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Posted: 8/23/2017 1:02:26 PM EST
I recently returned my dbal a3 for a atpial-c and unlike the dbal, the atpial does not have a QD mount. Since it doesn't have a QD mount, do you guys recommend adding thread locker to the clamping screw or is torque enough for it not to get loosen over time?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:07:26 PM EST
I just used a screw driver and tightened it down tight.

I also zero to my optic so maybe I'm not the best to ask
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:13:40 PM EST
My personal policy: if it has threads, it gets blue Loctite.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 6:28:34 PM EST
With the amount of time I've had with a PEQ15, I can't recall it ever coming loose enough to fall off. I've maybe once or twice tightened it.

Get it snug and use the tie down hole. For operator points, use green 550 cord in a cross pattern over the top to secure it to the rail.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:28:08 PM EST
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Originally Posted By chR15:
With the amount of time I've had with a PEQ15, I can't recall it ever coming loose enough to fall off. I've maybe once or twice tightened it.

Get it snug and use the tie down hole. For operator points, use green 550 cord in a cross pattern over the top to secure it to the rail.
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I have had a great experience police calling Ali Al Salem airbase before a deployment looking for an Intel LCpl's tan PEQ15 that he lost "in the sand" between the chow hall and the hooch. Looking for a tan laser...in sand...in August...that day was almost worse than all of the days in Iraq combined.

I locktite my PEQ15. You have to use a very small amount or else it will ooze out and get all over the rail and gum up the screw. It really doesn't take much at all.

Whatever you do, dont wrap a big ass zip tie around it through the rail system.
Link Posted: 8/24/2017 10:30:13 AM EST
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Originally Posted By amediocreshooter:

Whatever you do, dont wrap a big ass zip tie around it through the rail system.
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Funny, this is exactly what I was about to recommend. Why are you so opposed?

Sincerely,

NotAMallNinja
Link Posted: 8/25/2017 10:14:05 AM EST
Originally Posted By Nguyen:
I recently returned my dbal a3 for a atpial-c and unlike the dbal, the atpial does not have a QD mount. Since it doesn't have a QD mount, do you guys recommend adding thread locker to the clamping screw or is torque enough for it not to get loosen over time?
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I did, got about 3k rounds after I added it and still sturdy as shit,
Link Posted: 8/25/2017 10:28:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/25/2017 10:28:22 AM EST by brodband8]
I followed the manuals mounting instructions on mine and it has not moved.

Finger tight, then a half turn. Paint pen it and it's been good for 10k plus rounds. No loctite.
Link Posted: 8/25/2017 11:06:25 PM EST
Think the zip tie would heat up from the barrel and gas tube and then go to shit.
Link Posted: 8/26/2017 11:13:29 AM EST
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Originally Posted By chR15:
Think the zip tie would heat up from the barrel and gas tube and then go to shit.
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I've had a zip tie running through my rail sitting right over the top of my gas tube where it connects to the gas block and it's held up surprisingly well, even while suppressed. I fully expected it to melt or become brittle and fall to bits but it's still going strong.
Link Posted: 8/26/2017 3:26:41 PM EST
My apologies, I stand corrected. Though I still won't recommend it.
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