Josh at Armaspec just sent me a few shots of his new XPDW 5 position collapsable stock. You might be thinking “Oh, great. Another expensive stock that requires a modified buffer system.” but that is not what you’re looking at. For starters, the new XPDW 5 position collapsable stock slides onto your standard AR-15 buffer tube and locks in place.
By using a standard buffer tube, spring and buffer it allows you to use any BCG you want and installation is much easier than other PDW style stocks. Because it does not have some large butt pad its also a bit more compact than most standard AR stocks.
What really sets it apart though is the fact that the XPDW 5 position collapsable stock has an MSRP of only $179. Now obviously it will not be as ultra compact as some of the PDW systems out there just based on the use of a standard buffer tube but it will fill in a much needed gap between a standard stock and a $400 PDW style stock.