Stock. What upgrades does this new stock have?
The Mission First Tactical Battlelink Extreme Duty Minimalist Stock does have a minimalist design, as the name implies, and is actually smaller than the original in some ways. This new Mission First stock is shorter at the back end. Users wearing body armor or a plate carrier can remove the rubber butt pad at the back to get as much compression as possible.
At six ounces, the original Mission First stock weighed less. The Extreme Duty version is a bit heavier and more robust and rugged. Also Mission First wanted the Extreme Duty Minimalist Stock to meet the needs of armed professionals as well as stand up to the demands of being mounted to an AR-10 7.62x51mm-type rifle or even the 12-gauge shotguns that now take AR-15-type buttstocks.
The Extreme Duty Minimalist Stock is available in both milspec and commercial buffer tubes. It has a lot of great features that are carryovers from the original design but also some improvements. It has a couple of different sling attachment points, including quick-detach mounting points at the rear of the stock.
The molded cheek weld on the Extreme Duty version is a flat surface and a bit more of an angle, which is more comfortable for some people than the rounded type on the original, especially for long sessions of rifle training and practice.
This new Mission First stock has a metal chassis, another upgrade.
Outfit your rifle with the best defensive gear you can get. If you’re looking for a rugged stock that’s small in dimension and minimalist in design, the Mission First Tactical Battlelink Extreme Duty Minimalist Stock may be the perfect choice.