MAGPUL INDUSTRIES CORPORATIONMilitary Information GuideUBR™ M16 / M4 CollapsibleModular Butt StockRev 03/14/2008 UBR™ M16 / M4 Collapsible Modular Butt Stock | Description 3 OF 17
The Magpul Utility / Battle Rifle (UBR™) is a fully-featured, adjustable buttstock system for the M16 /M4weapon series. This modular design offers the feel and stability of a fixed stock with numerousenhancements and options for the most demanding operators. Stock deployment is quickly executedwith gross motor movement. Multiple positions for length-of-pull (LOP) adjustment and an innovativepreset system allow for operator customization while retaining speed. The robust lock mechanism andreceiver extension increase stock strength and durability under severe impact conditions. Optionalcomponents such as sling mounts and an aluminum strike plate further accommodate operatorcustomization to adapt the stock to the mission at hand.Unlike most collapsible stock systems, the UBR™ features a fixed, polymer cheek piece that remains inposition regardless of LOP adjustments. This provides for a stable and consistent feel similar to a fixedstock (unlike the typical “half-on/half-off” cheek weld of the standard M4 stock). This feature isespecially useful in extreme temperature environments where an exposed metal cheek rest may reduceweapon usability. For operators preferring a cheek weld further back on the stock, the cheek piece maybe repositioned rearward to adjust for operator preference.Deployment of the UBR™ stock is simple, fast and customizable for operator preference. The UBR™features seven (7) positions to adjust LOP. The release latch may be used to retract the stock in either
(with audible and tactile feedback) or in
(with smooth sliding adjustment).Opening the stock to the extended position is easily accomplished with a single movement. The
allows the extended position to be adjusted for operator preference. Adjustments aremade by repositioning a simple Preset Screw so the stock will go directly to the preferred position.The UBR™ mounts to the strong and versatile Entry Receiver Extension which provides a sturdy andstable core for the weapon operating mechanism. This part is further reinforced by the aluminum alloyUBR™ Main Tube which surrounds it. Finally, a glass-fiber reinforced polymer cheek piece provides aresilient outer layer. This protective shell construction prevents the type of bending damage sometimesseen on standard M4 collapsing stocks which can jam the core weapon operating mechanism makingthe weapon inoperable. Additionally, the versatile nature of the entry receiver extension allows forfuture expandability without swapping out critical operating parts.The strengthened lock mechanism incorporates redundantly-driven, steel lock pawls housed in analuminum alloy mounting block. The locking assembly additionally features an elastomer impact bufferfor improved drop strength and shock reduction. This allows the UBR™ to withstand severe impactswhich may be sustained upon dropping, striking, or clearing a fully-loaded modular rifle such as theM16A4. These features also allow the UBR™ to accommodate large-bore caliber conversions.Optional upgrades provide for further capabilities. A bottom 1.25” garrison sling loop is provided asstandard. Additional receptacles allow for installation of up to four (4) more sling mounts to provideambidextrous front and rear push-button QD sling swivel compatibility. Snap loop and full sling loopmounts are planned. An optional Aluminum Strike Plate may be fitted in the modular Tail Bay andfeatures aggressive scalloping to breech obstacles such as window glass or to serve as an impactweapon. Lastly, a slope-sided Wide Cheek Piece is available for operators preferring a wider cheek weld.