What draws me to the MUT is the bolt over ride tool. The "hammer", bronze scraper, scope wrench, etc. is all icing on the cake for me compared to that. I have had to clear various malfunctions over the years and there is just no good way to do it quickly other than rack the charging handle back repeatedly, hammering the butt of the rifle on the ground, and hope for the best. I would like the ability to drop the mag, rip a tool out of my open top HSGI Taco pouch, manually insert it into the bolt, rack it back, watch the brass clear and continue mission. I can be back into the fight in a few seconds. Easy peezy.
The promotional video with explanation of the major features
The Nutnfancy longwinded gear review
We have one of these at the store that I have been eyeballing for about a year now. After seeing the videos I think I am ready to pull the trigger on this one today. The price tag is from 120 to 150 depending on what model you get. Obviously much more than the Eddie Bauer stocking stuffer. With my very modest discount and a $30 gift card I received for making a dy-no-mite cheesecake, I can pick this up for under a 100. Never pay full price, right?
Now I did see this piece of gear making its rounds lately. I can see it does something similar to the MUT bolt over ride tool and is substantially less in weight and in precious federal reserve notes ($35 to $45 depending on model).
Weaponsman has this really solid review of the tool.
From the Manufacturer:
"The Manual Bolt Extraction Device (MBED) is designed to be used in the event of a malfunction where you need direct access to the bolt carrier group (BCG) and the leverage provided by the charging handle is insufficient. The MBED is effectively used to clear the most common stoppages such as a double feed where the second round is wedged above the BCG. The MBED can also be used to clear an over pressured round or any stoppage where the casing is stuck in the chamber and has seized function of the rifle."
Why would I choose the MUT over this? I wouldn't necessarily. Tools are tools. On the gear I would want a tool that will give me the most bang for my buck without taking up too much real estate. Bottom line is that it is your choice what you carry into the fight. We'll see how enthusiastic about the MUT after I run up flights of stairs in full armor.