Mesa Tactical to partner with Beretta

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The mostly shotgun accessary company Mesa Tactical, based out of California is partnering up with Beretta USA to bring their popular Urbino pistol grip stock to the 1301 line of tactical shotguns. This is an interested development because previously the 1301 was not offered with a pistol grip stock, but a more traditional in line stock. In addition, Mesa Tactical is a comparably small company to Beretta, and having some of their components on the market with Beretta firearms could really push them out of the current area they in right now as a small company, in a good way.

Mesa Tactical, supplier of rugged and reliable tactical gear for law enforcement, military and personal protection is pleased to announce a joint project with Beretta USA.  Mesa Tactical’s Urbino stock has been selected for use on Beretta’s 1301 tactical shotgun.  The Urbino shotgun stock has become an industry standard for tactical shotguns and is being developed at the request of Beretta.

Specifically designed as a tactical stock, the Urbino has features that make it a definitive upgrade over standard butt stocks.  Made from injection-molded glass-filled nylon, the Urbino tactical stock has a 12½ inch length of pull (LoP) for improved weapon control and use with body armor; optional field-adjustable cheek riser to provide improved cheek weld when used with optics; optional Limbsaver® butt pad for greater shooting comfort, especially during long training or certification courses; shock-absorbing  rubber grip sleeve to reduce shooter fatigue; and a variety of standard and proprietary sling mounting options.

The Beretta 1301 shotgun is Beretta’s new gas operated semi-automatic shotgun designed for law-enforcement and home-defense. Engineered to be ultra-reliable, easy to use and safe, it has all the features that a modern tactical shotgun should offer, and more. And thanks to its compact size (barrel length: 18.5”), it is ideal for negotiating tight spaces as well as for being safely stored away when not needed. 

“Mesa Tactical couldn’t be happier to be selected by a company like Beretta.” Mitch Barrie, Founder and President of Mesa Tactical further commented “Both the shotgun and the stock are the best in their respective classes.  It is an honor the Urbino stock was chosen by Beretta for their new 1301 tactical shotgun”

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The current version of the 1301 without the addition of the Urbino stock. 

They also have a clearance sale going on with Urbino stock components over at their website as well. It appears that you can purchase the stock directly from Mesa, but you can also wait a little bit and hopefully they’ll be coming out as an option on the 1301, which might save a few dollars in the long run overall. Prices are listed as follows-

94960 Urbino Pistol Grip Stock for Beretta 1301 (Standard Butt, 12-GA, Black) $115.00

94970 Urbino Pistol Grip Stock for Beretta 1301 (Riser, Standard Butt, 12-GA, Black) $145.00

95290 Urbino Pistol Grip Stock for Beretta 1301 (SuperCell®, 12-GA, Black) $125.00

95300 Urbino Pistol Grip Stock for Beretta 1301 (Riser, SuperCell®, 12-GA, Black) $155.00

94980 Urbino Pistol Grip Stock for Beretta 1301 (Limbsaver, 12-GA, Black) $140.00

94990 Urbino Pistol Grip Stock for Beretta 1301 (Riser, Limbsaver, 12-GA, Black) $170.00

Their shell carriers are really nice as well. The press release also didn't mention exactly which model would be coming standard with the 1301.

Their shell carriers are really nice as well. The press release also didn’t mention exactly which model would be coming standard with the 1301.



Miles V

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  • John

    Mmm. Beretta’s ARX isn’t doing so hot right now and apparently the U.S. military isn’t so hot on the 92 pistol anymore.

    It’s encouraging to see development on their other arms. Hint hint, Colt.

    • andrey kireev

      P226 all the way =P