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AR-15 BS Thread

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by BulletToothTony, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Jun 24, 2018 at 8:24 PM
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    The DOD probably just wanted to test them in the softest environment available with the lowest operational impact of it had failed. LOL...
     
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    The colt marked .223 mags i posted are early vietnam AF issue. I believe they were later marked 556.
     
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    I don't think that's far from the truth. I recall through the cobwebs, that the General who pushed for their purchase saw them as an easy to shoot rifle for perimeter defense. Or at least easy as compared to the M14... o_O
     
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    My friend from sundays 3 gun match. Im loving this shit! Lol.

    Edit to add. 29 shooters 3 DQd so I ranked 23 out of the 26 that finished. My friend finished 20. I thought I did better but I shit the bed on the 200-300yrd stage. Most of the guys at this match are on 3 gun teams. So I have that going for me.
     
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    Arrived today. I see a lost spring and lost itty bitty pin in my future. Am I going to need 4 hands to install? I'm old and clumsy, and clumsy and old. And I have 2- 1/16th pin punches, both broken by friends that borrowed them. :annoyed:
     
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    LOL, a little trick is to work near a strong magnet. For the punch a finish nail normally works in those areas or I have been known to sacrifice an allen wrench. The magnet trick has saved me many springs when working with aluminum parts and small steel springs.

    For the pin I use a small pair of needle nose pliers because I can never hold on to them. I am sure there are some YouTube instructions to install that latch also.
     
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    Installed. Found a 1/16th punch, still a little big. Found a brad that fit, damn that pin was tight! Lining up the new pin was a pita, but a pointy brad from the bottom helped, and also made a blind pin. Driving the new pin in was even tighter, but a BMFH persuaded it. :)

    New latch is big enough to let my fat fingers grab it. Thanks for the advice!

    I've had this forever, worth it's weight in gold: https://www.amazon.com/Wheeler-60981-Universal-Bench-Block/dp/B0047WKF84
     
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    Good to hear man. Glad it worked out like you wanted. Those blocks are great little tools.
     
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    A long time ago, I took an old delrin cutting board, cut it up, and drilled several different sized holes in it. Total cost, free.

    I do small pins and spring installations like pivot pins inside a plastic grocery bag.
     
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    Grip Preference. Dose any one have a preference of one grip over another? I was considering Magpul MOE K2 or MOE K2+
     
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    Personal preference. The K2 is good for a gun you’re going to run collapses with a short length of pull up close to the body. I have the K2, Moe plus and Ergo Grips on guns currently. All are great.
     
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    Check out the LaRue furniture. That's what I run on everything.
     
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    I have the moe k2 on my ar pistol. The grip angle is good for the short brace that I have. I have regular moe grips on my rifles.
     
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    Word to the wise, that cheap Chinese knock-off of the Radian Charging handle is complete garbage...
     
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    I typically don't like to rely on Chinese and Hong Kong parts on a weapon system or something built for combat.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up!
     
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