If you know me, you know that I’m a pretty Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF) kind of guy. So, the BLUF of my thoughts on the Twist is this; If you own any firearms, you need to own a Twist. Go buy one.
I consider the Twist the compact cousin of the MultiTasker. It obviously won’t have all the features of the bigger brother, but it’s a heck of a range tool. I’ve had mine for several months now and have used it for everything from household tasks to adjusting the zero on my Aimpoint micro red dot optic to changing my clip adjustments on my holsters.
What I love most about it is the size. It’s compact enough to fit in your pocket along with the included bits, so it’s convenient to have on you at the range. Keeping it on you at the range will ensure it’s handy for anything from some quick fixes to zeroing adjustments. It’s got a front sight tool for an AR-15 platform and the cap is capable of adjusting your Aimpoint micro optic, but it also has screwdriver bits if that’s what your optic takes.
I can ramble on about how useful this thing is, but let’s take a look at the features. There’s a beauty in simplicity, and the Twist is beautifully simple. And speaking of beautiful, like anything from Multitasker, it’s packaging is attractive and flawless.
First let’s look at the end cap on the Twist. It offers an adjustment tool for your Aimpoint red dot sights should you have one. This is handy as it means you don’t have to try and keep up with the singular use tool, but you can carry the Twist and have that plus much more. The pocket clip on the Twist also serves as a slotted screwdriver for light work.
If you take the end cap off, it will reveal a female octagonal portion where you can insert any one of the eleven bits that come with the Twist. The handle of the twist is “fluted” to create extra grip for when you’re having to torque something a bit to get it on or off. Obviously, this isn’t meant for heavy duty jobs, but will work for anything you might need to do on the range. The lower-half of the handle separates as well, so if you twist something hard the bottom portion will start to unscrew. That would be my only issue, but it’s not really a problem since this tool isn’t meant for the tougher jobs. It’s worked perfectly for me on the range and also around the house when I’ve needed to grab it for odd jobs.
The bits included with the Twist are as follows:
- 3/16" Slotted
- 3/32" Slotted
- No. 1 Phillips
- T15 Torx
- T10 Torz
- 3/16" Hex
- 9/64" Hex
- 1/8" Hex
- 7/64" Hex
- 3/32" Hex
If you take off the lower half of the handle, you’ll reveal three extensions that can easily be screwed into the end of the lower half for use. You have a punch tool, a dental-tool style scraper and a carbon scraper that’s handy for cleaning an AR style bolt. Just screw the desired tool into the end, put the tool back together and get to work. Simple.
There’s a lot of handy features packed into this compact tool. Much like it’s bigger brother, the Multitasker tool, the Twist is something that I knew I needed more than one of. I would recommend just going ahead and picking up two. They can be found on Tactical Distributor’s website at for $49.95 in black, $54.95 for tan or $64.95 for the limited edition multicam version.