Broken trigger guard tab

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Huntkrazed, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Huntkrazed

    Huntkrazed New Member

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    I was trying to take out the roll pin on the trigger guard to upgrade to the enhanced guard when the thin aluminum tab broke off in spite of me having a block under it. Can anyone recomend a "expert" I can send it to. Should it be a smith or a welder that does TIG. Before I get razzed for not being more carefull, I have built more than 6 ARs without a hitch. I appreciate any and all advice.
     
  2. Glasshartt

    Glasshartt New Member

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    Crap happens to everyone. How about stopping by the introductions thread and telling us a little about yourself. Your question is above my pay grade, but I am sure that someone more knowledgeable than me will be along shortly.
     

  3. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Well, you could JB weld it and redrill the hole, touch it up and it will still look like chit...or you could get it TIG welded, a little smith work and some refinishing, cost you a little less or the same as what a new stripped lower would go for....or get one of these SE AR-15 grips and salvage the lower, as long as the front pin is still there and there are no other hairline cracks.

    Stark Equipment SE-1 AR-15 Grip

    Personally, I would opt for new stripped lower, and start over, YMMV.

    Jack
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2010
  4. Highpower

    Highpower New Member

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    Both actually. An experienced TIG/TGAW welder will be light years ahead of the typical gunsmith when it comes to properly welding your 7075-T6 aluminum alloy receiver. He/she will also have the best equipment (Advanced Square Wave / Inverter) for doing the job. Afterward, send it to a good AR smith for proper fitting and refinishing.

    My 2¢, and worth what you paid for it....