So last night, I went to install my brand spanking new
TURBO SPEED Dawson Precision Magwell on my Para 16-40. No big deal, I thought – the instructions couldn’t have been clearer: Tap pin out, slide magwell into place, tap new pin in and PRESTO you’re reloading at the speed of light.
I should have known better.
After beating the pin out of my gun, I slide the magwell into place, and low and behold, the pin holes in the magwell and the gun itself don’t line up. Turns out I’ll need to remove some material from the grips to make the magwell line up, which is no big deal. I make this realization, take the magwell off, and in so doing, manage to dislodge the mainspring housing from the gun. No big deal, I think, I’ll just pop it right back on, and so I do after some looking and reference to see how it goes back together.
I get everything put back together, and function test the gun to make sure I didn’t inadvertently break something in my soon to be open blaster. Rack slide, dry fire…hmm…the trigger seems kind of light, that’s weird. Oh well, try it again, rack slide, dry fire, hold trigger down and rack slide again to simulate the function of the gun…and holy balls the hammer’s not staying back.
What’s happening now, is that if I dry fire the gun, and the rack the slide while holding the trigger to the rear (to simulate what would happen if I fired the gun) the hammer stubbornly refuses to stay back, and instead follows the slide forward as it returns to battery. I am thinking that somehow when I put the mainspring housing back, I messed up something in the trigger/hammer/grip safety linkage, but I have no idea what. Obviously, help, ideas, etc are appreciated.