I saw someone said the Tipton was concerning being plastic. Do you think the CTK steel one would be better. I saw a couple good reviews on them https://gunscleaner.com/best-gun-vis...enance-center/ but the CTK are a little more expensive. So if the tipton is fine I probably wouldn't spend the extra money.
I have two Tipton's now. I use them to hold the gun in place while I work on it either out in the shop or in the house on the bench. I also have a vise on both benches for work that the Tipton is unsuited for.
I wouldn't combine a shooting rest and a gun vise, though.
January 10th, 2018, 07:57 PM
I've had one for a couple of years now. I have used it infrequently, but it has sufficed in everything I've needed it for. It is a decent tool for the price.
January 10th, 2018, 08:07 PM
Originally Posted by buckeye .45
Like the title says, is the Tipton "Best Gun Vise" (Tipton Best Gun Vise) a worthwhile addition to my supplies?
I am currently looking for some sort of vise/stand that would be beneficial to have for mounting scopes, assembling lowers, ect... as well as cleaning and routine maintenance.
Granted, I am sure having a vise on my 600 pound, rock solid reloading/workbench would be the best plan, but with my current living situation, that is not an option.
If there are better options out there in the <$100 range, I would like to hear about those as well.
I've used one for many decades. Actually since they first came out. Still on my first one. Now mind you, I only use it for cleaning, not shooting. I second the caution that you not work it over with a 10 pound sledge hammer or run over it with a pickup and it will serve you as long as mine has.
Mine doesn't have the post in the middle though. And I would never torque a barrel on an Ar-15 in one. I use a regular BIG steel vise with a barrel fixture for that task.