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Posted: 2/20/2006 8:43:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 8:43:54 AM EDT by M4A1OwnsYou]
I'm not exactly a buff guy, and that delta ring has a shitload of tension. I look like an idiot trying to prop the thing on the floor for leverage while I use both hands to pull the thing back and kinda knock the handguards off.

Any better ways?
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:45:27 AM EDT
Yeah. Don't take them off. I don't.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:47:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 8:48:01 AM EDT by Frens]
spend 20$ and buy an handguard removal tool or call a firend/wife/son/brother thant can help you
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:48:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:49:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ASU1911:
Yeah. Don't take them off. I don't.



I had to just to see how the little bipod I have attaches, in which I probably won't use anyways on a 16".

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Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:49:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By feral:
img.photobucket.com/albums/v40/FredFeral/hgd-tool.jpg



Ahhh, so that's how those work :) Very nice. Might have to invest in one for future use.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:50:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 8:52:01 AM EDT by Russ4777]
A couple of years ago, one of the guys on this board invented a simple tool thay makes the job much easier and can be accomplished with one person. Search around and you will find that several companies have ripped-off this guy's design and are selling them now. Sorry. Can't remember who.

Wow! Lots of responses almost instantly.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 12:00:37 AM EDT
use snap ring pliers to move the snap ring back. then the delta ring will have no tension on it.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 12:48:24 AM EDT
The handguard removal tool rocks.. I have one for those moment s when I need to remove or install handguards.

I have to be honest though, I usually do not remove them. Just once in a while to wipe that area down for rust prevention. During normal cleaning I just leave them on. If my rifle gets wet or dusty, I take them off then as well.

The handguard removal tool mentioned above saves a lot of foul language for more applicable situations.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 1:00:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 1:22:10 AM EDT by muttonhead]
Just use a pair of rubber coated pliers, clamp the handles around the delta ring and pull back..........
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 1:07:12 AM EDT


Just pull the delta ring back and knock the handguards against the edge of a table. Easy and free. If you think that's hard, try taking off triangle handguards with an A1 style delta ring. PITA!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 1:17:30 AM EDT
They come off?

<­BR>[Larry the Cable Guy] That's funny right there I don't care who ya' are. [/Larry the Cable Guy]


Link Posted: 2/21/2006 2:59:42 AM EDT
12 in parts and 30 mins of your time you can make one.

MSN Marylands ar15 page has the instructions on how to.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 3:25:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gregory_K:
12 in parts and 30 mins of your time you can make one.

MSN Marylands ar15 page has the instructions on how to.



+1

I bought enough unthreaded rod to make two. It was actually pretty fun to make! I used it to install the tight CAR handguards on my Bushy upper build and it worked like a charm. The Army calls for a "buddy" to help you out. The same buddy that probably takes your firing pin retaining pin or the cam pin when you're not looking
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