For many years AR and AK pistols (among others) were considered to be a novelty by firearms enthusiasts. The weight of the platform and the power of the .223 and 7.62x39 rounds made them impractical to use and achieve repeatable accuracy. That all changed in 2013 with the arrival of several innovative products designed to improve stability and ergonomics. With these simple improvements the platform quickly went mainstream. Among these products is the Thordsen Customs AR/AK Pistol Cheek Rest Kit.
This kit is a Hybrid design utilizing either our Standard or Enhanced Buffer Tube Cover kits and the Mission First Tactical EVOLV Battle Stock Attachment. The MFT EVOLV, and Buffer Tube Cover, are now pre-assembled in house, and mounted directly to the buffer tube using a specially designed steel bracket and adapter kit. The result is a rock solid, ergonomic cheek weld that provides stability for accurate, repeatable shooting, and a proper sight line for your favorite optics or sights.
Our AR/AK Pistol Cheek Rest kits with MFT saddles are now available with our Keyed, Extended, or KAK Super tubes.
Three overall length options are available depending on the buffer tube used.
- 7 5/8" OAL (TC Keyed buffer tube)
- 8 1/2" OAL (TC Extended buffer tube)
- 9 3/8" OAL (KAK Super tube)
If you would like to order a cheek rest kit with either of these extended length tubes simply select the option you prefer, and any additional components in the drop down windows and add it to your cart.
Our easy to follow, installation video makes assembly a snap with just a couple of everyday hand tools!!
- Mounts directly to any pistol, or pistol adapter, that accepts an AR-15 buffer tube/receiver extension. (1 3/16" threads)
- Some Receiver End plates with QD or loop sling attachment points on the back of the end plate may cause interference with the buffer tube cover when used with keyed buffer tubes. Extended length buffer tubes are compatible with all styles of endplate.
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The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, Technology Branch has affirmed that the Thordsen Customs Buffer Tube Cover/CAA Saddle combination is a CHEEK REST and IS NOT a "rifle stock". It DOES NOT reclassify an AR/AK type "Pistol" as a "short barreled rifle" under definitions established by the National Firearms Act of 1934 or the Gun Control Act of 1968. However, BATFE does specifically warn that any misuse of, or modification to, this configuration that may cause a firearm to be used outside of its design parameters, such as being shoulder fired, may change its classification and may make a firearm subject to NFA and GCA regulations and/or illegal to possess. Click on the links below to read the letters to and from ATF.
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It is the responsibility of firearms dealers and private firearms owners to know and fully understand all federal, state, and local firearms laws in their area. Thordsen Customs LLC will not be held liable for any misuse of its products and will assume that our product(s) comply with state and local laws unless otherwise notified by authorities.
- Outstanding ProductReview by alabamacoastie
- I am so glad that I got this cheek rest! I spent over a week researching different options. I liked the way this product looked, but I was hesitant to purchase because I had not handled one and I was afraid that the plastic was going to feel ultra light and ultra cheap. Once I finally decided to get the Enhanced Pistol Cheek Rest Kit, I started price shopping. I knew I wanted the FDE color configuration and the lowest price I could find was right here, at the source. I placed my order and the item arrived, very well packed, in 2 days. I opened the box and was so excited from the first moment I touched the cheek rest kit. It looks great! It feels great! It is STURDY. There are no loose parts. All of the parts meet up together just right, and there is no slop or wiggle in this kit. I am SO happy that I got this kit for my next build! Buy with confidence. This is a TOP Quality item. (Posted on 6/9/2016)