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The deluge of pre-SHOT Show press releases has left me a little “creative.” I To wit: I started this one attempting to tie the word “MASTER” to actor Alan Bates. As Richard Nixon claimed to have muttered to John Dean, we could do that . . . but it would be wrong. So I’ll just say you’ve got to hand it to grip specialists ERGO for creating a new kind of vice. If you know what I mean. Oh and cogito ergo sum?

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  1. What possible use is this thing? It’s just extra weight on the frame when cleaning a gun. The magazine-like insert might be useful on its own, if you ever need to lock the frame into a table vise to punch out a tight pin or something. But the stand part is completely useless for cleaning. When cleaning a frame, I hold it so I can rotate it and pivot it to clean all the nooks and crannies. If it was on this stand, I’d have to move my body into odd positions around the frame to get the same angle. I doubt I’m unusual in that regard.
    I’d sooner buy a magazine mounted bayonet. At least that has some comical value.

  2. Maybe I’m just weird but I normally clean my guns on a towel sitting on my bed. Never felt a need to hold my gun more securely. Even when I detail stripped my 1911, I was driving out pins while holding the gun and punch and swinging a hammer. It’s called grip strength, man up a bit

  3. I’ll be happy to wait for our resident gunsmith to comment on the potential utility of this thing, but I’m not seeing it.

  4. Some companys can really come up with ideas. Reminds me of an old timer telling me about fishing lures” them are for catching fishermen, not fish.” …@ Nanashi, I’ve been reading your post here, and you certainly are a long winded person. LOL/ sarc


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