Got the new stock and extended mag release I ordered from Brownell's put on yesterday. The mag release they sell, (ASI) I will like after doing some work on it. Problem now is, by the time it releases the magazine, it is touching against the mag. If it was a hair longer it would be hitting the magazine first, and not be able to go far enough to release the magazine. I think if I grind off a 1/4" or so it will be great. Don't these companies test this stuff and think it out before marketing it ? Also got the ghillie green Hogue overmolded stock. I like the fit, feel and the grippiness of it. In ideal conditions an uncheckered stock, either wood or hard plastic, is o.k., but in other than ideal conditions, soaking rain, sweat or blood on your hands from a wound, for example, they can be slippery. The Hogue has little raised bumps where checkering would normally be, but is grippy all over due to the rubber overmolding. Some have commented they don't like this as it catches on their shirt or jacket as they bring the rifle up. I don't disagree but plan on putting a coyote brown mag pouch on the butt so it shouldn't grab my clothing with the pouch velcroed around the stock. I don't want the pouch so much for a spare mag as a place to put an Otis cleaning cable, a few patches and solvent bottle, and a spare battery for the Aimpoint Patrol optic I'm putting on. Not that the Aimpoint is going to eat through batteries, just nice to have a spare. Most mag pouches for stocks are made for a 30 round mag, I can put the misc. items in a bag in the bottom and still have room for a 20 round mag. I have a few small places to stash those things on my AR (Magpul stock, pistol grip and V.G). They only add a few ounces to the rifle and are always there if you ever need them. My only gripe with the Hogue is nothing about it is green. It looks blue-grey to me. I will call Hogue next week and see if they have one that is actually green to trade me. If not and it still is bugging me, I can always return it and get a Choate and spray paint it green or Coyote brown. Just not into black stocks. My AR's have O.D. green and foliage green Magpul furniture. I considered Hogue's tan Mini stock, but from all the pics I saw, it looks very light colored, and the white swirls are more prominent on the tan stock. I know. I'm being too picky. But when they advertise green, and all the pics I see of them are green, I don't want a blue one. The stock sure looks like the blue siding on the house, doesn't it ?