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 Back plate for AR15 .22?
GarrettJ  [Team Member]
7/25/2008 6:03:31 PM EST
I've seen pictures where people have no buffer tube on a .22 AR pistol. What do they use for a back plate to keep the bolt assembly from sliding out the rear of the receiver?
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marc4  [Member]
7/25/2008 6:14:10 PM EST
spikes tactical pistol plugs. sells for $20

http://spikestactical.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=70
Dog1  [Team Member]
7/25/2008 6:22:14 PM EST
spikestactical.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=70
GarrettJ  [Team Member]
7/25/2008 7:27:13 PM EST
Cool. Thanks guys!
GarrettJ  [Team Member]
7/26/2008 5:40:58 AM EST
Hey, quick question. Doesn't it need some kind of back plate as well to hold in the spring and detent pin for the takedown pin?
Dog1  [Team Member]
7/26/2008 7:30:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By GarrettJ:
Hey, quick question. Doesn't it need some kind of back plate as well to hold in the spring and detent pin for the takedown pin?



My Spikes Tactical pistol lower has a threaded hole and set screw to hold the rear takedown spring and detent in place.
1911junkie2  [Team Member]
7/26/2008 5:10:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dog1:

Originally Posted By GarrettJ:
Hey, quick question. Doesn't it need some kind of back plate as well to hold in the spring and detent pin for the takedown pin?



My Spikes Tactical pistol lower has a threaded hole and set screw to hold the rear takedown spring and detent in place.


This is interesting. I just got my Spike pistol lower last week and mine is not threaded and doesn't have a set screw. I will have to use one of the carbine style plates.
Dog1  [Team Member]
7/26/2008 5:19:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1911junkie2:

Originally Posted By Dog1:

Originally Posted By GarrettJ:
Hey, quick question. Doesn't it need some kind of back plate as well to hold in the spring and detent pin for the takedown pin?



My Spikes Tactical pistol lower has a threaded hole and set screw to hold the rear takedown spring and detent in place.


This is interesting. I just got my Spike pistol lower last week and mine is not threaded and doesn't have a set screw. I will have to use one of the carbine style plates.


I think that the reason that it was threaded and a set screw installed was that it had the short buffertube installed on it. It did not have the backplate.
badazzar15  [Industry Partner]
7/26/2008 10:43:52 PM EST
We have a new 22lr pistol plug (not on our site yet) with a QD socket in the rear of it. Its $50 and comes with an Uncle Mikes Heavy Duty QD Sling Attachment.


We drill and tap all lowers we assemble. So if you got a stripped lower it wont be done like that.

-Tom
LastRites  [Member]
7/27/2008 3:43:59 AM EST
IIRC, all you need is a 4/40 tap, a little oil and go slow. Theading completed in about 2 minutes or less.
badazzar15  [Industry Partner]
7/27/2008 5:17:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By LastRites:
IIRC, all you need is a 4/40 tap, a little oil and go slow. Theading completed in about 2 minutes or less.



Thats how we do it.
1911junkie2  [Team Member]
7/27/2008 1:06:17 PM EST
where can I pick up a set screw? Lowes or Home Depot?
Dog1  [Team Member]
7/27/2008 1:07:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1911junkie2:
where can I pick up a set screw? Lowes or Home Depot?


Let me check my stash and see if I have a couple...if I do, you can have them.

ETA-I have 3 of them. 2 are long ones and the third I cut to the same size I have in my pistol lower. If you don't like the one I cut or just want to cut your own, you can use a Dremel tool and a small cut off wheel and cut them yourself.

IM me your addy and I get them out tomorrow.

badazzar15  [Industry Partner]
7/27/2008 2:05:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dog1:

Originally Posted By 1911junkie2:
where can I pick up a set screw? Lowes or Home Depot?


Let me check my stash and see if I have a couple...if I do, you can have them.

ETA-I have 3 of them. 2 are long ones and the third I cut to the same size I have in my pistol lower. If you don't like the one I cut or just want to cut your own, you can use a Dremel tool and a small cut off wheel and cut them yourself.

IM me your addy and I get them out tomorrow.



The longer ones should be ok if you cut the spring alittle shorter.
1911junkie2  [Team Member]
7/27/2008 2:41:01 PM EST
Should I tap the complete length of the hole or just enough for the head of set screw to be recessed a little?
Dog1  [Team Member]
7/27/2008 2:46:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1911junkie2:
Should I tap the complete length of the hole or just enough for the head of set screw to be recessed a little?


It will not hurt if you thread up to half-way of the depth of the hole...just make sure you clean out the shavings.

badazzar15 can give you a more definite answer on how they do it at Spikes when they build one..
1911junkie2  [Team Member]
7/27/2008 4:35:34 PM EST
I am wondering if it would be a problem to use a sling adaptor either A2 or carbine style with the spikes plug? I have the 22lr pistol upper that is on their website on order.
badazzar15  [Industry Partner]
7/27/2008 8:00:07 PM EST
We tap about 1/2" in, No reason the tap the entire whole.

Here is the New Plug we offer.
1911junkie2  [Team Member]
7/30/2008 4:27:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dog1:

Originally Posted By 1911junkie2:
where can I pick up a set screw? Lowes or Home Depot?


Let me check my stash and see if I have a couple...if I do, you can have them.

ETA-I have 3 of them. 2 are long ones and the third I cut to the same size I have in my pistol lower. If you don't like the one I cut or just want to cut your own, you can use a Dremel tool and a small cut off wheel and cut them yourself.

IM me your addy and I get them out tomorrow.



Dog1:
I got the screws today. Thanks again. I will let you know how it turns out, I bought the tap and handle last night.
Dog1  [Team Member]
7/30/2008 5:07:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1911junkie2:

Originally Posted By Dog1:

Originally Posted By 1911junkie2:
where can I pick up a set screw? Lowes or Home Depot?


Let me check my stash and see if I have a couple...if I do, you can have them.

ETA-I have 3 of them. 2 are long ones and the third I cut to the same size I have in my pistol lower. If you don't like the one I cut or just want to cut your own, you can use a Dremel tool and a small cut off wheel and cut them yourself.

IM me your addy and I get them out tomorrow.



Dog1:
I got the screws today. Thanks again. I will let you know how it turns out, I bought the tap and handle last night.


Not a prob bro...happy to help!
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