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Trouble installing Magpul MOE+ grip

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by CourtCop, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. CourtCop

    CourtCop Millennium Member

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    Help me before I throw this thing through the window.
    The stock grip came off with no problem, but now I can't get the screw that came with the MOE+ grip to tighten down. I have also tried to reinstall the stock grip and now that screw won't tighten down. I hope I haven't stripped the threads on the rifle.
     
  2. Fwdftw

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    Take a flashlight and look at the threads...how do they look ? This shouldn't be that hard

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  3. CourtCop

    CourtCop Millennium Member

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    I know it shouldn't be that hard, but the dam screw won't go in

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  4. CourtCop

    CourtCop Millennium Member

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    Finally got it in. There was a really thick layer of thread lock on the screw that came with the MOE and it gunked up the rifle's threads. I melted it a little with a BBQ lighter and the screw went right in.

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  5. RatDrall

    RatDrall

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    That's the standard fix for the MOE screw.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2012
  6. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  7. haha, i just had to do this myself, i kept wondering why won't this dang thing go in.

    hey, what's this gunk???
     
  8. craig19

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    I had the same problem with mine, I don't know why they use a slotted screwhead with that thread lock on it. The second one I did, I threw that screw in the trash and used a hex head screw I had.
     
  9. bmoore

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    Just did that today with one. Ive built 4 lowers for guys at work and everyone wanted an MOE grip. All the screws were a pain in the butt to get in with that thread locker. They need to pull their heads out on that issue.
     
  10. mvician

    mvician Lifetime Member

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    Sometimes it worries me that some people have so much trouble with something as simple as a screw. :dancingbanana:
     
  11. Minnow

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    A flat head screw is used because it retains/allows clearance for the storage compartment inside the grip.
    A quick way to get the screw to turn through the threadlocker compound is to use a pair of channel locks on the appropriate large size screw driver. Hold the screw driver with one hand and turn the channel locks with the other. It will make quick work of the install without breaking out the heating gun.
     
  12. craig19

    craig19

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    I agree, just don't add the thread lock, seems like everyone melts it off anyway.
     
  13. bmoore

    bmoore

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    I dont have a very big issue with the thread lock, its the amount. 3 out of the 4 I did had gobs of it on there, I took it off with acetone.
     
  14. bmoore

    bmoore

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    What worries me is people at a company selling a product dont know the proper amount of thread locker to apply to a simple screw.
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2012
  15. surf

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    Every single MOE+ and other some other Magpul grips have had far too much thread locker applied to the screw.
     
  16. Minnow

    Minnow

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    Yes, Magpul does seem to be threadlocker happy on some of their fasteners.
     
  17. 9x94

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    I wonder if they are growing too fast to keep up with quality control.
    I am in the process of returning a dud MIAD grip.
    The hole for the selector spring was drilled too deep and the selector just flopped around.
    The fit and finish on the back & front straps was extremely tight.
    The pin to hold in the backstrap was too long, leaving pin hanging out each side of the grip.
    Oh yea, too much dried loctite on the screw also.
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2012
  18. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    There you go. Thats what I had to do with the screw that came with my MOE grip, they put way too much damn loctite on it.
     
  19. Glockz0r

    Glockz0r 10mm is best mm

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    I was in the same boat with my MOE grip. Channel locks and a screw driver did the job.

    I'm a work harder not smarter kind of guy. :supergrin: