Gerber Effect Military Maintenance Review


The Gerber eFECT Military Maintenance Tool is a 6+ tool pouch machine manufactured to service the AR15/M16/M4 rifle. Dissimilar other multitools, the Gerber eFECT is missing the conventional suspects of knife blade, pliers, saw, file, bottle opener, Phillips’s screwdriver, scissors, bit kit, pocket clip, wire cutter, and lot more.  In a summary, the Gerber eFECT is a one-stop AR tidying tool, but without the additional weight, rate and mechanical drawbacks of a completely baked multi-tool.  Not that there is anything bad with that as our affection for the Leatherman MUT can attest to, but if you already possess a multi-tool and just want to put in a cleaning equipment to your kit excluding the baggage of a dozen extra familiar features, then the Gerber eFECT is a tremendous choice to evaluate.

The Gerber 30-000030 eFect weapons tool was formulated for the unique goal of tidying up and conserving a soldier’s major weapon. It is synonymous and switchable with the Otis cleaning ingredients like brushes, scrapers, pick and rods. Savvy, Ingenuity, Craftsmanship. Awareness to feature.

The Gerber eFECT shows off the attending methods on its six foldout locking blades, three in each side. Heavy duty steel scraper, pin punch, nylon brush, dental-tool type pick, flathead screwdriver, and double-sided four-pronged front sight tool. Some extra tool characteristics comprise eliminating the brush and/or dental pick and affixing any Otis-compatible screw-on maintenance tools promptly into the threaded pier. Dissimilar to the Leatherman MUT, nonetheless, just the female knitted input is given on the Gerber eFECT.

Unfortunately, the A1/A2 front sight cylinder is clasped in position by a dominant magnet, but the magnet on the eFECT is in the detachable cylinder, not the trunk which would have given a quick but beneficial magnetic beam for removing easy ferris fractions from their concealment spots.

The front eye equipment is a dual sided cylinder with four thicker studs on one end and four minor posts on the other. Some have discovered the minor posts to be a small on the soft and agile side, and we must consent. Having resolute one post while adjusting a A2 front sight, I experienced the same unacceptable flexibility in what should be an otherwise solid tool. Another distinction from the Leatherman MUT is that rather than a softer, non-marring bronze scraper, the Gerber eFECT scraper is strong steel. The dental tool scraper is a fine addition. For detailed cleaning particularly around the structures of the bolt carrier. And furthermore, not like the Leatherman MUT, the blades can not be replaced, neither is there an elective assistance kit for exchange.

gerber efect military maintenance tool review


One outstanding characteristic of the Gerber eFECT is that all of the blades latch into position when expanded.

The Gerber eFECT weight is about four ounces while the Leatherman MUT fights gravity with 10.8 ounces of gravitational opposition.

The Gerber eFECT is nearly an identical thickness as the MUT, but just two-thirds as long when folded up.

And distinct to the MUT, the attractive surfaces or handles of the Gerber eFECT are plastic panels that give lot of stability since there is not knife, hammer, or pliers.

For the price, the Gerber eFECT makes an outstanding improvement to any significant shooters range bag or bug out bag.

Quality, small size, light weight, and a tool set that enhances a traditional multitool instead of repeating it.


The disadvantages of the Gerber eFECT are that it is a stand-alone maintenance tool implying you will have to get a companion tool to finalize the set.


Prevalent Length: 8.00″

Closed Length: 4.75″

Width Open: 1.25″

Width Closed: 1.25″

Weight: 4.00 oz.

Stainless Steel – Black

ACU Sheath


Switchable Tool Component: OTIS Nylon end brush

Substitutable Tool Component: OTIS Curved Pick

Patented Saf-T-Lock

Flat Driver Scraper




In summary, if you are adorning a range bag, or bugout bag for AR assistance, the Gerber eFECT is an outstanding choice for those who would like a multitool form factor over a minor pile of personal tools. However, it has a long warranty and can be shipped to anywhere on earth at affordable and economical price.