The Glock Operator’s Tool (G.O.T.), by Code9 Evolutions, is one of the best tools you can buy for your Glock. The G.O.T. is simply a 5 function multi-tool that is designed to assist in the assembly, disassembly, and cleaning of your Glock pistol and magazines, regardless of the model.
Since the Glock is my go-to choice in home defense and concealed carry, I tend to shoot it quite a bit. I will usually attempt to put 500 to 1000 rounds for each training session, which leaves me with a filthy weapon. No big deal until it’s time to clean it.
One of the habits that was ingrained into me during my time as a grunt was the incessant need to keep my weapon as clean as humanly possible, all the time. If there is one thing that bothers me to no end, it’s an unclean weapon. I guess it’s my own form of OCD. Thanks a lot, Uncle Sam.
Using the Glock as my sidearm at work, I really put it through the ringer while on the range. At the end of a long-range day, I like to use the G.O.T. to help assist in the takedown and cleaning of my Glock.
One function, and the most noticeable, is the metal punch, which is designed to remove pins and other small parts. The punch is sturdy enough that you can use it to remove any parts that require pressure or a little extra torque. You can use this punch to push out your backstrap pin on the Gen 4 models as well.
Another function is an angled edge, which is incredibly useful in cleaning out the slide rails on a dirty weapon. Gone are the days of relying on cotton swabs to try to get in there and get the grime out. A few passes down the slide with the angled edge and you’ll get rid of any fouling.
There is also an edge that can be used to pry off the backstrap. Although the backstrap on my personal Glock comes off with very little force, I’m not as lucky with the one I was issued. The polymer edge on the G.O.T. can pry against the polymer backstrap without worrying about damage to the backstrap.
One of my favorite functions of the G.O.T. is the magazine plate removal feature, which is universal for ALL magazines. A smaller polymer punch is designed to be pressed into the magazine base pad. After pressing into the base pad, the edge of the G.O.T. captures the magazine and allows for a prying action to assist in removing the base pad.
The most innovative function of the tool, however, is the firing pin channel assist, which is designed to hold the firing pin assembly perfectly secure in order for disassembly. Having to remove the spring cups on the firing pin is one of the most tedious and frustrating jobs of disassembly. With the G.O.T., this frustration is a thing of the past. The firing pin channel assist firmly holds the spring, allowing you to manipulate the firing pin and disassemble without any risk.
All in all, the Glock Operator’s Tool is a product that just works the way it was designed to. If there was anything I could change, it would be the design of the metal punch. It sticks out a couple of inches from the main tool, which I fear is going to eventually punch a hole through my pocket or range bag. The addition of a polymer cap to prevent this seems like it would be a cheap and easy fix. I have yet to encounter this as a problem, but it’s something to take notice of.