Alternate tool options for punches?

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I wasn't sure if this was the correct forum for a question like this, so if its wrong please let me know.

I just picked up an HK VP9 and wanted to change out the grips, but it asks for a 2.8mm punch to remove the pin. I'm still relatively new to firearms so I don't have many of the necessary tools yet.

Is there something else I could use to safely (and without damage) remove the pin?

Thanks for any advice.
 

jbett98

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Go to Harbor Freight and buy a set of transfer pin punches for cheap, only $9.99
The little center point helps set AR roll pins without marring up the pins.
They also fit the lower receivers holes perfectly, so when you are assembling the lower they can be used as a guide rod, and if you use the other end, it will work as a pin drift.
If you're worried about marring the pin, then also pick up a set of small brass drifts

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