GregJ

Launching a spring in the middle of a trigger upgrade

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ARGH

 

In the middle of putting in a CGW kit in my CZ Phantom last night, when I launched the DC lift spring.  Dang.  Ordered some replacements, will resume when they come in.

 

-_- 

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+1 here!  Even worse when I lose the spring because it's so tiny

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Reminds me of the divots in my ceiling due to "launching" a spring/bushing while cleaning a 1911 . . . then trying to dig it out from behind the couch . . . (if that's actually where it went. One of them went literally down the hall and into the spare bedroom on one frustrating occasion. Now THAT was a long search . . .)  <_<

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+10

When you launch the damn plunger spring in thick carpet...HATE IT!

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Remember the sear assist spring on a Colt Gold Cup. About the size of a small ant. If you did any work on Gold Cups you had to have at least 10 spares.

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Get a 2 gallon, clear Ziploc bag. Remove the small springs with your hands and pistol in the bag.

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I ended up doing just that. It worked. Whew.

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On ‎3‎/‎20‎/‎2017 at 9:56 AM, GregJ said:

ARGH

 

In the middle of putting in a CGW kit in my CZ Phantom last night, when I launched the DC lift spring.  Dang.  Ordered some replacements, will resume when they come in.

 

-_- 

I have a recliner that is filled with about $80 worth of glock 6lb trigger springs, and reduced power safety springs....one day I will salvage them!

 

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Been many times I was on the floor combing the shag carpet with a flashlight.

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Get a gallon freezer bag next time and take apart the action while in the baggie.   If anything flies out it will be captured in the bag. 

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Don't worry. You will find it when the new ones come in.


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I launched one once doing something. I was standing up, standing over the gun on the table. I knew it was gonna pop but let it slip and no shit. it flew right past my head, I heard it hit the ceiling in the garage and then felt it land in the hood on my hoodie. Talk about a lucky day. 

I probably have AR detents lost in at least every room in my house. 

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Kids are very good at finding tiny springs.  Young fresh eyes and much closer to the ground.  I usually just set them loose with a flashlight and some sort of reward/incentive.  100% return rate so far.

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