F.A.B. Defense GL-CORE IMPACT Recoil Reduction Buttstock — SHOT SHOW 2023

F.A.B. Defense GL-CORE IMPACT Recoil Reduction Buttstock.

One of the more unique products I saw at SHOT Show 2023 was the F.A.B. Defense GL-Core IMPACT buttstock. Designed to reduce recoil by utilizing a shock-absorbing spring, this new stock could turn your existing platform into a much more pleasant one to shoot. 


  • Patented Recoil reduction mechanism with three variable recoil settings
  • Minimizes felt recoil by up to 50%
  • Improves accuracy 
  • Reduces shooter fatigue 
  • Works with multiple platforms and calibers
  • Easy installation and adjustment
  • Ergonomically shaped rubberized butt-pad 
  • Interchangeable buffer tube adaptors for Mil-Spec and Commercial tubes
  • Inverted positioning lever will not open accidentally

The GL-Core IMPACT has three different spring tension settings, allowing you to customize the amount of recoil reduction felt when using this stock. From shooting a shotgun with slugs, or something like a comped AR, the GL-Core IMPACT should have you covered. 

When shooting, the spring is designed to compress to help absorb the recoil and minimize what the shooter feels.

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Shown below is a picture of the stock in its normal configuration, and then a picture of the stock compressed like it would be against your shoulder when firing.  

The stock in its normal, non-compressed state
The stock compressed like it would be against your shoulder when firing. Also, the two holes seen at the top of the spring are the adjustments for varying spring tension.

This stock comes with two inserts to work with either a mil-spec or commercial buffer tube. It is easy to install, and F.A.B. Defense states that it can even reduce recoil by up to 50%. 

Insert to fit a commercial or mil-spec buffer tube.

A larger rubber butt-pad is utilized, and it is comfortable to shoulder. Ergonomically, I like the shape and the form factor F.A.B. Defense used. 

Rubber butt-pad

The F.A.B. Defense GL-Core IMPACT stock has an MSRP of $124 and is shipping now. The stock felt great in my hands and seems to be very well made. I for one am very interested and want to see how it actually feels when shooting. 

To learn more about the F.A.B. Defense GL-Core IMPACT, click HERE.

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About the author: Mitchell Graf is passionate about hunting and competition shooting. During college he was the shooting instructor for Oklahoma State’s Practical Shooting Team, and these days he spends as much time as he can chasing after pigs and coyotes with night vision and thermals. You can follow Mitchell’s adventures over at his Instagram @That_Gun_Guy_

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  • BR January 27, 2023, 2:27 pm

    As long as some bleached ahole from atf doesn’t decide it is too much like a bump stock and can be classified as a machine gun-death ray-WMD.

  • Brian L Deede January 27, 2023, 11:36 am

    Great Looking… Does it come in Black as well ????

    Thanks Brian

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