Bullet puller & generic gunsmithing tip

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by RandyP, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. RandyP

    RandyP Active Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    My tip for very inexpensive no-mar surfaces when tapping out pins/general gunsmithing/gasket hole punching/etc. tasks?

    Go to the nearest megamart/sportinggoodsmart and buy a couple black rubber hockey pucks. Usually the cheapest no-brand ones are under a couple bucks.

    They work great and also make a nice strike surface for a kinetic bullet puller hammer.
  2. the morning light

    the morning light Member

    Sep 25, 2009
    Got some pucks laying around in the shed, may as well put them on the work bench and maybe they'll get some use again.

  3. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    Helluva idea !! I've got a few old pucks laying around also; think I'll mount it to an unused portion of my bench if I can find one.... ;)
  4. zkovach

    zkovach Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2009
    i am confused and in need, please explain. Just a heads up i am the opposite of an engineer and amazed by mechanics if that tells you anything.
  5. Freebore

    Freebore Member

    Apr 18, 2009
    Land of the Free
    Excellent tip....using the kinetic puller on a hockey puck is a lot quieter than wacking it on the top of my press

    Thanks for the great idea..

    Happy Holidays :D
  6. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    Next thing ya know, hockey pucks are going to $25 a pop and on back order for 6 months.......... :D:D:D:D WORKS GREAT !!! I put 4 #10 screws from the bottom side of my bench into the puck approx 1/2"; it is solid and makes a nice "target" !
  7. RandyP

    RandyP Active Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    for zkovach,

    the puck is a great portable, inexpensive and virtually indestructable work surface for many projects. You put it on the table/floor whatever and hit it with the kinetic bullet puller rather than marring the floor or your table top.

    If you need to do gunsmithing involving using a punch to remove a roll pin, just drill a 1/4" hole in another puck and place the gun part above the hole and safely punch out the pin. Again, no damage to your kitchen table/work bench and no damage to the gun part.
  8. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    heck yeah!!!! merry christmas to me;)
  9. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    Randy, thanks for the idea, it would never have occurred to me in a couple of million years. I've never had any use for a hockey puck before, especially here in Georgia.
  10. RandyP

    RandyP Active Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    Noting gdmoodys' sig line.....I carry a gun because carrying a police officer is too hard on my back and they squirm around too much.
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