I also use a small flat head screwdriver, very carefully I might add, so I dont scratch anything
Use the rim of a LIVE rimfire cartridge ??David Henry said:The sales Guy that sold me my LCP used LIVE bullet Base to pry the pin loose. My Cousin used this same procedure on a Kal-Tec and said his sales Guy showed him this trick. Not sure of the safety issue here but it did work.
I agree Mud Pie, I don't plan on using this method either. There are lot's of safer ways to do this....Mud Pie said:Use the rim of a LIVE rimfire cartridge ??David Henry said:The sales Guy that sold me my LCP used LIVE bullet Base to pry the pin loose. My Cousin used this same procedure on a Kal-Tec and said his sales Guy showed him this trick. Not sure of the safety issue here but it did work.
That would mean the lead bullet is facing toward me or my hand....
Sure it may work, but that one is not for me....
Y'know what ? I re-read the original post, I don't know wheredehell I got "rimfire" cartridge.... ??? Unless the post was edited, which I doubt.....LCP_Dogg said:I don't know about you guys, but my LCP is a Centerfire. Maybe you guys got a Canadian version or something? :
I don't see how a centerfire cartridge would somehoe be set off when prying open the takedown pin.
FYI, most guns are designed to be fully stripped w/out tools (for obvious emegency convenience reasons), just using the parts that come on the gun and bullet cartridges. This is nothing new..
ruger beefed up that area around the take down pin. I seriously doubt if you will ever pull that plastic out of position, like most kt used to do as they never beefted that area up at all and it was very prone to pulling the plastic out and releasing the take down pin retainer spring. I just can't see this happening with the lcp. It is twice as strong in that area. a spent brass casing will pop it out with zero issues and brass will not mark to slide either..velvalco said:I keep a spent cartirdge in my cleaning kit and my range back just for that purpose.
a wise thing to do. When I owned my 3 worthless kt products. I had to make a clamp out of one of those ratcheting type clamps and I just cut a v notch in one of the jaws and it ratcheted right around the take down pin and held the grip tight as I wanted it. never had an issue with the kt's after doing that. Course not something one would carry in his gun box either in case of emergency. I think ruger seen that in their design and certainly beefed it up compared to the kt grip in that areaLCP_Dogg said:Just in case, though, I always apply downward pressure on the plastic around the takedown pin when prying the takedown pin. This way over time (maybe 100 times?) the plastic won't begin to weaken and some day crack. It's just a precaution.
P38 ??daffy said:I use the flat side of a p38
habanero said:I generally use whatever is laying on the coffee table. I kind of like to keep my McGyver skills up, you never know when you might need to improvise.