Editor's Choice: Fix It Sticks

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posted on May 19, 2016
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first encountered Fix It Sticks when my brother-in-law gave me a set for Christmas. Those first sets were aimed at bicyclists, but now the company has come to the aid of shooters. The cleverly designed, yet simple, devices are palm-size 1/4" hex-bit drivers—with magnetic sockets on each end and a hexagonal hole through a flat-sided center section—that can be assembled into a T configuration. That format allows me to securely tighten all sorts of firearm fasteners, and I’ve found them indispensible for scope-mounting duties, action tightening and much more. The nicest thing about the new Replaceable Edition Hunting/Shooting kits is that they minimize the possibility of over-torquing fasteners, which can result in broken screws or stripped threads and, possibly, costly gunsmithing repairs. The key is a range of included color-coded drivers that feature built-in torque limiters calibrated in values of 15, 25, 45, 49, 65 or 70 in.-lbs. Also available is a selection of heat-treated bits: 2.5, 3, 4 and 5 mm hex; T-10, -15, -20, -25 and -30 Torx; 1/20", 1/16", 1/8", 3/32", 5/32", 5/64" hex; and No. 5 straight blade. Each kit’s contents fit in a nylon pouch that securely attaches to MOLLE webbing—not something I wear while cycling, but practical nonetheless. Price: $100 to $165. Contact: Fix It Sticks ( (872) 802-3110; fixitsticks.com.

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