With its Maintenance Field Packs, Brownells offers a wide range of model-specific professional armorer's kits, for the maintenance and troubleshooting of the most popular sporting and tactical firearms
That's not really an astonishing turn: gunsmithing and gun maintenance has been in the Brownells' DNA ever since it was founded as a custom gunworks and repair shop 77 years ago, with its first catalogue published in 1947.
It wasn't before the 1980s that the Company entered the gun parts field, and it wasn't until the turn of the Century that Brownells started following the path that led it to be what it is now – an undisputed global e-Commerce leader in the field of gun parts and accessories, maintenance and cleaning supplies, spare parts, and other similar paraphernalia, mostly dedicated to civilian shooters and hunters, albeit with an ever-increasing attention to the needs and demands of professional operators such as military and law enforcement organizations.
And yet, the Brownells Maintenance Field Packs are still among the best in the field of ready-to-go armorers' maintenance kits for firearms conceived for intensive use.
Entirely made in the U.S.A., these compact, model-specific field maintenance packs are designed for servicing sporting, hunting, defensive combat firearms and to provide serious shooters, soldiers or law enforcers with all the tools required to field strip, troubleshoot and maintain guns on the move.
These are not run-of-the-mill tools, but "reasoned" high-quality field armorer kits dedicated to working on specific weapon types, so there is no confusion and no down time spent scrounging through a large field case of loose odds and ends.
Inside the abrasion-resistant, 1000-denier Cordura case, individual pouches and compartments keep tools secure and separated, while #9 YKK zippers with oversize pulls make it fast and easy to get tools in and out. The carry bags features a clear front panel with an ID card sleeve and loop strip for name tape, as well as two nylon grab handles for easy carry. These field kits do not include replacement parts, but just the maintenance tools.
Well, we must tell it clear: the fact that these are professional maintenance kits is proven by their price, but on the other end, unless you lose them, once bought they will last a lifetime.
Currently, Brownells has eleven of those ensembles readily available. The Brownells Maintenance Field Pack are available in pistol-specific versions for 1911-type handguns, for the Beretta M9/92-series pistol and its variants, as well as for Glock and Smith & Wesson M&P pistol lines.
On the rifle and carbines front, the Brownells Maintenance Field Packs are available for AR-15/M16/M4 variants, as well as for the Ruger Mini-14 and Remington 700 platforms. The Foreign Weapons Field Pack contains tools for servicing the AK/AKM rifle variants (both civilian-grade and military-grade) and the Dragunov SVD platform, as well as some Soviet-type full-automatic weapons such as the PKM and DShK machineguns and even the RPG-7 rocket launcher.
Last, but not least, we find also a Tactical Shotgun Field Maintenance Pack conceived to disassemble, maintain, and repair today’s common home defense, practical sport shooting, tactical and law enforcement shotguns; and a Basic Field Tool Kit, available in black and coyote tan bag variants and featuring gunsmithing tools for the general field repair and maintenance of a host of firearm types.
The average price for the Brownells Maintenance Field Packs ranges from around $200 to little more than $400 in the United States, or from 200€ to around 500€ in Europe. As expensive as they seem, nonetheless they are actually intended for advanced users, including quality tools required by professional gunsmiths or average shooters with the necessary competence to get the job done even in conditions "other than normal".