View Full Version : Screwing trigger guard: conventional method?
02-19-2004, 01:12 PM
So how are most of you screwing on your trigger guards? Are you just tapping the receiver shell, or are you putting nuts on the backside? I figured on tapping the receiver and using lock-tight but the 8-32 tap doesn't grab any metal on my OOW receiver. 10-32 are way too fat (the holes would get too close).
02-19-2004, 03:09 PM
One of mine is done with a thicker plate inside the rec. - that thicker plate is tapped for the 8-32 screws. The other one I have uses 8-32 screws with locknuts inside the frame. Bothe work well and neither interferes with mags or FCG.
02-19-2004, 03:31 PM
Hey Jim (or anyone else),
How thick a plate did you use inside the receiver?
02-19-2004, 06:40 PM
Looks to be less than 1/8 in. - maybe 0.096 thick? Dn't know what "gauge" it is - just a piece of scrap I had sitting around. Plenty thick enough to thread for 8-32 screws.
02-19-2004, 09:34 PM
The only one I've screwed in was on a Saiga conversion. I think I used 10-32 screws and nuts. Wouldn't a plate catch the rear of the trigger, lifting it up? I worked on putting a plate under the trigger to left the rear, in effect "pulling" the trigger a little to reduce the amount of creep. I thought about .080" thickness would be a good thickness. You could put a plate in there to do double duty. Be careful--a short trigger pull and a smoothed trigger could be a dangerous combination.
02-20-2004, 02:07 AM
"Screwing trigger guard: conventional method?"
Unless you're in to that S&M stuff. Or whipped cream and cherry pie filling.
02-24-2004, 09:09 PM
Has anyone ever tried nut plates? They are made out of sheet metal and hold up pretty well on autos. They are available at auto parts stores.
02-25-2004, 03:02 PM
The nutplates are a good idea. Only actual testing would tell if they would hold and not loosen up. I did like jimmieZ, metal plate and 8-32 screws. It seems to hold plenty tight , but hey, I'm not done yet with my build and only time will tell. Good luck.
02-27-2004, 12:15 PM
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