Magpul AR-15 BEV Block
- Provides support for all AR-15/M4 upper and lower receivers
- Solidly engages barrel extension with steel lugs
- Full-length steel support shank
- Body made from the same high-quality polymer as other Magpul products
- Weight: 11.2 oz
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Ratings & Reviews
by Tyler -
Like how this engaged the barrel itself rather than encasing the upper. Used on both my 6.8 & 5.56. It was slightly loose on my 6.8 barrel but still did a good job. I tried locking it into my upper using the plastic pivot pins provided but they were a pain to put in & take back out. Maybe sanding the detents on the pins down a little would help but i got the job done without locking it into my upper.
Outstanding! Now Where's the LR308 BEV BLOCK?
by Joshua -
I absolutely LOVE this thing! I actually have two so I can put two lowers in the vice at once just to show off your dope assembly gear... PLEASE PRIMARY ask Magpul to Make a LR308 Version!!!! I would buy two of those also! And yes, I do strip the carrier and lock it into position with the pins when i torque or remove barrel nuts and muzzle devices! And I have put TON of pressure on this thing loosening stubborn barrel nuts and it just takes it time after time. I love Magpul; its just good stuff at a reasonable price. I don't have any complaints about my bevBlock other than I don't have one for 308. My Geissele AR10 reaction rod cost a small fortune!
2 Tools in 1 & Magpul quality
by Paul -
I used this to install a new stock kit on my DPMS today and it did everything it was meant to do. I DISAGREE with the reviewer that said it didn't lock in the magwell. My mag catch locked into the block and kept things where they needed to be & stayed until I pressed the mag release. Tried the barrel spines on a spare barrel and while it IS a little loose it should isolate the torque from the upper receiver when removing or installing a muzzle device or barrel nut just fine. I highly recommend this tool to anyone that likes a combo tool.
Good With Comments Not So Good
by ReconViper1 -
I've used the clamshells, which I don't like, and I've used the "bar" type that uses pins through the receiver coupling pin holes, and I do like them. I was attracted to the BEV as it locks up on the barrel extension like a reaction rod. It does do that but it is a sloppy, wobbly fit even with a stripped bolt carrier engaged from the rear. It does what it is intended to, swapping barrels and muzzle devices with all the torque isolated from the upper, but I will continue to use the bar type for light maintenance. It's more solid. Please don't misread this. It does isolate the torque from the upper as intended.
Magpul does it again
by Paul -
I never met a Magpul product I didn’t like. This is the latest gem. The BEV block more than adequately serves the purpose of two tools for a fraction of the cost. It works just fine for locking down a 6.5 Grendel upper that I am building. This is a very thoughtfully designed instrument.
by Orlando -
Good but hate how it doesnt lock onto a lower magwell like my other block and hate that it has to use a BCG.
by Ed -
Good solid tool. It works as advertised. Much better than a clamshell. Worked fine in the Faxon barrels I used it on.
<br>It is a tiny bit wobbly but the wobbliness is not in the direction you torque.
<br>It is like a budget Giessele rod but works just as good. Also just flip it over and you have a support for the lower receiver. Good product. Glad I bought it.
Must have tool
by Chris W -
Uh, you really shouldn't be without this.
by Dennis -
First order from PA and very pleased. It arrived quickly with no hiccups. I bought this so that I could install a FF handguard on my Ruger AR 556 that would require a new barrel nut. The block worked just as advertised and is very solid. I really liked the fact that you can work on uppers and lowers with just this one block, and it works better! Very well thought out design. If you want to work on your AR, this is the tool to have.
by Daniel -
I love this thing. I've put 3 guns together with it. It was the only tool I used to secure the uppers and lowers.
You need this!
Solid tool. Has steel core in it so it won't deform. Better than a torque bar or reaction rod or what ever you want to call it. Made installing the barrel a lot easier.
<br>If you do any work on your AR, you need this.
Bought mine on sale some time back
Love it! After several builds no issues at all. Very easy and fast to setup. Highly recommended
Worked as advertised. Clever design. Glad I purchased. Works similar to the Geissele Reaction Rod when torquing (or loosening) a barrel nut but offers additional support as a bearing surface along the bottom edge of the upper receiver. And it can be used to chuck a lower in the vice too.. I think it's a keeper!
This was my first time building a ar didn`t want to spend too much on a tool so I decided to try this. The design works only downfall is you have to strip the bcg down but thats no big deal. It fit the lugs in my ballistic advantage barrel just fine. Would buy again!
Works as intended. Valuable addition to my toolkit.
I used this to remove hold my rifle in place while I removed the flash hider and hand guard. Worked very well and held my rifle tightly so I could focus on the task at hand. Primary Arms sets the standard for quick processing time and shipping in this business.
Magpul BEV Block w/ a twist
Great tool I didn't like the idea of taking bolt out of carrier ( not that its a big deal ). Plus the carrier didn't support it well enough IMHO. I got some non food grade (black) UHMW round stock an machined it down bored to fit back of BEV block..Nice and snug. Shit you could use aluminum steel what ever. Also Primary Arms has been great to deal with and shipping ? these cats don't screw around!!!!
Shipped very fast.
Bought this for a first ar build. Seems sturdy enough.
MAGPUL BEV Block
I recently bought one of the BEV blocks and I love it. It does exactly what MAGPUL says it will do. Using the BEV block with the bolt carrier inserted into position it holds the upper in a rock solid position. It is also better that it locks into the lugs on the barrel extension and takes the stress off of the receiver itself. My next purchase will be the MAGPUL Armorer's Wrench.
I like it, fits good and seems very very durable.I don't like the having to take my bolt out of the BCG and sliding it back into my upper. BUT, its better than nothing and beats most others.
Doesn't lock in the upper like I hoped
by Bryan N
When torquing barrels on uppers with loose pin slots, I had hoped that the way the BEV block locks in the upper it would prevent the barrel from canting when torquing. It did not. However, this is still a much better way to torque barrels than the clamshell method and is a low cost/high value alternative to the Geissele reaction rod.
Magpul AR-15 BEV Block
Works exactly how it is suppose to. Probably the best out there!
by Jason Frye
Worked ok. Upper is quite loose when all clamped into the block.
a great tool
If you are building an upper you can't go wrong with this.
by M Davis
Works awesome for working on my upper, where my traditional clam she'll vise block requires me to remove my optics.
magpul ar-15 bev block
easy to use for upper or lower repairs