AR Tool Suggestions?

Discussion in 'AR Talk' started by MizzouChE2006, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. MizzouChE2006

    MizzouChE2006 XDTalk 100 Member

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    Hello all. I will be new to AR ownership sometime next week when my rifle arrives. I am currently trying to compile a list of good tools that I will need to perform maintenance on my AR. I plan on getting a good book to read on the subject and am mechanically inclined with an engineer's mind. I know I am looking for a front sight pin adjustment tool so I can dial in the elevation, but I'm not sure if I will need any type of tool to adjust the windage of my rear MBUS. I also see the need to have a wrench for barrel and buffer tube nut removal. All useful AR tool suggestions would be appreciated.

    Here are few questions I currently have:

    1. Are all standard triangular front sight posts the same, or will I have to identify which type mine is to buy a tool for making adjustments?

    2. What is a good barrel and buffer tube nut combo wrench?

    3. Can anyone point me to a good upper and lower clamping block that can be installed in a vise to hold both the upper and lower separately if needed for maintenance and upgrade activities?

    Thanks,
    MizzouChE2006




     
  2. yocan

    yocan XDTalk 10K Member Founding Member

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    #2 DPMS multi tool has FF and standard barrel nut wrench points, comp wrench, torque wrench and something else

    brownells/midway for the vise blocks.

    you don't need a tool for the front sight post its cleverly bullet sized.

    the magpul should have come with its own tool, its less easy but it too is bullet sized.
     
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    Devin.Morris.007 XDTalk 2K Member

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    windsearcher XDTalk 3K Member

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    I've got one from Palmetto State Armory and it's a very well made piece. Covers just about every fastener on the AR.

    If my computer stops screwing up on me, I'll find the link.....
     
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    I have this one, and I really like it.
    Hammerhead Rifle Tool

    I also have the CATm4 posted above.... and I got the Talon Tool (Lug scraper) with it,

    Great Tools!

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