Gunsmithing Delight! NEW Real Avid Tools for AR-10 Platforms

If you’ve got spring fever from being stuck indoors all winter, and are looking to build out another 308/7.62 AR platform, then Real Avid has some new tools up their sleeve they would like you to take a gander at. Real Avid has announced some new gunsmithing tools to help you in all of your AR-10 platform builds, modifications, and endeavors. So, if you just found a detent spring in the carpet, you might as well grab some tools and build another gun (those are the rules… I don’t make ’em, I just follow ’em).

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Real Avid, the leader in DIY for Guns®, has already developed a deep bench of DIY tools for AR-15 enthusiasts to build and service their AR rifles, carbines, and pistols. Now the company is further expanding its AR-platform offerings to cover AR-10 models.

New for 2024 is the Smart-Fit® AR15 Vise Block with Sleeve for AR10, the Smart-Fit Vise Block Sleeve for AR10, and the Pivot Pin Tool for AR10.

Real Avid Smart-Fit AR15 Vise Block with Sleeve for AR10

The first new tool that they have announced is the Smart-Fit AR15 Vise Block with Sleeve for AR10 (that’s a mouthful). The MSRP is benchmarked at $49.99, and this simple yet valuable tool is meant to rigidly hold your lower receiver while you tinker away on your next build.

The Smart-Fit AR15 Vise Block with Sleeve for AR10 (PN #AV1015SFVB) combines the Smart-Fit AR15 Vise Block with the new Smart-Fit Vise Block Sleeve for AR10. The sleeve simply slips over the vise block to accommodate fitment into the larger AR-10 mag well. This system is compatible with standard AR-10s as well as the DPMS LR-308 and SR-25. As with the vise block’s use with AR-15s, the AR10 sleeve adjusts for a snug, slop-free fit into the mag well by rotating the vise block’s adjustment handle.



Real Avid Smart-Fit Vise Block Sleeve for AR10

Up next, they have announced the Sleeve for AR10 as a standalone part if you happen to already own their Smart-Fit Vise Block for AR15 patterned firearms. So, at the lower MSRP pricepoint of $19.99, you can deploy just their sleeve to continue your shadetree gunsmithing journey on whatever your next build or mod might be.

For consumers who have already purchased a Smart-Fit AR15 Vise Block, the Smart-Fit Vise Block Sleeve for AR10 can be purchased separately (PN #AVAR10SFVBS) and used with the original vise block.



Real Avid Pivot Pin Tool for AR10

Finally, there is the smallest of the three new tools announced in the Pivot Pin Tool for AR10. This has a respectable MSRP of $19.99, and aims to make a rather arduous and difficult task on any lower receiver an easy one. Instead of having detents and springs shooting across the room like a Hollywood shootout, you can more safely and reliable get your lower receiver pivot pins properly installed.

Also new this year is the Pivot Pin Tool for AR10 (PN #AVAR10PPT). As anyone who has built an AR-10 lower receiver assembly knows, installing the pivot pin, detent, and spring is nearly impossible without the proper tools. The new Pivot Pin Tool for AR10 by Real Avid has everything you need to install this assembly quickly and easily.

The tool is comprised of a pivot pin guide rod with a transverse hole to align the pivot pin spring and detent in the receiver, and a pin punch to depress the spring and detent. Once depressed, simply rotate the guide rod to keep the spring and detent secure in the receiver. Remove the pin punch and insert the pivot pin, using the guide rod as a slave pin. The pivot pin can now capture the spring and detent in its slot and the installation is complete. Knurled handles on the guide rod and pin punch provides the necessary control to install the pivot pin assembly safely and without losing any parts. The pin punch screws into the guide rod handle, so both tools store conveniently together in your toolbox.



While it is extremely commonplace for people to build their own AR10 patterned firearms from scratch, that doesn’t take away from the fact that it can be a very difficult process if you’re “making due” with all of the wrong tools. A little investment on the front end in some proper tools like those listed here, can go a long way in alleviating future headaches. As always, let us know all of your thoughts about the Pivot Pin Tool for AR10 (PN #AVAR10PPT), Smart-Fit Vise Block Sleeve for AR10 (PN #AVAR10SFVBS), and Smart-Fit AR15 Vise Block with Sleeve for AR10 (PN #AV1015SFVB) in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

Gunsmithing Delight! NEW Real Avid Tools for AR-10 Platforms

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