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.
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.