AR/AK Enhanced Pistol Cheek Rest Kit W/MFT Saddle (Black)

SKU #5034B

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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.


  • Complete assembly including buffer tube (see options above) and castle nut
  • Provides ergonomic cheek weld
  • 2 Quick Detach Sling hard points (Enhanced Pistol Cheek Rest Kit only)
  • 2 water tight rubber battery storage compartments
  • Installation Video Installation Video


  • Steel mounting bracket
  • Width: 3.5"
  • Height: 2.5"
  • Length 7.5" to 9.5" (installed length depending on buffer tube used)
  • Weight: 14.5 oz. to 15.75 oz.


  • AR-15 Armorer's tool or carbine stock wrench (not included)
  • 8mm socket or adjustable end wrench (not included)
  • (2) 1/16" Hex wrenches (included)



Made in USA



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.



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.


Awesome product, great company with fast shipping Review by Larry
I bought this cheek rest for am more solid shooting after up on my AR pistol, boy was I surprised. This makes for a lot more stable shooting, and lining up the sights. I highly recommend this for any AR pistol shooter. (Posted on 5/8/2017)
Completely SatisfiedReview by Gregory
I bought this cheek rest as a temporary measure until I applied for and received an SBR tax stamp. After installing the rest and using it, I decided not to apply for the tax stamp but instead permanently use the cheek rest. It comfortable and sleek looking. I like it that much. I highly recommend it if you are considering a purchase. (Posted on 11/9/2016)
Great product, fast shipping, excellent company!Review by VA Shooter
This is my second Thordsen cheek rest kit and my third AR pistol build. Thordsen cheek rests provide a great product. I've used braces and blades on various builds for friends and family, but for my own guns I use Thordsen cheek rests. Also, these guys fill their orders FAST. I ordered my latest cheek rest kit on a Thursday and it was in my mailbox by Monday! Also their new extended buffer tube and enhanced cheek rest just made a great product even better! Buy with confidence if you're building a quality AR pistol. (Posted on 6/21/2016)
Excelent ProductReview by Rusty Nails 77
I love this brace! I will be registering my AR Pistol as an SBR just because I don't want to deal with the questions at some of the Ranges I go too and I typically use a vertical for-grip in my training. I will Switch to a Vltor aster the NFA paper is complete but this was really not an issue when I decided to switch the status. The Thordson braced worked well in every situation I tested it in. Easy strong/support transfer. Solid seating at shoulder with and without armor. Supplied Buffer, tube, and spring compared well next to my Vltor EMOD A5 buffer system (Posted on 3/27/2016)

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