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AR-10 308AR AR15 Gas Tube Pipe Cleaners

AR-10 308AR AR15 Gas Tube Pipe Cleaners

AR-10 308AR AR15 Gas Tube Pipe Cleaners

AR-10 308AR AR15 Gas Tube Pipe Cleaners

AR-10 308AR AR15 Gas Tube Pipe Cleaners – These extra long gas tube pipe cleaners are designed for scrubbing out fouling and carbon residue from gas tubes on gas-impinging rifles, like traditional AR-10 308AR AR15 platforms and variants. These extra-long tube pipe cleaners let you swab the full length of the gas tube. Made with highly absorbent cotton bristles, these tubes are fully functional and can be used for a variety of other applications. Routine maintenance of gas tubes is crucial to a guns performance and shelf life. These are a must have for every AR-10 308AR AR15 owner.

  • Made for scrubbing out gas tube on gas-impinging rifles like AR-10 308AR AR15 and variants (unless converted to gas piston operation).
  • Regular use keeps gas tubes free of fouling and carbon buildup for reliable function and necessary maintenance.
  • Extra-long length for cleaning the full length of the impingement gas tube and other hard-to-reach areas.
  • Specs: wire core, highly absorbent cotton bristle carriers. 16″ long (40.6cm), 1/8″ (3.2mm) diameter.
  • Includes: 50 gas tube pipe cleaners for about $10.

ALG Triggers

ALG Triggers

AR15 Ejection Cover Hinge Pin Clip Tool Rotor Clip A-300

AR15 Ejection Cover Hinge Pin Clip Tool Rotor Clip A-300 AR-10 308AR

AR15 Ejection Cover Hinge Pin Clip Tool Rotor Clip A-300

AR-15 Ejection Port Hinge Pin Clip, AR15 Ejection Cover Hinge Pin Clip Tool

AR-15 308AR AR-10 Ejection Port Hinge Pin Clip

AR15 Ejection Cover Hinge Pin Clip Tool – There are a couple tricky areas when building an AR-10, 308AR AR-15 etc. All are pretty easily tackled with special tools and patience. There is one part though rarely mentioned as being difficult but can give a builder fits (especially this guy with missing/short fingers). That part is the tiny c-clip on the ejection port door cover. It’s small and difficult to install with ease. Well the other day I was browsing Brownells gunsmithing tools section of their website when I happened across what they have labeled “AR15 Ejection Cover Hinge Pin Clip Tool“. It turns out this handy little gem of a tool is from a company called ROTOR CLIP. Rotor clip is a manufacturer of snap-rings, e-clips and yes the c-clip of the AR15 Ejection Cover Hinge Pin. Rotor Clip also manufacturers tools for installing and removing the previously mentioned fasteners.In this case the tool is a C-Clip Installation Tool manufacturers part number is A-300. I checked stock at industrial supply houses  as well as Amazon and Sears $46 was the going rate, Yikes. Brownells was half the cost plus Im an edge member and have those shipping perks.

I think tonight I will go home and remove all the c-clips from my ejection port cover pins just to reinstall them just for fun.

AR15 Ejection Cover Hinge Pin Clip Tool Tip

AR-15 Ejection Cover Hinge Pin Clip Tool Tip

AR15 Ejection Cover Hinge Pin Clip Tool features split-lip design that lets you easily install ejection cover hinge pin clip. No more c-clips shooting across the room. Just slide c-clip into recess in the tool and snap into place. Squared handle makes it easy to grip and manipulate.

 

AR15 Ejection Cover Hinge Pin Clip Tool

308AR AR-10 Bolt Catch Pin

SI Defense 308AR Bolt Catch Screw - Stainless Steel - www.308ar.com

SI Defense 308AR Bolt Catch Screw – Stainless Steel

 

Armalite AR-10B Lower Parts Kit 10LRPK-T www.308ar.com

Armalite AR-10B Lower Parts Kit 10LRPK-T

308AR AR-10 Bolt Catch Pin – The bolt catch pin, one of the smallest parts on the 308AR, AR-10 and AR-15 platform weapons is a part that can stop an AR-10 308AR build dead in it’s tracks if you didn’t purchase the correct one or the correct LOWER PARTS KIT for your STRIPPED LOWER RECEIVER. Here’s why. The AR-15 platform  uses a roll pin and that’s taken for granted when shooters move up to the AR-10 and 308AR platforms. Unfortunately this is where the topic gets muddy.

Armalite EL0220 AR-10 Bolt Stop Pin - www.308ar.com

Armalite EL0220 AR-10 Bolt Stop Pin

The Armalite AR-10 utilizes a roll pin Armalite part number EL0220 which is the same as their M-15/AR15 rifles. while DPMS LR-308 based weapon utilize a proprietary hybrid pin/screw.

DPMS 308AR Bolt Catch Screw - www.308ar.com

DPMS 308AR Bolt Catch Screw

This screw is essentially set screw who’s threads have been removed from one end creating a hybrid screw type pin. Now unfortunately though not all DPMS LR-308 based LOWER RECEIVERS utilize the hybrid BOLT CATCH PIN. Some manufacturers utilize the roll pin method identical to the Armalite AR-10.

Now further complicating the mix at least one AR15 manufacturer has begun utilizing the hybrid screw rather than the milspec roll pin used universally on the platform for decades.

Brownells Roll Pin Holder Set - www.308ar.com

Brownells Roll Pin Holder Set

See our page on roll pin tools here

308AR AR-10 Bolt Catch Pin


308AR AR15 AR-10 Roll Pin Tools

Brownells Roll Pin Holder Set - www.308ar.com

Brownells Roll Pin Holder Set

308AR AR15 AR-10 Roll Pin Tools – One of my pet peeves from folks who assemble their own AR15 AR-10 308AR rifles is the sloppy installation of the various roll pins the rifles require. In all fairness there are a few roll pins that present a challenge to the inexperienced and experienced alike. The BOLT CATCH ROLL PIN comes to mind as does the FORWARD ASSIST ROLL PIN. The BOLT CATCH ROLL PIN is positioned quite close to the body of the LOWER RECEIVER and requires a ROLL PIN PUNCH to have a flat side to properly install.

I have searched the internet shooting forums and websites as well polled user of my own forums for a better way to install roll pins. In that search I found some creative approaches but nothing that worked any better than my own approach of taping a ROLL PIN to a ROLL PIN PUNCH. Well that was then this is now. Brownells offers a ROLL PIN STARTER SET they refer to as ROLL PIN HOLDERS. The pins are available individually or as a set for just under $50. I opted for the set.

BROWNELLS 308AR AR15 AR-10  ROLL PIN HOLDER OPERATION:

The roll pin holders are genius.  As seen in the image above the ROLL PIN HOLDERS are simply a punch that has a hollow tip the diameter of a given roll pin.  Place the ROLL PIN in the correct ROLL PIN PUNCH HOLDER and with a plastic faced or brass hammer carefully tap in the ROLL PIN.  To prevent damage to the the WEAPON stop hammering before the ROLL PIN HOLDER contacts the part that accepting the ROLL PIN. At that point switch to a regular ROLL PIN PUNCH, the type with a half round nose and finish driving the ROLL PIN flush.

NOTES ON ROLL PIN HOLDER USE:

  1. Cover any part of your weapon with masking tape followed by duct tape in an area that could be damaged from ROLL PIN INSTALLATION. The masking tape serves as a great protector for your weapon. The underlying masking tape makes duct tape removal a simple process.
  2. Grease – I like to apply a small amount of grease in the ROLL PIN HOLE to help with proper installation. I also add a small amount of grease to the inside of the ROLL PIN HOLDER to help prevent the ROLL PIN from falling out and getting lost should I have a brain lapse.
  3. For finishing the BOLT CATCH ROLL PIN INSTALLATION I suggest the BOLT CATCH PIN PUNCH from Brownells. It is almost entirely flat on one side making installing the BOLT CATCH ROLL PIN the rest of the way a breeze.
AR-10 AR-15 Bolt Catch Pin Punch - www.308ar.com

308AR AR-10 AR-15 Bolt Catch Pin Punch

308AR AR-10 AR-15 Bolt Catch Pin Punch – Specially made, slab-sided punch clears left side of the magazine well allowing bolt catch pivot pin to be removed by driving it to the rear.

 

308AR AR15 AR-10 Roll Pin Tools


GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 TOOL

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL with a MAGPUL MOE PISTOL GRIP

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL with a MAGPUL MOE PISTOL GRIP

 

As mentioned in an earlier post I ordered a GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 TOOL from Midways Amazon store. The GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 TOOL is everything I expected and more. You can see a list of features on the previous post linked above. No reason to repeat myself. First thing I notice is the finish. Feels exactly like a phosphate coated bolt carrier. I like that. The second thing is the tool is first rate quality in fit and finish. The GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 TOOL is strong, hard and seems to be made with precision. So far so good.

Installation – First thing I needed to do was remove the bottom cap of the MAGPUL MOE PISTOL GRIP. Always a challenge for a guy with some physical challenges. Once the end cap was removed the Magpul supplied rubber tool holder needs to be removed to allow the GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 TOOL to fit properly. The  GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 TOOL sits about flush with the end of the MAGPUL MOE PISTOL GRIP. I was concerned the tool would rattle as that would be annoying to put it mildly. It does not. It’s actually a perfect fit.

All in all Im quite pleased with the GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 TOOL. Be curious to see if other tools develop from this line.

Note: The GERBER SHORT STACK also fits the MAGPUL MIAD series of AR15 Pistol Grips

GERBER SHORT STACK


GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL

 

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL

The Gerber Short Stack is a compact AR-15 maintenance tool sized to fit into Magpul MOE and MIAD pistol grips. The Gerber Short Stack’s innovative three-piece design allows shooters to create multiple wrench configurations, allowing users to tighten and loosen the buffer tube, flash hider and other accessories. The Gerber Short Stack also features a front sight adjustment tool, a pull-through handle for OTIS cables, and scraping surfaces for the weapon system’s firing pin, bolt and bolt carrier. The Gerber Short Stack is compatible with Magpul M-LOK accessories, featuring a 7mm wrench and two-sided hex bits for M-LOK fasteners.

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL

GERBER SHORT STACK

GERBER SHORT STACK

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL

Item # 31-002997

  • Length:  2.9” / 7.4cm
  • Weight: 2.8oz / 80g
  • Tool Material :  420 HC
  • Front Sight Adjustment Tool
  • Firing Pin Scraper
  • Bolt Carrier & Bolt Scraper
  • Cleaning Cable Pull-Through Handle
  • Buffer Tube Wrench
  • 4mm Wrench / Bit Driver
  • 7mm Wrench for M-LOK Fasteners
  • 1/2“ Wrench
  • 3/8” Wrench
  • 3/4“ Wrench
  • Curved Slotted Driver
  • (2) Two-Sided Hex Bits (#0 Cross Driver, T10, 1/8” Hex, 4mm Hex)

Click the Youtube icons to view the tool in use

Gerber Short Stack Video

Gerber Short Stack Video

 


 

Gerber Short Stack Shot Show 2015 Video

Gerber Short Stack Shot Show 2015 Video

 

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL