Prior to the Shooting in Newtown, CT; Shooting Shooting Gallery and the Holiday’s I received an e-mail suggesting that I check out the new armorer’s block from Apex Tactical. It’s about time I offered my thoughts.
What is an armorer’s block?
An armorer’s block is a tool that serves as a second set of hands to help with difficult tasks. Since the Apex Tactical armorer’s block is designed to work with all Glock’s and M&P’s it is able to help in the process of…
- Removing Pins
- Positioning the M&P trigger and trigger bar during installation and removal
- Installing the M&P striker springs
- Holding the gun stable during stippling
As a Glock shooter that has removed my pins literally hundreds of times, I was originally skeptical about value of the block because my pins can be removed with virtually anything handy at this point. However after playing with it, I realized how much easier using this block was than balancing my frame on a roll of masking tape.
That said, while this armorer’s block will accept any Glock, will make pin removal easier and it will provide a steady platform stippling, it is really designed with the Smith & Wesson M&P shooter in mind.
It’s fully adjustable bosses and holes will allow it to receive the Full Size, Compact (including the 45c) and M&P Shield’s… in all configurations including the thumb safety models.
It is non-marring so it won’t hurt your frame or your parts when you are using it to hold them for those really tricky processes. (Have you ever felt like you needed a 3rd hand? That is what this is for.)