Durwood Hollis with mule deer

All-In-One

A new pistol tool by the folks at Real Avid combines firearm specific tools in a single, folding knife configuration.

Most are familiar with Swiss Army knives and their multi-tool blade configuration. While handy, Swiss Army knives have limited usefulness because their tool blades ae rather lightweight. The folks at Real Avid have taken the multi-tool blade concept a step beyond by combining several heavy-duty, firearm specific tools into a single folding knife style configuration.

Their nest generation multi-tool system combines four tool blades with a 2,6-inch Warncliff pattern stainless steel knife blade in a quick deploy holster. Tools includes laser sight adjustment hex keys, a pin punch. flat carbon scraper, metal file and a bottle opener, as well as a blade that contains-four different hex nut wrenches and a pick. In the quick deploy holster there is a locking fold-out magnetic bit driver and a nine-piece multi-functional bit set. And this functionality is completely contained in a compact carry kit. For long-lasting durability, the tool blades are titanium and black oxide coated to prevent rust.

Photo by: Durwood Hollis

While the entire kit can be carried on the belt (the tool has a mole-compatible belt clip), my preference is to include the tool in a range bag or carry box. Even though the tool is specifically designed for pistol use, many of the tools are adaptable to a wider range of firearms. Since this tool is all-in-one, it can quickly be deployed for whatever firearm tinkering is required.

More than once I have looked through my range bag searching for the just the right tool to make a specific adjustment. When the right tool isn’t found, then something else is used which doesn’t always deal appropriately with the assignment. The result is often a broken tool or a scared-up firearm.  With the Real Avid multi-tool system, the right tool is always ready at hand.

What about the knife blade? Well, many times a need to open a box, cut a patch, or countless other uses that call for a sharp edge arise. The Warncliff blade pattern is tough enough to deal with all of that and plenty more.

If you tinker with your firearms as much as I do, then this multi-tool system is for you. With the tool, countless adjustments and repairs, both at the range and in the field, have been made. And all because the tool had what I needed, when I need it!

This tool system has been well-thought out by engineers that know what firearm users need. Many times, multi-tools just are not up to the job as hand. This tool, however, has proven itself repeatable as fully firearm capable.–Durwood Hollis

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