Wheeler Firearm Torque Wrench

All screws on firearms are designed for a certain amount of torque. If they are tightened too much or over-torqued they can strip/break or apply too much pressure on any one part of the firearm. This is not desirable and can damage the firearm.

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If you under-torque screws, they will not apply enough pressure to hold the parts together which is not desirable either.

It is always best and even critical to apply the correct amount of torque on screws. So how do you do this?

It is almost impossible to correctly torque screws without the aid of a torque wrench. You spent a lot of money on your firearms, so don’t pinch pennies on care/maintenance.

Torque wrenches are pretty inexpensive like the Wheeler Firearm Torque Wrench… but they are more expensive than a screwdriver.

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The Wheeler torque wrench has an adjustment range of 10-65 inch pounds. You can accurately measure the amount of torque being applied to screws easily. You set the amount of torque desired and then use it like a screwdriver. You will feel a click when you reach the set amount of torque. It’s that easy.

The large or “fat” wrench body makes it easy to apply more force than your typical screwdriver. It fits your hand really well too.

Click Here to Buy the Wheeler torque wrench which comes with 10 gunsmithing bits and a plastic case.

Scope mounts and stock screws are super critical when it comes to screw/bolt torque. It you strip out the threads of a screw or the threaded firearm/part, it could cost you big bucks to get it fixed.

Wheeler Hammer and Brass Punch Set

If you like to work on your own guns then you know how handy a brass punch set is…and a plastic hammer too.

Wheeler makes a really nice hammer and brass punch set for under $30. Firearms all have pins in them and the best way to remove them without marring or damaging them is with a brass punch or composite punch.

The Wheeler punch set has 8 brass punches, 2 steel punches and 2 composite punches plus a double sided brass/polymer head hammer. The plastic case keeps everything in place and organized.

Wheeler Punch Set

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This is a must have for anyone wanting to work on firearms. Do not use steel punches on firearms…you will damage the surface and you will regret it.

Wheeler Hammer and Punch Set In Plastic Case from Amazon.com

Glock Sight Installation Tool – Kaiser Uni-Tool

So how much does a gunsmith charge you to install new sights on a handgun?

You could do it yourself and save time. If you have more than one handgun that you want to replace sights on then you might save money too.

Replacing dovetail sights on a Glock or similar handgun is easy…with the right tools.

Sight pushing tools make it easy to remove and replace dovetail sights on a handgun. Kaiser makes a really nice one…the Kaiser Uni-Tool.

Kaiser Sight Installation Tool

The bottom of the fixture is adjustable to securely hold the slide. The top fixture holds the sight and pushes it to one side or the other. As you crank the handle, the sight slides over in the dovetail. You can remove sights and install them.

The Kaiser Uni-Tool costs about $150. It’s a well built tool and works really well. Lenny Magills of GlockStore uses one on his Glocks. I love his GlockStore. He has everything.

The GlockStore does not sell this sight pusher though but Lone Wolf Distributing does.

UNI Sight Pushing Tool at LWD

I think Brownells and Midwayusa may also have it.

Here is the GlockStore video demonstrating how the Kaiser sight pusher tool works. It’s really slick.

Save Time Sighting in Your Gun with a Laser Boresight

One of the most tedious and frustrating things about a new gun is sighting it in. You have to take it to the range and post the target real close so you can see where your new gun is shooting. Then adjust your sights or scope after each shooting session. It can take a long time.

There is an easier way to sight-in your gun and it takes much less time. Use a laser boresight.

A laser boresight slides into the end of the barrel or into the chamber and shines a laser light beam through your bore. You hold the gun and point it at a wall and see where the red laser dot is, then look through your sights. Adjust your sights until they are right on the red laser dot. This is a quick and easy way to get your sights on target or close. You still need to go to the range and shoot it because you will need to sight it in for 50 yards or 100 or whatever. The laser boresight gets your gun on paper so your sight-in process is quicker.

Bushnell Laser Boresighter

Bushnell Boresight

UAG AR-15 Armorer’s Tool Kit

If you are an AR-15 builder or fanatic then you will benefit greatly from having an AR-15 Armorer’s Tool Kit. This one is from UAG

Here is what is included with the AR-15 UAG Armorer’s Tool Kit:

  1. Steel Armorer’s Tool
  2. Upper Vice Block
  3. Lower Vice Block
  4. Carbon Scraper tool
  5. Handguard wrench
  6. Wedge Buffer
  7. Large schematics gun mat

UAG Gunsmith & Armorer’s Deluxe AR15 AR-15 M4 M16 Tool Kit

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AR-15 Magazine Speed Loader from Butler Creek

If you own an AR-15 then you should never be without a magazine speed loader especially for those 30 round magazines. Not only does a speed loader save time but also wear and tear on your hands and fingers. Try to load a 30 round magazine in cold weather…with gloves on.

The Butler Creek All-in-One Magazine speed loader not only loads but also unloads quickly and easily. The speed loader slips on and off a magazine with ease. The lever engages the spring so loading and unloading is effortless.

Butler Creek LULA M16/AR-15 All-in-One Magazine Speed Loader and Unloader

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