UTG Announces New Made-In-America PRO Pic Rails

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Not content to be called “cheap (insert choice east-asian country here) sh*t” UTG, has been rapidly expanding its USA based manufacturing capabilities. Products manufactured in their US facility have picked up the “Pro” moniker.

The latest additions to the “Pro” line (after their stock) include top picatinny rails for the three of the most popular firearms platforms, the Mossberg 500 pump-action shotgun, Remington 870 pump (& 1100 semi-auto), and Ruger 10/22 rimfire rifle.

Each rail is tailored to the specific platform. The Reminton oriented rail starts with a 6.1″ 14-slot mount, “precision machined from aircraft aluminum.” The sight reduces weight with an integral center-cut allowing the use of iron sights or even standard bead systems.

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The Mossberg fits roughly the same mold, albeit slightly shorter. The Mossberg rail clocks in at 5.5″ with 13 slots. The bottom surface of the rail is contoured to match the receiver giving it a “very integral look” (but does not come with side-saddle mount).

Finally, the 10/22 is the shortest of the bunch. At roughly 4.5″, it comes complete with 11 rails and similar contouring to its Mossberg cousin. All rails are anodized blank.

All the rails come with all mounting hardware, but note each is meant for pre-drilled and tapped receivers. Those with older receivers will still need to consult a gunsmith to ensure the rails can be mounted permanently.



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • Griz

    Consult a gunsmith to drill and tap? Nah, just break out the super glue ‘brah. An operators gotta operate in expedient operations. All kidding aside isn’t ironic that even Asian countries are starting to bring more manufacturing to the states?

  • David

    That rail is already chewed up in the marketing pic…

    • Wouldn’t have been my choice of a stock picture, but I have to admit, my rails do look a lot like that after some usage.

      Some of UTG’s stuff is useful, though – their QD cantilever mount is cheap, durable, and holds a zero pretty well. RTZ is within 1-2 MOA – not LaRue performance territory, but at like a 1/6 of the cost, I can live with that on a $70 scope. Their AK mount is also pretty well-liked, as are their sight tools. Kinda like ProMag… you gotta know what doesn’t suck.

      • David

        I’ve run accessories up and down rails on my guns and they don’t look chipped and beaten anywhere close to what that looks like. It looks like an airsoft rail I slid an optic on and off a few times. Not quality.

    • Sianmink

      The first thing I noticed. Unless they’re starting a ‘battle worn’ line, it doesn’t really showcase a durable finish.

      • David

        Yeah. It’s obviously cheap pot metal.

        • Sianmink

          if they just say ‘aircraft aluminum’ and not a specific grade, then they’re hiding something.

          • Jack Burton

            Kind of like the Mossberg receiver it’s mounted on…

          • Rick5555

            Aircraft Aluminum is known to be 6061 series. And if it’s a better grade aluminum it will say 7075. 7075 series is twice as strong than 6061 series. So milspec buffer tubes in AR’s, there is a huge difference. Also, 7570 series can’t be extruded successfully. Therefore on a milspec buffer tube. The tube is subsequently forged.

  • TechnoTriticale

    re: Products manufactured in their US facility have picked up the “Pro” moniker.

    I was working in the audio industry in the 60s. In those days, even professional audio equipment didn’t call itself “professional” – you could tell from the features, build quality, price tag and, of course, the rack mount ears.

    As consumer audio gear began to get pretentious, it became clear that in retail markets:
    “Professional” meant “wannabee”
    and
    “Pro” meant “not even Professional”.

    Others have noted that the UTG rail’s finish apparently couldn’t even handle the studio photo shoot.
    Not even “Pro”.

    • Taofledermaus

      We (consumers) are suckers for stuff like that. Add “Turbo”, “pro”, “platinum” etc to any product and we’ll eat it up.

  • Cymond

    I came to say the same thing. They’d do better with a new company name than marketing under UTG.

  • MR

    I bought a UTG Pro drop-in quadrail for my range toy AR about three years ago. It’s held up quite nicely, still feels solid and the finish looks much better than in that publicity photo.