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Old 04-17-2017, 10:13 AM
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So I started buying parts for my M&P 10 to upgrade it to a free float barrel. I started to dissemble my M&P 10 gas block and hand guard. When I got to the factory barrel nut, I thought I would stop here since I did not have the tools yet to wrench off the barrel nut. I thought I would try to twist the barrel nut off with my hands as a joke to see if I can do it, and to my surprise, it came off without resistance!!! (Not cool) Now this is factory new and I have only shot maybe 150 rounds though it. Is this normal?

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Old 04-20-2017, 11:30 PM
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Mine was that way too.
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:14 AM
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No. Not normal. Send it back.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:46 AM
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Have someone with a wrench tighten it for you.
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Old 04-26-2017, 10:54 AM
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Thanks guys! I decided to get a gunsmith to replace the hand guard with a Midwest Industries. they put in a new barrel nut, so they made sure the barrel nut is torque to spec.
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