Tipton Ultra Gun Vise #110011

By Mary and Dr. Jim Clary

Tipton Ultra Gun Vise
Illustration courtesy of Tipton Gun Cleaning Supplies.

The Tipton Ultra Gun Vise is built on a rigid, tubular steel frame. Not only does this gun vise not look like others, its modular chassis design is configurable for virtually any firearm made, including rifles, shotguns and handguns. (Except maybe a large Barrett.) The possible configurations and variable positions of this Tipton tool would make a Rubic's Cube master drool.

The tubular steel frame serves as a platform for glass filled nylon modular design components. These modules can be quickly rearranged, or removed, as required. The front and rear clamps are length and height adjustable.

For added strength and stability, Tipton has added steel reinforcing plates throughout the design to increase rigidity. As one would expect, all of the components are solvent resistant.

The rubber contact pads are over molded to prevent damage to your firearm. The dual clamping of the ball and socket, articulating contact pads enables the user to securely hold any firearm in place. They readily adjust to all firearm configurations and the fast turn adjustment knobs allow rapid clamping.

There are metal leveling feet on all four corners, which makes it a lot easier when one is trying to mount a new scope and need the vise to be level and stable. If your bench is level, you can remove the leveling feet and permanently mount the vise for convenience. We prefer to keep it mobile, so we can store it until needed again.

Shooters who use AR platform rifles will definitely want to get this vise. The AR block vise module permits cleaning without disassembly. The modular system allows clamping AR uppers without needing to have them attached to lowers.

Tipton Ultra Gun Vise w/AR
Illustration courtesy of Tipton Gun Cleaning Supplies.

The Tipton Ultra vise works equally well with break open rifles and shotguns with the action open. This is a real plus for us, as we always had to take them apart for proper cleaning, but no more.

The two included utility trays are great for keeping screws and small parts organized and not spread out on our bench, where they might be lost. These trays are movable and removable.


  • Item #110011
  • Independently adjustable front and rear clamps
  • Center Mag Well block for AR style rifles
  • Non-marring over molded surfaces to protect your gun
  • Modular chassis design allows you to move the center assemblies around to meet your needs
  • Slide the clamps closer together for short framed rifle or handgun work
  • Independently clamping and sliding assemblies allow virtually any shape firearm to be utilized
  • Switching up the assemblies allows you to position your gun exactly where you want it
  • Solvent resistant accessory and tool trays are movable and removable
  • 4 independently leveling feet to level your gun for scope mounting
  • Extra wide, up to 26.5 in. of clamping distance.
  • 2018 MSRP: $159.99

The Tipton Vise is a well designed piece of equipment. The modular design allows you to move and adjust the center assemblies, as necessary. The independent clamping and sliding assemblies provide almost limitless configuration possibilities. This gun vise is clearly superior to anything else on the market.

The actual retail price of the Tipton Ultra Gun Vise varies considerably. We found it advertised for $92.77 at Amazon.com and $149.99 at Cabela's. Given its construction, versatility and long term benefits, the Tipton Ultra Gun Vise is a tool that every shooter should seriously consider.

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