Our stocks don’t have and don’t require pillars. Pillars came about years ago for use in wood stocks to prevent the fibers from compressing at the guard screws resulting in varying pressure and therefore a loss of consistency. The material around the guard screws in our stocks is solid fiber-reinforced epoxy and is, in this application, un-compressible. This makes pillars in our stocks unnecessary. In some cases, like when a pillar with a large outside diameter is used, it can considerably weaken the stock in that area as it reduces the amount of homogenous material and also forms a stress riser.