GUN ar-15 firing pin slaps primer

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  1. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    So I was cleared my ar-15 today and noticed that the chambered, unfired round has visible indentation from the firing pin, obviously incurred while the bolt is chambering the round. My concern is about a round getting set off while chambering. Is there any validity in this concern? Any fix? I can definitely see the value in the glock firing pin safety, now.

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  2. Soybomb

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    Not unusual, thats the nature of the free floating firing pin. It won't go off but be sure to keep your muzzle pointed in a safe direction when chambering a round as usual. A big bucket of sand might be good to have around.
     
  3. Keesh

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    Shouldn't be a problem but, yeah, when you chamber a round, point it somewhere safe. Not sure if they make spring loaded pins for ARs. Not sure why anyone would want one though. Free floating pins have been around for a long time and I've never heard of problems.
     
  4. eWRXshun

    eWRXshun hai

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    wow, you and most other AR owners.

    nothings going to happen.

    that being said, if not at the range and want to chamber, i make it a point to ease the bolt forward with the charging handle and make sure it locked with the forward assist.
     
  5. McCroskey

    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    not unsusual....supposedly slamfire is possible but unlikely. That said, I no
    longer chamber rounds in my AR unless I really need to or am in a good location.
     
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    Yea, you guys yelled at me for testing out my mags by loading and unloading rounds manually with the charge handle :o

    I learned quick once it was pointed out to me.
     
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