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Old 02-12-2013, 07:42 PM   #1
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I am a new owner of firearms. I would like to buy some useful tools, not to be a gunsmith, but instead to help me maintain my handguns and rifles. I have a Sig 226, XD 9, & Chinese SKS.

What tools would you recommend to aid in breakdown and cleaning.?

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Old 02-12-2013, 10:06 PM   #2
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A screw driver set specifically for gunsmithing, universal cleaning kit, hoppes #9 oil and solvent

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I like toothbrushes for scrubbing.

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+1000 on a GREAT set of gunsmith screwdrivers. They have interchangable tips, so you can find the one that fits, and they are hollow ground to fit, not slip. A mallet with a plastic face, set of brass punches. Pair of good small needle nose pliers, or some hemostats for holding itty bitty parts.

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How serious are you going to get into gunsmithing, if you just want to be able to maintain your guns the I would recommend a screwdriver set, cleaning rod, patches, bore snake, solvent, lubricant, a set of punches, a wire brush for each caliber, another brush for misc cleaning and a rag for light cleaning

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Great!! I can handle those. What size punches are the most commonly used?

Thanks for all the suggestions.

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I would recommend the Glock disassembly tool, it will work for just about anything you need

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my most used tools next to my hollow ground screwdriver set is my wheeler FAT inch pound torque wrench. a torque wrench doesnt really help on the guns you mentioned but its indispensable for scope mounting and use in bolt guns ar15 etc

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Originally Posted by DevilDogTodd77
I am a new owner of firearms. I would like to buy some useful tools, not to be a gunsmith, but instead to help me maintain my handguns and rifles. I have a Sig 226, XD 9, & Chinese SKS.

What tools would you recommend to aid in breakdown and cleaning.?
Well looks like you have already been helped on the tools.

You are off to a grate start with your collection. XD's and Sigs are grate guns. And by far my 2 favorite pol guns. The SKS is also a grate basic gun. The 7.62x39 is a proven effective round for just about every need.
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A good 3 or 4 lb vice is a must have for AR work. Also a magnetic dish for holding those pesky pins, springs and screws and a good light source. Not sure about the rest of you but my eyes just don't work in the dark anymore.

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