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Stupid TAPCO front sight tool

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by txpitdog, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. txpitdog


    Aug 18, 2006
    Well, the TAPCO front sight tool did not fit my BCM front sight pin at all. I'm just glad it was only $6-7 instead of the $15-20 I've seen elsewhere. I ended up using the tip of a FMJ round to push the pin down and start the rotation.

    Maybe this was already common knowledge, but the FMJ tip works perfectly for adjusting the front sight.
  2. Glocks&Ducs


    Apr 24, 2004
    Did you buy the proper tool?

  3. blaster_54738


    Jul 24, 2007
    about one of the only things i'll use utg parts for but their front sight tool works very well, has both 4 and 5 prong


    Feb 2, 2005
    Thomasville, NC
    psst...and I don't want to insult anyone here...

    But a few hits with a small file and their tool fits just fine. Been using/loaning/losing thier sight tools for a while. WERE using the right one, I assume? You know, the 5 prong one for an A1 or 4 prong for an A2?
  5. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    The AR-15 is an amazing piece of engineering. The pins, screws, etc. are all made for the drafted soldier with minimal training and no motivation, even though it looks complicated but it was amazingly simple.

    The fact that a bullet tip can be used as a tool on that carbine is no surprise. Heck, I was able to piece together a lower with minimal instruction after just looking at a few pics casually one time while browsing a website and I am the least mechanically inclined person I know.
  6. txpitdog


    Aug 18, 2006
    Its the correct 4-prong tool, but the radius from the center to the pin is too short. Scraped the finish of the top of the plate part of the site. The FMJ works fine, I'll just use that from now on.