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Old 01-01-2015, 10:00 AM   #1
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NDZ vs Ultra tool

Any reason ( other than cost/personal preference) to buy one over the other? I'm looking at getting the ultra tool but see more on the NDZ tool in this forum.
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Any reason ( other than cost/personal preference) to buy one over the other? I'm looking at getting the ultra tool but see more on the NDZ tool in this forum.
After reading many reviews on the others, I just bought these for my own personal preference..
The customer service was great and the product is good enough for many years of using them..
I should have bought the Ultra NDZ tool a year ago when GiGi bought her UC2 since it would have saved a nasty idiot scratch on a new Kimber..
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How about $12 vs $25/$30. Being "hand polished" doesn't buy me anything when it comes to cleaning my Ultra.
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Would I have liked the 3in tool in the Billett aluminum that the 4in is?? Yes
But like Gator mentioned, $12 vs $30 for the same results was a no brainer for me plus it ships free of charge..
The black tool is sturdy enough and I can't imagine how I could break it..
It comes down to your choice and if money isn't a factor then buy the brass one from Ultra Tool
Either one is great to replace the "L" tool from the factory..
It will make life much easier when cleaning your $1K+ Kimber...
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How about $12 vs $25/$30. Being "hand polished" doesn't buy me anything when it comes to cleaning my Ultra.
Are they both metal? For some reason I am under the impression the NDZ tool is plastic. Not sure where I got that.....
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Are they both metal? For some reason I am under the impression the NDZ tool is plastic. Not sure where I got that.....
The NDZ 4in is Billett aluminum and the 3in is a thick plastic..
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Old 01-01-2015, 10:53 AM   #7
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The last time my UC2 needed cleaning I was all seated and comfortable and the NDZ tool was up on the reloading bench. I remember that I threw the little bent wire tool in with my cleaning brushes, and just fished it out for use.

I remember the first time I struggled to get the pistol apart, fearing I'd scratch everything. But after a few times the Kimber came apart quite easily, even without the better tool.

I worry about idiot marks--for that insertion I use parts I scavenged from an old Norden bombsight for a more precise installation. LOL
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Old 01-01-2015, 11:02 AM   #8
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Just my thought on this...
I wish Kimber would just add a few bucks to the cost of the firearm and trash the L shaped piece of metal and put one of these in our box..
How many people would complain after spending $1K on the gun for another $10 bucks??
Hell, I spent $8 on the Birchwood Casey black touch up marker to cover up the idiot scratch..
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Not to hijack, but the way the slide stop fits into the crescent shaped notch has to date back to about the original design of 1905.

Here's a thought, instead of all us worrying about idiot marks, can't some tool and die maker come up with a better take-down and latching device?
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It can be done without an idiot scratch.. My PC2 45 has none but on the UC trying to hold the rail back under spring pressure with one hand and put the stop in while making sure you insert it into the barrel lug is just crazy..
My grandfather use to say, "Why walk to town when there's a healthy horse just waiting to take you there".
The same logic applies here. If there's a tool that you can use and have your firearm apart in a minute, why oh why would a person use a dinosaur item to do it..
Just my humble opinion...
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