Tip From The Workbench–Punches

kenBrooksAGI Gunsmithing Instructor Ken Brooks
 PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon.

This time, Ken shows you a selection of custom-made, special-purpose punches. These are punches that YOU modify for specific uses, whether that be for punching out a certain type of pin on many different guns or performing a specific task on just one gun.

This one little segment can have a significan impact on your gunsmithing. It will provide you with the knowledge to save money making your own custom tools, but it will also help you save time and frustration, an important consideration for all of us.

2 Responses to Tip From The Workbench–Punches

  1. Really enjoyed this segment. The “Bob isim” is great. I too made a 1911 front sight punch. I put a bit more work into it than yours. I put in a dogleg, then heat treated it. It gives me a more direct angle on the post inside the slide.

  2. Great ideas from a favorite source. Witnessed the legacy of “bob isms” taking Cowboy Action gunsmithing courses at Lassen Comunity College. Thanks Ken.