NRA 2014: MagPul’s new M-LOK System, Colors, Vice, & More!

The MagPul booth was controlled chaos. Pure chaos.

I must call them the “RedBull” of the shooting world. These guys know how to market their products. I mean, they pulled off having a restored bus in their booth, even without a mini-gun on top.

Lot’s of great products were on display including the M-LOK and a few choice nuggets. Hit the break to see the photos!



The Geissele foreend with its parent billet block. I was able to go hands-on, and it does have the expected quality.

Interestingly hidden in plain sight is a new concept simple polymer vice block that can mount to either the upper or lower receiver of most AR’s and a new barrel wrench following the usual MagPul minimalist concepts.

The vice is called the B.E.V. which stands for “barrel extension vice.” Description from MagPul:

The BEV Block (Barrel Extension Vise) is an all-in-one, compact vise block tool for AR assembly operations of barrel nuts, flash hiders, etc.

Mounts securely in a vise and provides support for both billet and forged upper receivers. Engages barrel extension with solid steel lugs and full length support shank to prevent flexing. Steel hardness is optimized for durability yet won’t damage barrel extension, and Magpul Polymer is used for all other engagement surfaces to protect aluminum receiver. O-ring post uses bolt carrier for additional stability and included Pin keeps upper in proper position.

The BEV can also be turned over and used as a mag well vise block to support the lower receiver during maintenance, etc. 

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Demos of vice and armorer’s tool.


Up next was a myriad of colors, including the new grey hardware and new handguard/stocks that take advantage of the M-LOK:

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The new M-LOK compatible handguards. Notice the shrouds extend much farther past the FSB.


Not to be forgotten, the new AUG PMAGs. 30 rounds with LRBHO.  (Sorry about Mr. Blurrycam!)


Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • An Interested Person

    What is that new stock in picture 3 of the set about colors?

    • Andrew

      If you’re talking about the last photo in the group (all black rifle- next to last in the article – just above the AUG photo), it’s the new MOE-SL stock. All of the other stocks are previous models and available for purchase.

      • An Interested Person

        The tan one with the rifle length gas system and a 16″ barrel.

  • iksnilol

    Maybe Magpul could help out the AUG?

    They have obviously shown interest in it by making a magazine for it.


      The last picture already shows the PMAG and its RVG. Not to mention, all of Magpul’s Picatinny rail stuff works right off the bat.
      I don’t think that the AUG’s charging handle really needs anything done to it. Seems fine on its own, although you would probably need to re-design the rifle if you wanted to do something with its pistol grip.

    • JLR84

      If I recall correctly, the Austrian military commissioned Magpul to make an Aug mag. They aren’t trying to “help” the platform.

  • AznMike

    Not gonna lie, I really like the looks of the M-Lok.

  • hydepark

    I’ve got the Geissele reaction rod, so I look forward to grabbing the BEV to see if it’s just as easy to use. And new tools are always cool regardless.

    And my best friend from high school literally jumped for joy when I showed him a picture of the new AUG mags on my phone. He is pretty tired of expensive mags.