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Old 05-27-2017, 08:17 AM
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In replacing the factory pistol grip on an M&P-10 with an Ergo, I had a little "hmmm" moment regarding the fact that the safety detent spring is retained by the pistol grip, unlike an AR-15. The factory grip has a shallow dimple for the spring; the Ergo grip does not, nor do any other AR-15 grips I have seen. I would have touched it with a drill bit, but the Ergo grip is made of rubber where that spring lines up. Nevertheless, I had very little trouble getting it reassembled, but now the safety selector requires quite a bit of force to operate. Could that tiny bit of dimple contributed to such a significant difference in spring force?

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Old 05-28-2017, 03:23 AM
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In a word, probably.
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Old 05-29-2017, 08:56 PM
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I used a Dremel on high speed to create a hole with no problem. Safety works perfectly and the grip captures the spring a bit ease in disassembly.
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