Today’s firearm marketplace has exploded. There is literally a plethora of weapon platforms available to the shooter, more than there has ever been before. Even larger than the weapons systems arena is the accessories market. There are so many things out there to outfit our guns with it is almost dizzying. This translates to nearly unlimited options for shooters. But how are we supposed to maintain all of these weapons and accessories? Enter Real Avid.

Real Avid has designed many mission-specific, gun-centric multi-tools. The company offers several multi-tools designed to tackle whatever firearms-related tasks you can throw at them. Have an AR-15 bolt that has a copious amount of carbon buildup? Real Avid’s AR15 Tool can handle that. Have a front sight post that needs adjusting? Not a problem.

Maybe after a long day at the range shooting an ultra-tight, custom 1911, you’d like to give it a good cleaning. That match-grade bushing is no problem for the Real Avid 1911 Micro Tool, but it doesn’t stop there. This one tool can easily remove the bushing, a flat-head screwdriver can tighten the grips, a rotating pin punch can help remove the beavertail grip safety—and all of this comes in a compact package that weighs less than 2 ounces.

Let’s take a closer look at just what Real Avid offers, and what we can do with each tool.

AR-15 Tool

The AR15 Tool is a compact multi-tool that is designed to maintain and customize the AR-15 family of rifles. It features:

  • Needle-nose pliers with integrated carbide cutters
  • Bolt carrier carbon scraper with file
  • 3/32” interchangeable pin punch
  • 10-function bolt carrier group scraper
  • A1/A2 front sight adjuster
  • Bolt override tool
  • Bit driver with 12 bits included (Allen, Torx, flat-head and Phillips drivers)
  • Interchangeable pick
  • 440C serrated tanto knife

All of this is contained within a high-strength stainless steel frame that is wrapped in G10 grip plates. The AR15 Tool will keep you up and running, whether you’re at the range or at home cleaning. It comes with a nylon, MOLLE-compatible sheath that houses the additional bit drivers as well as the front sight adjustment tool. This makes it easy to attach the AR15 Tool to your kit or throw it in your range box.

Gun Tool Pro AR-15

As its name implies, the Gun Tool Pro AR15 is similar to the AR15 Tool but differs in a few areas. The Gun Tool Pro AR15 is devoid of any type of pliers and manages to carry the additional drivers onboard the tool itself. This is a nice feature if you choose to throw it in with your range gear and leave the included MOLLE sheath at home. Along with a variety of others, it has T10, T15, and T20 drivers that are integral to the tool itself. Other features include:

  • Raptor claw-point utility knife
  • Two ¼” bit drivers
  • Carrier scraper and fine metal file
  • T10, T15 and T20 integral drivers
  • Nine-function bolt carrier group scraper and cotter pin puller
  • Lanyard loop with bolt override
  • Spring-loaded hatch that houses nine additional bits and punch
  • Removable magnetic small parts storage compartment
  • A1/A2 front sight adjuster
  • Side-mounted tap hammer

As with the AR15 Tool, the Gun Tool Pro AR15 has a high-strength stainless steel frame with internal liner locks. Side panels cover the frame to provide a comfortable and
positive grip while you’re working.

Gun Tool Plus

Real Avid’s Gun Tool won a Golden Bullseye Award in 2012, and the Plus version can handle anything, anywhere. It even comes with a magnetic bore light. If that’s not over the top as far as multi-tools are concerned, then I don’t know what is! It’s loaded with 18 of the most common tools needed to work on your firearms, and comes with a ballistic nylon sheath to keep it close at hand. It packs:

  • 420 stainless steel frame with grip-coated side plates
  • Pin punch
  • Universal choke wrench (fits .410, 28, 20, 16, 12 and 10 gauges)
  • Windage and elevation adjuster for optics
  • Three Torx wrenches (T20, T15 and T10)
  • Two Allen wrenches (3/32” and 5/32“)
  • Magnetic hex driver
  • Integral storage bay that houses four additional hex bits (nine total bits included)
  • 420 stainless steel claw-point knife
  • Magnetic bore light

Gun Tool Pro-X

This multi-tool will cover the whole gamut, from rifles, shotguns and AR-15s to revolvers and pistols. It does it all, and it does it with ease. It comes with a ballistic nylon sheath for easy storage and has a belt loop to keep it where you need it when you need it. This bad boy boasts:

  • Raptor claw point utility knife
  • Two integral ¼” bit drivers
  • Universal choke wrench (fits .410, 28, 20, 16, 12 and 10 gauges)
  • Scope turret tool
  • Fine and ultra-fine metal files
  • 3/8” flat screwdriver
  • Four wrenches (3/32“, 1/8“, 9/64“, and 5/32“)
  • Lanyard loop with ¼” flat screwdriver
  • Nine additional various bits (Torx, Phillips, flat and pin punch)
  • Removable, magnetic LED light

Made with the same high-strength stainless steel frame with internal liner locks, the Gun Tool Pro-X is a must-have piece of gear to add to your arsenal.

The Pistol Tool

Let’s switch gears for a minute. Real Avid doesn’t just make AR-15-based multi-tools—the company also has your pistols and shotguns covered, too. Remember that custom 1911 I mentioned earlier? Well, say hello to The Pistol Tool.

This is a slick little package. Barely bigger than my hand, it has some big features. Everything you need is stored onboard in a package small enough to fit into a magazine pouch but big enough to put sufficient torque on screws, including flat, Phillips, Torx and Allen heads.

I especially like the bushing wrench. It was designed to fit both Government and Officer’s Model 1911s, but that’s not the only great feature. The bushing wrench itself is made of an ultra-tough but non-marring engineering resin. I feel comfortable using it on high-dollar 1911s knowing that it won’t damage the finish. Other features include:

  • Six hex bits with ball detents (flat head, Phillips, hex and Torx)
  • 3/32” pin punch
  • 2.5″ long bit driver
  • Non-hardened stainless steel pick/scraper
  • Fine-tooth metal file
  • 1911 bushing wrench for Government and Officer’s models
  • Tap hammer
  • 3″ one-hand-opening tanto knife
  • Four-piece Allen wrench set

This multi-tool is one of my favorite offerings from Real Avid.

Shotgun Micro Tool

Made of stainless steel, this is a great tool for us shotgunners. The Shotgun Micro Tool is a small package filled with a ton of handy implements. Since it’s small enough to clip to a belt loop or attach to your keys, you won’t ever be without this clever tool. It packs:

  • Key ring with strap
  • Rotating pin punch Cutter
  • Integral wrenches (4mm, 5mm, ¼” and 3/8“)
  • Windage and elevation adjuster for scopes
  • Universal choke wrench (fits .410, 28, 20, 16, 12 and gauges)
  • Carabiner
  • Bottle opener
  • 1″ ruler

Avid Performers

Real Avid’s weapon-centric multi-tools are purpose-built, quality tools that will allow you to maintain, customize and fix your firearms as needed.

Real Avid has you covered from rifles, shotguns and my favorite, the AR platform, to pistols and revolvers. I’ve used these tools to adjust red-dot sights and scopes at the range and field-strip weapons at home. These tools pack everything you need right in your hands—no more hunting for tools.

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The above story was written by John Damonte

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