How to Remove a Stuck or Stripped Screw in a Firearm

I’m sure everyone has run across a stuck or stripped screw in a gun. They can be really hard to remove. Always try a good penetrant oil like Kroil and let it soak for a week or so. If that doesn’t work try heating the metal around the screw to make it expand away from the screw threads and the last resort is to drill it and use an easy out.

Watch this video and learn how to remove a stuck or stripped screw.

Weaver Gunsmith Hammer and Punch Set

Only use brass/steel punches and brass/plastic hammers on firearms. You do not want to damage any parts on your gun. Gunsmith hammer and punch sets are cheap and will make taking apart firearms much easier without any damage. Don’t use nails as punches, you will damage your gun.


This Weaver Gunsmith hammer and punch set comes with the following:

  • 8 steel punches
  • Gunsmith hammer with brass and plastic faces
  • Plastic case

Click Here to check out the Weaver Gunsmithing Hammer and Punch Set

Weaver Deluxe Scope Mounting Kit with Lapping Tools

A scope lapping tool set is a must have for absolute accuracy with a scope or to keep a scope in place on a hard recoiling rifle. Lapping the scope rings ensures that there will be even clamping pressure on the scope tube and provide more contact surface for adhesion. It is an easy procedure and does not take long. It is worth the effort for sure.


The weaver deluxe 1″ scope mounting kit includes lapping tools, lapping compound, torque wrench, driver bits and SureThread thread adhesive.

Click Here to buy the Weaver Deluxe Scope Mounting Kit with Lap Tools

Wheeler Firearm Torque Wrench


Not only is a set of gunsmith screwdrivers a necessity for any gun owner but a torque wrench is might handy to have as well. When you think about the screws on a firearm or scope that you may take out and replace, it’s important to remember that it is best if you tighten them exactly the same and it’s important to never over-tighten them too. Over tightening screws can strip them or over stress the part it fastens. If screws are unevenly tightened then warpage can occur especially with scope rings and mounts.

Click Here to buy the Wheeler Firearms Accurizing Torque Wrench

The Wheeler Firearm Torque Wrench allows you to tighten a screw with a predetermined torque so you do not over tighten. You can tighten screws with the exact same amount of torque and never strip them or over stress them. The screwdriver bits are designed specifically for firearms and fit perfectly. There is also a socket hex bit.

The Wheeler Gunsmith Screwdriver Set is also a must have. Don’t use regular screwdrivers, they will strip out the screw heads.

There are 89 pieces in this gunsmith screwdriver set. Everything you will ever need.

Click Here to Buy the Wheeler 89-Piece Deluxe Gunsmithing Screwdriver Set at a Discount


The Gun Multi Tool

Here is a tool for every shooter…the Real Avid Gun Multi Tool. It is specifically designed for the gun owner. I can remember many times being at the gun range and needing tools to adjust sights or tighten gun screws etc. Now there is a handy multi tool with all the tools you could need for just about any gun situation.


The Real Avid Gun Tool is a compact multi tool with the following features:

  • 421 stainless stell with grip coated sides
  • Gun Punch
  • Choke tube wrench for 410-10 gauges
  • 3 Torx wrenches – T20, T15, T10
  • Allen wrenches – 3/32 & 5/32
  • Magnetic Hex Driver storage bay for PH00, PH1, 1/8, 3/16 flat driver
  • 420 stainless steel claw point knife blade

This multi tool has great reviews too. You just can’t beat it for the price.

Check it out here… Real Avid The Gun Tool Boxed (Silver/Black)

Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Kit

A survival kit should accompany anyone who goes outdoors for extended periods of time like hikers, campers, hunters, explorers, mountain cyclists, etc. You never know when you will need a knife, screwdriver, pliers, etc. It’s really handy to have an assortment of tools with you at all times. I have one in my car just in case. Here is a great little survival kit.


The Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Kit includes many items that could save you life or make your outing more pleasant. Here is what you get in this 15 piece survival kit.

  • Gerber mini multi tool
  • Survival blanket
  • Fire starter
  • snare wire for catching game
  • fishing kit
  • Sewing kit
  • Land to air and SOS instruction booklet
  • Miniature flashlight
  • Hand saw
  • Signaling mirror
  • Waterproof matches
  • Cotton bal tinder for starting a fire
  • Emergency cord
  • Waxed thread
  • Weather resistant storage bag

Here is where you can get one for yourself.

Gerber 31-000701 Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Kit