UTG Announces New Made-In-America PRO Pic Rails

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by Nathan S

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.

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

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  • TechnoTriticale TechnoTriticale on Nov 19, 2015

    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"
    "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 Taofledermaus on Nov 19, 2015

      @TechnoTriticale We (consumers) are suckers for stuff like that. Add "Turbo", "pro", "platinum" etc to any product and we'll eat it up.

  • MR MR on Nov 21, 2015

    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.