Vises for DIY
I bought a 2.5" Wilton Junior vise to do the easy and minor work on pistols I do occasionally. This was based on seeing a setup at a local gunsmith shop that looked pretty effective particularly with a Pow-R-Arm (an extended 360 degree ball swivel base). I was surprised to see when looking at pictures of the Heirloom Precision shop that it is stocked with much larger vises. Looks like 4"-5" models. These seem like awfully big vises for work on pistols. Is this about bearing surface of the jaws? Stability? Setting up a work area and I have a big vise.. but seems overkill.