​ Midwest Industries expands accessories with Upper Receiver Rod

7th Sep 2018

Credit Source:, by Jacki Billings

The Upper Receiver Rod is designed to allow for easier removal of barrel nuts. (Photo: Midwest Industries)

Midwest Industries adds a new accessory to its tool inventory, launching the new Upper Receiver Rod. The Upper Receiver Rod offers users an easier means to remove or install barrel nuts.

Midwest Industries said the rod is perfect for removing difficult or seized barrel nuts all while protecting the upper receiver from incurring damage. Created to allow muzzle device installs without damaging the index pin, the Upper Receiver Rod will not mar the upper receiver’s exterior. Midwest Industries said receiver mounted sights can even be left in place, as the rod will not interfere. The rod can also be used to install forward assist/port door cover.

Machined from 4140 Ordnance grade steel, the Upper Receiver Rod features a Black Oxide finish. The Receiver Rod can be installed horizontally or vertically in a bench vise and works with standard M4/M16 barrel extensions; though, the rod is not compatible with 9mm or rimfire barrels.

The Midwest Industries Upper Receiver Rod is available online through Midwest Industries and is priced at $94.95.