Midwest Industries Upper Receiver Rod
- 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.
California Prop 65 warning
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals, which are known to the State of California to cause Cancer and Reproductive Harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Ratings & Reviews
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.
by John O -
This is the one you want, A must have for working on uppers.
by Happy -
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
by N. Cunningham
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.
Midwest Industries Upper Receiver Rod
by Jason K
I have both the AR-15 and AR-10 versions. These are the only way to go for tough to get off barrel nuts and all upper receiver work can be done without damaging your upper. Must have for builders!
The MI Upper Receiver Rod is an excellent and solid tool to have. I love that the tool has the top spine to keep the receiver in perfect alignment with the barrel. You can also remove the top spine by unscrewing the three hex screws that holds it in place if you prefer. I'm glad that I choose this over the Giessele.
Heard about this tool from a SOTAR page and man is it a game changer. I've been using a cheap upper receiver vice block for years which does not properly fit VLTOR MUR or LMT MRP receivers. This rod fits snug in both the receiver and barrel extension, does not require you to remove optics, requires minimal storage space, and is durable. Scrap your vice blocks and grab this!
Better than expected
by William -
This is a great, high quality tool. Perfect for builds and will last a long time.
MI Upper Receiver Rod
I’ve been using this tool for over a year now building my rifles and had forgotten to write a review. This is a MUST have tool if you’re going to be installing barrel/nut, and muzzle safely and correctly. And yes, it can be done without it, it’s not impossible, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. Do it the right way with this tool from Midwest Industries. Best pricing from PA as always! Semperfi