Being the enterprising do it yourself type of guy. I used some leftover Plastidip from work and dipped a complete Milspec buffer tube. I then placed it in from of a fan and dried it abit. I made sure a lot of it glopped into the channel where a stock would lock into, is solide filled with plastic. Rinsed and repeated a dozen or so times. Then I took an old bycle inner tube, and cut about a 7" section of it, lubed up the buffer tube, and inverted the inner tube (pulling it inside out). I then pulled it over the buffer tube, with a bit of heavy grunting and pulling managed it over the tube. The center section of the saddle where all the bolts go into was removed, saving only one of the longer bolts and one nut. I then used the nut and bolt to bring the lower part of the saddle together, only turning the bolt a couple turns into the nut. Then I slide it over the tube, and tightened the bolt. Towards the bottom front of the saddle are to ears with tiny little holes on either side. Pulling the saddle as far down as possible, i treaded a small zip tie through the ears and cinched it down.
Here are my results:
Spent the most time on my build on this part alone, it ain't pretty but it works. Its on there pretty good, and I've tried to muscle it off but it won't budge. The check pieces offer a good check weld, although they are not completely flush with the tube. The inner tube covers the unsightly pitting from the multiple plastidip...dips, and is a lot more comfortable against my face. Now I'm not tinkering with this setup, it works for now, but I'm wondering if anyone else has played with a CAA side saddle on a buffer tube. How'd you guys secure it?