I'm new to AR-15s and just purchased a Hogue grip, which didn't come with installation instructions. I've tried searching here and on google. I'd figure it out myself, but my dealer warned me that people often lose a little spring when they try to do it themselves.
Does anyone have a link to instructions on how to remove and install a grip? thanks!
Unload weapon again!
turn rifle upside down (pistol grip up)
insert appropriate screwdriver in handle, loosen screw SLOWLY and carefully.
the Spring and detent are held in place by the pistol grip.
remove the old, replace with new.
ha, thanks for the fast response.
It's pretty easy, just be careful!
Just make sure that the tiny spring goes back into the little hole on your new grip. You don't want it to get bent and smashed between the grip and lower receiver.
Also, your lower may use a hex head screw instead of a slotted screw, so use the appropriate screwdriver
DO NOT FORCE the screw if it starts to get tight right off the bat...that means it's going in crooked, so back it out and start over. You shouldn't get much resistance until you get it just about tight.
For the guys that often post, " where in the hell is the pictures".
PISTOL GRIP ASSEMBLY
PARTS: selector detent, selector detent spring, pistol grip, pistol grip screw, lock washer
TOOLS: Allen key or flat-blade screwdriver (depends on your screw type)
· Install detent, pointed end towards the selector, and the spring into the receiver from the
· Carefully compress the spring with the grip and make sure spring fits into hole in grip.
· Check the function of the selector with the grip held in place; if too tight (unable to rotate)
you may need to either cut the spring, or clean out the hole in the grip.
· Once feel is acceptable, secure the grip in place with the screw and lock washer.
· Verify selector is able to move from safe to fire and clicks in place. It should not move past
the 'safe' or 'fire' positions.
· With selector on 'safe', verify cocked hammer is not released when trigger is pressed.
· With selector on 'semi', verify hammer is released when trigger is pressed.
NOTE: Selector cannot be rotated to 'safe' unless hammer is cocked.
P.S. Next time, it's just easier to point him to the Information button up in the top right of the screen (it where I pulled all of this down.