As a 20 year foam worker by profession, i hereby self proclaim Expert status… but i digress.
A foam only product with no structure to the retention method is doomed, and most likely why that amazon product is no longer available. It may hold up to thousands of rounds, but not constant shouldering and rough handling, even carrying in a bag unsupported, would be traumatic to the foam. Also this is why Mcarbo’s version is so firm. They designed it 100% reliable. Zero possibility of foam or retention failure, but at a sacrifice to comfort. Its a tradeoff for sure. What i cant figure out logically is why they didnt make a short version to allow folding.
Yes there are plenty of closed cell foams available for use that are plenty durable, waterproof, and available in varied firmess/thickness. I have some trials in process for my design below which is a snap on kydex pc with closed cell Expanded PolyEthylene foam bonded to it.
I have more foam on hand than i know what to do with, most get tossed right in the dumpster after prototype orders get completed.
If i can just get to the range, i can finish testing, and i would be happy to mail foam out to brothers who cover postage, size and shapes can be customized too.
can distribute to brothers if i send him a big box full? The topic keeps getting more and more attention which may spark Mcarbo’s interest?
@Moosecall i have some of that stuff, its a rigid structural foam, very much like a replacement for wood.
@phuzzy42 yes the rubber is available in sheets, but usually not cheap.
@Dred sign me up for a tube!
P.S. We really should combine all these butt stock pad threads into one…