Troubleshooting

(Sometimes things just don’t work right)

All manufacturers design their products to operate under a wide variety of conditions. However, they cannot test every possible situation. We have complied troubleshooting information for products of various manufacturers here. These are by no means complete and we always recommend that you contact the manufacturer should you have any questions about their product. 

Information on these guides has been compiled from original manufacturer documents when at all possible which include Owners and Armorer manuals. 

AR 15 troubleshooting guide Most semi-automatic rifles operate using the same or in a similar method. However, each manufacturer has their own troubleshooting procedures. However, use this AR 15 troubleshooting guide to help you start working through any issues you may encounter. The AR 10 is extremely similar (the AR 15 is a redesigned AR […]

1911

1911 Troubleshooting Guide Most semi-automatic pistols operate using the same or in a similar method. However, each manufacturer has their own troubleshooting procedures. However, use this 1911 Troubleshooting Guide to help you start working through any issues you may encounter. Don’t forget to visit our 1911 Field Strip, Frame Disassembly and Reassembly as well as our 1911 Slide […]

Beretta 92 FS

We have compiled a list of DOD recommended procedures for troubleshooting the most common issues in the following tables. This is by no means a complete list of troubleshooting steps but is a good starting point for the most common issues that you may encounter. 

Sig Classic P229

The Sig Sauer Classic Pistols are equipped with drift adjustable fixed Sights that consist of a rear sight and a front sight blade. Learn more about doing a sig classic sight adjustment here!

Sig P220

Most Sig Classic Recoil Springs are color coated so that they can be identified. However, what happens when you need to replace them and the color has worn off over the years? This Sig Classic Pistol Recoil Spring Color Guide will help you find the correct replacement. 

Glock 23

We have compiled a list of the Glock recommended procedures for troubleshooting the most common issues in the following tables. This is by no means a complete list of troubleshooting steps but is a good starting point for the most common issues that you may encounter. 

Smith and Wesson M&P

I have compiled a list of the Smith and Wesson recommended procedures for troubleshooting the most common issues with the M&P9, M&P40, M&P357 and M&P45 pistols in the following tables.

Sig P220

I have compiled a list of the Sig Sauer recommended procedures for the Classic Pistols in the following table. This is by no means a complete list of troubleshooting steps but is a good starting point for the most common issues that you may encounter. 

Sig P220

In Filming the Sig Classic Series we point out the difference between the old and new style of trigger bar springs and that they install exactly the same. However, the question can the old and new style of Sig Classic Trigger Bar Springs be used interchangeably still remains.

Since time is limited in our videos we figured that we would answer that question here.

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80% Arms Easy Jig Gen 2 step by step AR 15 lower completion

 

80% Arms Easy Jig Gen 2 step by step AR 15 lower completion will show you how to use the Jig from 80% Arms to complete your lower.

There are multiple configurations to the 80% Arms Jig. This video features the AR15, however, the process is similar for the 9mm and 308 versions.

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Video index:

What comes with the kit – 0:16

Assembling the jig around the lower – 1:07

Assembling the router – 3:57

Preparing the first hole – 5:31

Milling the lower – 6:30

Drilling the selector, trigger and hammer pin holes – 9:48

Removing the lower from the jig – 10:30

Does it work – 11:22

Tools used in the 80% Arms AR15 Jig video

80% Arms Jig

80% Arms Gen2 Tool Kit – Kit does not come with the mill or drill bits

5 in. Rugged Cast Iron Drill Press Milling Vise – To hold the Frame

Drill Press – Drill the Holes

Rigid 24012 Router – To mill out the lower

Brownells Magna Tip Magnetic Law Enforcement Handle with a #2 Philips Tip– Work with screws on the router attachment

Oatey 3024 Dark Cutting Oil – To cool and lubricate the mill and drill bits

Tools used in the 80% AR 15 Magazine Video

The 80% AR 15 Magazine Video was our April Fools Day video for 2019. In this post, we will show you what tools we used in our this video.

There are affiliate links in this post to get you to either the exact product (or similar product if what I own has been discontinued) that I own and used in the video series. However, not all links are affiliate links.


 

80% Magazine

A piece of engineered hardwood floor – make the jig

A piece of rain gutter – used to make the fake jig look metal

Sharpie – to trace the magazine onto the “jig”

Aviation Snips – to cut the gutter

Self Tapping Screws – to attach the metal to the jig

Ryobi 18v Drill – Attach metal and to drill holes to cut out the jig

Ryobi 18v reciprocating saw– cut the jig

5 in. Rugged Cast Iron Drill Press Milling Vise – To hold the Frame

Rigid 24012 Router

80% Arms Jig

80% Arms Gen2 Tool Kit

Black Candles – to fill in the Magazine

Electrical Tape and Popsicle sticks – to dam up the magazine to pour in the wax

Hobby knife – to trim the popsicle sticks

Heat gun – to melt the wax from the candles

Crazy glue – Glue mag together

Paint Marker – for marking spring

Benchtop Bandsaw – to cut the magazine in half

Magpul Pmag – to show that it “works”

MFT Magazine – to cut and glue

Micro Clamps (dollar store purchase) – Hold mag together when gluing