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Posted: 9/10/2010 5:09:35 AM EDT
just a quick vid on how to install a trigger guard...

Installing a trigger guard

SASS
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:52:48 AM EDT
skip that guys suggestion for loctite on the front screw, not necessary and it could be a real problem to try to heat it up to remove....<><....
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 7:28:40 AM EDT
The screw that came with my DD LPK already had loctite on it.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 12:26:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MSPRet:
skip that guys suggestion for loctite on the front screw, not necessary and it could be a real problem to try to heat it up to remove....<><....


absolutely agree. and who needs a video of how to install this part???
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 2:26:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By justin_schuyler:
Originally Posted By MSPRet:
skip that guys suggestion for loctite on the front screw, not necessary and it could be a real problem to try to heat it up to remove....<><....


absolutely agree. and who needs a video of how to install this part???


You'd be surprised, I heard of someone screwing up their receiver extension by installing a trigger guard. It's true, just check out the Troubleshooting section sometime.

To the OP, you do not need Loc-tite on any part of a AR, with proper torquing & staking.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:23:29 AM EDT
Thanks for the back up...i have gotten a lot of good responses at to "it helped" others do their trigger guard...
As for the Locktite...I normally agree whole heartedly but the screw that magpul provides is not quite long enough to screw it all the way in...other wise I never use it,,,not even on my LaRue mounts like they suggest...
SASS
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 6:00:28 AM EDT
The video does a good job of showing one way to support the ears.

I agree about not using loctite on that part. Those screws are notorious for stripping out the allen wrench slot. It may be pretty difficult to remove with loctite. On a side note, a 5-40 x 5/16 button head screw is a good direct replacement for the front screw. It uses a bigger allen head, 5/64 vs. 1/16, which is less prone to stripping.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 12:23:45 PM EDT
Thanks! I need to replace my annoying USGI triggerguard, and I was nervous about, since everyone seems to think it is difficult? This video helped! Cheers!
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 3:08:17 PM EDT
Glad I could help...I have several other vids on how to install stuff....You are more than welcome to check out my YouTube channel for info and if I can be of any help...just let me know...
SASS....

ETHRON1
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 3:39:20 PM EDT
Though it makes perfect sense to work from the side of the receiver that you used the roll pins are in no way directional. It just makes it so you don't have to flip the receiver to install the set screw.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 3:58:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RLR350:
On a side note, a 5-40 x 5/16 button head screw is a good direct replacement for the front screw. It uses a bigger allen head, 5/64 vs. 1/16, which is less prone to stripping.


I was going to use just such a solution, but the cutout in my DD lower was too small to fit the head of the screw. Just a note.

William
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 4:10:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GearHead_1:
Though it makes perfect sense to work from the side of the receiver that you used the roll pins are in no way directional. It just makes it so you don't have to flip the receiver to install the set screw.


Hey I was just going of what Armalite told me....as far as which way they come out...
SASS
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 3:17:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2010 3:19:08 PM EDT by GearHead_1]
Understood, I was just making the point that since you remove and install the pin from the same side there is nothing special about the direction. A tapered pin as used in many sight blocks for instance would need to be flipped.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 3:30:46 PM EDT
I just did it, sorry no pics, I still need pics of the whole rifle for my build thread, my camera is broken!
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