Mesa Tactical offers a shortened length of pull stock, known as the “Urbino” stock, for Benelli, Mossberg, and Remington shotguns. The Urbino stock kit is very popular in our law enforcement market due to the shorter length of pull, allowing the user to wear body armor or bulky clothing without extending their reach.
The Urbino Tactical stock, is a fixed-length pistol grip shotgun stock made from injection-molded glass-filled nylon. Developed to meet the needs of law enforcement and military operators, the rugged Urbino Tactical stock features a “tactical” 12½ inch length of pull (LoP), soft urethane rubber grip, optional Limbsaver® butt pad, optional adjustable cheek riser and a variety of flexible sling mounting options.
The following is a breakdown of the various components that make up the Urbino stock system.
We call it an armature because it supports three other necessary components, the grip sleeve, the cheekpiece and the buttplate. The armature is secured to the shotgun receiver, and the other components will be attached to it. The injection-molded in glass-filled nylon armature stock features a “tactical” 12 ½ inch length of pull (LoP).
The pistol grip sleeve is molded from a softer rubber-like material and provides a cushioned grip for the shooting hand.
The Limbsaver butt pad is for greater shooting comfort, especially during long training and certification courses. Limbsaver makes a line of gel buttpads that substantially reduce the effects of felt recoil. The Urbino stock has been designed to accept a Limbsaver #10702 buttpad, which is cemented to a buttplate of our own design. All Limbsaver buttpads are black, fitted to a black or colored buttplate.
A sling plate is essentially a stamped 11 gauge steel plate that accepts sling webbing or an H&K style sling hook. There are two styles of sling plate supported by the Urbino stock.
The front sling plates are similar to those of the Mesa Tactical stock adapters for Remington shotguns. These fit into recesses molded into the adapters so that the sling plates are secured between the stock adapter and the shotgun receiver.
The Urbino rear sling plate is similar to the Benelli factory sling plate. This is simply a stamped steel piece that fits over the end of the recoil spring tube on the inside of the stock, and projects out each side of the stock in dual recesses that can accommodate sling webbing. The Benelli sling plate is for 1” webbing, which is too small for the US military standard of 1¼” webbing. The Urbino stock’s rear sling plate will differ from the Benelli in that it will accommodate 1¼” webbing, and it will not be secured by a nut or a screw at the end of the recoil spring tube.
The Urbino stock will also include provision for an Uncle Mike’s style QD sling swivel.