My current range toolkit was abysmal and made up of a mosh posh of various tools that I obtained from random gun parts and one-time uses for specific projects I had. Sifting through the tattered zip lock bags in my Magpul DAKA pouch was getting old. Also, nearly emptying the entire bag to find one Torx bit leads to a messy workspace. I wanted to find a solution for ~90% of my fixes while keeping the tool pouch to a small, compact profile. Fix It Sticks Toolkits are the answer.
The Fix It Sticks: The Works Toolkit is the answer for a one-stop shop for all things gunsmithing while you’re on the range. This toolkit is curated specifically with shooters in mind, with many common attachments that shooters need to make fixes on the go. The toolkit comes in a nice convenient pouch that can fit right in your range bag or vehicle. I plan to keep it attached to my range bag via the molle panel on the back of the pouch. GunMag Wearhouse offers a variety of different packages from Fix It Sticks, but The Works Toolkit is the end-all-be-all for portable convenience.
What’s included in the kit?
All the Fix It Sticks packages are centered around their modular T-Handle, designed to utilize your tool kit’s various tools and accessories. The handle is ergonomically designed, so you do not lose your grip like on miniature screwdrivers, allowing you to apply torque easily. There are three magnetic sockets on the T-Handle for you to find the perfect position for whatever you’re ready to fix.
Here’s what you’ll find in The Works Toolkit:
- All-In-One Torque Driver (15, 25, 45, 65 in-lbs)
- T-Handle Wrench
- 1/2″ Socket and Bit Adapter
- Universal Choke Tube Wrench
- 1911 Bushing Tool
- Front Sight Tool for Glock
- Mini Pry-Bar
- Bolt Carrier Group Scraper
- Metal Pin Punch
- Castle Nut Wrench
- Bronze Scraper
- Steel Pick
- Plastic Pin Punch
- Cleaning Brush Bit
- A2 Front Sight Adjustment Bit
- Set of Brass Cleaning Rods (accepts 8-32 threaded attachments)
- Two-bit adapters to allow for 8-32 threaded components
- 24 Electroless Nickel 1/4″ Bits:
- Hex 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm,
- .050″, 5/64″, 3/32″, 1/8″, 7/64″, 9/64″, 5/32″, 3/16″, 1/4″
- T8, T10, T15, T20, T25, T27, T30
- P1, P2
- Slotted 3/16″, 3/32″
- Magnetic Patch to hold screws or small parts
- Soft Carrying Case with molded in bit holder designed to hold any accessory with a standard 1/4″ base (including Fix It Sticks Torque Limiters), and any 8-32 threaded component
As you just read, this kit can tackle almost anything, anywhere. This one is geared around shooters with specialty tools like the AR-15 castle nut wrench and the Glock front sight tool. One tool that stood out to me was the “BCG Scraper.” It fits into all the nooks and crannies of your BCG to scrap out all of the built-up carbon. This tool kit comes with the AR-15 scraper, and Fix it Sticks makes one for the larger caliber enjoyers with AR-10s as well. This will be my new go-to tool for the initial cleaning of my carbines. They also give extra 1/4″ slots in the kit to add your own flavor to it.
Why should you carry a tool kit?
If you are using your firearms, it is inevitable that you will need to maintain them. No matter the cost or quality, things break and need to be fixed. Preparing and acting accordingly is going to guarantee success during your range trips.
On the competition circuit, I must have the proper tools to fix my guns when they go down. It can be the difference between winning or losing a title. The primary use cases for USPSA Pistol divisions are servicing magazines, securing optics, and field stripping for cleaning. When securing optics, it’s imperative to use the manufacturer’s torque specs for your optic. The All-in-One torque driver works great for this. One of my least favorite repairs is breaking an optic screw in a slide. Using the correct torque specs will ensure that does not happen.
Another habit that is great to start is using your “Range Toolkit” for your fixes at home. It is very common for people to assume that their tool kit is everything they need without putting it into practice. This can lead to needing help to accomplish your intended fix. The Works Kit will cover most of the fixes on the range, but I intend to use this kit at home when working on my guns to see what items I would like to ad. Right off the bat, I can identify some items I want to see.
- An adjustable crescent wrench. These can be helpful for suppressors, muzzle devices, and optic mounts.
- A roll pin & detent tool. This would allow you to install every component on an AR-15 platform.
These are minor asks to include in the kit and something straightforward to add with the ample space inside the pouch. Given what type of activities you are doing, you might find other items you’d like to keep in yours. Fix It Sticks also has a variety of accessories you can shop for to customize your toolkit to exactly what you need it for.
Final thoughts on the Fix It Sticks Kit
Whether you’re looking for a specific or generalized toolkit, Fix it Sticks have you covered. These characteristics put Fix it Sticks at the top of my list.
This kit includes 45 unique pieces, and some have multiple functions. Building this kit with individual parts would tally up to a much greater cost than this complete package. Also, Fix it Sticks has an excellent customer service team that can answer any specific questions about any of their tool kits.
Everything included has a very tactile feel. You can tell that it is machined and assembled with quality in mind. If you spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on your firearms, you should use tools of the same standard.
Staying organized can be hard when building your own range or field toolkit. The organizers included help keep your pouch clean and tidy, so you can always find the tool you need for the job.
This is huge. The compact pouch is small enough to fit in a jacket pocket. On my last hunting expedition, we were traveling very light with only chest rigs and our jackets. I was able to put the pouch in my pocket and not worry about taking an extra pack with me. With the spare room in the pouch, I could keep some extra batteries, lubricant, and earplugs. As stated before, this pouch will generally live on my main range bag and free up space on the inside of the bag for additional gear but can also work on its own. Some friends are even running their pouch on a carabiner.
I have used these kits in the past, and I am very happy to make the addition to my personal range gear. Fix it Sticks is the answer for a mobile tool kit. If you want to get some Fix it Sticks for yourself, you’ve come to the right place. GunMag Wearhouse carries a wide variety of their kits that you can find right here! Help yourself by becoming more organized on the range and be able to attend to any problem that needs fixing.