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Posted: 12/12/2005 6:03:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/12/2005 6:07:10 PM EDT by Accord]
About a week ago I came across an online gun shop that sold a special punch set for the AR15 that came in this nifty case but forgot to bookmark the page and all my attempts to re-locate the website have been unsuccessful. Does anyone know where to buy a punch set for AR15's online?

And one more question, there is a certain tool to hold that spring in place so it doesn't fly out and get lost, does anyone know the name of this tool and where to get it online?

Thanks
Link Posted: 12/12/2005 10:43:01 PM EDT
http://www.brownells.com

Its like a big kids toy store
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 2:18:42 AM EDT
Go to Sears and buy a Craftsman punch set, as it's not uncommon to break the 1/16" punch messing with your AR15s/M16s.

That way you can get a new one for zero cost when that happens.....

Mike
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 3:08:15 AM EDT
get a roll pin punch set. brownells sells them.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 3:10:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gregory_K:
get a roll pin punch set. brownells sells them.




thats what I did. And happy with the decision

Link Posted: 12/13/2005 3:45:06 AM EDT
the taper pin punch is handy for replaacing your FSB and the roll pin starter set is great!
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 3:51:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 9:35:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mr_wilson:
Go to Sears and buy a Craftsman punch set, as it's not uncommon to break the 1/16" punch messing with your AR15s/M16s.

That way you can get a new one for zero cost when that happens.....

Mike


Do I need a delrin punch? It seems the main difference between the punch sets specifically for AR-15's and just general punch sets availalbe at hardware stores are that the ones for AR's have delrin punches.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 10:09:52 AM EDT
I have been using this punch set for years. Very high quality. I have used it on 1911's, 10/22, AR etc. (It was given to me as a gift, link is for referance)

Sears general purpose punches (Tweak's link) are cheaper and more available w/ lifetime warranty. Not as nice to use though.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 3:56:28 PM EDT
grace is another fine gunsmith tool maker

grace at midway
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 3:58:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mr_wilson:
...as it's not uncommon to break the 1/16" punch messing with your AR15s/M16s.



I thought maybe I was the only one who did that all the time.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 9:03:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 7:34:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tweak:

Originally Posted By Tempest45:
Sears general purpose punches (Tweak's link) are cheaper and more available w/ lifetime warranty. Not as nice to use though.



The Companion line (linked) lack the lifetime warranty of the Craftsmans. Also, the 3/32 punch needs to be ground to clear the hump in the mag well so the lower doesn't get scratched while installing/replacing the bolt catch.



Ooops...your right Tweak. Didn't notice the Companion part (thought the price was too good). I was thinking about the Craftsman ones that I have for general use.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 7:49:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 12:09:30 PM EDT
What are the necessary sizes for basic upper and lower disassembly/assembly?

Thanks.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 1:36:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 1:49:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tweak:
Necessary tools



Awesome post - thanks for the link!! I especially liked the part about the orange handle screwdriver.

Link Posted: 12/14/2005 2:15:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tweak:
Necessary tools



Great link, thanks!
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