Once people get started with AR15s, they quickly begin to see the options for customizing and personalizing their weapon. Many of the aftermarket components are very low cost but create that distinct look and feel to your weapon that makes it uniquely your own.
To do this work, it is possible to try to get by with basic tools you may have around the home. However, not having the right AR15 tools can result in damage to the weapon, scratches that will need to be buffed out and even issues with removing screws that turn a simple job into a problem.
It is a good idea to purchase your AR15 tools from a reputable aftermarket parts manufacturer. There are some top companies in the United States that market not only their own parts but also their own individual tools or toolkits. These companies are always a better option than buying through online auctions or middleman website and ending up with low quality, cheaply made imported tools.
If you aren’t sure exactly what you will need to change out a specific component on the gun, consider purchasing a full kit. When buying a quality product, you will get all the tools you required for replacing uppers, which saves you from trying to figure out what you will require.
Additionally, when purchasing the AR15 tools in a kit, the tool case will be included. This will be very helpful in storing the tools between uses and helping to keep them in top condition.
Most of these same companies will also offer individual tools. These are often sold to fit specific weapon fasteners and components and are not universal in use. If you have any questions, contact the manufacturer and verify the tool you are purchasing is the one required.