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If you are a person who is fascinated by guns and is on the lookout for your first gun, it can quickly turn out to be a mind-boggling affair. With the latest advancements in technology, the choices of guns that are available on the market are innumerable. In such a situation, where do you even begin? The answer to that is simple – revolvers; more specifically, the 357 Magnum.

Last Guide to 357 Magnum Youll Ever Need

Last Guide to 357 Magnum Youll Ever NeedIf you are a person who is fascinated by guns and is on the lookout for your first gun, it can quickly turn out to be a mind-boggling affair. With the latest advancements in technology, the choices of guns that are available on the market are innumerable. In such a situation, where do you even begin? The answer to that is simple – revolvers; more specifically, the 357 Magnum. Revolvers are the best for first-timers due to the many advantages that they have over other handguns, some of which are listed later in this article. A 357 Magnum revolver is perfect for different types of encounters such as target practice, hunting, and home defense. Quick Navigation What Is the 357 Magnum? Pros & Cons of the 357 Magnum 357 Magnum Basics Conclusion What Is the 357 Magnum? Technically, a 357 Magnum is a cartridge used in a revolver, with its bullet diameter measured at 0.357 inches. Over time, gun owners and manufacturers fondly started referring to the revolvers that use the 0.357 Magnum cartridges as 357 Magnums. A typical 357 Magnum revolver comes with a swing out type of multi-chambered cylinder that turns around a central axis. The number of chambers is dependent on the make and the model of each revolver and can range from 5 chambers to 8 chambers. The revolvers also come in various frames such as small, medium, and large. The difference between the various frames boils down to the length of the barrel and the cartridge capacity. There are predominantly three types of 357 Magnum revolvers: single action, double action, and double action only. Single action handguns must be manually cocked before firing each shot to rotate the cylinder and chamber a live round. Double action handguns do not have to be manually cocked as they possess a sort of a dual-stage trigger, wherein when you press the trigger half-way, the hammer gets automatically cocked and the cylinder chambers a live round. When the trigger is fully pressed, the hammer is released, and the shot is fired. In a double action only handgun, most often, there’s no hammer that is visible or accessible for the user to cock manually. These handguns are made exclusively for concealed carry as there’s no hammer that snags or pulls on the holster or clothing. Almost all of the 357s manufactured these days are of the double action and double action only variants. Pros & Cons of the 357 Magnum The 357 Magnum is a very handy and useful firearm. It has a lot of advantages compared to other types of handguns and firearms. Some of them are listed below: PROS ​ 357s are very powerful and can be used in a wide variety of situations The handgun is efficient and very simple to operate As the revolver has only a few moving parts, the chances of failures are very low The 357 is ergonomic and gives a good fit for everybody due to the lack of magazines Many 357 revolvers are built on a short frame, making them easy to conceal and carry The handguns are also compatible with the cheaper and less powerful .38 Special ammo, which can be used by novices for practice Although the 357 has several advantages to offer, they’re not without their flaws, some of which are listed below. CONS Most 357 revolvers are 5 chambered and therefore have very low ammo capacity Reloading the handguns takes a considerable amount of time They can be very loud and may not be customizable with accessories such as sights or suppressors They are heavy as they are made from metal and have only a few polymer parts "357 Magnum Basics" Now that you know all about the pros and cons of the 357 Magnum, here are some basic user guidelines and tips on how to care for the firearm. Basic User Guide It is imperative for a gun owner to know how to use his firearm safely and properly. This guide will take you through the basics of setting up your 357 Magnum revolver and using it cautiously without harming yourself or others in the process Loading Point the revolver away from you and in a safe direction. Push the thumb piece on the left side of the revolver (some models have two thumb pieces, one on the front of the barrel and one on the back). This releases the cylinder from its locked position and swings it open. Insert the cartridges and firmly push the cylinder back to its position until it gets locked. Aiming Almost all the 357 magnum revolvers have two sights, one at the front (just above the barrel) and one at the rear (beside the hammer). To aim, you have to align the front and the rear sights carefully. The top of the front sight must be in level with the top of the rear sight. In addition to that, the front sight should be at the center of the rear’s notch. Your target should rest on top of both the sights. Firing Once you’ve aimed the revolver at your target, in the case of a single action revolver, you have to cock the exposed hammer to chamber a round. Once the round is chambered, you can fire it by squeezing the trigger with your index finger. Make sure to squeeze the trigger firmly and with consistent pressure. The pressure should be applied between the tip and the first joint of your index finger. Decocking Situations might arise where you might have to decock the hammer of your single action revolver. In such a situation, point your revolver in a safe direction, with your thumb pressed down on the hammer. While pressing the hammer, gently squeeze the trigger. Once the hammer is released, take your finger off the trigger and slowly return the hammer to its rest position. Care and Maintenance Anyone can get a 357 Magnum revolver (or any gun for that matter), but the real responsibility lies in properly caring for it. Just like how you make a significant effort to acquire shooting skills, you need to similarly strive to acquire the skill to clean your firearm well. Cleaning and maintaining your revolver not only extends its lifespan, but it also ensures that it operates safely and smoothly. Cleaning doesn’t mean that you should only focus on keeping your revolver shiny and gleaming. It is what you do to the inside that counts. Always remember, not all 357 Magnum revolvers are constructed the same way. Therefore, it is important that you go through the owner’s manual for your revolver to check if there are any specific cleaning instructions. If you are unsure at any point, consult a certified or trained arms dealer. The following points will act as a guide and will give you a rough idea on how to maintain your revolver. Before you start cleaning, check if your gun is loaded. If it is, then unload it and store the bullets in a safe place. Getting all your cleaning supplies together is essential, as you don’t want to interrupt your cleaning process midway to go and grab a supply that is missing. The supplies that you’ll need are a universal gun cleaning kit, some gun cleaning solvent, and some gun oil. These supplies are not limited to 357 Magnum revolvers and work for most types of guns. The cleaning kit contains bore brushes of various sizes. Choose the bore brush that corresponds to the barrel size of your 357 Magnum revolver and dip it in the gun cleaning solvent Have the rear cylinder of the revolver open and slowly push the dipped bore brush through the front of the barrel. The brush will twist automatically as it follows the grooves inside the barrel. Do not try to stop this as it can damage the barrel. Once the bore brush is pushed far enough, it will exit at the other end. Again, slowly pull the bore brush back out. Use a cleaning patch dipped in the solvent to clean the inside of the barrel once again, following the same procedure explained above. You may have to do this more than once if the barrel is dirty. Using a brush dipped in the solvent, gently clean the muzzle of the gun, the rear cylinder opening, and the extractor rod. Using a bore brush, clean each of the cylinders of the revolver in the same process you used to clean the barrel. And follow it up with the cleaning patch. Take a small amount of gun oil on a clean cloth and cover the entire gun thoroughly, except the handles and the insides. Wipe it off with a clean cloth.Wipe off any excess oil and polish the gun with a silicone gun cloth. Conclusion Your decision to buy a gun has the potential to change your life. So, before you run in and take the plunge, check if your local firing range has a 357 Magnum for rent. Practice shooting at the range to develop your skills at handling the revolver. Also, remember to test different revolvers before purchasing one as the size and strength of the hands are not the same for everyone. Some of the best 357 Magnum revolvers you can consider buying are The Smith & Wesson Model 60, the Ruger SP-101, the Taurus 605SS2, and the Colt Trooper MK III.

How-To: Customizing the Remington 870

How-To: Customizing the Remington 870

/* custom css */.td_uid_2_5f37932df05f4_rand.td-a-rec-img { text-align: left; } .td_uid_2_5f37932df05f4_rand.td-a-rec-img img { margin: 0 auto 0 0; } The Remington 870 pump action has been used as a standard police model for decades. But as good as this gun is, it can always be improved by the application of aftermarket parts and the ingenuity of a custom gunsmith. Setting up a Remington 870 shotgun for defense is easier than you may think. Keep in mind that this gun can also be used in 3-Gun competition in the Heavy Metal Division, where the only firearms allowed are 12-gauge pump shotguns, .308 rifles and .45 ACP handguns. For the project shotgun, I selected the Scattergun Technologies ghost ring sights with tritium inserts, a sidesaddle shell carrier, Timney sear, Vang systems oversized safety button, Magpul buttstock with spacer system and raised cheekpiece and a Surefire 6V tactical forend light. I also selected a Trulock tactical breacher combination muzzle brake and stand-off, an extended magazine tube, Kick-Eez recoil pad and opted to Mag-na-port the barrel and add a Blackhawk! sling. Since the rear sight on this gun has to be precisely located, I sent the gun off to Accurate Plating to have them drill and tap the rear sight holes on their milling machine. This could be performed on a drill press, but it can get a little tricky, especially with a small bench drill press. Upgrading The Trigger Group Once the receiver came back, I turned to the trigger group. I wanted to install the excellent Timney sear unit, which comes with three sear springs to set the trigger pull to the weight desired. I chose the mid-weight spring for a trigger pull of about 3 pounds. To install the trigger, drive out the two trigger group retaining pins, and lift out the trigger group. Compress and lift out the sear spring, and remove the shell lifter by disengaging the c-clip and pushing out the lifter retaining pin. Be careful to retain the carrier dog and spring. Then drive out the sear retaining pin. Replace the sear with the Timney unit, and press in the sear retaining pin. Then, using the Silver Bullet, press in the large carrier retaining pin, and replace the c-clip. Replacing the safety is a simple matter of pushing out the retaining pin and safety, inserting the new safety and replacing the retaining pin. Be careful not to lose the spring and detent. Note that the Timney sear has a set screw that allows for small adjustment in the trigger pull weight once installed. The sidesaddle shell carrier, ghost ring rear sight and Magpul sling attachment are essential Model 870 upgrades. Barrel and Front Sight Modifications To modify the barrel, I opted to lengthen the forcing cone, and install a Rem Choke system so I could install the breacher muzzle brake. I first installed the Scattergun Technologies front sight, which is accomplished by mixing the included epoxy, degreasing the front sight and front sight base on the barrel after removing the front sight bead. Apply the epoxy, wipe off the excess, and secure with a rubber band. Let it set overnight and you’re done. Related GunDigest Articles Gun Review: Remington 870 DM Shotgun Gun Review: Remington 870 Tac-14 Video: The Short and Stout Remington 870 Tac-14 Next ream the choke for the choke tube, and lengthen the forcing cone. Lengthening the forcing cone is a very common modification among shotgun competitors to reduce recoil. Factory forcing cones have a fairly sharp angle from the chamber to the bore, which makes the shot column slam into the forcing cone when the gun is fired. The shot column slows down when it hits this sharp angle, increasing recoil force against the shooter. Lengthening the forcing cone allows the shot column to transition from the chamber to the bore gradually. This operation can be performed by hand with a spiral flute forcing cone reamer and a tap handle, with a little cutting oil. The job should only take about 30 minutes. Flush out the chips and oil and you’re done. Installing the Rem Choke is a little more difficult. This operation should really be done with a lathe or a floor-mounted drill press. Since this book is about projects for the home hobbyist, I reamed the choke by hand and it took about 13 hours, whereas if I would have reamed it on a lathe, it should only take about an hour. Ream the barrel until the rear shoulder of the reamer butts up against the face of the barrel. There are calculations that need to be performed in older barrels or barrels of questionable thickness prior to any choke reaming. Be absolutely certain the barrel has sufficient wall thickness before you do any type of choke work. The Timney sear is a great addition. The Silver Bullet is used to replace the carrier retaining pin. Don’t lose the c-clips or the carrier dog spring. When performing an installation of screw-in choke tubes on shotguns, and machining the barrel to accept screw-in chokes, measure the outside diameter (O.D.) with a micrometer to determine if there will be sufficient wall thickness after machining. Measure the O.D. of the barrel and the O.D. of the tap for the particular gauge. Subtract the O.D. of the tap from that of the barrel, divide by 2, and this will give the wall thickness after machining, providing the O.D. of the barrel is concentric with the inside diameter (I.D.). A sample calculation appears below. Barrel O.D. (12 Gauge) Tap O.D. (12 Gauge) Win-Choke™ .850-.814=.036 / 2 = .018 Wall Thickness – Anything thinner than .015 wall thickness is not a candidate for screw-in chokes. Since this is a new Remington 870 shotgun barrel, I knew it was of sufficient thickness for screw-in Rem chokes, but always measure just to be sure before proceeding. Without sufficient wall thickness the end of the barrel could blow out when the gun is fired, causing injury or death. Before you start to ream the barrel, install the pilot onto the reamer. There are different sizes of pilots, so pick the one that gives the best fit. Ream the muzzle until the rear shoulder of the reamer just touches the face of the barrel, then — using the same pilot — tap the threads for the breacher. The reamer has two steps, so make sure you understand that the shoulder of the reamer is the rear, or second shoulder, and ream all the way to the rear of the reamer. Carefully follow the instructions provided by the reamer manufacturer. If performed incorrectly, the barrel muzzle can burst on the first shot due to the choke serving as an obstruction in the bore.

[Rig Setup] Ferro Concepts Slickster & Spiritus Systems Micro Fight Chest Rig

[Rig Setup] Ferro Concepts Slickster & Spiritus Systems Micro Fight Chest Rig

Trending: Best Places to Buy Ammo Online and [Buyer's Guide] 7 Best AR-15s Ever wanted a simple, no-nonsense range rig setup – but don’t feel like taking out a second mortgage for Crye stuff? We gotcha 😎 I’ve put together a pretty nifty go-to setup for all of the work I do here at PPT, and figured it’d make sense to give y’all a brief run-down on the bits and bobs involved considering the amount of questions I get about the kit. This article will give you all the cool details, but the video is even awesome-er! Take a look and if you enjoyed it, don’t forget to subscribe for more great videos every week! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2nbb8UxKm4 Table of Contents Loading... Nerd Disclaimer So, first things first – we’re not operators nor do we have any delusions about being high-speed cool guys, but we also don’t think you necessarily need to be in order to make use of kit while you’re shooting. If you regularly do more kinetic rifle drills or have any interest in getting into that, it really makes sense to have a simple, streamlined setup that allows you to carry what you need on your person rather than looking like a dork with your cargo pants full of extra magazines and dealing with clunky reloads that said clown pants create. While there are definitely dudes that get wild as hell and wear an entire closet full of gear out to their mall ninja parade, we believe that your average gun guy can and maybe should get into gear too – so long as your approach reflects what you aim to do with it. Without further ado, let’s get into it! Spiritus Systems Micro Fight Chest Rig This is my personal "Spiritus Systems Micro" Fight chest rig . It’s super lightweight, minimalist and modular, which I quite enjoy, and allows me to set up the rig for whatever we might be doing that day. The Micro Fight itself At the moment, I’ve got it set up to run 3 AR mags, a double pistol insert upfront which you can see obviously also holds a multitool, and a small utility pouch for various loose items that don’t live anywhere else – I’ve got a Rite in the Rain pad and pencil in there right now. Spiritus Micro Fight, Exploded Perhaps a little different than most contemporary gear manufacturers, you literally build this rig from the ground up on Spiritus’ website, component by component. This allows you to snag only the features you need – running super slick if you need to, or bulking up with various pouch additions if you need something a little bit more substantial. The modularity of the Micro Fight is achieved through its very simple design – it’s essentially a Multicam Black envelope filled with Velcro and allows you to insert your own dividers, flaps, and mag inserts as needed. Inserting the err… Mag insert. As stated, I’ve got an AR-15 insert in here at the moment, but it’ll also hold both 5.45 and 7.62 AK magazines. YMMV with anything weirder than that, but Spiritus also sells mag pouches for .308 mags, allowing you to hold two in this same rear compartment, or a submachine gun / PCC setup that will hold 4 SMG mags. Modular! I’ve also got the Micro Fight setup as a chest rig at the moment, and have opted for the somewhat thicker fat straps – but you can also get shoulder straps that are much thinner like the torso strap if for whatever reason you need an even lower profile setup. Fat strappy bois There are also ‘expander wings’ that’ll sit off to either side and allow you to carry comms equipment, a water bottle, or something of that general size – which isn’t really a concern for me considering I don’t need a radio for work – but again, the modularity is nice if you do. They’re the approximate size of your standard Thales PRC-148 military radios. Ferro Concepts Slickster Following the trend of swapability many chest rigs in recent years have utilized, the Micro Fight is also swift clip compatible. Everything assembled together! Meaning that you can ditch all of the shoulder webbing and mount it directly to any plate carrier that’s also got swift clip compatible webbing – such as that found on the "Ferro Concepts Slickster" that I’ve got here. Swift clips slide right into the laser cut webbing The Slickster is another bit of super low-profile kit that’s meant to be worn underneath street clothing if needs be. Obviously I’m not doing anything that necessitates that, but I do enjoy wearing armor out on our desert shoots just for safety’s sake. The desert is occasionally a strange place, and the peace of mind when there are Jawas afoot is comforting. See also: public ranges This is a super no-frills plate carrier, but the elastic cummerbund does up your magazine count to 11 total when combined with the Micro Fight. I personally have never run it that loaded as I’ve never had a reason to, and realistically it’s probably going to be obnoxious to load the rig down that much considering there is absolutely no padding in the shoulder straps whatsoever. Also, you’ll wind up with mags at your 5 and 7 o’clock. Which is dumb. Pictured: A super stupid spot for a magazine. Again, it’s meant to be worn under clothing, but there is Velcro on the underside of the strap that’ll allow for the addition of shoulder pads if you find that necessary. Or hit some shrugs and get those traps popping – I’m not your dad. Super minimal shoulder straps The Slickster gets the job done no doubt, but it’s also been on the market for quite some time. A more updated, custom version is available from RE Factor tactical, and Spiritus also offers their own line of both covert and overt plate carriers with the same amount of modularity and customization shown in the Micro Fight rig. Ferro Concepts Slickster Carrier 155 at Refactor Tactical Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 155 at Refactor Tactical Prices accurate at time of writing We’ll likely be taking a look at both rigs sometime in the near future, so feel free to post up below if that’s something you’ve got interest in. Spiritus Systems Fanny SACK Lastly, I usually run all of this stuff together combined with my Spiritus Fanny Sack , which is by far the coolest fanny pack in the world and I will ban you from the website immediately if you even think about talking shit about fanny packs. Inside of the Fanny SACK with the Spiritus Pistol Mag insert and a generic 12ga loop They made a comeback, okay? In all seriousness the Fanny SACK is another piece of low profile kit that offers some serious utility – its main compartment is lined with Velcro and is spacious enough to carry a few pistol mags if you need to, but I usually use it for various loose bits such as batteries, snacks, etc. What is this expression? We may never know. The SACK’s got some shock cord loops on the bottom that are adjustable via the main compartment, and I’ve got an emergency CAT TQ mounted on mine. EDITOR'S PICK North American Rescue 2 Pack CAT Tourniquet Gen 7 55 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 55 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing There’s a version of the sack that loses the waist straps and adds a Velcro panel that allows it to attach to the Velcro on the back of your Micro Fight if you’d prefer to have the entire setup mounted in one piece. Fanny SACK with CAT TQ Personally, I prefer the wearable version because I use it a lot in my non-gun-nerd life too. Parting Shots So, there you have it – a real quick look at the gear I use most often for both casual and work shoot needs. Again, I think it makes a lot of sense to have your own personal setup even if you’re not doing classes or drills super often – and all of this stuff is small enough that it’s great to have on hand for an emergency, tuck into a bug out bag, keep stashed in the truck – what have you. If any of this has piqued your interest, I’d say definitely take a look at Spiritus Systems and Ferro Concepts both – as they’ve got a lot of other cool kit that I haven’t touched on yet as well. And if you dig the no-frills, low-profile approach of the original Slickster, but looking for some high-speed quality of life improvements — you need to take a close look at the Advanced Slickster ! RE Factor Tactical Advanced Slickster with Mags Running Around Very Fast on the Range I’m curious to hear opinions about kit being worn for casual range time, however! Do you think there’s a place for it given its obvious utility, or does it come off as operator cosplay? Yell at me below or whatever. And be sure to check out our Best Body Armor article for what to put in your carrier.

Police Militarization in the US: Does It Really Help?

Police Militarization in the US: Does It Really Help?

The SWAT team was initially established to handle life-threatening situations and violent civil unrest. Today, however, the American police have started utilizing SWAT tactics. This is what people mean when they refer to the U.S. police becoming militarized. In addition, the SWAT teams are now being called in for minor situations in which they actually aren’t needed. Below we will take a closer look at militarization of the police in the U.S. and whether it really helps. Why Is the American Police so Militarized? Image Source: YouTube The Los Angeles and Philadelphia police departments were among the first to develop the concept of SWAT teams. Big cities across the U.S. quickly adapted the new concept to combat high crime areas. Additional reasons the American police have militarized are 9/11 and fear of crime. Police militarization in the U.S. started in the 1960s when the SWAT team was created . It wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. The SWAT team was needed to stop riots, senseless violence, and other dangerous disturbances. Militarization of the police becomes a concern when excessive force is used in situations in which it isn’t warranted. An example of a mass murder case from the 60s that contributed to police militarization in the U.S. is the Clocktower murder in Austin, Texas. Charles Whitman killed his wife and his mother, then sniped 14 other people from his university’s clocktower. 31 people were wounded. For tragedies like this, having a SWAT team available to call in is a good thing. Police Militarization Statistics According to professor Peter Kraska, the U.S. deployed SWAT teams 3,000 times in 1980 . By 2014, SWAT teams were deployed around 50,000 times. Baltimore, Dallas, and New Haven are examples of cities with police militarization. In 2010, New Haven deployed a SWAT team at a bar suspected of serving people who are under age. As already explained, many big cities started SWAT teams to deal with high crime areas. However, some small towns developed SWAT teams too. Radley Balko cited in Rise of the Warrior Cop that 26% of towns with just 25,000-50,000 people had SWAT teams in 1984. By 2005, 80% of towns with a population of 25,000-50,000 had SWAT teams. Kraska estimates that 50,000 SWAT raids occur in the United States every year. And the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) reported in War Comes Home report that 80% of the SWAT raids in 2011-2012 were initiated to serve a search warrant. Many people can agree that calling in the SWAT team for a search warrant is excessive. The Militarization of Police Pros and Cons Image Source: Wikipedia Pros of Police Militarization The Police Can Effectively Handle Dangerous Situations . Military-grade equipment is sometimes necessary to quickly regain control over a dangerous situation. Riots and mass murders are examples of such scenarios. When police have access to better quality weapons, they become more effective at handling dangerous situations. Military-Grade Vehicles Can Minimize Gunfire . Although the military-grade vehicles look intimidating, they can minimize gunfire. Police officers are safer in those vehicles than the standard police car. Because they’re safer, they won’t have to exchange fire with criminals, resulting in saved lives on both sides. Col. Jon Belmar, a police officer involved in Ferguson, explained , Had we not had the ability to protect officers with those vehicles, I am afraid that we would have to engage people with our own gun fire. I really think having the armor gave us the ability not to have pulled one trigger… I think the military uses armor to be able to provide an offensive force, and police departments use trucks like that so they don’t have to. Cons of Police Militarization Using the Military Mindset on Citizens Is Dangerous. One of the biggest cons of militarization of the police force is how dangerous using the military mindset on civilians is. The military views the opposition as an enemy that must be eliminated. Citizens, however, are people with rights protected by the United States constitution. They are not an enemy. Standards for Police Are Low . Another problem with militarization of the police is benchmarks to become a police officer are low. If a person is going to be handling military-grade equipment, they should be responsible and in control of their emotions. Some police officers abuse their power and aren’t truly fit to have that kind of position. Prevents a Good Relationship with Citizens . The police force is supposed to have a good relationship with the community. They are to protect and serve citizens within their communities. Citizens naturally become wary of the police when they are militarized, especially when that militarization is being abused by some. There are too many stories of citizens being traumatized by the SWAT team busting down their doors without warning or just cause. Summing Up Many people who get arrested are good people who have made mistakes, were wrongfully arrested, or were guilty by association. Police officers sometimes use excessive force as a result of a military mindset. For these reasons, caution should be used when militarizing the police. However, with the amount and type of crime in the United States, some level of police militarization is necessary.

Video: Basics Of Strong-Hand Only Shooting

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Leatherman Wingman Review: Is This Multitool The One?

The modern world survival situations require a multitool. I love outdoor adventures, and that is why multitools have always been part of my life. I have used 1,2,3…tens of these multitools. But, nothing beats the Leatherman Wingman Multitool. In brief, this is a tool that combines all the essential tools into a single survival kit . Honestly, I can’t get enough of the compact size, efficiency, and convenience that this tool offers. After comparing it with other everyday carry tools, I can’t tell how I have been surviving minus this essential. After years of experimenting with these tools, I now understand the uphill task that comes with choosing the best tool for survival. Therefore, I will let you know why I singled out "Leatherman Wingman Multitool" as the best tool you can buy. LEATHERMAN, Wingman Multitool with Spring-Action Pliers and Scissors, Built... ONE OF OUR BEST: A classic, designed and assembled with premium materials; The Wingman is your go-to... 14 TOOLS IN 1: Equipped with 14 tools to handle almost anything: knife, pliers, screwdrivers, wire... See Price on Amazon Last update on 2020-08-14 at 05:38 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API Quick Navigation Leatherman Wingman Multitool Review The 14 Tools Overall design The Superior quality Dimensions and Portability Value and warranty Leatherman Wingman Multitool: Pros and Cons Pros Cons Customers sentiments Open Questions about Leatherman Wingman Why should I purchase a Leatherman tool? Does this Leatherman Wingman Multitool come with a saw? What materials were used when crafting this tool? Verdict Leatherman Wingman Multitool Review This tool dates back in 1983 when Leatherman was established. Over the years, the evolution of this multitool is worth noting. This is why when you have this tool; you are sure of tackling even the most challenging situations in the survival world. The 14 Tools Holding this kit in my hand, I couldn’t believe it could accommodate 14 tools at once. I was surprised as the tool included Spring-action pliers, Spring-action wire cutters, Spring-action wire strippers, Spring-action scissors, Package opener, Bottle and can opener, Screwdrivers, Knife, File, and a Ruler. I found the knives and scissors suitable for tackling most of the outdoor situations. I could even use the knife to scrape paint, cut ropes, break down boxes, and trim wood plus other random tasks. Thanks to the 2.6” blade and the serrated blade side. The screwdrivers were also efficient. I liked the flathead and Philips drivers. They worked exceptionally well on both the standard and delicate screws. As a construction worker, I believe this is the most thoughtful addition to this tool. The 1.5-inch ruler wasn’t that useful but aided in taking measurements when the tape measure wasn’t available. Additionally, I used the bottle opener once, and it was excellent in popping the bottle tops in a single pop. I will soon be working on my wiring, and hopefully, the other tools will come in handy all the time. Overall design I hate bulkiness, and Leatherman Wingman Multitool was one compact tool with an impressive modern design. The inclusion of spring in nearly every tool configuration makes storage easier. After use, I could easily fold the tool into a small compact design then clip it to my pocket. The Superior quality One thing that I take seriously before purchasing any tool is quality. How long can this tool last me? If my tool can promise to age with me, then that’s where I invest. I took my time to asses this tool. First, it was made from a quality 420 HC Stainless Steel with a tungsten coating. Therefore, it is water-resistant, and the overall lifespan is promising. I have been using the tool each passing day, and it never ages. If you are looking for a tool that will meet or even exceed your expectations, then this is it. Dimensions and Portability I was in search of an excellent portable handheld tool. Luckily, I got Leatherman Wingman Multitool. It is precisely what I wanted. When the tool is closed, it fits in your palm. The actual dimensions, when closed, are 3.8 inches. It felt like carrying a light feather in my hand with the 7oz weight of this tool. When compared to the close competitors like Charge TTI, then you get a good reason to love the Wingman tool. The small size and lightweight nature make it portable. Still on portability, a slight inconsistency, I would point out is the absence of a belt sheath or pouch. If you hate carrying things in your pocket, you will have to incur an additional cost while you buy them separately. Value and warranty I decided to acquire this tool because of its value. I got impressed with how the tool could easily take on various survival tasks. The manufacturer gives a 25-year warranty and I am certain that the tool will last me for a lifetime. Leatherman Wingman Multitool: Pros and Cons Pros Comes with 14 tools in the compact kit Made from quality steel hence durable Compact and lightweight therefore portable Easy to operate using one hand Comes with a 25-year warranty It is cost-effective thus affordable Has a compact design hence comfortable to use Cons Doesn’t come with a saw No spare parts hence not replaceable You need to buy additional carry gear You will need more energy to press the spring Customers sentiments One customer was surprised by the lightweight nature of the tool and how it fits correctly in the pocket. He liked the integrated clip which secured the tool to the pocket line. Furthermore, he emphasized that this tool is what everyone needs for accomplishing DIY tasks. Another customer also noted that the screwdrivers worked perfectly and he liked the spring design which made it easy to use and store. However, he would be much happier to see the lock bit available for securing the tool. Lastly, a user said that he was very very happy with the accuracy, service, and fast turnaround. He was also happy with the 25-year warranty given by the manufacturer. LEATHERMAN, Wingman Multitool with Spring-Action Pliers and Scissors, Built... ONE OF OUR BEST: A classic, designed and assembled with premium materials; The Wingman is your go-to... 14 TOOLS IN 1: Equipped with 14 tools to handle almost anything: knife, pliers, screwdrivers, wire... See Price on Amazon Last update on 2020-08-14 at 05:38 / Affiliate links / Images from "Amazon Product Advertising" API Open Questions about Leatherman Wingman Why should I purchase a Leatherman tool? The company is known to manufacture the highest quality multitools. Therefore, this tool was manufactured with precision and attention to detail. You will find it easy to accomplish a variety of tasks with it. Does this Spring Action Pliers come with a saw? This type doesn’t come with a saw; instead, it has a serrated blade on the other side of the knife. Even though it won’t play the role of a saw, it will still accomplish a function. What materials were used when crafting this tool? Excellent quality steel is used, and that’s why the tool has a warranty of 25 years. The manufacturer is confident that the tool will age with you and that is why he guarantees you for the 25 years. Verdict I must admit that I have come across many multitools , but the "Spring Action Pliers" was the real deal. Other than fair costing, this tool has the best quality hence an excellent value for money. I always feel complete when on a mission while this tool is part of my gear. You can also try it, and I am confident you will love the outcome. LEATHERMAN, Wingman Multitool with Spring-Action Pliers and Scissors, Built... ONE OF OUR BEST: A classic, designed and assembled with premium materials; The Wingman is your go-to... 14 TOOLS IN 1: Equipped with 14 tools to handle almost anything: knife, pliers, screwdrivers, wire... See Price on Amazon Last update on 2020-08-14 at 05:38 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API Other interesting articles: Leatherman Rev Review: Is This Multitool Worth It? Leatherman Charge Plus Multitool Review Leatherman Rebar Review: Worthy Multitool? Leatherman Super Tool 300 Multitool Review

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