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For use with standard size slotted bushings. For removing slim bushings use the Challis Slim Bushing Extractor.

This tool is not compatible with VZ universal bushings.

Price: $24.99
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    The Challis Extractor is placed over the bushing and rotated until it engages the slot. It is then firmly secured to the bushing using a standard grip screw. This keeps the tool in constant axial contact and alignment with the bushing, something that is very difficult to achieve when using a screwdriver or socket wrench.. Any axial misalignment increases the applied psi by reducing the contact area between the driving tabs and the flank of the slot. Increasing the psi compounds deformation of the flank, further reducing the tool's effectiveness.

    When the force required to turn the bushing with a screwdriver exceeds the strength of the bushing's narrow rim, the rim will begin to shear off by peeling outward, inward and or upward. If there is not something to prevent this, the rim will easily peel away because the driving forces are progressively acting on a small cross-sectional area. The Challis Bushing Extractor supports the very top of the bushing by clamping it tightly against the tool. It also precisely fits the shape of the bushing at the rim's circumference, and the grip screw prevents material from peeling inward. Because of this, the rim has nowhere to go. This means the driving forces are acting on the entire cross-section of the rim, from slot to slot. Because of this, the force required to shear the rim from the body increases dramatically, possibly by an order of magnitude or more.

    Overall Customer Rating of 50 Reviews:

    Fantastic device

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    This is a fantastic little device that works well and is easy to use. I previously damaged a grip bushing using a screwdriver and this extractor got that damaged bushing out quite easily. I will never attempt to remove a grip bushing again without using this extractor. Well worth the money.

    United States

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    Great tool, well worth the money!

    South Carolina

    Holy Smokes!

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    Have a 30ish year old SA that has been hiding in the safe for a large part of that time, and decided to do a makeover. I knew the old bushings would be toast, but naturally I would try to get them out the old way. Well, buggered 2 up and stopped. I have access to a TIG welder and it's owner so I ain't sceered. Before resorted to that, I bought this thingy after noticing it in a YouTube video. Even after me buggering up the bushings and using no heat, this thing popped them out. Buy it just in case!



    Went ahead and bought bushings, screws, o rings etc, and they are all top notch stuff too. We'll see if I decide to afford a set of these beautiful grips.

    Full Size Bushing Extractor

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    This is a MUST. Highly recommend. Tool works flawlessly. A little pricey, but worth the money to get the slotted grip bushings out easily. A gunsmith was going to charge me more for removal of grip bushing on 4 of my pistols.J

    San Antonio, TX

    A Genious created this tool

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    Talk about easy. It took probably 10 seconds to remove each grip bushing that came with my Kimber Custom II. This tool makes it so easy to uninstall without any fuss. Great job Brian!