View Full Version : AR-15 disassembly problem

March 9, 2010, 08:57 AM
Let me start out by saying that when I take the forarm halves off my RRA AR-15 I just pull down the ring and they come apart.

Not with my DPMS Lite-16. The halves will not separate, it's like they are glued together. What Gives?

March 9, 2010, 09:08 AM
Free Floating type , one piece ?


March 9, 2010, 09:25 AM
The Glacier Guard handguards can be a little tricky, they do stick together quite a bit compared to some other handguards. It's not from glue though, it's from the pressure they are under from the delta ring assembly and the type of plastic they are made out of.

The easiest way to get them apart is by depressing the delta ring and then using a small flat head screw driver between the collar portions of the handguard halves that are normally held together inside the delta ring assembly. You should see a space between the upper and lower halves at that collar that you can sneak the screwdriver into. Once they've been popped apart, they are easier to work with in the future.

It helps to have a second pair of hands if you don't have a handguard removal tool (http://www.dpmsinc.com/store/products/?prod=1529).

March 9, 2010, 07:24 PM
Spend 10 bucks and buy an AR15 handguard removal tool. It is coated in plastic, so it won't mar the finish, and one guy can easily take them off. One of my AR's has scratches from using the screwdriver. It will slip.

March 9, 2010, 07:49 PM
omg, i had the hardest time getting the forearms off my ar-15
but it turns out theres a notch on my model on the bottom one i can CAREFULLY use a screwdriver as a lever

SSgt Facebreaker
March 9, 2010, 09:04 PM
The only thing that will make removal easier(short of buying one of the forearm removal tools that others have mentioned) is doing it over and over.

March 9, 2010, 11:27 PM
What he said^