I think we can all agree that the original factory folding stocks and the new ones from Samson Manufacturing are solid pieces of hardware...and arguably the best-looking folders on the market for the Mini-14. My only complaint has been that they are not the most comfortable to use...and they are COLD against the cheek. I started looking for a way to mitigate that issue, but found nothing on the market that really worked in both the extended and folded configurations. So I came up with my own solution. After thoroughly cleaning the stock with alcohol, I took a 8-1/2" x 2-5/8" piece of 2mm thick adhesive-backed foam padding that I found at the craft/hobby store and wrapped it around the bar. I then folded the butt stock up onto the bar and carefully cut the foam padding around it with an X-acto knife so that the padding doesn't interfere with the buttstock locking onto the lug on the side of the forend. I'm pretty pleased with the results so I thought I'd share it here. I think it looks pretty sharp on both blued and stainless folders and it is way more comfortable to shoot now.