Mesa Tactical Releases Combination Stock Wrench & Beer Opener

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While drinking choice beverages and shooting does not mix well, I will contend that drinking while assembling firearms can be a rewarding combination*. Mesa Tactical agrees and has released the combination AR Stock Wrench Bottle-Opener Multi-Use Tool. I love companies that don’t take themselves too seriously:

How it works

The Mesa Tactical AR Stock Wrench Bottle Opener has two ends:

A roundy sort of arm with a nub at its point; and

A loopy bit with a beveled edge.

The multi-use tool is available at MesaTactical.com for $7.99

*Obligatory Disclaimer: Drink responsibly, especially if you are working on and around firearms. Adult beverages have been known to not mix well with machinery.

Press Release Below:

Mesa Tactical Offers AR Stock Wrench Bottle Opener Multi-Use Tool

Costa Mesa, CA — Mesa Tactical, designer and manufacturer of high quality tactical accessories and equipment for law enforcement, military and civilian shooters, today announced, in a radical departure from its usual offerings for enhancing shotguns and carbines, the availability of their new AR Stock Wrench Bottle Opener.

This is Mesa Tactical’s second foray into the dual-purpose tools product category, following the company’s pioneering Telescoping Shotgun Stock Multi-tool (which could be used as a stock wrench as well as a pump shotgun forend wrench) introduction in June of 2011. A Telescoping Shotgun Stock Multi-tool has since been included in every Mesa Tactical telescoping shotgun stock kit.

The AR Stock Wrench Bottle Opener boldly takes this idea a step further by integrating with the standard AR-15 stock wrench a handy bottle opener, which has been comprehensively tested on beverage bottles in a variety of common (US Imperial) sizes by Mesa Tactical’s crack in-house quality assurance team, and their families.

The AR Stock Wrench Bottle Opener design started with an observation by Mesa Tactical President Mitch Barrie. “Like most busy people,” Barrie began, “We never have time to stake our AR-15 stock nuts, so we always keep an AR-15 stock wrench handy, with our car keys.” But Barrie made a surprising discovery in late 2014. “Almost every time we used a stock wrench to tighten an AR-15 stock nut, we soon, within an hour or so, found ourselves desiring a cool, refreshing bottled beverage, and there was almost never a bottle opener handy when you needed one.

“At that point,” Barrie concluded, “Combining the functions of AR-15 stock wrench and bottle opener into a single convenient tool appeared to be an obvious advancement in range bag tool development.”

No expense has been spared in the manufacture of Mesa Tactical’s AR Stock Wrench Bottle Opener, which is stamped from 11 gauge ASTM A1011 CS Type B hot-rolled carbon steel alloy, then plated using caustic black oxide operations at 285 to 300 degrees Fahrenheit to produce an attractive military spec MIL-DTL-13924D black iron magnetic coating. The words, “MESA TACTICAL COSTA MESA USA” are stamped onto the surface of the tool.

How it works

The Mesa Tactical AR Stock Wrench Bottle Opener has two ends:

A roundy sort of arm with a nub at its point; and

A loopy bit with a beveled edge.

To use the AR Stock Wrench Bottle Opener to loosen or tighten a the stock nut on a Mesa Tactical Faro Adapter, Telescoping Stock Adapter or any AR-15, the nub at the point of the roundy arm is engaged with the square notch in the nut, and pressure applied to the tool until the torque thus generated turns the nut.

When, as often seems to occur within an hour after working on the stock nut, sometimes sooner, a cool refreshing bottled beverage is desired, the loopy end of the AR Stock Wrench Bottle Opener is deployed by the simple expedient of turning the tool around in the hand. One edge of the bottle cap is inserted into the loop and the AR Stock Wrench Bottle Opener pulled up to release the cap from the bottle.

Reversing the order of operations is not recommended by Mesa Tactical, and eye protection should be worn at all times while employing the AR Stock Wrench Bottle Opener.

Prices and availability

The Mesa Tactical AR Stock Wrench Bottle Opener is available now. Mesa Tactical is exhibiting at the NRA Show in Tennessee booth 440. For more information contact Lucy Espinoza at 714- 545-3332, or sales@mesatactical.com; or visit Mesa Tactical’s website at www.mesatactical.com.

SKU Item MSRP

94120 AR Stock Wrench Bottle Opener $7.99

About Mesa Tactical
Mesa Tactical was formed in 2003 to design and manufacture rugged, professional grade tactical accessories and equipment for law enforcement, military and civilian shooters. Specializing in enhancements for the tactical shotgun, Mesa Tactical’s products include stocks, forends, shotshell carriers, scope mounts and Picatinny rails; and of course a growing line of multi-purpose stamped steel range bag tools. For more information on the company’s line of unique, professional-grade products, contact Mesa Tactical at 1135 Baker Street, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626 • Telephone: 714- 545-3332 • or visit www.mesatactical.com



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.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

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


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  • MR

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  • Jeff Smith

    I’d much rather see someone incorporate a bottle opener into a more commonly used tool. I have a spanner wrench that I’ve used twice in the past 5 years – once to install a sling mount back plate and once in building my new AR pistol. Mine came with a 1911 bushing wrench that I’ve used much more than the spanner wrench.

    Too long; didn’t read – I’d use the bottle opener infinitely more than the spanner wrench, so why not buy a purpose-built bottle opener?

    • MR

      Maybe they could incorporate a bottle opener onto a mag loader (AR and Glock series, please. 1911 would be nice, too.)