4 Firearms Multi-Tools Tested at Breach-Bang-Clear

Aaron Cowan at Breach-Bang-Clear gives reviewers the low-down on three popular multi-tools for ARs and shooting in general. Up to task was the Leatherman MUT, Gerber Efect, Gerber MP1, and the Multitasker Series 3.He breaks down the tools in light of their shooting focus and in some instances, breaks a few of the tools himself.


Click the link (or any picture) to find out his ultimate conclusion. Having owned two of the four tools, I agree with his conclusion. 


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.


  • ValleyForge77

    Thanks for the link on this. That was very good info of which I will use for my upcoming purchase.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Solid write up.

  • Heretical Politik

    Nice link. I do like my MUT. It has come in handy many times at the range, adjusting sights and tightening action screws among other things, and stays attached to my range bag. I actually like it as a general purpose firearm tool not just for ARs. If all I shot was an AR I might be more interested in the Multi-Tasker, but I feel like the MUT still has an edge in firearm versatility.

  • Squirreltakular

    Multitasker pretty much defines “you get what you pay for”. I love mine.

  • Grindstone50k

    I don’t have any of these, but I have a Leatherman Wave that I’ve owned for 10 years. It got me through SERE training, it was my only toolbox for my early years as a bachelor enlistedman. It’s been beaten and abused and still keeps going. During a SERE refresher, I had an instructor break his Gerber multitool in half. I lent him the Wave to finish the job. Leatherman has won loyalty from me, and I don’t like brand fanboi-ism at all.

    • 11b

      My MUT broke on a deployment trainup, so I doubt it would last SERE lol. It’s a decent design but some of the materials aren’t very good.

  • iksnilol

    I just use my Swiss Army Knife, it’s the “Handyman” model. It works for my purposes and then some. The pliers aren’t as bad as people want you to believe (had no problems using them for plier-purposes).

  • Will

    Agreed. Leather an Wave.
    Old friend. Tried, trusted and true. Nuff said.