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I admit to being a gadget guy and I love tools... especially specific tools with a particular purpose that they work perfectly for. I have started to build up some Glock armorer tools and wonder what kind of tools the rest of you use.

So far, my Glock armorer tools are fairly basic and mostly made by Glock. But I'll start out with what I have. Most of my Glock modifications so far are changing the sights.

Below is the new Glock front sight tool with a magnet in the tip. It is very helpful because the magnet keeps the screw from falling out and getting loctite all over stuff. It is expensive, but it also works on all Glocks, while some front sight tools do not work on long slide Glocks - Vol gave me the tip on this - Thanks!

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=844142



Next is the MGW #309 sight installation tool for Glock sights with sloped sides. Most Glock sights have sloped sides, so buying a sight alignment tool is a good value if you plan to change sights often.

I bought my sight installer from Rick at AmeriGlo. Rick is a good guy to deal with and a Glock.pro sponsor, plus you can get your AmeriGlo sights and the installer tool at the same place.

http://www.ameriglo.net/catalog/sights/sight-tools/glock/rear-sight-tool



Below is a standard Glock Disassembly tool. It's pretty cheap and very useful. I got mine at a gun show, but lots of places carry them.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=181144



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That's about it for my Glock armorer tools, but I know lots of you guys probably have some cool stuff... maybe a punch set... or a hammer that's good for gunsmithing... or a pistol vise... or special brushes...

Vol - I know you have to have some trick armorers tools... Don't let me down!
 

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I'll go through my tool kit later but the 3 you listed are pretty much the only ones you will need for a GLOCK other than maybe a long skinny slat head screw driver. I use the screw driver when I am removing/reinstalling the mag release spring. Honestly, that's all I've used except an air compressor to blow out all the channels after a details trip.

In fact, the 3 you listed are the EXACT ones I have been using for the past few years.

The rest of the stuff in my took kit are for 1911s but are all pretty basic ... a hammer, a punch set, magna tip screw driver set, some needle nose pliers, etc. I'll dig it out tomorrow and maybe take a pic to post. Most of the stuff goes unused.
 

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Holy Crap, they want $35 for that wrench. I think I will just stick to the couple I have that don't have a magnet in them. They came with a set of sights so the price was right.
 

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Holy Crap, they want $35 for that wrench. I think I will just stick to the couple I have that don't have a magnet in them. They came with a set of sights so the price was right.
I found the small ones like companies give you with sights sometimes work ... but more times than not just slip off and cause frustration. The GLOCK one is absolutely worth it if you change more than one set of sights. If it's something you rarely do then $35 is a bit steep.
 

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Those are all of the tools that you really need. The only other tool would be a channel liner tool, but there isn't enough need to get one of those unless you just want to be able to deal with every possibility.
 

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Holy Crap, they want $35 for that wrench. I think I will just stick to the couple I have that don't have a magnet in them. They came with a set of sights so the price was right.
I know it's pretty expensive, but it is the perfect tool for changing Glock front sights... and I like having the correct tools for things.

I used the small wrench driver that came with the sights on my G17... I dropped the screw a couple of times and didn't feel like I could tighten the screw as tight as I wanted to. The new wrench worked much better when I put the sights on my G19. Seems like the Glock tool is worthwhile even though it is expensive.
 

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Those are all of the tools that you really need. The only other tool would be a channel liner tool, but there isn't enough need to get one of those unless you just want to be able to deal with every possibility.


http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=19653/Product/CHANNEL_LINER_TOOL_for_GLOCK_reg_

Needless to say I had never heard of a channel liner tool before...

Not sure I would ever need one of these... I can't imagine how many rounds you would have to fire to wear out the firing pin channel liner...

Thanks for mentioning it though... always nice to learn something new...
 

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I'll go through my tool kit later but the 3 you listed are pretty much the only ones you will need for a GLOCK other than maybe a long skinny slat head screw driver. I use the screw driver when I am removing/reinstalling the mag release spring. Honestly, that's all I've used except an air compressor to blow out all the channels after a details trip.

In fact, the 3 you listed are the EXACT ones I have been using for the past few years.

The rest of the stuff in my took kit are for 1911s but are all pretty basic ... a hammer, a punch set, magna tip screw driver set, some needle nose pliers, etc. I'll dig it out tomorrow and maybe take a pic to post. Most of the stuff goes unused.
Yea!

I can tell that you value having the correct tools for a job... Nice to be using the same stuff...

Most of my tools are from years of racing cars, so I have a compressor... couldn't get along without one... good for blowing out slides and receivers after cleaning.
 

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I like the Glock front sight tool. Need to get one. I have a thin longnosed hemostat(picked up at a gun show somewhere for 6 bucks) that I use to remove the mag release spring, but a thin flat tipped screwdriver works just as well. Have a small mallet with a brass head on one side and plastic on the other that comes in handy with some weapons other than Glocks.
 

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Needless to say I had never heard of a channel liner tool before...

Not sure I would ever need one of these... I can't imagine how many rounds you would have to fire to wear out the firing pin channel liner...
Exactly. You've never heard of one because you will most likely NEVER need it. Besides, if you ever had an issue with that particular part .... it's easy enough to mail a slide to GLOCK for repair/replacement under warranty. Slides don't require special/expensive shipping.

I needed some quiet time this afternoon so I went outside and snapped a few pics. Only now I realized my MGW sight pusher isn't in any of these pics. I keep it along with a multi-tool in my range bag. I find that I always have something that needs a windage tweak or someone else with me does so I just keep it with me.

I'll post these pics and if you have any questions or comments about any of the items just let me know.

Here's my "toolbox". It's actually a cooler bag I won as a door prize at a golf tourney a couple of years ago. Beside it is a small clear box I keep with it. The box is good to put parts in when you remove them so they don't get misplaced. Inside the box is a GLOCK mat and an old kitchen towel I use for cleaning/wiping down stuff. Old kitchen towels are awesome for this. Once an towel gets stained, scorched, or develops a hole I relegate it to gun duty. I do the same for old t-shirts, etc.


Here's the stuff inside the "toolbox". I did a group shot followed by a few close-ups.
 

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Thanks, Vol... You really outdid yourself...

I like that you have a nice "kit" for all your cleaning tools and chemicals. I just have mine kind of shoved into a corner of my cleaning table... should get a plastic kit.

Nice hammer and punch kit... I end up pounding the extra metal piece out of the rear dovetail every time I remove a rear sight... I'm using a large machinists hammer that's a bit of overkill.

Cool to see someone else that tries lots of cleaners and lubes, too... I'm currently using Shooters Choice grease on my slide rails... thinking about using something thinner.
 

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The thing I have my cleaning gear in was a cast off from my teacher wife. She was using it at school for something and brought it home when she stopped using it. It saw on my shelf in the garage for a while before I decided to put it to use. It allows all my bottles of "stuff" to sit upright so nothing leaks and makes a mess.

I like the Shooters Choice but like you have been thinking of something thinner. I have a sample of TW25B that came with something and have been dabbling with it. I am pleased and will prob get one of these on my next Brownell's order.
http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/sid=50965/pid=0/sku/TW25B_Weapons_Grease_1_2_oz__Syringe

I don't get too excited about which wet oil I use as I apply it frequently enough I don't care if it dissipates. I recently bought the Eeozox brand as I love their aerosol all in one product. The Gunslick in the pic is OK too but it messy and will stain your clothes. I haven't used it in a really long time.

In the small plastic boxes I have a mix of nylon punches, allen/hex wrenches, really small screw drivers, and other random assorted things. The brass punch set is one of the cheaper/smaller sets from Brownell's as is the hammer. I think I have used exactly 2 of the punches on my 1911 but a GLOCK tool would have do the job just as well. I do advise getting a nylon punch though. Like you said, for hammering out those rear sight pieces GLOCKs leave behind lately. I also have one of those plastic "armorers tools" you see listed on a lot of sites. They are junk. You can't really use it to scrape or pry anything as it is too flexible. Other than those two things .... what is it good for?
 

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I have also been thinking about the TW25B. It seems to be pretty popular.

I recently did some research on a product called slide guide. A lot of people seem to like it, but it wasn't what I originally thought it would be. Probably not going to go with it.

http://www.brianenos.com/pages/slide-glide.html
 

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I recently did some research on a product called slide guide. A lot of people seem to like it, but it wasn't what I originally thought it would be. Probably not going to go with it.

http://www.brianenos.com/pages/slide-glide.html
I've used it. In fact I think I either just gave away or threw away a tub of it recently. It is really popular with the SIG SAUER crowd. I found it to be too "sticky". I'm sure it works well but it was really messy and difficult to apply in the right places and right amount. I used a really small hobbyist paint brush to apply it. I would imagine you could suck it into a syringe like in my pic. I just felt it was to "gummy" for use in GLOCKs, LCPs, and other lightweight poly guns. For a SIG or 1911, prob a good choice.
 

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I recently did some research on a product called slide guide. A lot of people seem to like it, but it wasn't what I originally thought it would be. Probably not going to go with it.

http://www.brianenos.com/pages/slide-glide.html
yeah i researched that stuff when i was looking to try out a new grease. enos claims that it "reduces recoil" LOL. that snake oil claim, along with the fact that it's thick and stringy had me looking elsewhere. i ended up with a tub of weaponsield grease (for my 1911's, and the glock connector). haven't tried it yet. i plan on using it when i run out of my wilson ultimate grease. here's the link if you're interested:

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=633453

 

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I use the TW-25
It works for me.:)
Since I posted the above message, I have switched completely to the TW25B grease and Mil-Comm product line. I've been meaning to post a message about it...

Maybe I'll do it now... :D :D
 
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