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The venerable Magpul UBR is a staple of the modern battle rifle build. Featuring solid construction and a tough-as-nails mechanism, the stock is a great option for those with a firearm they intend to beat to death. I put one of these on my original competition rifle build and absolutely loved it. But that didn’t mean there weren’t ways it could have been improved. Apparently Magpul felt the same way, and for SHOT Show they’re releasing their brand new UBR 2.0 . . .


From their email blast:

The UBR 2.0 is an adjustable stock for the AR15/M4, designed to offer the same strength and stability as a fixed stock with a consistent and comfortable cheek weld in any position.

An update of the revolutionary Utility/Battle Rifle (UBR) stock, the UBR 2.0 features a fixed cheek piece to provide a consistent cheek weld in any of its 8 positions, and is compatible with Carbine as well as A5-length buffer systems. Designed to accommodate large bore AR calibers and withstand severe impacts, the UBR 2.0 comes standard with front and rear QD sling attachment points, two footman’s loops, the ergonomic MOE SL™ angled-toe rubber butt-pad, and customizable storage compartment.

MSRP: $199.95

Made in U.S.A.

Looks good, and at $199 it’s slightly cheaper ($30 less MSRP) than the previous version.

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    • Either the email or the YouTube vid claimed 20% less.

      I’ve been eyeing up a current gen (can be had on sale for ~$200), and while 2.0 seems better, is it really? I can wait for 2.0 if it’s better.

      • If 2.0 launches at the same price or cheaper you’re better off buying it. Unless some serious flaw materializes it looks to be the original UBR on a diet.

    • I use their FCS and at 8.9oz it is heavier than I want. I have an Ergo F93 that I got 50% off and will only use that on something like a prairie dog gun. Too heavy and will collapse if you beat on it, so only for lazy sport.

      • The UBR replaces the buffer tube (receiver extension) so those weight stats aren’t exactly correct.

        Add the weight of a CBR plus a standard buffer tube if you want to compare.

  1. Still about $100-75 too expensive for what is a essentially a bit more plastic added to any other Magpul stock. That being said, I’ve got the 1st gen one.

  2. We really need to know comparitive weight. The new release is great, but the reduction in weight would be the only reason for most of us to even think about it.

  3. The more and more complicated stocks get, not to mention expensive, the more and more I want to go back to solid (standard) stocks.

    • The real question is does the weight INCLUDE the receiver extension? If it does, subtract ~4oz from the figure to get the weight of the stock.

      EDIT: It does include the weight of the RE…but I’m not understanding if Magpul says it’s compatible with A5 BUFFERS or the A5 TUBES as well.

      UBR 2.0 Collapsible Stock
      Weight, w/Receiver Extension: 21.3 oz.
      Length: 8.5-12.5 in.
      Width, max: 1.7 in.
      LOP Adjustment Range: 4.0 in.
      LOP, M4 Collapsed: ~11.6 in.
      LOP, M4 Extended: ~15.6 in.

  4. We can’t use telescoping rifle stocks on our evil black rifles in MA. However, while I understand and appreciate the utility of an adjustable stock, I still prefer the solid A2 stock. It just feels good and, fortunately for me, the LOP is ideal.

    • There are options for those who want a shorter A2-style stock. For starters, you can get the A1-style stock from CavArms. Then there is the super-short RRA entry buttstock. If you’re not specifically married to A2 look, ACE stocks are great. and come in a variety of lengths. And for the budget minded, there’s the fixed Magpul stock.

  5. I personally have been waiting for a UBR 2.0…and this is slightly underwhelming. But I may still jump on one though if the time/price is right. Can’t wait for the cheap gen 1.0 UBR’s to start popping up on ARFcom though.

  6. As noted above, it’s lighter than the 1.0 but still not “lightweight.” Availability will be late spring. TTAG has a T&E sample spoken for so we can beat one up and test it out and such. Again though, late spring on that.

  7. Is there anything better on the 1.0 that the 2.0 is taking off? See the 1.0 on sale at a few places and dipping below $190…


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