Tools used in the Sig Classic Series Videos

In the Sig Classic Series of videos I used several tools and I figured that I would share what I used for each step in this post. There are affiliate links in this posting to get you to the exact product that I own and used in the video series. Not all links are affiliate links. 

When purchasing tools I try to buy them from Brownells since they have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. I have roll pin punches that have been replaced with no hassle because I broke one. Yes, I do have a couple of Harbor Freight tools that I used in this video. They serve their purpose. 

Since the primary firearm in the video is being re-finished, I used steel punches instead of brass. You will see brass punches used on the Stainless Steel Slide since it was not going to be refinished and I didn’t want to mark up the finish.  

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Tools used in the Sig Classic Series Videos:

Sig Classic Frame Disassembly Video

Removing Grips

Brownells Magna Tip Magnetic Law Enforcement Handle with the 340-4 tip (The Slotted Screw Driver Tip of the Sig Arms Combo Tool does not fit older P226 Grip Screws which have a narrower slot)

Torx uses a T25 Tip

Sig Sauer E2 Grip Tool

11″ Zip Tie Cut down to 3″ and doubled over

Removing the Slide Lock Lever

1/8″ Punch (Any size punch below this size will do)

Hammer Stop Pin Removal

1/16″ punch

Brownells Universal Pistol Armorers Block (you can use a piece of 2X4 with holes drilled into it as well)

Removing the Trigger Bar Spring

5″ OAL Needle Nose Pliers

Removing the Safety Lever, Sear and Sear Spring

3/32″ Punch (used on the Sear Pin)

Lyman Tapper Hammer (Hammer with Brass and Nylon heads)

Sig Arms Combination Tool with the Extractor Removal Tip (used on Sear Spring)

Remove Hammer Strut (old Style)

Sig Arms Combination Tool with Extractor Removal Tip to take the Hammer Strut Seat off the frame  – There is the Old Style Strut Removal Tip with the Sig Arms Combination tool but I don’t like using it as I feel that a flat tip gives me more control. 

Disassembly of the old style of Hammer Strut

11″ zip tie

4 1/2″ Vice

3/32″ Hollow-Ended Starter Punch  (used to start the push of the Mainspring Pin)

5/64″ Roll Pin Punch (used to drive out the Mainspring Pin)

4″ Magnetic Parts holder (to catch Mainspring Pin when it comes out of the Hammer Strut)

13/32″ Diagonal Cutters (4″ OAL) for cutting zip ties

Remove Hammer Strut (new Style)

Sig Arms Combination Tool with Extractor Removal Tip (remove the Hammer Strut Seat)

Remove Hammer

1/8″ Punch (Any size punch below this size will do)

Remove Decocking Lever

5/16″ X 6″ Slotted Screw Driver

Remove Magazine Catch

Sig Arms Combination Tool with Magazine Catch Removal Tip (used on Magazine Stop)

Sig Arms Combination Tool with Extractor Removal Tip (used on Magazine Catch Support Plate)


Sig Classic Frame Assembly Video

Install Magazine Catch

Sig Arms Combination Tool with Magazine Catch Removal Tip (used on Magazine Stop)

Install Decocking Lever

Punch (to maneuver the bearing into the hole – just about any size will do)

5″ OAL Needle Nose Pliers

Install Sear and Sear Spring

“Q-tip” cut to 1 1/2″ with no ends

Brownells Universal Pistol Armorers Block (you can use a piece of 2X4 with holes drilled into it as well)

5″ OAL Needle Nose Pliers

Lyman Tapper Hammer (Hammer with Brass and Nylon heads)

Sig Arms Combination Tool with Extractor Removal Tip (used on sear spring)

Reassembly of the old style of Hammer Strut Assembly

4 1/2″ Vice

1/16″ Punch

2″ square piece of cardboard

11″ Zip Tie

3/32″ Hollow-Ended Starter Punch

5/64″ Roll Pin Punch

8 oz Ball Peen Hammer

Install Old Style of Hammer Strut Assembly

5/16″ x 6″ Slotted Screwdriver (Install the Hammer Strut Seat)

Install New Style of Hammer Strut Assembly

Sig Arms Combination Tool with Extractor Removal Tip (Install the Hammer Strut Seat)

Install Hammer Stop Pin

5/64″ Hollow-Ended Starter Punch

Brownells Universal Pistol Armorers Block (you can use a piece of 2X4 with holes drilled into it as well)

Lyman Tapper Hammer (Hammer with Brass and Nylon heads)

Install Safety Lever

“Q-tip” cut to 1 1/2″ with no ends

Lyman Tapper Hammer (Hammer with Brass and Nylon heads)

3/32″ Punch

Install Locking Insert

5″ OAL Needle Nose Pliers

Install Trigger Bar Spring

5″ OAL Needle Nose Pliers

Install Screw In Grip Panels

Brownells Magna Tip Magnetic Law Enforcement Handle with the 340-4 tip (The Slotted Screw Driver Tip of the Sig Arms Combo Tool does not fit older P226 Grip Screws which have a narrower slot)

Torx uses a T25 Tip

Install E2 Grips

11″ Zip Tie Cut down to 3″ and doubled over


Sig Classic Slide Disassembly and Reassembly Video

Carbon Steel Slide Disassembly

1/8″ Roll Pin Punch – Drive out both inner and outer roll pins at the same time

Brownells Universal Pistol Armorers Block (you can use a piece of 2X4 with holes drilled into it as well)

8 oz Ball Peen Hammer

Sig Arms Combination Tool with Extractor Removal Tip

Carbon Steel Slide Reassembly

Lyman Tapper Hammer (Hammer with Brass and Nylon heads) – Install Extractor and Roll Pins

3.5mm Hollow-Ended Roll Pin Holder Starter Punch – Outer Roll Pin

Hollow-Ended Roll Pin Holder Starter Punch – Inner Roll Pin

Brownells Universal Pistol Armorers Block (you can use a piece of 2X4 with holes drilled into it as well)

Punch for pressing in firing pin

Punch to bring pin flush (Same as firing pin)

1/8″ Roll Pin Punch to bring pins just below the slide surface

Stainless Steel Slide Disassembly

Brownells Universal Pistol Armorers Block (you can use a piece of 2X4 with holes drilled into it as well)

Brownells Magna Tip Magnetic Law Enforcement Handle with the 120-3 tip (just needed a small tip for the magnet)

3/32″ Roll Pin Starter Punch

3/32″ Roll Pin Punch

12 oz Ball Peen Hammer

3/32″ Punch (just about any size will do to press in the Firing Pin Safety Lock)

Sig Arms Combination Tool with the Extractor Removal Tip 

3.5mm Hollow-Ended Roll Pin Holder Starter Punch

Stainless Steel Pick

Stainless Steel Slide Reassembly

Brownells Universal Pistol Armorers Block (you can use a piece of 2X4 with holes drilled into it as well)

Brownells Magna Tip Magnetic Law Enforcement Handle with the 120-3 tip (just needed a small tip for the magnet)

3.5mm Hollow-Ended Roll Pin Holder Starter Punch

12 oz Ball Peen Hammer

Stainless Steel Pick

3/32″ Punch (just about any size will do to press in the Firing Pin Safety Lock)

3/32″ Brass Roll Pin Punch (Found on eBay- do not use Steel Hammer on Brass Punches)

Lyman Tapper Hammer (Hammer with Brass and Nylon heads)


Tools Used off Camera

13/32″ Diagonal Cutters (4″ OAL) for cutting zip ties

17 In. Mini Magnetic Sweeper (used to find the Magazine Catch Stop after it shot out of the Magazine catch)

2.5-Liter Ultrasonic Cleaner with Simple Green Solution for cleaning