Category Archives: Tools

Lyman vs. Wheeler Trigger Pull Gauge

You, like me, have probably pulled a few triggers in your time. Most of us go by the “feel” of the trigger rather than actually measuring it. We are looking at a new firearm and one of the first things … Continue reading

1911 MAGWELL HOUSING PROJECT – PART 1

I have several Rock Island Armory (ARMSCOR) 1911 ‘Ultra’ pistols that are manufactured with magwell housing. A Smith and Wesson PERFORMANCE CENTER® SW1911 PRO SERIES® in 9mm, and a Springfield Armory 1911 TRP are also manufactured with magwell housing, but … Continue reading

1911 SPRING TESTER W/DIGITAL SCALE KIT

Recoil, and other springs, in the 1911 should be replaced periodically. And while a spring may be rated at a certain compression rate that does not mean that it is at its rated spring rate. Or, you may have a … Continue reading

WHEELER ENGINEERING 89 PIECE DELUXE SCREWDRIVER SET (PRODUCT #562194)

For several years, I have been using the Weaver Multi-Bit Tool Kit, Product number 849718 (shown below) for my general needs when working on firearms. This tool kit has served me well, if the hardware that I am working with … Continue reading

TANGODOWN MAGAZINE FLOORPLATE REMOVAL TOOL FOR GLOCK®

Having swapped out a few G26, G36, and G43 Glock magazine floorplates for Pierce extenders, I do have experience with Glock magazine floorplates. When I saw an advertisement for the TangoDown Magazine Floorplate Removal Tool for Glock®, I knew that … Continue reading

PEARCE GRIP EXTENSIONS REVIEW Avoiding the Dreaded "Hanging Pinky!"

I have several compact and sub-compact pistols that all exhibit the same malady – the grip is too short for my hand. Something was needed to allow my hand to fit on the handle of the pistol. I found that … Continue reading

Gunsmither 10/22 Bolt Bar and Extractor Tool – Product Review

THE CLAIM – PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: If you have ever struggled with re-installing your charging handle and spring under the bolt in a Ruger 10/22, this is the answer! This solves the problem of properly aligning the bolt and charging handle … Continue reading

Optic Rings and Demonic Possession

Having mounted a number of magnified and non-magnified optics on long guns and handguns in my brief time as a firearms operator, I have a few thoughts on optic mounting rings. Like many who are handgun enthusiasts, I have a … Continue reading

Wheeler 156-999 Delta Series AR Combo Tool

I had two MSRs and no MSR tool with which to work on them. I wanted to rectify that and a search ensued for a viable tool to support my MSR. Actually, I just needed one to loosen the receiver … Continue reading