CRKT Triumph Folder


crkt3Everyone should have a good folding knife.  And it seems I am always looking for something that fills that bill.  Well I came across the Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) Triumph non-assisted opening knife.  The Triumph is designed by knife maker Pat Crawford.  It seems that CRKT may be discontinuing the non-assisted version, because they are discounted on their website.  This particular knife may be on the large side for some people, weighing in at 6.3 ounces.  But with some of the features it has, I couldn't wait to try it out. crkt2The Triumph is a full featured knife.  Starting with the AUS 8 stainless steel blade.  It is a dual ground Tanto style with a false top edge.  The false top edge and tanto blade design give the knife good puncturing abilities.  You can get the Triumph with or without Veff serrations.  This one has no serrations.  The blade is held out with a single .100" locking liner and the knife also has CRKT's AutoLAWKS safety.  AutoLAWKS is a spring loaded lock that engages once the knife is fully opened.  This feature helps to keep the locking liner in place and supposedly makes it almost as strong as a fixed blade.  When closing the Triumph, one must first move the autolawk out of the way with a finger, and while holding the lock back, push the liner over, and then close the blade slightly.  Once the blade has moved, you can then release the lock and fold the knife in as normal.  It takes a little bit to get use to, but I don't even notice it anymore.

Another nice feature about the Triumph is its G-10 handles.  This handle offers one of the grippiest I have ever used.  Water, mud, and oil don't seem to make it any different either.  When inserting or removing the knife from your pants, it can be difficult because the texture of the grip makes it seem like you wrapped it in sandpaper.  The clip on the knife is removable, but it only has one position.  That position is tip down, so if you like tip up carry look elsewhere for your knife.  The clip is very strong and keeps the Triumph in place throughout the day.

Like I said previously, the knife is large.  Coming in at 5" closed and 8.5" open.  The Tanto style blade is 3.5" long and .14" thick at its spine.  The knife I have has a tiger stripe camo coating on the blade, with black handles.  Different blade designs and handle colors are offered.  CRKT also makes the Triumph in an assisted opening, or a fixed kneck knife.  I have cut many things with this knife and the edge seems to hold up very well and I am pleased with the quality.

crkt4Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points

Claim to Fame: Good tactical folder for everyday carry

Target Market: People looking for a good solid EDC knife

FNBs (Features & Benefits of this product)

  • AutoLAWKS locking system
  • 3.5" Tanto blade
  • G-10 grips
  • locking liner
  • Serrations optional

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?

  • Veff Serrated blade
  • Plain Black Blade
  • Assisted Opening

What others are saying?

CRKT Delivers

Reviewed by ApolloExx on Sierra Trading Post: 4/5 stars  - The triumph series means business, with its one side bevel, tanto point, and the serrations that are more like hooks then serrations, this knife is intimidating, aggressive, and very attractive. Crawford designs made this knife out of quality parts and materials, each knife is handmade and is all around a balanced, high quality knife. the grip on this knife is also very unique, feeling more like fine sandpaper this knife has a pleasing texture and you wont loose your grip even if you tried. downside of the blade is the effort it takes to sharpen it, with serrations like this it may be a challenge to sharpen but I believe that can easily be worked around,

Michael on  -  I have between 12-15 CRKT knives, and this being my most recent purchace has given me the chance to really get to use this thing quite a bit. In the past 3 weeks I've had my Triumph w/Veff serrations I've put the thing through absolute hell and have only had to sharpen it once completely and one quick time up This things a BEAST and I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT you grab one if you happen to be lucky enough to come across one

Price point 

MSRP = $149.99 ($44.99 discount)

Retail = $99.99 on Amazon for the assisted opening

I need it now! Availability: Readily available on CRKT

Our Rating:

Pros: + G-10 handles - excellent grip + 3.5" Stainless Steel blade + Stays sharp + Strong .14" thick blade + AutoLAWKS Feature

Cons: - G-10 handles can be too course - Overall size at 5" closed and 8.5" open - AutoLAWKS takes some getting use to - Heavy at 6.3 ounces - Non USA made

Score: 7.5 Good75



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Tough Hook


  Tough Hook


A coat hanger… Not that exciting, except this isn’t your normal coat hanger. It’s been designed specifically for plate carrier/body armor. You can use it for other heavy gear, anything that has straps. You could hang ropes up. Or even pull ups with its over 150lbs weight rating.

Much like everything that’s great, it was born out of necessity. An Army veteran came up with the idea for this because all of the alternatives weren’t cutting it. He put his product on kickstarter and raised over $17,000 of his $11,000 goal. Clearly he wasn’t the only one who thought it was a good idea.Tough-Hook-1-284x300

After talking to my friend who’s a veteran, it seems the go to for storing body armor is either in a corner on the floor or tape three coat hangers together to hang it up. On top of being over engineered with its tough I-Beam construction, it has flared ends to keep shoulder straps from falling off.

“That’s all cool but what about carrying to my car, or wherever I’m gonna move it to?” you might ask. They’ve got you covered. Instead is having to hold onto the hook with all that weight they’ve integrated a handle on the underside of the hanger. And because of that, it's usefulness doesn't end at the closet. You can use it to carry your gear to the car, range, work, or wherever you think you want it at. All you have to do is spin the hanger inside the vest and you have a nice, wide grip to carry it with. It’s just like carrying a briefcase, except it contains SAPI plates instead of documents.

The only thing I wished this had was an accessory hook. As it is, you’d just have to put your ears or gloves on your vest or in a dump pouch.


Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points

Claim to Fame: Holding/transporting plate carrier/body armor.

Target Market: Military, LEOs, home defense, anyone who owns plate carrier/body armor

FNBs (Features 'N' Benefits):

  • Comes in a variety of colors to match your plate carrier
  • Built in carry handle
  • Made in the USA

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?:

  • Black
  • Tan
  • Green

What others are saying?: 

Price point:

I need it now! Availability:  Amazon is the best bet because you can get free shipping with Prime.

Our Rating:

Pros + Our Rating + Handle for carrying + Wide to prevent strap deformation + Tough as H*** + Inexpensive + Army veteran created + Made in America + Lifetime Warranty

Cons - No accessory hooks/attachment points - Very Specific application


Score: 9.0 Amazing 90

Lyman Brass Tapper Hammer

Lyman Brass Tapper

I can count the number of times I've screwed up a gun one both hands because I got had the wrong tool for the job (and a lack of patience). Coincidentally my gunsmith can also count the times I've buggered up the same guns by checking his bank account.  More times than I'd like to admit, I've used a carpenter's hammer or a large rubber mallet for a job that called for a more delicate brass or nylon hammer and a 15 minute trip to the store. I never claimed to be a smart man. Luckily my "moments of ignorance" are only sparingly, and at some point I found myself in the gun care aisle at the gun shop and picked myself up a tool that I should have purchased a couple wasted paychecks ago.
If you have a firearm that requires some extra force to disassemble, say a Ruger Mark III pistol, or a really snug fit AR15... than the temptation to grab the nearest hammer has probably crossed your mind. It has for me, and I've paid for it. If you find yourself in that situation often, it would be wise to invest in a more delicate, precise tool for the job. The Lyman Brass Tapper hammer is just what I needed.

Lyman Brass Tapper

The Brass Tapper can be bought as a standalone hammer with one brass punch included, or as a deluxe set with a wooden vessel and several size punches. I bought the standalone because I already have a set of punches. Lyman's hammer has three heads that have different intended degrees of use. The nylon head is meant for tasks where marring is a concern, because of a finish you want to preserve (paint / bluing / hydrographic). It's the softest of the three heads, so full force blows or stubborn roll pins are not for which it's been designed.

Lyman Brass Tapper

The brass head is designed for striking surfaces and objects that might be damaged by ordinary steel hammers. Brass is softer than most other metals and alloys, so striking with it prevents marring of harder surfaces. The punch that comes with the "Brass Tapper" standalone hammer is also made of brass, so this head is ideal for chasing the punch and driving out roll pins, stubborn disassembly pins, etc. The nice thing about the brass head is the weight it adds to the hammer head itself, which gives more kinetic energy to your 'taps' and thus more control than a bigger windup and swing.
The steel head is meant for the bigger jobs where marring is not a concern. This is actually the lesser used head for myself, and usually stays on the bottom of the handle which acts as a cap when the brass pin is internally stowed.

Lyman Brass Tapper

The handle itself is brass and has a nice knurling for grip. Overall I'm very pleased at the quality of the hammer and how it's held up to abuse. The only issue I see is the nylon head has nylon threads, which will be vulnerable to damage if misused  or struck hard without being threaded on completely. Besides that, this hammer is always within reach when I'm disassembling or working on a firearm. Now the carpenter hammer stays in the tool box, and the Brass Tapper has a home on the armorer's bench.

Firearms Insider Reviews – 8 Key Points

Claim to Fame:  The ultimate "no-mar" gunsmithing hammer and drift pin tool

Target Market:  DIY, amateur and professional gunsmiths

FNBs (Features & Benefits of this product):

  • Double headed
  • Three interchangeable heads: nylon, brass and steel
  • Knurled brass handle
  • Knurled brass drift pin stores inside the handle

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?: N/A

What others are saying?:

"This punch and hammer kit is a great value for a starter "gun works" tool box, quite frankly most people wouldn't know just how expensive good tools can get, and thus wouldn't know what to expect. For the price that brownells is charging for this kit you're not going to do much better. The hammer is very good for light tapping of pins on anything from glocks and 1911's to AR15's, it's not a heavy duty hammer, but it's not meant to be, brass hammers are for delicate work and this one does it's job... The brass punch has come in handy once or twice though I haven't really banged on it too much. If you're looking for a professional kit, this isn't really it, but if you need something to start you off on working on your own guns this kit is worth the money in my opinion." Brownells User Review

Price point:

  • MSRP = $21.50 for hammer, $53.95 for deluxe kit with punch set
  • Retail = $19.99 for hammer, $49.99 for deluxe kit with punch set (Brownells)

I need it now! Availability:  Lyman, or Brownells

Our Rating:


  • Dual hammer heads for variable job types
  • Third head stows/doubles as cap at handle bottom
  • Brass punch stores inside handle


  • Nylon hammer head has nylon threads (longevity issue)

Score: 8.0 Good



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Tipton Best Gun Vise


John_GunVise_2The Tipton Best Gun Vise has been a great addition to my shop. It has made cleaning my firearms much easier. It was designed to be able to be used with a wide array of firearms. You can handle everything from your break action shotgun to bolt action rifle to AR style rifles. I use The Tipton vise for cleaning and maintaining all of my bolt action rifles. After I finally picked up one of these, I couldn’t imagine not using it. The back section has an adjustable clamp and you use to lock onto the rear of the stock to hold the firearm secure while the front notch holds the front of the firearm still. You can swap out the center rest from a magazine style holder that will allow you to work on your 1911.

John GunviseFirearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points

Claim to Fame: Clamps in many different  firearms so you can work on them easier.

Target Market: Hunters and gun enthusiast.

FNBs (Features & Benefits of this product):

  • Accommodates wide range of firearms
  • Non marring surfaces
  • Solvent resistant
  • Adjustable

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?: Available colors are white with red pads or white with black pads. The “white” is actually more of a grey.

What others are saying?: “The Tipton vise is well thought out, accommodating virtually any size gun and simplifying tasks such as cleaning, mounting hardware, adjusting sights. The only improvement I could suggest is making it easier to clamp the vise onto the workbench when using a sight drift, cleaning with a bore brush, or doing other jobs that require some measure of force to be applied to the firearm.”

Price point: (MSRP versus actual retail)

I need it now! Availability: Order from Amazon or find it at your local hunting supply store.


Our Rating:


  • Adjustable
  • Light Weight
  • Solvent Resistant


  • Flimsy Clamping (The clamp mounts bow out easily)
  • The Plastic tabs like to come out of the track.
  • Can be a pain to get it assembled for the first time.

Score: 7.5 Good75


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EXD Engineering Vertical Reticle Instrument

The EXD Vertical Reticle Instrument is the easiest and most accurate way to square an optic to a gun.

I'm about to share with you one of the most useful tools in my gun drawer. I'm almost certain that unless you already have some sort of trick or technique for mounting an optic squarely level to a firearm, you'll want to pick up one of these for yourself after reading this review.
The EXD Engineering Vertical Reticle Instrument is an adjustable, self-aligning tool that uses V-blocks to square up the scope's objective bell with the barrel, assuming your scope rings are quality and in spec. Once you tighten down the thumb screw to secure the V-blocks (you can use a rubber band to keep it in place if needed) you can use the bubble level to assure the rifle/shotgun/muzzleloader/pistol is resting level with the planet. Then, with the rings loosely tightened so you can rotate the scope in place, you want to look through the glass and make sure the crosshairs themselves are parallel with something thats level - a door frame, a fence post, or a plumb line that uses gravity to create a straight vertical reference. If the reticle is vertically squared and the bubble level in the EXD instrument is between the marks, your scope is aligned with the universe and you can tighten down your rings.
Now I have managed to mount optics on quite a few firearms without the use of such a tool, but the possibility of being skewed and non-level with the bore has always haunted me. Once I'd get the rings slightly tightened and the eye relief in the sweet spot, I'd either take a step back and fiddle with the magnification so I can catch a glimpse of the reticle in the narrow eye-box and just sorta get a feel if it looks square to the action, then double check by scoping something outdoors that I'm relatively sure has straight vertical edge. If the scope had a nice capped elevation turret I would balance an actual level tool on it, but that only would tell me the scope was level with the ground, not level with bore itself. I could spend and hour tinkering with it until it looks right, and it could still be way off.

EXD Vertical Reticle Instrument

For shooting 100-200 yards it may not be worth a second thought, but for ultimate precision especially at longer ranges, a canted crosshair reticle can and will have adverse effects on your scope's windage and elevation adjustments. Many gun stores, smiths, or scope dealers will mount a scope fore you, but really only "eyeball" it or use a reference that may not be all that precise. Hell, I've had someone tell me to just close my eyes, shoulder the rifle, and then whatever canted position the rifle is in my hands is good enough, then half-ass level the windage line and tighten the rings from there. This may be "good enough" for Bubba to bag a backyard buck, but not if you hope to be consistent with your firearm's optic at various ranges.
Yes, there might be some OCD tied into it, but a scope that you've leveled yourself, without paying someone else, really gives you reassurance as well as confidence in your rig (or in some cases, gives you less excuses at the firing line). The beauty is that this tool is so simple, it should work with virtually every firearm you want to mount a scope on, with only a few exceptions. I would strongly recommend buying the EXD Engineering Vertical Reticle Instrument, especially if you own multiple scopes and like to swap them around, or if you're business includes mounting optics for customers.

Firearms Insider Reviews – 8 Key Points

Claim to Fame:  Makes zeroing your scope faster and far more accurate

Target Market:  Scoped Rifle Owners

FNBs (Features & Benefits of this product):

  • Self Align V-blocks
  • Thumb Screw for tightening
  • View Slot
  • Bubble level to ensure scope and bore are square during mounting

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?: Unfinished Aluminium only

What others are saying?:

"I have mounted numerous rifle scopes and this is the best device for leveling the cross hairs I have found. Actually, it's used to level the rifle and scope, and then plumb the vertical reticle of the scope." User Review

"This tool changes weather a scope is level or not from an opinion to a fact. It's the best tool out there for leveling a scope. On some high power scopes the narrow window can be an issue but it still works." User Review

"This tool is indispensable for quick accurate perfectly level crosshairs. No more excess time fidling with back and forth alignment. If your in the profession you absolutely need this tool, its a money maker." User Review

Price point:

I need it now! Availability:  Available at

Our Rating:


  • Removes the guesswork from mounting a scope and zeroing the reticle
  • Works with almost every firearm platform as long as the scope overlaps a round barrel
  • Compatible with Oval ocular scopes
  • Should work with optics on handguns, muzzleloaders, shotguns, as well as rifles.


  • Barrels with rear iron sights may not work with this tool
  • Leveling the reticle perpendicular requires an outside reference ie: a door frame or plumb line
  • Expensive for what it is...would have been a great additional value if some sort of black string, thumbtack and weight were included

Score: 8.0 Great



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Zero Tolerance ZT 0561 Knife Review


ZT0561-1The Zero Tolerance ZT 0561 is an extreme duty knife.  The ZT0561 would be a great pocket knife for anyone needing a large, rugged folding style knife.  Due to its 3.75" blade, pocket carry can sometimes be cumbersome.  However, the knife does come with a pocket clip that can be located in any of four locations. The knife is fairly light for its size, coming in at 6.4 ounces.  This weight is made possible by one whole grip of the knife being made from titanium.  The other grip panel is made of G-10 in flat dark earth.  Both grips are textured with, what ZT calls, a "3-D machined," which is a type of scallop pattern and gives the knife a good texture to hold on to. The blade is made from an "Elmax" powdered steel, which gives the knife good corrosion resistance and good edge retention.  The blade runs on a set of ball bearings for smooth operation with an easy opening tang on the back side of the knife. This knife would make a great addition to anyone needing a tactical folder that might get abused.

Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points

Claim to Fame: Extreme duty folding knife

Target Market: First responders or anyone needing a rugged folding knife.

FNBs (Features & Benefits of this product):

  • Made in USA
  • Ball-bearing opening system
  • Titanium frame lock
  • Quad mount pocket clip
  • Blade length: 3.75"
  • Closed length: 5"
  • Overall length: 8.8"
  • Weight: 6.4 oz.

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?: None, what you see is what you get.

What others are saying?:


This edged weapon is something to behold. I've owned benchmade, kershaw, spiderco, ect.... This thing will be my last knife I'm sure. It holds an edge and looks good doing so. I've used mine for work and play and will never buy another cheap piece of junk knife again. You get what you pay for!!!

By Jo Oklahoma from ZT knives

Outstanding Knife
  After purchasing this knife, I have officially laid my Benchmades to rest. This is an absolute quality knife. The lock is rock solid and there is absolutely no play in the blade. The handle is very comfortable and grips the palm extremely well. I love how the flipper acts as a finger guard while open. The size is very intimidating at first for an EDC, but it is surprisingly thin and fits in the pocket well. The blade is incredibly sharp and super stout.
By  PFDR108 from Amazon

Price point

MSRP = $325 from ZT knives

Retail = $195.60 from Amazon

I need it now! Availability: Amazon

Our Rating:


  • Easy opening
  • Strong blade
  • Lightweight
  • Pocket clip locations


  • Size
  • Price

Score: 7.575

Bore-Tips & Gun-Tips Cleaning Swabs Review

By Ryan Michad  photo 2

Let’s start off with one pretty well-known fact: most people absolutely HATE cleaning their guns. I’m one of them. I hate having to clean up the mess of spilled cleaning solvents/oils, torn patches, stuff stuck in the bore from said patches, etc. It tends to be a very messy, smelly job but is necessary to ensure the long-life and good function of your firearm. Solving one part of the problem, the company Swab-Its offers two products; Bore-Tips and Gun-Tips.

Bore-tips are a package of small Q-tip like implements, except with the cleaner part made out of a sort of light spongy material, rather than the cotton like on a Q-tip, which can pull off and remain stuck in the barrel. The spongy material readily absorbs cleaning solvents, and offers 360-degree coverage during it’s travel down the barrel. Bore-Tips are offered in all your major cleaning jag sizes, from .22  to .45, and 12, 20 and 410 gauge shotgun sizes. They have a pre-threaded portion that allows you to screw the cleaning swab right on to your favorite 8-32 gun cleaning rod.

The Gun-Tips use the same foam material but are like long q-tip swabs. These come with 3” swabs, 5” swabs and 6” swabs in a 9 piece kit. These are great for applying lubricants and other things in areas that may be difficult to reach with larger gun cleaning patches or brushes. Since the Gun-Tips are made out of the same foam material as the Bore-Tips, they do not tear or shred anything in the bore, and are easily reusable and cleaned. The different size brushes mean you have many options at your disposal for different sized guns.

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I used both the Bore-tips and the Gun-Tips swabs to clean several firearms, including a S&W Model 66, a Ruger LCP and a Pietta 1851 Navy blackpowder reproduction. My initial concern when using these tips was that the cleaning solvents would really affect the foam material. We have all seen how some common cleaning products can melt certain types of plastic and other things, and that was my initial thought. The people at Swab-Its seem to have certainly done their homework, and the tips have not shown any sign of degradation, 1 and ½ weeks after the cleaning session. I used Remington Nitro Solvent along with some Rem-Oil for lubrication.

My other concern was the ability to clean the swabs and reuse them. Some products claim that you can do that, but oftentimes there is quite a bit of difficulty cleaning them up. Using some light dish detergent and some hot water, I was able to hand wash the swabs and get them back ALMOST to the original color when I opened the package. Swab-its does recommend using a little bit of mineral spirits to help clean the swab, but I did not use any when I cleaned them. Using a bit of the mineral spirits would probably help bring the swab to its original color.

While cleaning the guns, I did not baby the swabs, as I wanted to see just how tough they actually were. Cleaning a revolver cylinder can result in torn patches and lint all through the gun if you’re not careful. This was not the case with the Bore-Tips and Gun-Tips. I used the Bore-Tips to clean the chambers with ease and the Gun Tips to clean the face of the cylinder and the rear near & under the ejector star. The area under the ejector star is usually the place that causes problems for traditional cleaning patches; not so with the Gun-Tips. They did not hang up on any of the very sharp edges and made cleaning under the ejector star much easier with their compact design.

Using the Gun-Tips to lubricate the smaller parts of the LCP was also very convenient. Using larger swabs on a small gun can be tedious, with lubricants going into unintended areas. Using the Gun-Tips, I was able to apply a bit of Rem-Oil to the foam (which absorbed the oil and held it in place until applied) and used it to lubricate the inside of the slide and the rails. Using the tip helps to prevent over-lubrication simply because you have a finite amount of oil in the tip, and allows you to ensure those small areas are properly coated.

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The only problem I had throughout the cleaning process was when I stepped up to clean the 1851 Pietta Navy. The Pietta had quite a bit of blackpowder residue in the bore, and some of it proved to be rather hard and difficult to remove. The Bore-Tips and Gun-Tips aren’t designed to be heavy duty scrubbers, and that task is better left to a brass hard bristled brush and allowing the solvent to properly work before attempting to clean it. The Bore-Tips are much better suited to use as a replacement for the patch/jag you would use normally to ensure your bore gets a good coat of solvent and then a good coat of lubricating oil.

Overall, I was very impressed with the Bore-Tips and Gun-Tips. With most of the packs being under $10, the simple fact that they are reusable doubles the value of the product. With traditional patches, you get them dirty and you throw them away. With the Bore Tips and Gun Tips, you get several repeated uses. The swabs are very convenient and would be a great addition to any firearms enthusiasts cleaning kit.

Key Points:

-The Swabs are made out of an absorbent foam that doesn't degrade when exposed to most solvents, and holds solvents and oils securely to ensure proper coverage.

-The foam tips do not tear and leave behind debris in the barrel of your firearm. Oftentimes with cotton patches or wrapped cotton tips, you end up leaving behind strands of cotton and other materials inside the bore. With the foam material of the Bore Tips and Gun Tips, these deposits are minimized.

-The Bore-Tips thread into your favorite gun rod, allowing for easy cleanup.

-They are competitively priced, especially being a washable and reusable product. They can be purchased for under $10 for a single, reusable pack at Bore-Tips


Score: 8.0 - Great



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Lone Wolf Dist Glock Magazine Disassembly Tool Review

20140623_193736 Last week, Zack, from Lone Wolf Distributors, and formerly of Gun Guy Radio, posted on Lone Wolf’s Facebook seeking two people to review a new tool from them. I jumped on it and got the tool.

20140623_193951The Lone Wolf Dist Glock Magazine Disassembly Tool is an insanely simple tool designed to disassemble any of Glock’s magazines, including the new .380. The way it works, you simply slide the tool onto the baseplate. There are three slots that correspond with each size magazine(9mm/.40/.357/45GAP, 45/10mm, and .380). There are also two holes that correspond to the different mags. They are engraved with “Small”, for the .380, and “Large”, for everything else. Once you insert the mag, you push your Glock Tool(or any stiff punch) through the correct hole, and it depresses the mag plate button. Once that’s done, place the tool with the magazine oriented “bullets-forward” onto a hard surface, and push the mag body down. The tool holds the plate, while you slide the body off of it. When you pull the tool off, you can place your thumb over the baseplate, to catch the spring, and slide it the rest of the way off. It’s really that simple, or maybe even simpler than I just made it sound.

Lone Wolf posted this video to show the operation. There’s no sound, but it’s incredibly simple.

The review sample I received was aluminum “in the white”, but the final product will be black anodized. They also told me that you can have them custom engraved, if you’d like. They are also offering it as a package with the Glock Tool, for those people that got a Gen 4, lost their tool, or just want an extra.

Bottom line, if you own a single Glock magazine, you’ll want this tool!

Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points

Claim to Fame: This tool makes Glock magazines effortless to disassemble.

Target Market: ALL Glock owners

FNBs (Features & Benefits of this product):

  • Solid aluminum
  • Fits all Glock magazines
  • Simple disassembly of mags

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?: The tool is only available in black, at this time.

What others are saying?: “Does save some time and aggravation especially if you're taking apart a lot of mags all at once.” - Hank Strange

Price Point:

  • MSRP = $14.95 (tool only)
  • MSRP = $24.90 (with Glock tool)

I need it now! Availability: At this time, the Magazine Disassembly tool is only available directly from Lone Wolf Dist.

Our Rating:

+-Effortless magazine disassembly +-Compatible with all Glock mags +-Solid aluminum

Score: 9.5Amazing