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Magpul BEV Block
Castle nut teeth engage the nut recessed from one side or proud from the other.
Plenty of engagement for GI or custom barrel nuts.
Magpul BEV Block, will come with a pivot pin
Magpul BEV Block, the bolt head is fully supported by a full tang construction
Once the upper is placed on the BEV Block, the bolt carrier is slid into the reciever and holds it fast. An o-ring holds it in place.
Magpul Armorer's Wrench
Magpul brought out their new armorers tools for some hands-on demo time. The BEV Block is the coolest armorers tool I’ve seen in a long time. It replaces both a lower receiver block and a bulky clamshell upper receiver block. It does this while adding a barrel extension locking system that takes the stresses off the receiver during barrel and muzzle device work. Lastly, the BEV is about a quarter of the size of the two tools it replaces. Pricing hasn’t been determined, but look for the BEV to go on sale this Fall.
The Armorer’s Wrench is a refined phosphate finished steel tool that should be the last wrench you’ll buy. The barrel wrench works with both GI and pin-style (Knight’s, Daniel Defense, etc) barrel nuts. Other features include a flash hider wrench, rifle receiver extension wrench, castle nut wrench with extended teeth, two small hammer faces for tapping pins, 1/2? torque wrench port and a bottle opener. The wrench will be priced at $80 when released this fall. ■
Rob Curtis is a blogger for Gear Scout .