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Gerber Recoil.

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Gerber Recoil.
on: May 31, 2011, 10:52:58 AM
Hello guys! I recently picked up a Gerber Recoil in a trade. Seems to be a real nice MT. Its in new condition, no defects what-so-ever. However, this is my first Gerber MT. Ive seemed to always be a Leatherman guy  :multi: LOL! So, anyways, has anyone ever owned one of these MT's or have any info on them? Thanks for the help!


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Re: Gerber Recoil.
Reply #1 on: May 31, 2011, 12:23:19 PM
You got yourself an interesting model there. Definitely a collector if you are so inclined. The Recoil auto-plier is a little dangerous, as I have found to never front pocket carry the thing...the locks can disengage and the plier head ejects with sufficient force to bring a grown man to his knees. Be watchful of the flat head screwdriver. I have seen several copies with this part broken off. This is probably the tools weakest part.
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Re: Gerber Recoil.
Reply #2 on: June 01, 2011, 12:31:49 AM
Thanks chako!


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Re: Gerber Recoil.
Reply #3 on: June 01, 2011, 12:48:28 AM
Welcome to the forum Bad-Company.
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Re: Gerber Recoil.
Reply #4 on: June 01, 2011, 12:51:49 AM
You are welcome.

On the plus side, not many people have seen one of those in operation, and it is quite the conversation starter with friends and family.  :D
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Re: Gerber Recoil.
Reply #5 on: June 02, 2011, 03:21:48 AM
The pliers on mine have a lot of play.


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Re: Gerber Recoil.
Reply #6 on: June 02, 2011, 03:56:22 AM
The pliers on mine have a lot of play.

Mine doesnt have alot at all. But then again my tool hasnt been used hardly any.


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Re: Gerber Recoil.
Reply #7 on: June 02, 2011, 02:17:20 PM
The recoils not a bad tool, one of the guys at work carries one every day and I quote  "mainly because its cool"

So far I've not seen him impeed his manly assets with it yet but here's hoping I'm there to see his face when he does  >:D
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Re: Gerber Recoil.
Reply #8 on: June 03, 2011, 01:53:45 AM
It is not fun when it happens. I learned my lesson.  :-[
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Re: Gerber Recoil.
Reply #9 on: June 03, 2011, 04:38:00 AM
Those two combo blades on the Recoil are pretty unusual don't you think?
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Re: Gerber Recoil.
Reply #10 on: June 03, 2011, 05:09:17 AM
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I am glad the pliers have little play. It is a great score in that I think it is very unique.


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Re: Gerber Recoil.
Reply #11 on: June 19, 2011, 07:20:38 AM
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I am glad the pliers have little play. It is a great score in that I think it is very unique.

What, a Gerber MT without plier play?  You're darn right that's unique!

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Re: Gerber Recoil.
Reply #12 on: February 20, 2014, 06:36:30 PM
Because I somehow think it's expected of me at this point...

I had a chance to use the Recoil today to open a can of chili for lunch.

It was terrible. In fact, it's just about at the bottom of the pack for can openers that actually work at all. It WILL open a can, but the first inch and a half or so of cut has to be done in like 1/16 or 1/8 inch nibbles, until enough of the can is cut to allow it to flex enough to get that stupid flathead driver under the rim of the can. After that, it's just clumsy and awkward. If you're starving, it will get the job done.

On the flip side, I don't know what it is, but I think the Recoil seems to fit in my hand with unnatural comfort. Almost like it is perfectly sized for me. I want to hate the tool utterly, but simply can't.



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Re: Gerber Recoil.
Reply #13 on: February 20, 2014, 06:58:43 PM
  I used to have a Recoil a year or so ago. It was a dangerous tool! The pliers would extract with quite a bit of force and would be real hard to put back. I think if I held the tool to my head and pressed the botton, the pliers would have knocked me out!!  :rofl:  I do not remember much else about it though. I saw one at a pawn shop last summer while we were on vacation, but they wanted $80.00 for it which was WAY too much!!


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Re: Gerber Recoil.
Reply #14 on: February 20, 2014, 07:01:53 PM
Because I somehow think it's expected of me at this point...

I had a chance to use the Recoil today to open a can of chili for lunch.

It was terrible. In fact, it's just about at the bottom of the pack for can openers that actually work at all. It WILL open a can, but the first inch and a half or so of cut has to be done in like 1/16 or 1/8 inch nibbles, until enough of the can is cut to allow it to flex enough to get that stupid flathead driver under the rim of the can. After that, it's just clumsy and awkward. If you're starving, it will get the job done.

On the flip side, I don't know what it is, but I think the Recoil seems to fit in my hand with unnatural comfort. Almost like it is perfectly sized for me. I want to hate the tool utterly, but simply can't.

 :D

I do know what you mean though.  I wasn't expecting to like it at all myself, yet I found myself strangely charmed by it.  Would I recommend it as a MT?  No I would not.  Do I like it?  Despite it's flaws, surprising; yes. :think:
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Re: Gerber Recoil.
Reply #15 on: February 21, 2014, 12:36:58 AM
I got all excited that someone was talking about the Recoil only to realize it was an old thread. Lynn, you could always terrorize the cans with the spring action pliers.  :rofl:
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Re: Gerber Recoil.
Reply #16 on: February 21, 2014, 02:00:35 AM
I got all excited that someone was talking about the Recoil only to realize it was an old thread. Lynn, you could always terrorize the cans with the spring action pliers.  :rofl:


Hmmmmm.....  >:D
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Also, someone IS talking about the recoil. I just figured there was no sense in starting a new thread for it. Still fiddling with it. I want SO badly to hate it, but MAN, those spring loaded pliers are awesome.


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Re: Gerber Recoil.
Reply #17 on: February 21, 2014, 02:24:29 AM
I got all excited that someone was talking about the Recoil only to realize it was an old thread. Lynn, you could always terrorize the cans with the spring action pliers.  :rofl:


Hmmmmm.....  >:D
 :rofl:

Also, someone IS talking about the recoil. I just figured there was no sense in starting a new thread for it. Still fiddling with it. I want SO badly to hate it, but MAN, those spring loaded pliers are awesome.

I think the Recoil attracts some people because they like to live dangerously - must be the adrenalin rush of playing with something that at any moment could unexpectedly injure you  :rofl:
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Re: Gerber Recoil.
Reply #18 on: February 21, 2014, 02:28:20 AM
Yes, I have a healthy respect for the Recoil...hard earned respect at that.  :rofl:
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Re: Gerber Recoil.
Reply #19 on: February 21, 2014, 02:33:03 AM
I totally forgot about this tool.

I hope it made it into the fiddle factor topic


I've never seen one. Sounds fun.

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Reply #20 on: February 21, 2014, 02:43:34 AM
Wanna trade something for one? I've got one sitting RIGHT HERE! :D


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Re: Gerber Recoil.
Reply #21 on: February 21, 2014, 03:00:09 AM
Be afraid...very afraid.  :D
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Re: Gerber Recoil.
Reply #22 on: February 21, 2014, 03:39:08 AM
Wanna trade something for one? I've got one sitting RIGHT HERE! :D

Your a evil man

helping me get another tool to feed my addiction.

lol I'm gonna pm you
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Reply #23 on: February 21, 2014, 03:53:31 AM
Your a evil man

helping me get another tool to feed my addiction.

lol I'm gonna pm you

I would indeed be an evil man, if I were a man. I am, in fact, an evil woman.


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Re: Gerber Recoil.
Reply #24 on: February 21, 2014, 04:07:48 AM
Be afraid...very afraid.  :D

Chako,  every time I see your name or avatar, I get a half-second flash of what I pictured you looked like when you decided to pocket carry that recoil,  then it clears and I return to the present. 

I am sorry to say that I laugh every time I remember that post
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Reply #25 on: February 21, 2014, 04:30:42 AM
I laugh about it now as well..but at the time it was more  :surrender:.
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Re: Gerber Recoil.
Reply #26 on: February 21, 2014, 04:54:17 AM
Your a evil man

helping me get another tool to feed my addiction.

lol I'm gonna pm you

I would indeed be an evil man, if I were a man. I am, in fact, an evil woman.

Lol I knew that  :facepalm:

I call my wife man sometimes to . She really hates it.

sorry Lynn
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Re: Gerber Recoil.
Reply #27 on: February 21, 2014, 03:53:14 PM
I remember getting my Recoil when I was stationed at Norfolk Naval Station VA on an Amphibious Ship back in 2006. We were at the ServMart getting some supplies and a Rep there was showing off some of the new Gerber Multitools being offered. The MSgt I worked with knew I carried a Leatherman (Blast) and had a Gerber MP400 (both personally owned) and decided to get a few of them so we didn't have to damage our own tools.

After playing around with the Recoil I got, it stayed in my desk drawer most of the time. As pliers they were okay, but the tools were not that impressive. Back then, I rotated between the LM Blast and the MP400 and sometimes even carried both on my belt.

I still have my Recoil, but it sits with my Gerber Suspension.


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Reply #28 on: February 21, 2014, 05:50:58 PM
I call my wife man sometimes to . She really hates it.

sorry Lynn

It's all good.  :tu:


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Re: Gerber Recoil.
Reply #29 on: February 21, 2014, 09:39:30 PM
 :think: hmmm,  Gerber Recoil...  that sounds like the reaction you have when opening the MT gift you have just received for your birthday and...
"Uggghh, it's a Gerber."


 

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