So I have a Daniel defense v5 that came with an a2 grip and I decided to change it out. Well here is the issue, I can not for the life of me get the grip screw to tighten up all the way. I have tried 4 different grips and screws. Not even the one that came with a2 will tighten up all the way. Is is possible the lower is out of spec? Anyone else have this issue? The a2 has no issue so I am kinda lost.
Posts: 782 | Location: North Carolina | Registered: August 14, 2009
If I'm reading this right...the bolt itself will snug up tight in the receiver but it will not draw the grip up properly before it gets tight (the grip is still loose on the lower)...
I would say it's a bolt length issue...maybe add washers to the bolt until it pulls the new grip into place and tightens down...then purchase the correct length bolt based on the overall length with the washers...
Also make sure the bolt has not been cross threaded somehow...without the grip, how deep will the bolt go into the lower before getting tight...how many turns?
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Originally posted by gambit123: So I have a Daniel defense v5 that came with an a2 grip and I decided to change it out. Well here is the issue, I can not for the life of me get the grip screw to tighten up all the way. I have tried 4 different grips and screws. Not even the one that came with a2 will tighten up all the way. Is is possible the lower is out of spec? Anyone else have this issue? The a2 has no issue so I am kinda lost.
Give DD's customer service a call.
Why mess with it and just deal with something you're not entirely happy with?
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Posts: 6685 | Location: Georgia | Registered: February 19, 2005
Thread a bolt into the hole. Is it stripped? If not, keep going. Thread it to the bottom. It might not be threaded all the way, in which case you can run a tap down the hole, use a shorter bolt, or put a few washers on your bolt.
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Posts: 4235 | Location: Floriduh | Registered: October 16, 2004
I have a DD rifle as well and could not get a Magpul grip installed because of the precise reason OP mentioned. The grip screw that came with the Magpul was turning in from the outset with undue difficulty. And yes, I made certain it wasn't cross-threaded.
I gave up on the Magpul and reinstalled the factory A2 grip.
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Posts: 1913 | Location: Minnesota | Registered: February 23, 2002
Fwiw, I had the same issue with my v5 DD bought circa 2012. I came to the conclusion that the screw hole was drilled slightly off in the receiver, as the Magpul grip worked fine in other brand receivers. I just elongated the hole in my magpul grip and it works fine. Still, not something you'd expect from DD.
Posts: 2629 | Location: WA | Registered: November 11, 2010