View Full Version : Hoooooo boy... Newbie question.

Indrid Cold
May 18, 2007, 01:44 PM
Wow, is this the newbie question to take them all... So... uh... How do you remove the grip from your AR-10? The bottom is hollow and I can't really see too well up into it, but it doesn't look like there's any sort of normal screw in there. I feel stupid :confused:

May 18, 2007, 02:18 PM
Just a standard 3/16" hex wrench.

May 18, 2007, 02:24 PM
Yup it's a 3/16" hex head. Any decent automotive tool store would have it if you don't.

(Thanks again to Rocky for the info, as I got this from him when I replaced the safety selector in my Bushmaster a few weeks ago.)


May 18, 2007, 03:48 PM
They are talking about an allen hex head wrench, as in the screw has a socket head. Just to make sure you don't try using a 3/16" socket wrench.

Indrid Cold
May 18, 2007, 03:57 PM
Thanks a ton guys - now I'm one less part complete and utter newbie :o

May 18, 2007, 03:57 PM
Unless someone has replaced it with a flatblade screw head.......

sleeping dog
May 18, 2007, 04:26 PM

Before you remove that grip:

The grip also holds a spring and detent, two little bitty parts that you don't want to lose. If memory serves, the detent holds the safe/fire switch in position, but might hold the rear takedown pin. Oh well, CRS syndrome strikes.


May 19, 2007, 02:39 AM
It doesn't hold the takedown pin but the spring and detent in there are to the selecter lever.

May 19, 2007, 08:18 PM
The selector spring is not under any pressure once you unscrew the grip screw. So don't worry about launching it across the room, it goes in on top of the detent, if you just unscrew the grip screw and hold the rifle upside down,, it won't go anywhere.

Just don't bend the spring when you put the grip back on. Make sure you feed it into the hole in the grip before you set the grip in place.

but might hold the rear takedown pin.

Let me clear your CRS up for you friend,,,, the takedown detent and spring,,(in that order) are held in by the backplate of the stock tube.

Indrid Cold
May 20, 2007, 11:03 PM
Ahhh! Thanks. Ok, so when I do this I'll make sure I do it slowly and upside down so nothing falls out.

May 20, 2007, 11:23 PM
They say pictures are worth a thousand words...

Starting to crack the grip. Spring extends from inside the grip to inside the receiver.

Here are the bits to worry about.

Indrid Cold
May 21, 2007, 12:36 AM
Even better, pictures! Ok, so just remove the spring from the grip in question and then replace it into the new one, correct?

May 21, 2007, 01:21 AM
Bingo. You win the cupie doll!