Tools used in the Glock Videos

Glocks are a very simple pistol and do not require a lot of tools to work on them. However, there are several tools we used in the Glock videos and I figured that I would share what was used for each step in this post. There are affiliate links in this posting to get you to the product that I own or a similar one since some of mine are older and have been retired. Not all links in this article are affiliate links. 

When purchasing tools I try to buy them from Brownells since they have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. I have roll pin punches that have been replaced with no hassle because I broke one. Yes, I do have a couple of Harbor Freight tools that I used in this video. They serve their purpose. 

Tools used in the Glock videos:

Field Strip:

Two Hands


Slide Disassembly and Reassembly:

Removing the Slide Cover Plate

Pick – Retract Firing Pin 

Pick – Retract Firing Pin Spacer Sleeve

Pick – Remove Firing Pin

Removing and Disassembling the Firing Pin Assembly

Brownells Universal Pistol Armorers Block – (you can use a piece of 2X4 with holes drilled into it as well)

5/32″ Punch – Disassembly Striker

Removing the Extractor

1/16″ Punch – Remove Spring Loaded bearing from Spring 

Pick – Remove Extractor

Removing the Firing Pin Safety

Pick – Remove Firing Pin Safety

Assembling and installing the Firing Pin Safety

Pick – Test Firing Pin Safety

Installing the Extractor

Pick – To depress the Firing Pin Safety

Assembling and installing the Firing Pin Assembly

Brownells Universal Pistol Armorers Block – (you can use a piece of 2X4 with holes drilled into it as well)

5/32″ Punch – Assemble the Firing Pin Assembly

Installing the Slide Cover Plate

5/16″ Punch – Depress the Firing Pin Sleeve

3/32″ Punch – Depress Extractor Spring Assembly 


Frame Disassembly:

Removing the Pins

3/32″ Punch – Remove Trigger, Locking Block and Trigger Pins

8 oz Ball Peen Hammer

Brownells Universal Pistol Armorers Block – (you can use a piece of 2X4 with holes drilled into it as well)

Removing the Locking Block

1/4″ X 4″ Slotted Screw Driver – Pry Locking block up

Disassembling the Trigger Assembly

1/16″ Punch – Remove Connector

Removing the Slide Lock and Spring

1/16″ Punch – Depress the Slide Lock Spring

Pick – Remove Slide Lock Spring

Removing the Magazine Catch and Spring

Pick – Move Catch Spring

Vice Grip Pliers – Remove the Magazine Catch Spring


Frame Reassembly:

Installing the Magazine Catch and Spring

Vice Grip Pliers – Install the Magazine Catch Spring

3/16″ Punch – Seat the Magazine Catch Spring 

Pick – Move Magazine Catch Spring

Installing the Slide Stop

Tweezers – Install Slide Stop Spring into the Frame

1/16″ Punch – Depress Slide Lock Spring

Installing the Locking Block

1/16″ Punch – Push Locking Block Pin into place

Install Slide Stop

3/32″ Punch – Push Trigger Pin into place