New FAB-Defense RAPS (Rapid Adjustable Precision Stock) Sniper Stock
Russ Chastain 02.25.21
FAB-Defense is known for developing and manufacturing high-end tactical gear and weapon accessories for Israel’s Military and Police, and for working with worldwide Special Forces and SWAT teams to create no-nonsense products which help them do their jobs. To that end, they have developed the RAPS (Rapid Adjustable Precision Stock) Sniper Stock, which allows users to adjust both length of pull and height of comb using just one latch.
Out of the box, the RAPS is ready to be installed on an AR10 MSR via the adapter on the front of the stock. Two other adapters are included in the box, if you wish to mount the RAPS to an M4 or other AR-style MSR. The RAPS has 4 integrated sling attachment points as well as a short picatinny rail near the toe of the stock (a tight-fitting cover is included for when the rail is not in use).
Thanks to the 1Latch system, a single lever/latch on the right side of the stock allows users to adjust both stock length and cheek rest height, then lock the latch to secure both in place. A screw knob allows you to control how far the butt stock comes out, so once you set your ideal length, you can collapse the stock knowing that next time you deploy it, the butt stock will stop at your preferred length. Here’s some info from the press release:
“The FAB Defense Rapid Adjustable Precision Stock is loaded with slick features designed for skilled tactical shooters who demand the absolute best in the field. The durable, lightweight design is unrivaled, and the patent-pending features are changing the game for advanced shooters demanding a stock capable of long and short-range situations.
The entire RAPS design hinges on the ability to make quick adjustments with a single hand. The patent-pending 1Latch™ system makes this possible while the shooter maintains a downrange field of vision. The ability to maintain focus while adjusting the length of pull offers an advantage as nothing is missed in the field. Every second counts and the RAPS prevents loss of focus in critical moments.
Additionally, the integrated cheek rest raises to 42mm for the perfect fit against any user profile. The butt pad also has 10mm of height adjustment while utilizing a comfortable, non-slip rubber cushion.
While the RAPS is designed for real-time adjustments, every shooter has a preferred length of pull. The LOP memory sets a default position, and the stock immediately springs to this length when engaged. This means the shooter is ready without making adjustments at a moment’s notice.
The installation process is simple and easily completed in the home. The design also has an incorporated concealed Picatinny rail for the addition of a monopod. The RAPS is battlefield ready and will sync quickly with capable shooters.“
Speaking of installation, there’s a video on the product page discussing the features of the RAPS and it mentions that the RAPS stock is designed to fit tightly on an AR tube and some users may have to use a mallet to install it. Then, he invites people to call him if they have any questions about installation which sounds like pretty good customer service from FAB-Defense.
FAB-Defense – Specs and Features
- Integrated Cheek Rest & adjustable Length Of Pull (LOP)
- Patent-pending 1Latch system locks both LOP and Cheek Rest height with one lever
- 1Latch system can be configured for right or left-hand shooters
- New LOP memory feature, set it once and the adjustable butt-pad will spring out to the same length every time
- LOP Adjustment Range: 32mm (1.26″)
- Integrated Cheek Rest, adjustment range; 42mm (1.65″)
- Adjustable LOP, on AR10 from 378mm to 410mm (14.8″-16.14″)
- Concealed Picatinny rail at the bottom of the stock for use with a monopod
- Heavy-duty, rubber butt-pad with height adjustment
- The RAPS includes one pre-installed adapter for the rifle-length receiver extension tube and two additional adapters for MIL-SPEC Carbine
- tubes (one for M4 type receivers and one universal)
- Easy installation, no gunsmith required
- MSRP: $175
The FAB-Defense RAPS is available in 4 colors: black, FDE, OD green, and gray and could make a big difference in comfort and fit (and therefore accuracy) with any MSR. With something like this that can guarantee a great fit, I could see myself hunting big game with an MSR instead of the traditional bolt-action rifles on which I’ve come to rely. And the rapid adjustability makes it easy to fit the stock to someone else in your hunting party.