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  1. Update... It was simply a tight fitting left side. I'm not sure if I buy the left and right are mated/manufactured as a set. The pair installed by the factory was was looser fitting, able to be squeezed together by hand while the left side of the extended set had a really girthy pin...it had to be coaxed in with a hammer to mate with either right side pieces I received with the gun. I ended up taking the advise to dig into the parts a bit and removed the mainspring assembly and sear to confirm my original suspicions. Not all that hard to do and will serve as a confidence booster for more extreme disassembly sessions that may come down the road. Thanks again to the forum for help. Hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th.
  2. Not a dumb question! Perhaps I'm the dummy? I left the original right side of the safety in...never took it out. Aren't they the same? I suppose that would explain why they included the extended with a right side switch but none of the safety switch install videos I saw on YT took both sides out.
  3. I've got a vise but I'd think pushing from both sides could bust the right side detent.
  4. I think you two are onto something. The extended safety in the box came with a right and left side that I had to bang with a hammer and punch to get apart. Do you think it may be as easy as pounding the left side of the safety selector into the right side while I pull back the safety detent plunger? I think there's a detent behind the right side of the safety switch too. I'll have to lay the gun on its right side to keep the right side of the switch stationary and pound on the pin from the left side while the left side detent is pulled to the rear. I'll probably need a second pair of hands. What a pain in the ass.
  5. If you're referring to lifting the arm of the spring out of the notch, yes I did. You can't get the old one out without doing that up front.
  6. Hi Folks, I'm having trouble completing the install of the extended safety in my Shadow 2. I've got it about 0.1" away from having it seated where it's supposed to be. Every YT video makes it look easy...there's a spring loaded detent you push backward with a thin tool and then simply push the safety in the rest of the way. You're also supposed to hear an audible click that doesn't happen for me either. I know this is like a 5 minute replacement job but I'm well over that. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance for your help, TTT
  7. Yes, the jamb nut. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  8. Those with Seekins ATC's.... I've heard the thread protector they ship with it is shoddy, to the point where the comp loosens up and spins under fire. Any truth to this? Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  9. We'll that confirms my trigger choice! Now I just need to find a good sale price. Do you use anti rotation pins? Supposedly you don't need them with the Wilson triggers. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  10. Not for competition. There's some federal land nearby where I can set up my own course with steel poppers and plates . Then I also have a local range with 100Y range and bay rentals. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  11. What trigger are you using in that video? Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  12. I think a lot of folks are switching away from the G2S & SSA's for the Larue and not just because of price. I'm leaning towards the Wilson honestly.
  13. Lightweight BCG will be an upgrade down the road. They'd be 2-3x what I'd pay for a Toolcraft. Regarding the Wilson TTU, did you try the single stage vs the 3G? They advertise the 3G as a two stage but I heard just like you said that double taps are fast and easy.
  14. Building my first all-around AR15. I'm going for a mid to lightweight rifle. Something that is nimble enough to shoot on the move within 25Y while having competent accuracy out to 100Y. Here's what I've come up with so far: Lower/Upper & Handguard (Already purchased) - Aero Precision M4E1 (5.56) Matched Upper/Lower Combo & Aero Precision Atlas S-One 15" Lower Parts Kit - Probably Sionics BCG - Toolcraft Nickel Boron Charging Handle - Radian Raptor LT Muzzle Device - Seekins ATC Buffer Tube - BCM Intermediate A5 Spring/Buffer - Vltor rifle length spring and H2 buffer kit Stock - MFT Minimalist. I have it on another rifle and I like it. Optic Mount - Thinking Aero Precision Ultralight SPR for weight considerations. Gas Tube/Gas Block - TBD after barrel order is placed. Since I don't plan to run suppressed I'll likely go non-adjustable. Trigger - Haven't decided yet but will have street sprice below $200 (sorry Geissele). Thinking Larue MBT-2S or Wilson Combat 3-Gun Tactical Trigger Unit. No experience with either but heard good things. A lot of these things are personal preference but I would really like to hear praise and criticisms if you have experience with anything listed here. In addition, I've been to the moon and back on barrels. I could use the most help here. Here's what's left on my short list: Black River Tactical Optimum Light 5.56 (CMV 4150 w/ a 1:8 twist nitride barrel, 24 oz) - Comes with a factory pinned intermediate length gas system and 0.625" gas journal. Criterion/ADM 16" Lightweight Contour .223 Wylde (CMV 4150 w/ 1:8 twist nitride barrel, 24 oz) - Midlength gas system and 0.750" gas journal. Criterion/Midwest MI-C16H223 16-inch Hybrid Profile .223 Wylde AR Barrel (CMV 4150 w/ a 1:8 twist Chrome-Lined barrel, 27 oz) - Midlength gas system and 0.625" gas journal. Rainier Arms Match .223 Wylde Rifle Barrel Lightweight (Stainless 416R w/ a 1:8 twist nitride barrel, 27 oz) - Midlength gas system and 0.625" gas journal. Larue PredatAR 16" .223 Wylde (Stainless w/ a 1:8 twist nitride barrel, 27 oz) - Midlength gas system and 0.625" gas journal. All are under 28 ounces and $300, which is where I'm comfortable being. I'm not a high volume shooter so I don't know if I should just avoid chrome-lined entirely. I'm also not sure if I should stick to 4150 in these lightweight profiles. I could see the stainless barrels getting pretty whippy with quick follow-up shots. Thanks in advance for your replies, TTT
  15. Elftmann AR-9 is worth looking at. Extensively tested in the mpx and it comes with a lifetime warranty. Plus it's drop tested. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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