Real Avid Pistol Tool – A Real Utility Knife

Ooo la la. What do my eyes behold? A firearms-oriented utility knife? Say it ain’t so…

But it is! Real Avid has released new for this year their “pistol tool”, a combination multi-tool for handguns. Featuring over 15 tools into one package, the pistol tool is an immediate range dream. Tools include a 3/32″ punch, multiple hex bits, a file, and a 1911 bushing wrench.

Available now from Cabela’s and other retail outlets for $34.95

I like it. The fact that it has a bottle opener does not hurt one bit.


Specs (From Real Avid):


The number of tasks The Pistol Tool can handle is astounding: mounting accessories, field disassembly, adjusting laser sights, and changing grips are only a few things this tool can do. The titanium-coated implements are easily accessible with one hand and include every tool a shooter could want to service and adjust the handgun of their choosing. Each tool locks open and is carefully calibrated to popular pistol platforms- from a polymer striker fired pistol to the faithful 1911. The Pistol Tool is an essential addition to every handgunner’s range bag or workbench. The compact design also fits conveniently into most standard pistol mag pouches.


» Titanium Coated Stainless Steel Components
» 1911 Government and Officer Bushing Wrench
» 4 Bondhus Protanium® Hex Keys for Laser Sights
» Non-Hardened Stainless Steel Pick/Scraper
» 2.5” Long Bit Driver
» 3/32” Pin Punch with 8-32 Threads
» 3” Tanto Knife
» 6 Hex Bits with Ball Detents
» Fine Tooth Metal File
» Tap Hammer Surface
» Sturdy, compact frame fits conveniently into a standard pistol mag pouch

$39.99 MSRP Real Avid Pistol Tool

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Tony

    Why, exactly, does this thing need a metal file? 🙂

    • iksnilol

      Uh, when you need to remove a bit of material.

      • Tony

        Do you often remove material from your guns at the range?

        • iksnilol

          No, but you never know. Some people might not want to go home to do it.

          + a file is also useful if you crack or break a nail to prevent it from getting worse. I know, not a super manly or obvious use but there it is.

        • Limonata

          On my Henry and one of 1911s, I used a file at the range to file down the front site until it was the height I needed for particular point of aim.

        • Jeff Smith

          Sometimes small metal burrs on equipment like mags need to be filed. It’s not something everyone would need, but it’s definitely useful.

    • stephen

      File down toenails?

    • Zebra Dun

      To sharpen the knife?
      Make spoon tip bullets?
      Pry Bar?

    • NormB

      Sometimes the bullets get little burrs on the tips… I learned that from the movie “Sniper.” 😉

  • Cornelius Carroll

    I like the concept of in-line bit storage.

  • stephen

    Pretty cool. I just wish they made another version without the 1911 bushing wrench and instead put something else.

  • Darhar M.

    I bought one of their tools geared for the AR15 and a few pieces broke off after a week, I threw it in a toolbox then a year later I decided to send it back and they honored their warranty and sent me a new one. Can not ask for much more these days then a company that stands by their warranties.

    • Rick

      only thing happened to my AR tool since February was I lost one of the externally carried screwdriver bits last week. it’s on my belt daily.

  • Amsdorf

    Interesting concept, but …. I think the bits would end up dropping out of the tool over time.

  • Rokurota

    No sight pusher? WORTHLESS!

  • RickH

    I could see this being handier without the knife blade…or substitute a more utility type of blade.

  • MAF

    Made in China?

  • Phillip Cooper

    I hate to think of trying to use that to do anything.

    Multitools get more useless the more crap is added to them, if for no other reason than the extra bits screw up the ergos.

  • Zebra Dun

    WHAT THE HELL! No Velcro? Sacrilege!

  • Cleophus

    Once again, the most important question in any review is left unanswered: HOW MUCH????

  • mrsatyre

    Don’t say “say it ain’t so”, because that means you don’t want it to be so. Clearly you do want it to be so.

  • MrApple


  • Rick

    ive got their AR tool. it’s a big multitool but handy.