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December 23rd, 2007

One-Piece Pistol Rest from C&J Machine

In our Forum, folks have asked “what’s a recommended precision rest for single-shot pistols, T/C Encores and Contenders?” Forum member Steve (“Apache 308″) from North Carolina, recommends the C&J Machine rest. Mike notes that the C&J rest is specifically designed for XP100 pistols, Encores, Savage Strikers and similar single-shot pistols. Steve believes the C&J is the best long-range pistol rest made. Here is a shot of Steve’s .308 XP100 on the rest.

C & J Machine Pistol rest
Photo by Steve Roe

You can see another XP100 pistol on a C&J rest in one of our Gun of the Week articles. This story features the personal 22BR of C&J owner/designer Cayle Davis (photo below).

To learn more about C&J Machine and other pistol rests, visit the Specialty Pistols Forum. C&J Machine doesn’t have a website, but you can contact Cayle Davis to learn more about his products:

Cayle Davis – C & J Machine
Box 18
Palmer, IL 62556
Phone: (217) 526-3645
Email: xpfuzz [at]

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December 23rd, 2007

T-Handle Sets Just $3.99 at Harbor Frieght

I needed a long allen wrench to remove an AR15 grip last week. Jason Baney told me that T-handle hex key sets are on sale right now at Harbor Frieght. Sure enough, I found them in the store, and purchased both a metric set and and English (SAE) set for just $3.99 each. To my surprise, each $3.99 set comes with a nice, powder-coated metal storage bracket with tool sizes clearly marked on the front. The handle tops are conveniently color-coded in bright primary colors, and key sizes are stamped in the handle.

$3.99 T-Handle Set

The SAE Hex Key Set (item 37861-5VGA) contains 10 tools, 3/32″ to 3/8″. The Metric Hex Key Set (item 37862-5VGA) has 10 tools from 2mm to 10mm. The shanks are constructed from carbon steel.

Now I wouldn’t use these bargain tools to wrench a race-car engine, but for simple around-the-house tasks they are working fine. I really like fact that each tool size has a different color handle with the size stamped in the plastic. The mounting bracket is nicely made and clearly labeled. At $3.99 per set, it’s hard to beat this tool deal.

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