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Thordsten Enhanced AR/AK Pistol Cheek Rest Kit CAA Saddle BLK


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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 round 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.

The kit is a Hybrid design utilizing either our Standard or Enhanced Buffer Tube Cover kits and the Command Arms SST1 Stock Saddle. The two are joined together using a specially designed adapter kit and all of the original mounting hardware. 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.



  • Fits any pistol buffer tube between 1.16" and 1.18" diameter
  • Fits any standard Commercial or Mil-Spec carbine buffer tube


  • Provides ergonomic cheek weld
  • 2 Quick Detach Sling hard points (Enhanced Pistol Cheek Rest Kit only)
  • 2 water tight storage compartments
  • Construction: Glass filled polymer
  • Instructions and mounting hardware included


  • Width: 2.9"
  • Height: 2.9"
  • Length 7.5"
  • Weight: 7.7 oz.

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.

  • Model: 5023B
  • Shipping Weight: 1lbs
  • Manufactured by: Thordsten Customs

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 28 June, 2016.