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    Tools for working on ARs (at shop/home/garage)

    Tools I recommend buying for building or working on ARs:
    I recommend getting a fairly large bench mounted vise. We use a 5" Wilton vise at work.





    Neds MOACKS and 5.56mm NATO chamber reamer I don't recommend reaming every AR you own, especially the ones you might want .5MOA groups out of. The reamer should really only be used to fix tight chambers on some barrels and others that are popping primers (w/NATO pressure ammo) or having hard extraction, and new extractors, springs, black inserts and extractor enhancers don't fix

    MOACKS L-R
    AR10/SR25/AP4 MOACKS, AR15 MOACKS, AR15 Pocket MOACKS




    Newly added MOACKS III which does both 5.56mm and 7.62mm carriers. Ned made this at the request of M4C member Ricardus.







    Adco tools Adco has some excellent tools, the gas tube roll pin punch, bolt disassembly tool and the bolt catch roll pin punches are awesome









    PRI barrel nut wrench perfect for installing LaRue, YHM and other non-steel barrel nuts without damaging them has 5 longer pins that engage the holes in the barrel nut instead of 2 or 3 short pins if using a DPMS or USGI wrench







    Yankee Hill forearm wrench part #YHM-9621 works well for tightening down the locking ring on YHM rails and for tightening/loosening YHM bbl nuts w/o causing damage, It works well for DPMS AP4 (.308) locking rings as well







    Daniel Defense tools if you plan on installing DD rails








    Smith Enterprise bbl wrench I use this bbl wrench the most







    Craftsman Tappet wrench set I use these very thin wrenches for removing rifle receiver extensions, removing/installing flash hiders (they don't scratch the crush washer), largest one fits the AAC suppressor mounts as well







    large bolt cutters for cutting and removing delta ring/ snap ring and weld spring







    Pipe wrench rarely used but when the bbl nut is damn near welded on, I cut the delta ring, snap ring and weld spring (with a large set of bolt cutters above) and remove and use the pipe wrench to remove the bbl nut (I have about 15 spare bbl nuts)

    Last edited by Robb Jensen; 08-04-09 at 07:05.
    Chief Armorer for Elite Shooting Sports in Manassas VA
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    bolt, ejector tool








    FF, rail alignment tool




    DPMS M4 castle nut wrench.





    DPMS AR10/SR25 barrel wrench for installing/removing AR10/SR25/DPMS (.308) rails/bbl nuts





    A2 rear sight tool






    M4 stock tool





    upper receiver block





    other upper and lower receiver blocks I rarely use this type of upper block because it leaves marks on upper receivers






    strap wrench





    free float wrench rarely used but sometimes the only way to remove some FF tubes and not damaging them






    coated barrel vice blocks perfect for changing flash hiders without twisting the barrel within the action, it doesn't leave marks on the barrel like aluminum blocks, I have 2 sets one stock set (works for 20-24" rifle bbls and 16" M4 bbls) and I had a set cut in half (works on mid-length 16" and 14.5" bbls in a 6" vise)






    handguard tool makes removing/installing plastic handguards easy by yourself





    various tools I recommend buying the FSB bench block, bbl nut alignment gauge, firing pin protrusion gauge, 5.56mm NATO FIELD headspace gauge, and a complete set of roll pin starters and roll pin punches and a small brass hammer, taper pin punch & USGI bbl wrench

    Last edited by Robb Jensen; 06-13-09 at 11:13.
    Chief Armorer for Elite Shooting Sports in Manassas VA
    Chief Armorer for Corp Arms (FFL 07-08/SOT 02)

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