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Posted: 3/17/2006 12:29:17 PM EDT
The topic pretty much says it all. I am very uneducated on this topic. Please help!



Link Posted: 3/17/2006 12:30:36 PM EDT
This just came up again the other day here.

I have a set on my SBR, I like them...really smoothed the trigger out.

Danny
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 12:32:30 PM EDT
AGNTSA!!

Must have snake oil!
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 12:33:58 PM EDT
most of the guys with NFA lowers, especially machine gun lowers, use these pins, but I dont think they're worth it for a regular AR. Just my opinion, and worth what you paid for it.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 12:39:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 12:42:22 PM EDT
OK. so a guy like me that is to poor for NFA stuff does not need them.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 12:42:58 PM EDT
NFA, maybe a must have, when you have that much money tied up in a weapon, the extra few dollars for the pins, would be worth it, just in case. Otherwise, when shooting semi, it's just a cool factor add on, and not a must have
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 12:45:46 PM EDT

Clueless here, what are they for?

Link Posted: 3/17/2006 12:48:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bubbatheredneck:
Clueless here, what are they for?




regular AR pins move around, rotate and such. this can cause the pin holes to wear and eventually cause damage to the lower. these pins do not move, and therefore do not cause any damage to the lower. that's why guys with REALLY valuable lowers use them for obvious reasons.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 12:50:41 PM EDT
Waste of money on anything except a F/A lower.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 12:53:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CS223:
Waste of money on anything except a F/A lower.



That's my opinion too, never having seen a semi lower with wallow at the pins.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 12:54:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:

Originally Posted By Bubbatheredneck:
Clueless here, what are they for?




regular AR pins move around, rotate and such. this can cause the pin holes to wear and eventually cause damage to the lower. these pins do not move, and therefore do not cause any damage to the lower. that's why guys with REALLY valuable lowers use them for obvious reasons.



Except, most people will never put enough rounds downrange through a semi-auto AR to wear the pins out.
Even if you did, you just go buy a new lower, and you are out about $100.
However, with an NFA lower - the ones we got is all there is.
You wear out a registered reciever and you can't get a new one.
Then you'll cry the blues cause your ass is out $15,000.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 12:55:26 PM EDT
The important thing here, is that they look cool.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 1:43:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/17/2006 1:44:01 PM EDT by thedoctors308]

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
The important thing here, is that they look cool.



Link Posted: 3/17/2006 1:45:25 PM EDT
I plan on using some on my 9mm build. Can't hurt.


- BG
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 2:00:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/17/2006 2:01:04 PM EDT by NewbHunter]
For as cheap as they are it can't hurt. I put a pair of KNS pins on my semi-lower with my Chip McCormick trigger. Of course I didn't have to pay for them. My wife bought the trigger and pins for me.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 2:02:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:
Except, most people will never put enough rounds downrange through a semi-auto AR to wear the pins out.
Even if you did, you just go buy a new lower, and you are out about $100.
However, with an NFA lower - the ones we got is all there is.
You wear out a registered reciever and you can't get a new one.
Then you'll cry the blues cause your ass is out $15,000.



$15,000???

I thought M-16s were only $460...

ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=446257

Link Posted: 3/17/2006 2:05:21 PM EDT
+1 on the F/A lowers as a must-have.

Won't hurt on your semi-lowers either, but i have all factory parts in mine, FWIW.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 9:10:49 AM EDT
I have a set in my Mega lower. Some pins are slightly off from mil-spec and tend to walk. Especially if you install a old set in a new lower. WOrth the insurance and easy to install.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 9:20:42 AM EDT
I plan on adding a set to my varmint/target build for looks. I wouldn't put them on any of my other ARs, even though I shoot them more often.
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