Wilson Combat Rogers Super Stock vs Magpul CTR: A Comparison

AR-15 stocks come in all shapes and sizes including adjustable, fixed, folding, short, rifle length, and everything in between. At first glance, rifle stocks all appear to have the same simple design and purpose. They provide adequate length and support for your shoulder when firing. You wouldn’t think there is much difference from one stock to the other, but there is. They might look similar in shape and size, but they’ll feel completely different when using them.

Wilson Combat Rogers Super Stock
The Wilson Combat Rogers Super Stock is a great stock. There is no movement when using the Cam-Lock feature. [Photo: Jason Mosher]
Two of the stocks we will be covering today are the Wilson Combat Rogers Super Stock and the Magpul CTR stock for AR-15 rifles. Both of these stocks are designed to fit mil-spec carbine buffer tubes for adjustable stocks. Wison Combat has a solid reputation for making high-quality firearms, accessories, and parts. But Magpul is a powerhouse in the firearms accessories industry, and it’d be a challenge to find an AR-15 that isn’t outfitted with something from Magpul.

So, if you are looking to upgrade your AR-15 stock, there’s a chance you have stumbled upon these during your search. I have both stocks and like each one. But there are some differences to discuss to help you decide which one is right for you. Let’s go over each one and discuss those differences, however small they may be.

Wilson Combat Rogers Super Stock

The Rogers Super Stock will fit a mil-spec or commercial buffer tube. One focal point of this stock is that it uses a Cam-Lock system to eliminate any movement in the stock. There’s a lever on the right side of the stock that tightens the stock to the buffer tube when pressed. Not all locking systems work on stocks like they should, but this one does. When the locking system is activated, there is no movement at all in the stock. This allows you to set the stock to the desired length and lock it there.

Wilson Combat Rogers stock.
Wilson Combat Rogers Super Stock for AR-15. The Cam-Lock is located on the right side only. A QD sling attachment is on the back lower corner of the a-frame. [Photo: Jason Mosher]
Like most adjustable AR-15 stocks, there’s a lever underneath that allows the stock to move on the buffer tube when pulled. The Rogers Super Stock uses a flat lever with some texturing on the bottom side to help with grip. There is one double-sided QD slot on the bottom corner of the a-frame and multiple slots for a sling on the bottom, back, and top of the stock. The butt of the stock is slightly curved inward at the bottom to help conform to your shoulder. It also has a thin recoil pad on the back of it with some light texturing.

The top of the stock is smooth and rounded and overall, it’s a pretty slim stock. Currently, the stock is only offered in black and retails for around $60. This price point makes it a competitive stock, and you get the Wilson Combat name and quality with it. I have my Rogers Super Stock on a Wilson Combat rifle, but it would be a great stock for any AR-15.

Magpul CTR Adjustable AR-15 Stock

Magpul doesn’t make guns, but they make a lot of the parts gun manufacturers use. The Magpul CTR stock is about the same size as the Wilson Combat stock and utilizes the a-frame style as well. One of the most notable differences between this one and the Super Stock is the location of the locking lever. Like Wilson Combat, Magpul has a locking mechanism, which they aptly named the “friction lock.”

It locks the stock in place but does have a slight wiggle even after the locking lever has been activated. I am being picky here so when I say “slight,” it is the smallest wiggle you can have. It’s not enough to bother me, but it’s there. One advantage it has over Wison Combat is the location of the locking mechanism. It’s located on the right side of the Rogers Super Stock (see Wilson Combat photo above), whereas it is located on the bottom of the CTR stock, making it available from either side.

Magpul's CTR stock for the AR-15
Magpul’s CTR stock for the AR-15 has a fiction locking mechanism under the front portion of the stock. [Photo: Jason Mosher]
This may not be a huge deal, but if you’re in a hurry and you want to lock the stock in place, it’s easier to find on the Magpul. Another thing that is different on the CTR is the location of the QD slot. Magpul placed their double-sided QD slot on the top, back corner of the a-frame compared to the bottom, back corner of the Wilson Combat stock.

Comparing the two AR-15 stocks

For me, the location of the QD sling on Magpul’s stock is preferable. When the sling is attached to the bottom of the stock, the lever pulls the gun sideways in my hands. With the sling attached just below the buffer tube, I don’t have this issue. As I stated above, I also like the location of the locking mechanism better on Magpul’s stock. But if you want a truly wiggle-free stock, the Wilson Combat accomplishes this. The recoil pad on both stocks is about the same thickness. Magpul’s recoil pad is just a little softer, but Wilson Combat’s has some nice texturing on it. When comparing prices, they are about the same with the Wilson Combat at $60 and the Magpul CTR at $65. There are a few 1.25-inch slots for a sling on the CTR, a little wider than the Roger Super Stock, which is just a smidge over an inch wide.

Magpul CTR Stock
The Magpul CTR adjustable stock for AR-15 rifles. [Photo: Jason Mosher]

Flip of a coin?

Both stocks have some advantages and, in this case, there’s not really one that overshadows the other. If I had to pick one of the two, I would select the Magpul CTR. But I like both stocks so much that it’s almost a flip of a coin. I built a Wilson Combat AR-15, so it only makes sense for it to have a Wilson Combat stock. However, the Magpul CTR stock is one of my favorites, and I use it on several rifles. If you are in the market for a new stock, see if one of these stands out to you. If you can’t decide, just flip a coin, and go with it. Either one of these would be a great option.

Sheriff Jason Mosher is a law enforcement generalist instructor as well as a firearms and tactical weapons trainer. Jason graduated from the FBI-LEEDA (Law Enforcement Executive Development Association) and serves as a Sheriff for his day job. When he’s not working, he’s on the range, eating steak, or watching Yellowstone.

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