Gunsmithing tools

Gunsmithing tools

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    I need a decent set of tools I can use on my guns. Mainly screwdrivers. Has anyone bought a kit that pleased them? It would need to be compatible with the three major food groups of guns-pistols(autos and revolvers) and rifles(includes shotguns) any advice would be greatly appreciated. I needed to adjust the sights on one of my pistols a while back and did not have the proper tool for the job. Thanks.
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    I've had good luck with hollow-ground screwdriver tips from various sources, but many (even most) gun-related retailers and online sources offer firearm tools.
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    As far as screwdrivers make sure the ones you buy are parallel ground, they will stay in the slot and not damage it like cabinet screwdrivers will.

    When it comes to brands, there are many in all price ranges.

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    The CHAPMAN set is $33.00 at Brownell's and should be all you need.

    It is possible to spend a lot more on gun-smithing screwdrivers. It all depends on if you want to spend $90.00 & up for occasional screwdriver use.
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    I recommend the Magna-tip screwdriver set by Brownells.

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    Amazon.com: Real Avid The Gun Tool Plus (Silver/Black): Sports & Outdoors

    Seems to work for basic jobs and the tips of the driver are magntic.. By no means a full blow kit but so far I have put grips on with it and a few other things
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    I have a precision grinder so I just grind my own gun screwdrivers from Craftsman screwdrivers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WrongRecroom View Post
    Amazon.com: Real Avid The Gun Tool Plus (Silver/Black): Sports & Outdoors

    Seems to work for basic jobs and the tips of the driver are magntic.. By no means a full blow kit but so far I have put grips on with it and a few other things
    Got one of those for Christmas. Haven't used it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    I have a precision grinder so I just grind my own gun screwdrivers from Craftsman screwdrivers.
    Can you grind me a Torx bit ??
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    Get one Ebay and get you a set. Buy it now price is 13.90.
    It'll do everything you need it to do.


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    Be careful with some of the cheaper gunsmith screwdriver kits. A lot of the bits will break very easy. It's worth spending a little extra the first time to get some quality bits.
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    Been using a Chapman set for more than 3 decades, and it always gets the job done, no matter the firearm.
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    In addition to the screwdrivers, some brass punches in a range of sizes will be useful. I recently added a bench block to the kit, which saves propping gun parts up with scraps of wood when I'm driving pins out.

    Brownells and Midway are your go-to places for gunsmithing tools.
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    By the largest kit you can reasonably afford. I bought a smaller kit and that's in my range bag now.
    This kit sits on my bench Wheeler® Deluxe Gunsmithing Screwdriver Set : Cabela's (not promoting Cabelas). I've used the majority of the bits in this kit and they are easy to replace because they are numbered.
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    There are gunsmith screw driver sets that are cheap, and there are one's that are the best. Good quality steel that doesn't deform is a must to avoid damaging slotted screws. The blade should fit both the width, and length of the slot exactly. Even if you get a smaller set, make sure it's good quality.

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