First Look: Mission First Tactical Battlelink Aluminum Minimalist Stock

posted on December 10, 2020

One of the greatest strengths of the AR-15 platform is its modular nature. By upgrading or changing the barrel or handguard and adding any number of accessories, an AR-15 can be adapted to serve a wide variety of roles. Mission First Tactical is known for its quality accessories for the AR-15 and other firearms, and now it is rolling out the MFT Battlelink Aluminum Minimalist Stock, the lightest collapsible aluminum stock of its kind available today.

Despite its light weight, the Battlelink Aluminum Minimalist Stock has all of the strength and dependability you’ve come to expect from Mission First Tactical. Manufactured from 6061-T6 Aluminum, it is billet and extruded hard coat anodized to Mil-Spec standards. The stock is completely adaptable to the needs of the environment and operation through the use of custom accessory mounts, interchangeable butt plates, and accommodating a new custom sling configuration, all of which is done without sacrificing any of the functional requirements.

The Battlelink Aluminum Minimalist Stock is a slide-on replacement for the collapsible buttstock for almost any AR-15 pattern buffer tube. The angled, non-slip, checkered buttpad allows for faster presentation, even when donning body armor.The stock has rear-mounted sling slots with single point mount points, with the Quick Detach Sling mounting point positioned for optimum usage, even for ambidextrous shooters. It also comes equipped with a Mil-Spec buffer tube, 1.148-inch diameter receiver extensions, a removable butt plate for interchangeable configurations, and an upper section that provides an enhanced cheek weld.

Battlelink Aluminum Minimalist Stock Specifications: 

  • Model Number: BMSMIL-MTL
  • Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Height: 5.13 inches
  • Width: 1.465 inches
  • Length: 6.8 inches
  • Aluminum Type: 6061-T6

Mission First Tactical Battlelink Aluminum Minimalist Stocks are available in black with an MSRP of $179.99 and come with a Lifetime Warranty. For more information on this stock and other products from Mission First Tactical, please visit



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