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How useful is a Leatherman MUT for the AR?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Quarter Tank, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Quarter Tank

    Quarter Tank

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    It seems they are advertised for repairing, assembling and reassembling an AR, but how useful is the MUT?

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  2. zhix

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    I already have a few Leatherman's and maintainance tools for my ARs, so it's hard to justify spending $90-$150 for what you're getting.
    But it would be cool to have if theres money burning a hole in your pocket.
     

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  3. Quarter Tank

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    Yeah, I have a few LM already but I am very interested in how practical this tool could be for working on an AR in the field
     
  4. Boxerglocker

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    It actually comes in handy... I have the EOD version and have used it either myself or loaned it out for others often. I use the BCG scraper, wrench and take-down pin all the time. Actually had a opportunity to use the bolt override a few matches ago, when a fellow competitor got a bad reload jammed in his gun and the charging handle didn't have enough leverage.
     
  5. Boxerglocker

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    I preferred the EOD because I have actual use for the blast cap ordinance crimping tool for my personal needs working some electrical jobs.... the trade off is the pick replaces the take down pin... but I picked up a spares kit to replace it with for $11 with extra blades scraper and screws at a local knife shop.
     
  6. Quarter Tank

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    cool thanks for the info. is the MUT any help to Glock pistols and any other pistols for that matter?
     
  7. Boxerglocker

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    Definitely will.... BTW look on Amazon, I got mine as a gift via gift card though purchased it myself for less than $90 shipped.
     
  8. WoodenPlank

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    Buy a Multitasker instead. Most of their tools are available through Brownells, as well, and they offer several different styles. MUCH better quality than the Leatherman.

    Edit: The newest Multitasker tools also include a Glock punch, and they have a collaboration multitool with Emerson knives coming out later this year.
     
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  9. Odd to see Leatherman making anything designed for an AR when they were backing Kerry back in 2004. I have one Wave I was issued years ago but other than that, I'm a Gerber man myself!
     
  10. StevieJ

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    I was going to post the same thing. I'll definitely be getting one myself.
     
  11. Boxerglocker

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    In regards to the pros and cons between the MUT and MULITASKER read this article...

    http://militarytimes.com/blogs/gear...fight-leatherman-mut-vs-multitasker-series-2/

    I too debated both at one point.

    I think the statement that "the MUT is more utilitarian, but still AR focused" sums it up. For me it is a everyday carry in my work bag. I really can't imagine the MULTITASKER castle nut wrench being useful as opposed to the bolt release of the MUT which I know works. I do however like the MULTITASKER light version and will be considering getting one to supplement my field tool pouch.

    One more thought... Of the two choices one of these tools is made in the USA, the other isn't. :upeyes:
     
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  12. WoodenPlank

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    The Series 2X multitasker's pliers spanks the ass of the ones on the Leatherman, too. The overall quality of the Multitasker beats the Leatherman, really.