Securely held together by a series of magnets, Gerber’s Short Stack can ride discreetly in your range bag until you need it.
Sized to fit inside Magpul’s MOE or MIAD pistol grip, Gerber’s Short Stack ensures that when Murphy shows up, you’ll have the tools necessary for cleaning and maintaining your AR in the field. Unlike your typical Swiss Army-style multi-tool, the tiny Short Stack is held together with small, powerful magnets and breaks down into three primary components (a handle, castle nut wrench and front sight adjustment tool).
Separating the three pieces can be a chore for the uninitiated; however, we found that by pressing the 3/8-inch stud on the handle as if it were a button accomplished the task easily. Once shooters pop the short stack apart, they can configure the components in whichever manner allows them to perform their maintenance task most efficiently.
Gerber utilized every available piece of real estate on each piece of the Short Stack to push its maintenance capabilities to the max. To assist with cleaning, the 3/8-inch stud on the handle is tapped to accept standard cleaning jags and can serve as a T-handle for bore snakes or Otis cleaning cables by utilizing the machined channel down its center. In addition to being a perfectly sized scraper tool for carbon, the handle also has an integrated 4mm wrench/bit driver and a couple of bits to work on M-LOK fasteners and certain optics components. In fact, I used the small Phillips bit to replace the batteries in one of my daughter’s toys — operating the screwdriver bit was awkward, but the win came from utilizing the tool that I had on hand.
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