set screw on magpul enhanced trigger guard stuck.

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by doom-trooper, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. doom-trooper

    doom-trooper New Member

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    Can't get the set screw all the way in. Is stuck. Polymer trigger guard. 1/16 hex tool rotating. Any ideas? Fml.
     
  2. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Try a slightly larger hex wrench. Try a 5/64 or even a small metric size.
     

  3. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I had a similar issue where I couldn't remove one, like it was bonded to the polymer or something. Stripped it and had to drill it out.

    Try backing it out and then in a few times to see if it loosens up. Don't force it though.
     
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  4. doom-trooper

    doom-trooper New Member

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    I will try a larger hex size. Thought I would be saving a little weight with polymer but seems aluminum could have been a sure thing. Idk. Only out 11 bones if I ruin the guard.
     
  5. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    I have used a couple of Magpuls' guards, I would use them again if the need arises.

    Let Magpul know about your situation, they may have some advice, offer a new guard or something. It is worth the cost of an e-mail to ask.
     
  6. doom-trooper

    doom-trooper New Member

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    Got it out and realigned guard, inserted screw with same result.
     
  7. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Take the set screw to harware store, buy a couple of new ones for a few cents.
     
  8. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    I got the aluminum one, been on my ar for about a year now but I don't remember a set screw. Just a roll pin on one end and a spring loaded pin on the other.
     
  9. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have a Magpul aluminum one also. It has the roll pin and set screw.
     
  10. doom-trooper

    doom-trooper New Member

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    Decided and said f*** it. Took it off, put stock one back on.