From time to time we receive a lot of products
to review here at Gunblast. Some are very good . Some are junk.
A couple of months ago, I received a box from CTK Precision
in Marion, Wisconsin. Upon opening it, the literature stated
that it contained the Ultimate Gun Vise. Looking into the
box, it appeared to contain a lot of parts, so I set it aside
and pretty much forgot about it. A few days ago, I was working
on a Mossberg 500 shotgun, and it would not stay put
while I was trying to manipulate internal parts, a punch, and a
brass hammer. I decided to take the time to assemble the gun
vise to see if it was of any use. Although I had dreaded trying
to put the thing together, it was pretty simple, and took less
than ten minutes to do so.
The Ultimate Gun Vise is built of quality
materials, almost entirely of steel. It is a T-shaped device
with a barrel or fore end rest at one end, and a padded clamp at
the other. The vise measures about eighteen and three-quarters
of an inch wide by twenty-five inches in length. It weighs eight
pounds and thirteen ounces, and rests on the bench or table at
three rubber-padded points. The three feet are adjustable by
turning any of the large plastic knobs to level the vise on the
bench top. The V-shaped fore end rest and the vise jaws
are well-padded with a soft urethane type material that conforms
to the shape of the piece being clamped, and it holds the weapon
very securely. The front fore end rest is adjustable
vertically, and the distance between it and the vise is
adjustable from about one and one-half up to twenty inches. The
rest can be set up for the convenience of either right-handed or
left-handed users. Along the side of the vise is a very
convenient holder for a cleaning rod. Nice touch.
In use, the Ultimate Gun Vise is a very handy
piece of equipment. I have always used an Outers rifle
rest to work on and clean long guns. I had found the Outers rest
too flimsy for use as a shooting platform, but it was okay to
hold a gun for tinkering. However, it would allow the weapon to
roll around sideways at the most inconvenient times. I now have
no use for the Outers rest. The Ultimate Gun Vise is far
superior as a holder for long guns, whether for cleaning or for
mounting a scope, or any other purpose when one wants the gun
held securely. I have long needed a fixture to hold handguns
while working on sights or triggers, and the ability of the
Ultimate Gun Vise to adjust in length makes it perfect for this.
CTK also sent along one of their leveling devices that allows
the user to perfectly level the weapon for scope mounting and
such. It proved to be very handy.
The P3 is not a vise that can securely hold a
war-surplus Mauser action while unscrewing a barrel, nor
is it intended to be. However, it will work perfectly for
ninety-five percent of any operation that needs to be performed
by shooters. It is perfection for mounting scopes,
adjusting triggers, attaching stocks, polishing the bore, and
routine cleaning chores. The angle of the weapon can be adjusted
easily to whatever is needed while cleaning. It works very well
for break-open actions, and there is plenty of clearance for
operating the lever on a lever-action rifle. The P3 is also very
handy to hold a weapon during disassembly or assembly. It is
better than having an extra pair of hands. Hands drop stuff, the
The P3 is one tool that should be on every
shooter’s work bench. I very seldom make such a strong
recommendation for a product, but after using the P3 for the
past few days, I hope to never be without one again.
For prices and ordering information, check them
out online at: www.ctkprecision.com
or call 715-754-2891.
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