The curious 9-position stock built for use with helmet visors, masks (VIDEO)
By Chris Eger
The UK-based firm of BCB International announced Friday that an elite anti-terror team will be fielding the company’s FRAMM modular stock. Designed to allow for the vertical flexibility needed by military and law enforcement officers using helmet shields or protective masks, the FRAMM ratchets through nine different positions so that it can use used with a variety of visor types.
BCB’s FRAMM Project Manager, Philippe Minchin, explained the device is not the typical stock, saying, “It removes the need for both non-visored and visored officers to have to alternate between butt stocks to fit the situation they are faced with. “At a press of a button, the FRAMM enables an officer to switch from a classic straight alignment to a lowered setting of their choosing thereby eliminating the risk of their helmet visors or respirator masks interfering with the shouldering, aiming and firing of their weapon.”
The stock ratchets up and down through nine positions (Photos: BCM)
BCB said this week that the tactical unit of the French National Gendarmerie, the GIGN, has selected the modular stock for their HK G36 rifles and HK-UMP sub guns. The 400-man unit specializes in hostage rescue and counter-terrorism.
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