The Clarys review the Real Avid Armorer's Master kit.
USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- When Armalite developed the AR15 in the late 1950”s, they probably had no idea as to how popular it would become. They had limited success in selling it and finally in 1959, Colt purchased the gun and in 1963, the US military selected a fully automatic version to be their standard rifle, replacing the reliable M-14.
Without getting into a discussion of politics, suffice it to say that the anti-gun folks in the country mislabeled the rifle as an “assault rifle”. Whether on purpose or unintentional, they used the term to malign the rifle for the next 50+ years, ignoring the FACT that AR stood for Armalite Rifle, NOT Assault Rifle.
Over time, AR platform rifles have been developed with an infinite number of variations, from barrel types, calibers, stocks, and rails. There has never been a firearm in history that allowed the end user to modify it to where it bore no resemblance to the factory original. AR platform rifles have truly morphed into the Modern Sporting Rifle (MSR), capable of being tuned, tweaked and “polished” into a personal piece fitting each users' individual requirements.
With the capability of modifying your AR-platform rifle to suit your personal preferences, it makes sense that you have the proper tools to do the job. Without the proper tools, you wind up paying a gunsmith $50 – $100 to make changes or you wind up possibly damaging a very expensive piece of equipment. That being said, enter the Real Avid Armorer's Master kit.
This kit has every tool that you need to either build an AR rifle from the ‘ground up”, or take an existing one apart for a complete cleaning, as well as making the modifications to it that you have been planning on. The tools are tough, well designed and cover all aspects and variations of the AR rifle. Although not cheap, it is worth the investment if you ever plan on making modifications to your MSR.
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The specifications (components) of the AR Armorer's Master Kit are:
- 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 Picks
- Bore Illuminator/Safety Flag
- Front Sight Adjuster Tool
- Professional Tool Case which keeps the tools organized
The MSRP for the Armorer's kit is $249.99. It will pay for itself in short order if you plan on modifying your rifle.
About Jim and Mary Clary:
Jim and Mary Clary have co-authored over six hundred published articles (and counting) on shooting and hunting. You can read many of them on AmmoLand News.