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I've never staked one. I've taken a couple of staked ones off. On some I've used a small amount of low strength threadlocker.
....Shredding lead both barrels
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Anyone tried the PWS ratchet lock design?
Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud. -Sophocles
Yes, stake with hammer and punch, no loctite for me.
I never staked in years past and never had any issues, but the last few I did I staked just because the "net told me I was supposed to".
One of my officers had one come loose on his duty rifle. Found out that it was originally staked, then he messed with it and never re-staked it.
Re-tightened it, couple of hits with a center punch and he was good to go. No loctite, center punch.
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An auto center punch, held at a slight angle towards the cutout in the castle nut, and used 2-3 times in the same spot, displaces plenty of metal.
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Yup, 3-5 times and you have a nice circle punch and plenty of metal in the cutout.
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oojima in this house!
I stake it, lightly.
TCB all the time...
Maybe my auto center punch is junk.
I stake also. Primarily because that was how I was taught.
On my SBR is used the Impact Weapons QD end plate. I don't know what those are made of. But holy crap they are sturdy.
I took a punch and went from hammer.... to mid sized hammer... to Big F'ing hammer. Barely scratched it. So just put a single drop of loctite and snugged it up.
I used quality parts so doubt I'll ever have to undo it.
Train how you intend to Fight
Remember - Training is not sparring. Sparring is not fighting. Fighting is not combat.
I have never staked one
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I bought one of these, from PWS
...let him who has no sword sell his robe and buy one. Luke 22:35-36 NAV
"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves." Matthew 10:16 NASV
The one I would use were I ever to be in a combat situation is staked. The range guns I built are not staked.
I'm sorry, I'm thinking about the cats again...
Its what I use. Excellent product. Not cheap but excellent.
P229 Stainless Elite
When one segment of society labors for the benefit of another segment, without consent, we thought that was slavery and called it as such, 150 years ago. Today it is referred to as taxation of the "rich".
Ditto on both counts!
I've tightened mine with a castle nut wrench and they've always been a b!tch to get off, but never staked it ... but mine are range toys.
If you really want something you'll find a way ...
... if you don't you'll find an excuse.
I'm really not a "kid" anymore ... but I haven't grown up yet either
|My hypocrisy goes only so far|
Never for my own, almost always for those I build for folks.
I ask before they deliver parts.
They do their research (or not) and tell me what they want.
I'm happy to charge them twice the cost of a castle nut 30 days later when they return & what to change things around.
I've not staked mine but if it's a service / contractors rifle , absolutely.
John Q. Public ? Only if I'm told to as civilian life of range visits don't stress them enough.
That said , If you're going to do multiple AR courses I would .
I never used to but the last pistol (with a brace) that I built loosened up after a match.
So I will be staking every one that I build now.
A center punch and hammer is what I used on the pistol.
Worked well to displace metal into the staking notch.
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I wish someone would just make a simple staking tool (that produces factory style stakes)so that people can just shut up and do it already.
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Right and Just
I stake mine. Just a simple center punch and hammer. Never any issues. I've actually never done an AR that I haven't staked. Same with pinning the gas block. Everyone I own has either come pinned already with the barrel or I've pinned it when I put it together. Doesn't take much time, and provides some piece of mind.
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