I remove my upper for transportation quite often and the front takedown pin with the cotter-pin retainer is a PITA. Does anyone make a faster solution?
Do you have a flush front pin? The early versions were flush and harder to push out. Updated pins protruded more.
Pin is necessary. There's nothing else holding the pin in. It doesnt have the spring/detent setup the ar does.
Real quick thought, (others will chime in if I am wrong), but I have never removed that cotter pin. I just push the takedown pin from the left side, to the right, untill it protrudes a little bit, and then continue to pull it from the right side until the upper is free. just like an AR. the mechanism that keeps the tension, and stops it from coming all the way out is different, in the respect that it is a simple cotter pin rather than a detent and spring, but the effect should be the same.
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You guys are absolutely right... I don't have to remove the cotter pin at all. That was silly! Glad I posted. Cheers
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