Replacement handle is much betterTNA was quick to arrange a replacement order after reading about my struggles with the uber-crappy tap handle. The replacement received today is much better quality, exactly what you'd expect from TNA. With the proper handle, this kit is definitely a good investment. Thanks again TNA for that top notch customer service!
Tap handle is pure junkI loved the idea of trapping the takedown pin detent & spring under a screw, especially with the NEA receivers that have them under the pistol grip. The tap and screws included were good quality but don't expect anything from the tap handle. At 18.75$ for the kit I didn't expect the tap handle to be Snap On quality but I at least expected it to be functional. The one pictured with the description looks very nice (functional at least!) but what I received was simply a piece of scrap metal packaged in an obscure Chinese marked cardboard box. Both handles were crooked, it had rust on the bottom and it would not hold the tap firmly. Simply useless.
Takedown Pin Detent Retention Mod Kit
The Takedown Pin Detent & Detent Spring can easily slip out from under the End Plate and launch across the room when installing or changing the buttstock. You can stop this from happening simply by tapping (making threads in) the spring/detent hole, and installing a set screw to trap the detent spring in place(stll alowing it to squish as required though). The set screw will hold the detent spring in place even if the buttstock/end plate is loose or not present. This makes installing the buttstock a little easier and a piece of cake if you ever want to change the end plate.
- (1) Tap Handle
- (1) Tap made from High-Speed Steel
- (3) Set Screws
- (1) 1.25mm hex key (not shown in photo)
- AR-15, AR-10, M16, M4 Lower Receivers
Tools required: A vice block to hold the Lower Receiver will make it easier to tap straight
Installation notes: When tapping the hole, take care to keep the tap straight into the hole, and you can't go in all at once, you have to turn 1/2" turn forward, then 1/4" turn back, and repeat. This helps break up and clear the metal chips out.