I used the Lyman vise to clean a Colt HBar and Ruger Redhawk and it did a it’s job well, holding the firearm securely. The removable tray was handy for keep cleaning solvents, tools, and parts close at hand.
With the ability to rotate the firearm is three positions you have more flexibility than static cleaning vises.
It is light enough (about 7 1/2 pounds) so it is not a problem to disassemble and transport but the legs have holes pre drilled if you opt to mount the vise securely to a bench.
It measures approximitaly 36″ L x 7″ W x 16″ H.
There are also slots on the mounting bases to keep your cleaning rod handy, this is a good idea especially for the cleaning rods that do not disassemble.
There is more gun vises on the market now than you can shake a stick at and many of them work well.
The problem I have seen with some is they double as a shooting rest, while this does add to the versatility of the tool it may compromise somewhat on both ends.
When using a rest to shoot from I like a true bench rest and when using a gun vise I want it to be secure.
I have a couple of the gun vises/rests in my closet I use from time to time but for cleaning and maintenance I believe I prefer Lyman’s idea.
I want to thank Lyman for giving me the chance to check out their new vise.
If you have any questions about the Lyman gun vise please ask and I will do my best to get you the answer or point you in the right direction. I see them selling for about $65, so they are not terribly expensive.