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Old 01-21-2016, 02:00 PM
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Sometimes you need another hand to do work on your pistol. I cut a piece of garden hose 7" long and sliced it down the middle to fit over the barrel of my Ruger MKII pistol. Then I clamped it in a vise and now it is easier to work on the pistol. Please excuse the poor picture quality. I don't have a smartphone...yet. I used my Kindle HD tablet camera.
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Old 01-21-2016, 03:10 PM
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Good idea! Simple and doable by nearly anyone.
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Old 01-21-2016, 03:16 PM
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Ferg: I spent a lot of money on vise jaw "attachments" that I was not comfortable with. I had the answer in my garage all along. It is winter in New York now so I don't need the hose. In the spring I will repair the hose.

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Thank you FlysAlot.
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Great idea! If y'all don't want to cut up a garden hose, you could go to Home Depot (or hardware store of your choice) and look in their bulk hose section. Just buy 1 foot of 5/8" hose for $2.00 or so.
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Old 02-03-2016, 07:41 AM
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Great idea! If y'all don't want to cut up a garden hose, you could go to Home Depot (or hardware store of your choice) and look in their bulk hose section. Just buy 1 foot of 5/8" hose for $2.00 or so.
All you need to do is on garbage pickup day someone may have an old hose they are throwing out. Costs you nothing.
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:39 PM
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All you need to do is on garbage pickup day someone may have an old hose they are throwing out. Costs you nothing.
Some of those are being thrown out for a reason.

BTW, most auto parts places sell heater hose by the foot. That's where I got the custom forearm for my Springfield, Inc. M6.
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Not sure how that helps since you can't get to the internals. A large plastic squeeze clamp from Harbor Freight, Home Depot or Lowes works better, no vice required and allows you to work on the internals.
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Old 11-11-2017, 02:33 PM
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tkl - How so? Got pics?
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This is an old thread, but I'm not sure what I meant by not being able to work on internals. Lol
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This clamp is awesome for holding the frame while you swap parts. I did glue thin pieces of rubber to the jaws as they are plastic, holds better and doesn't mar your grips.

Wish I had the clamp before I did all the work on this pistol. Probably never use it again.


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Actually, you don't need a smartfone to take a picture - they have these neat things called "cameras", that will do a better job for less money!
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I use a pistol stand. I got this one from QT Tactical but I've since found them on E-Bay for under $ 10. Lets you steady the gun and be able to get into it. Next, you need a good tweezers so you can get those small parts in without trouble.
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