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Chewdog 11-07-2009 02:02 PM

Gun Vise Advice
Hello all. Newbie here and enjoying this forum. I want to buy a gun vise for my son for Christmas. The more I look into them the more I don't know. He uses rifles, AR15 types also, and handguns. Is there a universal vise that would suffice? Something more specific? Thanks for any help you can provide.


canebrake 11-07-2009 03:03 PM

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Is it a true vice you're looking for or work stations?

Here is what I have and I'm really happy with them:

The Roto-Stand, from Bat Industries LLC

The Roto-Stand

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And for my AR, The Plastix Plus AR-15 Gun Maintenance Center

Plastix Plus AR-15 Gun Maintenance Center - MidwayUSA

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Highpower 11-07-2009 03:14 PM

I've got 2 of these and use the hell out of them. :)
And yes, they work for handguns too. ;)

Tipton Best Gun Vise - MidwayUSA

Chewdog 11-07-2009 04:32 PM

I guess I don't know the difference between a workstation and a vise. Please explain. Are there specific magazine simulators that are needed? He needs something to hold the firearm while being disassembled for cleaning and maintenance. While I was watching him it looked like he could have used another hand or two. Is that what these are used for?

canebrake 11-07-2009 05:31 PM

Watch this:

Chewdog 11-07-2009 07:05 PM

Got it. thanks for the replies, guys. I have watched everything and have a lot better understanding of what supposed to be happening.

canebrake 11-07-2009 09:01 PM

Glad to help. That's why we're here.

Don't hesitate to PM or post questions.

We live for that!

Highpower 11-09-2009 02:03 AM


Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 183410)

Cane -- What is the width of the jaws and the max jaw opening on the hobby vice? Inquiring minds want to know. ;)

agoetz2005 11-10-2009 12:06 PM

agreed on the maroon Tipton.

I have the older style Blue/Gray tipton, and wish I had the new Marron/Gray one instead.

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