Theodore from Greece has sent me very good review of the Mesa Tactical Urbino Stock for Remington 870 with fantastic photos (as always):

Hi Vitaly,

This is Theodore from Greece. Just thought I would share some new upgrades on my Rem 870 Deer Gun.

For some time now I have been looking to “tac-out” my Remington 870 and loose the OEM Remington Monte Carlo furniture.

As the Rem870.com fans are probable aware, some time back I installed a Fab Defense “AGRF 870 FK SB” M4 Folding Butt Stock with Shock Absorber, and a “PR-870” Forehand Rail System on another 870. However, I was looking for a fixed stock (not folding) with pistol grip, and I have had my eyes on the Mesa Tactical Urbino Stock for some time now, so I finally decided to try it.

I went with the version that came with the cheek riser & limb saver butt. The wooden forehand I replaced with a Fab Defense “PR-870” Forehand Rail System.

Mesa Tactical Urbino Stock for Remington 870

Mesa Tactical Urbino Stock for Remington 870

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The Mesa Tactical Urbino Stock with cheek riser & limb saver butt is a very good quality product with perfect fit. If you plan to get this product, get the version with the limb saver. It is astonishing how soft the limbsaver butt is – it is almost jelly-like, but tough enough not to be damaged.

Also, even if you don’t plan on using a red dot – and you might think that you don’t need the cheek riser, get the version with the cheek riser. The cheek riser has 5 pre-set positions. In the photos I have set mine to position 4. Position 1 aligns the check riser completely flat on the butt. This is a nice to have option and you never know when you will need it. Keep in mind the Urbino stock comb is much much lower than the Rem OEM stock, so you will never have the problem of having to scrunch down into these stocks to get on target (fantastic tactical sight picture), and you will also not keep getting smacked on the cheekbone with the stock every time you pull the trigger. However, there might not be enough stock for your liking, that why I advise you get the cheek riser. Assembly is exactly the same as the OEM stock – just 1 long screw – you can even use the OEM screw, they are identical.

Mesa Tactical Urbino Stock for Remington 870

Mesa Tactical Urbino Stock for Remington 870

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I also decided to add the Mesa Tactical Sureshell Shotshell carrier for the Urbino Cheek Riser – the 6 shell version. Fantastic fit and quality – simply outstanding. Mesa offers more Shotshell mounting options than you can think of. Check their product manual.

Mesa Tactical Urbino Stock for Remington 870 Review

Mesa Tactical Urbino Stock for Remington 870 Review

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The stock also comes from the factory with an ambidextrous butt sling plate. It is very practical, but if you don’t like that option, Mesa also offers other sling mount options for their stocks – check their product manual for more options. The stock greatly resembles the Benelli M4 stock, as it was originally developed for Benelli M4’s, but with a shorter LOP. Much has been written about its pistol grip being too “boxy” and such. I have big hands and I really like it. The texture is also rubbery and slip-proof.

Mesa Tactical Urbino Stock for Remington 870

Mesa Tactical Urbino Stock for Remington 870

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Now let’s check out some specs of the stock. The Rem 870 OEM stock (Regular wooden, Monte Carlo wooden, or synthetic) has a LOP of 14”. The Urbino stock has a LOP of 12.5” Initially I was worried that it might be too short for me as I am quite tall. That is not the case. The LOP if perfect. In conjunction with the pistol grip, the gun is more controllable and maneuverable. Sight picture is great!

Mesa Urbino Stock for Remington 870 Shotgun

Mesa Urbino Stock for Remington 870 Shotgun

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Despite the Urbino stock comb being much lower than the Rem OEM stock with a greater angle, the stock pitch angle is also steeper than the Rem OEM stock, thus offsetting / neutralizing the increased comb angle and making sure that the shotgun butt stock fits to your shoulder properly. It is very important to have a proper fit, otherwise when you fire the shotgun it flips the muzzle up or down if the pitch is wrong. With the proper pitch the shotgun will recoil straight back into your shoulder – as it does with all the OEM Stocks. I must say that I have NOT fired the gun with the new stock yet. So I will get back to on this issue – once I get an opportunity to test it at the shooting range next weekend. Confirmation on muzzle flip coming shortly …………..

Mesa Tactical Urbino Stock for Remington 870

Mesa Tactical Urbino Stock for Remington 870

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I also exchanged my parkerized Remington +2 mag extension, for a parkerized Remington +3 mag extension. Note the +3 OEM Remington mag extension protrudes approx ½ inch past the 20” IC fixed choke barrel.

The stock was worth every cent. It does exactly what the producer advertises. I strongly recommend it for anyone looking for a quality, versatile tactical outfit for their Rem870. Keep well fellow readers. Thanks Vitaly.

Theo, thank you very much for this review! I think it will be very useful for readers of the Rem870.com blog. Dear readers, please leave a comment if you have experience with this stock or have any questions about it.

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