Illustration courtesy of REAL AVID, Inc.
AR-platform rifles are precision pieces of equipment which require considerably more maintenance/service than bolt or lever-action guns. The designers at Real Avid put together this Tactical Maintenance Kit to provide users with all of the tools required to keep their ARs functioning at peak performance levels. However, the website listing this Kit is lacking in details of the various pieces of equipment included. They simply refer you to the pages where the individual equipment items are listed.... that is time consuming and a bit of a pain.
As such, we went to each equipment item, lifted the pertinent explanations (verbatim) and included them below in our specifications for the kit. This is the first time that we have ever used so much of a manufacturers texts, but they are clear and concise. We did not feel that we could do any better and might even get things incorrect in paraphrasing.... so, please forgive our reliance on them for the details of the AR15 Tactical Maintenance Kit.
This is a kit that every AR user should have..... for use at home or at the range. We have used each of the tools in this kit and they function perfectly …... as described. The equipment and specifications for the AR15 Tactical Maintenance Kit are:
1: GUN BOSS® MULTI-KIT .223CAL
Home and field double duty, single caliber specialized gun cleaning kits. Kits include the Bore Boss for a quick clean any time you shoot your gun, and an expanded gun cleaning kit with all the tools you need to fully clean bore, action and chamber.
2: SMART-FIT®AR15 VISE BLOCK®
The Smart-Fit AR15 Vise Block is the last lower vise block you’ll ever need. The patent pending block expands to fit any .223 / 5.56mm AR15 magwell, making loose, sloppy fitting blocks a thing of the past. Insert the block into the magazine well and simply rotate the adjustment handle to tighten the 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.
3: AR15 FIELD GUIDE™
The AR15 Field Guide puts critical maintenance instruction in a compact, chemical resistant format. Loaded with easy-to-understand illustrations, it shows you how to disassemble the rifle for thorough carbon scraping and cleaning. It illustrates critical lubrication points to prevent common AR15 malfunctions.
4: NYLON MESH STORAGE POCKETS WITH VELCRO CLOSURE
5: AR15 SMART MAT®
The Real Avid AR15 Smart Mat is a gun cleaning mat on steroids. It’s large enough to handle a field-stripped AR15 with the visible instructions to guide you. The attached parts tray ensures your pins, bolts and springs are never lost again. And its no-slip backed mat, featuring an oil-resistant surface, allows you to properly clean your gun without ruining the kitchen table.
6: AR15 PIVOT LOCK
Provides for hands-free access to the chamber and barrel. It holds the gun open while cleaning the star chamber.
7: CHAMBER BOSS – AR15
Every tool you need to easily eliminate baked-on carbon from the AR15 chamber. All implements store inside the ergonomic handle. The handle self-centers inside the upper to perfectly align with the barrel extension lugs. Easily spin the handle while making precision contact for all implements inside the chamber. Makes easy work of removing carbon.
8: SMART LOCK™ BORE GUIDE
The design combines the ability to lock the AR15 upper open while perfectly aligning cleaning rods inside the barrel. The industry-first pivot-locking arm securely holds the upper open at an optimum angle for cleaning the bore. The Smart Lock Bore Guide protects the chamber and bore from accuracy-robbing damage by preventing the cleaning rod from bowing and rubbing the bore throat. By properly aligning the rod, it is easier to push tight patches through the bore. It reduces solvent and gunk from entering the action while scrubbing a dirty bore.
9: GUN TOOL AMP™- AR15
Keep your AR15 up and running in the field or at the range with features like specialized carbon scrapers for every BCG surface, a full array of common AR15 related bits and implements and a fold-out driver to make on the fly adjustments and fixes a snap. This 27-function tool is like a Swiss Army knife for AR platform rifles.
The carrying bag is constructed from heavy duty nylon and has ample room inside for cloths, lubricants and extra patches. If you want your AR to perform at peak efficiency, you need to seriously consider getting this kit. It will save you a lot of time, misery and frustration.
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