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With the popularity of PCCs, the Midwest Industries Pistol Caliber Carbine Block for Glock® is a welcome addition to my tool bench. It’s a polymer vise block designed for firearms that take Glock® magazines. Since I have both the Ruger PC Carbine and PC Charger, it’s something I can put to use fairly often. And it works with my PSA Dagger G19 clone as well. Whether for routine maintenance, or swapping out parts, it’s pretty handy. Which is why I’m posting about it in November, as it’s one of the gift ideas I’ll be sharing this month.
Midwest Industries Pistol Caliber Carbine Block for Glock®
This durable hunk of polymer is compatible with 9mm and .40 caliber, as well as 10mm and .45 caliber firearms. If you’re not sure which one to use, the two sides are labeled G9/40, and G10/45. So it’s virtually fool-proof. Although I just throw it in the vise, it’s got mounting holes should you want to bolt it to your bench. Those same holes make it easy to hang on a nail or some pegboard. A small notch matches a magazine catch, to lock it in place. You’ll need a vise that opens to at least 1.5″, as that’s how wide it is. Which means even my “third hand” (inexpensive Harbor Freight vise) will accommodate it. The height and length are both 7.75″, and it weighs just 6.7 ounces. As expected, it’s 100% American-made.
Just about every MSR which takes the Austrian pattern 9mm, .40, .45, or 10mm magazines should work with it. That, and the Kriss Vector, as well as the aforementioned Ruger PC Carbine and PC Charger. I went down a rabbit hole looking for other compatible firearms. The least expensive is probably the Kel-Tec Sub2000. At the other end, the Wilson Combat AR9 isn’t exactly pocket change. If you collect oddities like the CAA (Maca) Roni, or Micro Roni, you might find it useful. It goes without saying that the pistols which use these magazines will work too. I can’t overstate how handy it is to use this instead of a block of wood for my Dagger.
There’s no installation or fancy test for this. It’s a vise block.
When it’s time to clean one of my Rugers, I just whack the Midwest Industries Pistol Caliber Carbine Block into my vise, and drop the Ruger on it. It stays in place nicely, and I can easily tilt it up or down depending on what I am doing. It’s also been useful for swapping optics, which I do far more often than I would like. Although not a huge selling point, I can see it being used for when I need to take some photos as I customize my firearms. And when I’m done, I just hit the mag release and lift it off.
The bottom line.
I’m not going to say that you need one of these to service your Glockazine-compatible firearms. But it does simplify things a bit. I like the added utility of being compatible with different calibers as well. Whether you’re a gunsmith, enthusiast, or the guy who maintains firearms at a range, the Midwest Industries Pistol Caliber Carbine Block for Glock has its place. The price is a reasonable $39.95, which seems about right. It’s just about indestructible, and made in the USA. Find it and plenty of other high quality firearms and accessories, on the Midwest Industries website.
In order to keep myself and Midwest Industries out of trouble, I’m including the following:
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