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We’ve been following the development of Real Avid very closely. Their tools are not so different from what you’d find in most toolboxes, but the way they package them is very useful. They make specific toolsets that allow users of specific platforms to carry everything they need in a compact, convenient package. Many fans of the 1911 and the AR-15 are already aware of this.
But now they’ve expanded to cover the AK-47 family. You can now pick up one tool to throw in the range bag or your pants pocket that will have everything you need for the caliber. And they’ve found a streamlined way to clean the ugly beasts, too (I know that may seem unnecessary–I mean, who cleans their AK-47s?).
My favorite from this year’s Real Avid SHOT display was a new style of cleaning mat–the Smart Mats. They’ve taken a blown up diagram of each type of gun and printed assembly/disassembly instructions on a well-padded piece of neoprene. At one edge is a plastic parts tray that serves as a great place to put loose bits and parts (it even has a magnet), and a convenient spine to roll the mat up on.
These dudes come in AK-47, AR-15, and 1911 now, and will be available for other guns soon. I’d personally like to see an 870, a 500, a 700, and a GLOCK mat. I could see keeping a stack of these rolls under the workbench and pulling out the specific one. Once you’ve broken a gun down 100+ times, the diagram would be less useful–but the tray and the padding offered by the neoprene would make for a great place to clean. The surface of the mat is resistant to chemicals and the underside has that tacky adhesive quality that keeps it from moving around.
The best part is the price. The mats sell for less than $20. The rest of their tools are comparably priced. Real Avid seems to have hit that sweet spot between useful convenience and price.