Urbino® Pistol Grip Stock For Benelli M4 (12-GA)
The Urbino Tactical stock is an injection-molded fixed stock that actually began life a decado ago as a series of requests from a USMC training unit at MCAS Miramar. The Marines were looking for a replacement stock for the Benelli® M1014 that featured a shorter, “tactical” length of pull.
Urbino Tactical stock, named after the city in northern Italy where Benelli Armi SpA is headquartered, is a fixed-length shotgun stock made in the USA from injection-molded glass-filled nylon. Developed to meet the needs of law enforcement and military operators, the rugged Urbino pistol grip 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 reduced LoP makes the Urbino the first truly tactical stock for the Benelli M4. A shorter stock is necessary for use in tactical applications, especially with body armor. The Urbino Tactical stock is durable, easy to shoulder and will not slip.
The Urbino Tactical stock is also comfortable, thus reducing operator fatigue, especially during prolonged training and qualification sessions. The urethane rubber grip is padded at the rear to reduce recoil impact against the web of the operator’s hand, and the optional Limbsaver buttpad substantially reduces felt recoil.
The field-adjustable cheek riser was developed to provide superior cheek weld when using optics. The cheekpiece snaps onto rails molded into the sides of specially equipped Urbino stock armatures. In the event of optics failure, the cheek riser can be quickly removed or readjusted to a lower level. Specially-developed SureShell® shotshell carriers can be fitted to the cheek riser. While rail-equipped Urbino stocks can be used without the cheekpiece, cheek risers cannot be fitted to stocks that do not have the rails.
All Urbino Tactical stocks include Benelli-style rear sling loops for 1¼ inch sling webbing. In addition, a hole at the lower rear of the stock accepts QD style sling swivels (not included). Urbino Tactical stocks can also be fitted with any of a variety of optional steel pocket sling mounts similar to those offered for our telescoping stock adapters. Pocket sling loops, hook loops and push-button sling swivel mounts fit securely between the Urbino stock and the shotgun receiver.
I recently installed the Urbino stock on my Belenlli M4. Install was easy, intuitive, and fast. My only minor issue was fitting the tang of the trigger group. It was a TINY bit too tight, but nothing 10 seconds with a file wasn't able to remedy. Extremely comfortable to shoot, much better length of pull than the original stock, and after reading a lot of stories about the stock loosening over time, I was glad to see that it came with a nord-lock style lock washer, which was the generally recommended solution to the issue.
Very good product. I would recommend it.