Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Bagram Air Base, Afg
I found the best way to send those pins home on the bolt catch and the trigger gaurd is to :
Start pin with punch and small hammer
Use vise grips with the gripping heads covered in electrical tape, several times
Squeze and lock vise grips, release, turn knob a half turn or so, squeze and lock again.
Repeat until seated
Maybe use the punch and hammer again to get it that last hair
No worries about breaking the ear off the lower for the trigger gaurd if not supported well. And no scraping the lower up hammering a punch sideways.
Worked well for me thought I would pass it on.