First Look: Real Avid Master Armorer’s Mat

posted on March 12, 2020

Real Avid introduces the first-of-its-kind bench-top aid for AR-15 armorers and DIY builders alike, the Master Armorer’s Mat. The mat helps you protect your firearm parts and stay organized with this protective mat and built-in storage tray.

The Master Armorer’s Mat combines a massive protective work mat with organization and storage areas for tools and gun parts. The mat features a 48-inch x 20-inch padded area that is oil resistant and has a no-slip rubberized backing which protects gun parts as well as your bench or table-top. Detailed schematics of the upper receiver, lower receiver, bolt carrier group and barrel assembly are printed along the left side of the mat, and attached to the mat is a parts and tool tray. A small-parts storage box snaps on top of the tray to complete the Master Armorer’s Mat which can roll up to fit into a convenient storage bag.

The 22 individual storage compartments are each protected by a snap-fit lid. These are designed to keep different sized detents, pins, clips and springs safely organized and help prevent long, often fruitless searches for lost parts. The box is designed to snap in place onto the larger parts tray, securing its contents from spilling when the mat is stored.

Real Avid Master Armorer’s Mat Features:

  • Oversized oil resistant, no-slip padded work mat
  • Integrated tray to store BCG’s, buffer tubes, charging handles and a punch set (not included)
  • Removable micro parts storage tray that doubles as a lid for the larger tray
  • Quick reference guide imprinted on the mat


MSRP for the Real Avid Master Armorer’s Mat is $44.99, and more information is available at


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