Lightning Review: Code 9 Evolutions’ Glock Operator’s Tool (GOT)

As a writer, I’m blessed with the ability to get my hands on many firearms platforms and put them through their paces. Most writers, exposed to this plethora of platforms ultimately gravitate to some of the obscure ones for their favorite handguns. Many times, I’ve just about joined them having enjoyed the Walther PPQ, Beretta M9, and H&K weapons. But, as a fan of simplicity, I just keep coming back to the Glock. Sure, I wish it was fully mirrored ambidextrous, but its a solid platform that just works.

Thus, I keep being blessed with the masses of Glock parts for review. Most are useful to a niche subset of Glock users, others good upgrades over the standard gun (it’s not “Perfection” no matter what Glock says), but few are one of those “Oh Wow” offerings…

Holy crap, we one. Its the Code 9 Evolutions Glock Operator’s Tool or “GOT” for short.

The Glock, by its nature, is a simple affair. Just 30 some odd parts, its incredibly easy to field strip and relatively simplistic to detailed strip to its component parts. Sure, one can do it all with only a single tool (a punch), but one appreciates some basic purpose-built tools that make the job easier.

The GOT is just that, a multi-tool that makes the most annoying portions Glock assembly/disassembly smooth and easy. Specifically, it tackles 5 functions:

  1. Punch for basic assembly / disassembly
  2. Captured striker spring slot.
  3. Magazine base plate removal tool
  4. Scraping / cleaning slide rails
  5. Backstrap removal prying tool

I underlined the three middle for emphasis. Any Glock owner knows these are perhaps the most annoying steps for Glock maintenance.


The Good:

  • $20 bucks well spent for Glock guys.
  • Magazine base plate removal tools are welcome anytime on anything.
  • Finally, something to help clean the slide rail channels!

The Notable:

  • Lifetime warranty.
  • I guffaw with their pricing and thinking: “Why $20? Because $19.99 is just a lie.”

The Bad:

  • About the only complaint I have on the GOT is the punch sticks out from the tool body where I could bend it or it can punch through the storage bag.  If it could retract it or remove and store in the tool body, I would jump for joy.

Final Thoughts:

I’ve reviewed many Glock components, tools, and gadgets. It’s surprising and simultaneously welcome to me how they have evolved/devolved from multi-tools to like the Glock itself, a simplistic affair with minimal parts.

Is the Code 9 Evolutions Glock Operator’s Tool is the ultimate evolution of the Glock multi-tool? Perhaps, but even if its not, its a welcome step in that Darwinian chain. Until something better comes along, the price, features, and ease of us make this tool the one to beat.

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.


  • flight27

    You had me at magazine baseplate removal …

    • Rob Brown

      Also works on the odd sized .380 mags

  • Steve

    Nice tool for assembling/disassembling the firing pin assembly.
    One correction! Never hammer a punch to remove the frame pins in a Glock. That is not how it works.

    • EzGoingKev

      Just use the factory tool that came with the gun to disassemble the firing pin assembly.

  • valorius

    Glock Operators are tools? 😉

  • Sledgecrowbar

    I get that not everyone will have a use for a channel liner installer/remover, but I just needed one and am still using a pair of fat, long punches and a 5/16 fine thread bolt, which is fine but if I’m buying a tool that does everything on a Glock I want it to do everything on a Glock. Considering this tool is sometimes more than $20 on its own, and insultingly overpriced at that, it could be included on a tool like this for a $5 or even $10 premium and be wildly worth it.

    • Rob Brown

      We are looking at solutions for the channel liner, however, it is not as easy to keep the pricing down with that option as you might think. As Glock owners and users ourselves, we do try to balance the pricing with the need and keep that as balanced as possible.

      • Sledgecrowbar

        I appreciate that you read feedback. I’ll be looking out for your armorer model.

        • Rob Brown

          Thank you sir. Let us know if we can earn your business. I think you’d be really surprised if you used the G.O.T. In any case, we do appreciate the feedback. We take it very seriously. Thanks again

  • If I’m working on just 1 or 2 Glocks, the standard Glock punch is just fine.

    However, when I’m doing annual inspections on nearly 200 Glocks and around 400 magazines, the Captured striker spring slot, and the Magazine base plate removal tool are WELL worth the $20.00 by themselves.

    • Rob Brown

      We are working on more videos for the cleaning features of the tool but this often gets looked over. Using the edges on the tool to clean, and re-lubricate afterward, not only saves you a TON of time and aggravation but MONEY on supplies and use of lubrication also. One of the reasons we focused on this is as former police officers, we would qualify for our quarterly firearms shooting while on duty. Having to quickly clean your duty weapon after shooting, in order to get back out on the road, was highly annoying. The G.O.T. will change the whole way you approach cleaning your pistols.

  • American Patriot

    Does everything my 3/16″ punch or piece of bar stock does at a fraction of the cost. It’s not that big of a deal to take apart the mags or slide, I do a complete strip & clean 3 to 4 times a yr depending on my round count.