Forward Controls Design announced their latest product and this time its a tool!
The GPT or Gas Tube Pin Tool which allows leveling of an AR-15 gasblock for an easier installation of the roll pin that holds the gas tube in place.
Forward Controls Designs states “GPT (Gas tube Pin Tool) is a jig tailor made for installing and removing the gas tube roll pin on an AR15/M16 low profile gas block. Machined in 6061 aluminum and Type III hard coat anodized, GPT makes installing the gas tube pin on a low profile gas block painless. GPT is designed to be stable and surefooted, but it is no larger than it has to be, in order to retain a reasonable small footprint on the crowded workbench.
Most low profile gas blocks don’t have flats, and are hard to hold steady without requiring 3 hands to install the diminutive gas tube roll pin. GPT enables the user to install the gas tube roll pin, and remove it as well with ease.
We made its base thick and wide for stability, its base is rebated to allow the user to clamp it down in a vise. Thoughtful touches can be found on the GPT, from the scalloped finger access recess to the soft, rounded corners and edges, even its green color has a purpose. Most gas blocks are black, we wanted GPT to be anything but, as we found it more difficult to work on a black gas block that sits in a black jig. GPT’s green color provides a pleasant contrast and makes the black gas block stand out.
With a small Neodymium magnet placed on the gas block, it’s powerful enough to stand the gas tube roll pin can upright, perpendicular to the gas tube, above the gas tube pin. With one hand holding the gas block steady in the GPT, one can start tapping on the gas tube roll pin to get it started.”
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