> McMillan introduces the A-5 professional tactical stock.
> McMillan announces promotion: Free tactical rifle case with purchase of new A-5 tactical rifle stock.
November 1, 2003
McMillan introduces the A-5 professional tactical stock.
Combines the most popular features of the M40A1, A2, A3 and A4 (M40A3) currently used by the military.
McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, the company that developed the well-known A-series tactical stocks for the US military has developed the new A-5 tactical stock. For the McMillan A-5, designers polled top professional shooters to combine all the most requested features of its M40A1, A2, A3 and A4 (M40A3) stocks into one tactical rifle stock.
The new A-5 uses a Winchester Marksman-style beavertail forearm. This forearm is wider and flatter than any of the A-series stocks for enhanced bag stability.
The A-5 uses the trim A-3 pistol grip preferred by the FBI and several government agencies. Edges in the tang area have been rounded for greater comfort around the thumb and web of the palm. A thumb shelf on top of the stock gives a choice of thumb position: the thumb can be placed on top of the stock or alongside the pistol grip, whichever feels more comfortable for the shooter.
A butt hook is provided for shooters who prefer to nestle the stock in the web of the hand opposite the trigger hand for control. This is a shallower and longer butt hook than the A-4, yet it is out of the way for those shooters who prefer no butt hook. The bottom surface of the butt hook is flat to better ride odd-placed sandbags and other impromptu rests found in field situations. The flat surface also rides conventional rabbit ear sandbags well.
The A-5 is more versatile and can be made lighter than the A-4 currently used on the M40A3. The stock weighs from about 2.5 to 4.5 lbs., depending on accessories.
The action and barrel sit lower in the new A-5 compared to the other A-series stocks. This lower center of gravity provides greater stability, allowing the shooter to maintain a better sight picture during recoil and reacquire the target quickly after recoil.
As with all McMillan stocks, the A-5 is constructed with 100% hand laid fiberglass construction. Unlike a wood stock that creates changes in point of impact with changes in the weather, a McMillan stock is impervious to rain, humidity, freezing, boiling, heat, altitude or other environmental extremes.
Different molds have been developed to fit the most common actions perfectly, including Remington, Winchester, Sako 75 and Weatherby Mark V. The A-5 is available in a wide range of molded-in colors, as well as painted finishes. The A-5 comes standard with McMillan's precision CNC inletting. The barrel channel is machined to any barrel contour specified by the customer.
Ergonomics is important for a tactical rifle. One rifle may be shared by several marksmen in a unit, so adjustability is a key design feature. Three different cheek piece options are available, including a thumbwheel adjustable cheek piece, an adjustable saddle-type cheek piece, and a standard fixed comb. The customer can specify a fixed length of pull, or order a spacer system to provide adjustable length of pull. Two-way and three-way adjustable butt plates are available to further tune the fit.
The McMillan A-series stocks are often the only stocks from any manufacturer that will pass the military's stringent torture tests as part of its procurement contracts. McMillan backs the A-5 with the company's unconditional lifetime guarantee.
Suggested retail price on the A-5 inletted blank is $425 and includes your choice of finish and precision CNC inletting for your action and barrel contour. Complete stocks range from $494 to over $700 depending on the accessories chosen.
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November 1, 2003
McMillan announces promotion:
Free tactical rifle case with purchase of new A-5 tactical rifle stock.
To kick off the launch of its new A-5 professional tactical rifle stock, McMillan Fiberglass Stocks is offering a free tactical rifle case with the purchase of an A-5.
The $110 value tactical case includes heavy ballistic cloth construction, double zipper, thick padding, and two cargo pockets. In keeping with the trend to avoid heat absorbing black color on tactical equipment deployed in direct sun positions, the case is offered in olive green color.
The new A-5 stock combines all the most requested features of McMillan's A-series into one tactical rifle stock. It offers superior ergonomics, with a beavertail forearm, low center of gravity, dual thumb position contours, 3 cheek piece options, 3 different butt system options, and a dual purpose butt hook. Construction is 100% hand-laid fiberglass for combat-proven strength and weatherproof, benchrest accuracy.
McMillan's A-series is the country's most-issued line of professional tactical stocks, including the M40A1, A2, A3 and A4 (M40A3) stocks. The A-series has been used by the Marine Corps, Army and Navy Special Forces, FBI Hostage Rescue and SORS teams, border Patrol and countless federal and local law enforcement agencies. The McMillan A-series stocks are often the only stocks from any manufacturer that will pass the military's stringent torture tests as part of its procurement contracts.
Suggested retail price on the A-5 inletted blank is $425 and includes your choice of finish and precision CNC inletting for your action and barrel contour. Complete stocks range from $494 to over $700 depending on the accessories chosen. Dealer pricing is available. While supplies last, a free tactical rifle case is included with every purchase.
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