Wheeler’s New Gunsmithing Tools

sight tool

Wheeler Engineering introduced a pair of new tools that may be of interest to both gunsmiths and the hobbyist shooter. The first one is a sight tool and the second is a trigger pull gauge.

The Armorer’s Handgun Sight tool is designed to install, adjust and remove pretty much any semi-automatic handgun sight that is in a dovetail cut. The tool captures and supports the gun’s slide to prevent any deformation or unnecessary stress on the part. There are also reference marks to help the user make precision adjustments. The MSRP is $239.99 for the unit.

trigger pull

Offering competition to the Lyman Trigger Pull gauge, the new Professional Digital Trigger Gauge looks to dethrone the Lyman as the de facto scale. The Wheeler unit offers similar functions with a 0-12 pound range and a ±0.2 ounce accuracy. It will display a minimum and maximum reading – something the Lyman does not do – in addition to the live and average readings. Instead of a screw together arm that Lyman uses, the Wheeler has an arm that folds. Although I’ve had good luck with my Lyman, I am looking forward to trying this one out. The MSRP is $74.99.

Wheeler Engineering is part of Battenfeld Technologies, which is in turn owned by Smith & Wesson.


Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Hensley Beuron Garlington

    Christmas!

  • mk18

    Wow that sight tool looks almost exactly like the MGW model that’s been out for a few years now…hmmm…. 🙂

    • Ranger Rick

      Yes it does mk18, the only real difference I can see is that it appears you get both the straight wall sight pusher and the angle pusher which is nice. BTW I’ve used the MGW and it is a quality piece of equipment, we’ll built and solid.

  • Xeno Da Morph

    Its hard to make a really good universal sight tool. I have a few MGWs and they are awesome. But only for specific brands, they do make new inserts for the baby guns.

  • Rod Jos

    Sight Pro

  • J. gM

    $ 240 sight pusher for (almost) ANY gun with dovetail-mounted sight ? I paid $ 100 for my SIG P-210 *ONLY* sight pusher and that was in 1990. Sounds like a good deal.

    I actually did need to replace the front sigh on the P-210, I was just shooting 7 inches too low at 25 yards with the factory supplied front sight.

    SIG was extremely nice about it and shipped me free of charge the proper sight even though the P-210 was bought second-hand (probably off some clown who thought the P-210 did not turn him into a championship winner and dumped it because he judged it “over-rated” – his loss and my gain). Talk about exemplary customer service !

    • Sam

      I can’t wait for those new P210s to hit the market. I wasn’t familiar with them until SHOT this year, and they have definitely grabbed my interest.