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Fix It Sticks Introduces A New Compact Pistol Kit

Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Chicago, IL- Fix It Sticks, the industry innovator of modular firearms maintenance tools and torque limiters has introduced the perfect kit for handgun shooters, the Compact Pistol Kit. Designed to work with a wide array of handguns, the new kit features tools, wrenches, hex bits and even a variable torque driver. This comprehensive selection of components can handle almost any maintenance or setup task as needed. The Compact Pistol Kit is only slightly larger than a box of ammo, making it the perfect size to throw in a range bag, vehicle, ATV etc.

To maximize convenience and performance the kit comes with the Fix It Sticks Ratcheting T-Handle as well as the Mini All-In-One Torque Driver which is perfect for the optics commonly mounted on handguns. Pistol specific components include a Glock sight tool and 1911 bushing wrench.

Compact Pistol Kit includes the following parts, tools and bits:
• Ratchet T-Handle w/Locking Hex Drive
• Mini All-In-One Torque Driver
• Steel Pick
• Cleaning Brush Bit
• Aimpoint Bit
• Glock Sight Tool
• 1911 Bushing Wrench
• 3/32″ Pin Punch
• 1/8″ Pin Punch
• Four brass rods
• Set of two 8-32 adapters
• 12 Electroless Nickel Plated Bits: T6, T8, T10, T15, P1, H1.5mm, H2mm, H3mm, H1/16″, H5/64″, H3/32″ Extended Bit (for adjusting hard to reach screws on optics), SL5mm.
• Compact Carrying Case

The Compact Pistol Kit is contained in a soft zippered carrying case with a molded low profile bit holder that is designed to hold any bit / accessory with a standard 1/4″ Base (including Fix It Sticks Torque Limiters), and any 8-32 threaded component. With overall dimensions of 6 1/2” x 2 5/8” x 1 5/8” this kit easily fits in glove compartments, tool storage compartments, range bags, etc. The Compact Pistol Kit is now available with an MSRP of $180.

Zippo SureFire Multitool

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

Yes, it’s called the SureFire. Zippo’s multitool incorporates most importantly, a flint wheel ignition (includes 1 flint), along with
420 High-carbon steel cutting tool,
15″ of wax-coated red fire paracord, a double cut saw blade, flathead screwdriver, bottle opener, bail and
dual flint storage & tinder grater.

And finally, the SureFire is cheap, at just $19.95.

www.zippo.com/products/surefire-multi-tool

Sneak Peek – Boston Coin Purse

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Coming soon from Raptor Tactical.

Introducing the Fred Perrin x WNDSN Escape Coin

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

WNDSN Applied Sciences Lab is pleased to announce the release of a collaboration with French knife maker Fred Perrin, an OSS-inspired coin knife based on the heavy metal WNDSN eclipse challenge coin.

The front side of the coin shows the WNDSN metrology motto: “ex mensura, scientia” or “knowledge from measurement” and a graphical representation of a lunar eclipse that utilizes the old alchemical symbol for verdigris and, later, the astronomical symbol for the Earth. On the back side — on top of four graphical quadrants featuring a shadow square, standing for solving problems of space, a set of equal hour lines, standing for determining time, and the sine quadrant as the most elegant of mathematical instruments — Fred installs the blade, perfectly keeping with the lines, and, in its closed state, perfectly flush with the coin surface itself.

The famous Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was a wartime intelligence agency of the United States during World War II. The OSS Research & Development produced its own line of novel spy tools and gadgets, including compasses hidden in uniform buttons, playing cards that concealed maps, a diverse selection of lapel and otherwise concealable knives as well as coins (in the denomination of the respective country of operations) with integrated blades for escape purposes.

Based in the city of tradecraft, and heavily influenced by the atmosphere and climate of the cold war, WNDSN’s roots are inseparably connected to the divided city of Berlin and its flair of competing interests from all over the world.

Enter Fred Perrin, famous French knife maker and covert weapons designer, well known for his legendary LaGriffe (the claw) design, a small, concealable knife with a ring right behind the blade for retention and control. Fred is a former French Army Commando and a world-ranked martial artist.

Fred has a sizeable portfolio of covert tools made in the spirit of the OSS and its siblings in other countries, among which happens to be a version of the (in)famous “escape coin”. Now, many makers are making these coins, but Fred is the only one who’s integrating a thumb stud as his signature take on that by now almost a century old design.

The blade is made from 1095 carbon steel, the coin and hardware, thumb stud, pivot, and stopper pin choice is between raw copper or brass — either of which will patina beautifully.

Available directly from Fred Perrin.

New Mini All-In-One Torque Driver from Fix It Sticks

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Chicago, IL- Fix It Sticks, the industry innovator of modular firearms maintenance tools and torque limiters has introduced the Mini All-In-One torque driver. Available individually, the Mini All-In-One provides five torque values commonly needed by expert and professional shooters into one compact driver. Developed from requests and input from shooters, the Mini All-In-One has torque values on the lower end of the scale useful for smaller, more detailed tasks such as tightening certain pistol sights, scope mounts, polymer accessories and rails and other soft material applications.

Using the Mini All-In-One is quick and easy because there are no settings to adjust or hassle with before use. Simply install any ¼” bit or socket into the Mini All-In-One as needed and tighten the fastener until the proper torque is achieved. A precise, graduated torque scale is laser etched on the side to indicate the torque value as it is applied. The settings marked on the side are 6 inch-pounds, 10 inch-pounds, 15 inch-pounds, 20 inch-pounds, and 25 inch-pounds. The Mini All-In-One can also be used to apply torque in between the specified settings by watching the inch-pounds indicator as torque is being applied.

The new Mini All-In-One Torque Driver kit works with all of the Fix It Sticks T-handle wrenches or any ¼” hex bit driver.

Perfect for use at the range or in the field, the Mini All-In-One Torque Driver is a great addition to any tool kit and has an MSRP of $55.00.

store.fixitsticks.com/products/small-all-in-one-torque-driver

TIHK – Tripwire Alarm Kit

Thursday, February 4th, 2021

The Tripwire Alarm Kit is a black re-usable trip-line activated perimeter security device constructed of machined alumninum and steel. Weighing in at just 1.3 ounces, it can be used on paths and trails, or attached to doors, gates, and other points of entry.

Included in the kit is 85′ feet of black Kevlar trip line, made of multi-filament coated Kevlar in a plastic clamshell dispenser. The breaking strength on the trip line is 84 lbs. The tripwire fires a 209 shotshell primer when tripped. (Shotshell primer not included.)

Made in the USA.

tihk.co/products/tripwire-alarm-kit

Introducing the WNDSN Night Ops Telemeter

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

BERLIN, 2020-12-21, DECEMBER SOLSTICE – The return of an old favorite to make sense of those dark times.

“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.” –Terry Pratchett

WNDSN Applied Sciences lab is pleased to announce the Night Ops Telemeter, new in stock for those working or adventuring under low-light conditions or in the dark.

The WNDSN Night Ops Telemeter is a re-release of an old classic. It is a simple, one-sided Telemeter engraved on transparent acrylic, made with a special slot to accommodate a 2″ mini chemlight for lateral illumination of the scale marks for night-time or low-light observations. The Night Ops Telemeter features a maximized set of scales with 7.5° x 7.5 x 500 units and is the first WNDSN product to use the new single-line font for 2021.

With the transparent acrylic and a special engraving technique, the Night Ops Telemeter makes use of the refraction property of the material which allows reading the scales against a light background where they appear dark, as well as in the dark, where they appear light — thus providing good contrast in most conditions.

The WNDSN Night Ops Telemeter is laser-engraved on glossy, transparent, 1/8″ (3 mm) thick acrylic stock, in the size of a standard credit card. Included is all that is required to get started, including a pre-configured Dyneema string, and printed 32-page Telemeter pocketbook instructions (in English and German), as well as access to the digital 240-page full manual.

WNDSN’s bestselling Telemeter is a measurement, calculation, and exploration instrument with thousands of units in use by professionals such as emergency, security, and law enforcement personnel, also teachers and instructors, as well as private enthusiasts, urban explorers and adventurers.

WNDSN Telemeters are wallet-size distance and altitude nomographs developed in the WNDSN applied science lab: WNDSN Telemeters combine a thousand years of civil engineering, surveying, navigation, and astronomy in one durable, low tech, high utility instrument that can be brought anywhere, is self-containing, and independent of external, modern technologies.

In extreme conditions, or in cases where laser rangefinders do not work or cause errors, WNDSN Telemeters can be used as a primary tool or to get a “second opinion” to cross-check values obtained with different means, or in emergency situations when other methods fail or are unavailable.

WNDSN Telemeters continue to spark and promote interest in contemporary metrological science and ancient navigational history as well as educational astronomy.

Made in Germany.

Available from store.wndsn.com/products/wndsn-night-ops-telemeter

Wolf Tooth 8-Bit Pack Pliers

Saturday, November 28th, 2020

Wolf Tooth’s 8-Bit Pack Pliers offer 17 functions. Using magnets, eight tool heads are stored in a 8mm ball detent swivel head. The bits include a spoke wrench, valve-core wrench, T10 and T25 bits, flathead and Phillips screwdrivers, and 2-6mm hex bits.

www.wolftoothcomponents.com/collections/tools/products/8-bitpack-pliers