Midwest Industries Upper Receiver Rod

Manufactured by Midwest Industries
Manufactured by Midwest Industries
5 Reviews

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The Midwest Industries Upper Receiver Rod is a versatile and durable tool for the AR owner. It is machined from 4140 Ordinance grade steel for strength and durability, then it is finished with black oxide for corrosion resistance and a long service life. This upper receiver rod is designed not to mar or damage the exterior of upper receiver. The Midwest Industries Upper Receiver Rod is excellent for removing stubborn or seized barrel nuts and is designed to install muzzle devices without damaging the index pin. It is compatible with forged and billet upper receivers. The upper receiver rod can be used horizontally or vertically in a bench vise. It locks in with the barrel lug and fits tight in the receiver. This is a great tool for removing or tightening barrel nuts and muzzle devices on an AR. If you are an AR owner looking for a reliable and easy to use upper receiver rod, this is the tool for you.

  • Works with any standard M4/M16 barrel extension 
  • Ultimate tool for barrel nut installs or removal
  • Excellent for removing stubborn/seized barrel nuts without damaging upper
  • Designed for muzzle device installs and will not damage index pin
  • Can be used to install forward assist/port door cover
  • Compatible with forged and billet upper receivers
  • Machined from 4140 Ordnance grade steel
  • Durable Black Oxide finished for years of use
  • Will not mar or damage exterior of upper receiver
  • Receiver mounted sights can be left installed
  • Can be installed horizontally or vertically in bench vise

Midwest Industries is a quality manufacturer of tactical weapons accessories. They produce handguards, rails, and iron sights for many of the most popular weapon platforms like the AR-15, .308, Sig MCX, AK-47, and many more. Their goal is to manufacture the highest quality parts at affordable prices backed by a lifetime guarantee.
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BrandMidwest Industries
TypeAction Block

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Awesome tool for the money


This thing is awesome for any build you might be working on. it is more cost effective than some of the other brands ive look at and has not shown any wear with the last two builds i completed. i will probably never have to buy another one. highly recommend.

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This is the one you want, A must have for working on uppers.


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This thing rocks. It supports the upper receiver very well and fits snugly inside. The lug locks firmly into the star chamber. It's very heavy and very stolid. I was planning on getting a Geissele reaction rod, then saw this for $20 less. The upper rail is removable which is great for finishing assembly after the barrel is installed. It removes easily with just 3 screws. The rod is great for barrel installation, gas block installation and supports the barrel when installing your muzzle device so you don't put any stress on the receiver. I can't say enough good things about it. It's just perfect.

Fantastic AR builders tool


This is a fantastic tool from a fantastic company, Midwest Industries makes very high quality products and they're made in the USA! This particular product is beefy, well built and takes all the stress off your upper receiver when installing barrels, muzzle devices or really any type of repair where you need the the upper securely held in place. The fit and finish is really well done and it fits my Aero Precision uppers perfectly.

Best Upper Receiver/Reaction Rod


I bought this when I decided to swap out my carbine handguard for a 11" Midwest Ind G4 Freefloat handguard and I wanted something a little more stable then the mag vise or upper receiver pin vise that can damage the upper or barrel pin when doing stuff like muzzle device or changing out a barrel nut. This is a heavy duty piece of barrel steel that is well machined and fits perfectly. Main reason I bought the MI instead of Geissele is the fact the MI has that top sail that provides additional support to the upper while cranking down on it. This is the best reaction/upper receiver rod available currently and is the only one I suggest people buy when asked.