PCT Bushing Wrench

If you’ve ever had a recoil spring plug from a 1911 go airborne, you can see how cool this is. Most bushing wrenches have the cutout in line with the length of the wrench (90 degrees off from the PCT wrench). What happens is: you turn the wrench, the bushing moves, the plug becomes mostly “uncaptured,” and, unless you have a third hand, it often goes “sprong” and launches itself. Then you get to do the famous gunsmith prayer stance — on your hands and knees on the floor in the garage.

This elegantly simple idea from Present Arms allows the bushing to be turned, but then the handle of the tool covers the plug until you can get control of it from the hands of the devil-who-launches-things-in-your-garage. Made of synthetic polymer, the PCT (Plug Capture Tool) is well made and only costs about $10. Buy one for your buddy too. Present Arms is a small, veteran-owned company, so dig deep, help ‘em out, and make your life easier at the same time. If you don’t own a 1911, there’s still hope. Get a PCT then you’ll have to buy one! For more info: www.americanhandgunner.com/present-arms, (413) 575-4656
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  1. gorden clark

    Problem with this company is they dont keep their promises. I ordered one of their PCT bushings from Present Arms in April and paid for it by CC. When it didnt come I called them. they apologized but said they could not find my order. So I reordered one and paid the second time by CC. They promised fast delivery. But, I have received nothing. I guess I will chalk it up to bad experience and learn a bitter lesson. I know it isnt much money, but it is the principle of the thing. I too am a veteran and I feel betrayed by other veterans. g clark glclark312@nullcenturylink.net

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