Allows easy capture of guide rod's take down hole, eliminating need for paper clip.
Over the years we have had many requests for a take down tool for the Rock Island CS.
In 2013 both my uncle and I attempted to make such a tool. However, guide rods being used in the CS at that time were not of consistent tolerances that would allow us to state with any confidence how a tool would perform from one CS to another. Tool designs we produced at the time required much stricter guide rod tolerances and were quite expensive to produce.
The current CS tool design was first introduced as a solution for Springfield's 4" barrel platform using a flat wire spring assembly.
Recent requests from customers for a CS take down tool prompted us to take another look.