Whether you have built a dozen guns for friends or you are a first-timer, tools make all the difference. Real Avid’s Master Grade Tools and how-to information prepares you to take on any AR from basic builds to exotic custom jobs.
Real Avid (RA) does quality. With innovative designs, high tolerances and rugged materials they make tools to make each job as simple as possible. My favorite part is the case. I used to have a drawer with a jumble full of tools. Now I have a form-fitted professional tool case with every tool I will ever need that is self inventorying and easy to take to the range.
On my kitchen table and working for a local gun store, I have assembled over a hundred ARs from many different manufacturers. Some Franken builds probably had parts from a dozen different sources. If you have the tools, most builds go together smoothly. If you have really good tools, you don’t lose parts or scratch guns. This is really important when they are shiny new guns that you’re assembling for friends or customers.
In addition to tools, RA provides step-by-step instructions. You will be able to work smarter and create better guns regardless of your experience level. The guys at Real Avid are the pros when it comes to do-it-yourself gun work. You can go all over the internet looking for discounts and guessing what works or you can go with the pros.
Tools in the Master Kit
- Armorer’s Master Wrench with Replacement Hammer Heads
- Lug-Lok Upper Vise Block
- Smart-Fit AR15 Lower Vise Block
- AR15 Master Bench Block
- Torque Wrench
- Easy-Grip Handguard Tool
- AR15 Pivot Pin Tool
- AR15 Pivot Lock
- AR15 Pin Punch Set
- Pin Alignment Tool
- Accu-Grip Cleaning Picks
- Bore Illuminator/Safety Flag
- Front Sight Adjuster Tool
- Professional Tool Case
If you already have some tools, you can pick and choose to complete the set or upgrade. Here are some of my favorite tools:
The Armorer’s Master Wrench fits your hand and features best-in-class strength, precision fitment and ergonomic intelligence. The wrenches seat squarely for a no-slip fit on stubborn barrel nuts, castle nuts, muzzle brakes, or fixed stock receiver extensions. The unique torque wrench attachment location is optimally positioned to provide consistent torque for all nuts. But wait, there is more! Interchangeable hammer heads make the Armorer’s Master Wrench a “Master” hammer as well!
The Lug-Lok Upper Vise Block
is the safest, easiest and smartest way to lock down an AR15 upper into a bench vise. It leverages the strongest part of the gun – the barrel lugs inside the star chamber. The Lug-Lok is precision machined to fit precisely into all Mil-Spec uppers. It mates perfectly with the barrel lugs, while allowing you to rotate the upper to be able to work on different sides. The two vise pins that allow you to hold the upper at multiple working angles and prevent unwanted rotation during high torque application. The lock knob keeps Lug-Lok seated into the barrel lugs.
The Smart-Fit AR15 Vise Block is the best lower receiver vise block you’ll ever use. Smart-Fit’s design expands to fit any AR15 magwell, making loose, sloppy fitting blocks a thing of the past. You simply insert the block into the magazine well and rotate the adjustment handle to fit. This block can also be used with an inverted lower receiver to work on pistol grips or allow easy access to the underside of your AR15. An AR15 Pivot Lock rotates for hassle-free cleaning the chamber and barrel.
The AR15 Master Bench Block holds 5 key AR15 components in 8 different orientations helping you to knock out and install up to 13 different pins. A no-slip coating grips your bench to hold it in place. Clear, engraved labels tell you what component fits where, and what size punch you’ll need to knock out the pins. Strong magnets immediately grasp any pin you punch out and hold it securely to the block. It even includes storage for common size pins. It is like having an extra set of hands.
Quality tools make every job better. Great tools in a form-fitted box? Best kit ever! Most of us have lost pins, ejected at high speeds, and they are gone for good. Real Avid case puts an end to those days. Less cursing, better builds. What are you waiting for?
You can get your very own AR15 Master Armorers Kit HERE. MSRP $249.