Life hack, the poor mans brass punch

Gunsmithing in the cheap here. Why spend a hundred dollars when you can do it for nothing.

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:+1: Great idea. Thanks for sharing!

I once had a G23 that I pushed the stock rear plastic sight out with my thumb. Surprised me how easily it came out. I used a cheap nylon punch to drive the new Trijicon HD on and there was nothing left of the end of the nylon deal. Cut the buggered part off and used it a few more times. Probably still in my toolbox.

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Great tip! I love these kinds of videos.

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Thanks for that tip of using a .22 case with a punch.
I’ve made a few punches from various sizes of nails, with good results, too.

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In the past I did a lot of leather work, so I was making punches all the time. Same with automotive. I made dozens of specialty tools. Sometimes being Primitive Pete actually works.

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Well, not as cool as a .22LR casing, but I once used an old can of Chef Boyardee Beefaroni to drive in an oil seal into the rear axle hub housing of a 2003 Toyota Tacoma.

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@Tactical_Reviews smart idea, thanks for sharing.

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Hahaha, that’s awesome! I love it when a plan comes together.

Ain’t it funny what you can cob together and get to work when you don’t have the proper tool for the job? :slight_smile:

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That’s a good video @Tactical_Reviews

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