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Old 02-06-2010, 10:26   #1
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Stupid TAPCO front sight tool

Well, the TAPCO front sight tool did not fit my BCM front sight pin at all. I'm just glad it was only $6-7 instead of the $15-20 I've seen elsewhere. I ended up using the tip of a FMJ round to push the pin down and start the rotation.

Maybe this was already common knowledge, but the FMJ tip works perfectly for adjusting the front sight.
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Old 02-06-2010, 14:33   #2
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Did you buy the proper tool?
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Old 02-06-2010, 17:29   #3
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about one of the only things i'll use utg parts for but their front sight tool works very well, has both 4 and 5 prong
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:42   #4
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psst...and I don't want to insult anyone here...

But a few hits with a small file and their tool fits just fine. Been using/loaning/losing thier sight tools for a while.

Wait...you WERE using the right one, I assume? You know, the 5 prong one for an A1 or 4 prong for an A2?
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:14   #5
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The AR-15 is an amazing piece of engineering. The pins, screws, etc. are all made for the drafted soldier with minimal training and no motivation, even though it looks complicated but it was amazingly simple.

The fact that a bullet tip can be used as a tool on that carbine is no surprise. Heck, I was able to piece together a lower with minimal instruction after just looking at a few pics casually one time while browsing a website and I am the least mechanically inclined person I know.
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:28   #6
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Its the correct 4-prong tool, but the radius from the center to the pin is too short. Scraped the finish of the top of the plate part of the site. The FMJ works fine, I'll just use that from now on.
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