View Full Version : Lower receiver vice block
02-12-2009, 12:36 PM
:idea: Has anyone made their own and if so would you be willing to share how :?:
02-12-2009, 01:29 PM
I haven't tried this 'cause I have a vice block.
You could take a mag you didn't like and fill it with something like butyl rubber caulk perhaps. Something that would give but not too much.
Of course, by the time you figure the cost of all that caulk, not to mention the mag, you could buy a vice block.
02-12-2009, 02:19 PM
By the time you bought a block of GS Nylatron and machined one...it would be cheaper to buy one.
Keep in mind you want a block material that will not mar the mag well of the lower yet be strong enough to support the weapon and any added force during assembly, roll pin insertion, etc.
Perhaps a good woodworker with a table saw, planer and router could duplicate the outer dimensions of a mag and add a mag retention slot and a wood pin for a hammer stop...using a dense hardwood.
Just measure the mag well dimension with dial calipers, reduce those dimensions by .020-.030" total front to back and side to side. Replicate those dimensions using a planer. Cut your mag release slot with a router. Drill hole in the top back face for a dowel as hammer stop...and your done.
Just my thougts...but I bought one and it was money well spent. ( And I am cheap...)
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