UTG, typically known for their off-short inexpensive offerings, has been making a hard push into US Manufacturing. Their UTG PRO rails have been well received in both MLOK and Keymod profiles along with a few OEMs starting to pick up on the Model 4 buttstock kits, which directly compete with various extended cheekweld stocks on the market.
Recognizing the trend towards sleeker and lighter weight designs, UTG has announced the S4 series. The S4 clocks in at 7.2 ounces. Total pad height is 4.75″ with the length of the stock at just a hair over four and a quarter inches. When installed, length of pull runs from 7.58″ and 9.53″, which is slightly less than “normal” making the stock ideal for compact builds.
For those concerned about cheek weld on such a short stock, don’t be. A removable extended cheek rest is included for those with fat cheeks like me or wanting to get all up in their gun.
UTG touts the design steps:
The S4 is the end result of tight tolerance control procedures and relentless product development. Many steps were taken to develop a smaller foot print stock, while remaining structurally sound with snag free performance exceeding functionality of other full size variants. You will find our S4 stock equipped with features such as: fully dehorned corners and melted contours, little to no flash and mold marks, a reversible QD sling swivel housing, and an ambidextrous standard sling loop.
The features are most welcome, but most will find real value in the features plus the pricing, with the stock itself at sub $35 MSRP. Shooters may also opt for the full Stock Assembly Kit which adds a 6-position mil-spec buffer tube, buffer, buffer spring, receiver end plate, and a castle nut. The full stock assembly kit MSRPs for $62.97.