How to make your own gun vise

Written by michael cantrell
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A gun vice is an essential tool for gun enthusiasts and for those who enjoy making modifications to the weapons in their collections. A gun vice is used to hold a gun securely to allow the gunsmith or gun owner to apply torque to the barrel of the weapon or to other parts of the gun. A gun vice is a simple and cheap tool to construct and is a must-have for any gun lover.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Shop vice
  • 2 pieces inewood, each 12 inches long, 2 inches thick
  • Hot glue gun

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  1. 1

    Connect a shop vice to a workbench or table as per the user manual. Open up the jaws of the shop vice.

  2. 2

    Take one piece of pinewood and use the hot glue gun to attach it to the inside of the vice jaw. Repeat this process for the other jaw. The wood pieces are used to prevent the steel jaws from rubbing the surface of the gun and causing damage.

  3. 3

    Close the jaws of the shop vice. The jaws need to shut together tightly to allow the pinewood pieces to dry securely.

  4. 4

    Let the glue dry for five minutes and then open up the jaws of the shop vice again. Take a gun from your collection and place it between the wood pieces. Close the vice jaws snuggly against the gun.

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