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Old March 12th, 2013, 05:53 AM   #1
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Is it ok to use the tool to remove roll pins? I have seen it done on youtube, the tool being used as a punch, but couldn't find in the manual anywhere where it says it was intended for this purpose. If its ok I wonder what else it can be used for?
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I wouldn't...

Use a roll pin punch so you don't deform the pins.

I use it to engage the sear disconnect, which I did once, and hold on the backstrap.
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Is it ok to use the tool to remove roll pins? I have seen it done on youtube, the tool being used as a punch, but couldn't find in the manual anywhere where it says it was intended for this purpose. If its ok I wonder what else it can be used for?
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I wouldn't...

Use a roll pin punch so you don't deform the pins.

I use it to engage the sear disconnect, which I did once, and hold on the backstrap.
Do you know for sure it will deform the pins?

I use it every time, for takedown and whenever I need my backstrap secured to the grip.

I don't own any horses but I will keep that in mind
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Old March 12th, 2013, 09:06 AM   #5
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The roll pins are cheap, so they are good to have in a spare parts kit. Turth be told I have used the takedown tool as a punch to drift the sear housing block pin out and back in. I was careful, the pin only suffered minor loss of the finish on one end. I would not suggest using the tool to drift sights.

The tool also makes for a handy slave pin.
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Is it ok to use the tool to remove roll pins? I have seen it done on youtube, the tool being used as a punch, but couldn't find in the manual anywhere where it says it was intended for this purpose. If its ok I wonder what else it can be used for?


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The first time removing my rear roll pin using a PROPER centering roll pin punch took some pretty healthy smacks with a hammer to dislodge & move that roll pin out.

I'm sure you could use that takedown tool to remove the roll pins if you really don't value the take down tool or the roll pin holes in the gun.

I would imagine you could also use a large nail & rock if need be.

Why not buy & use the correct 1/8" roll pin removing punch as those have a centering tit on the end to keep centered on the roll pin & allow it to stay perfectly centered on the roll pin & prevent walk therefore reducing possible broaching hole enlargement.
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Old March 12th, 2013, 10:40 AM   #7
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I would use the take down tool only for the factory intended purpose. All other uses are at your own risk.
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Old March 12th, 2013, 10:43 AM   #8
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I would use the take down tool only for the factory intended purpose. All other uses are at your own risk.
I wouldn't even use it for that. The only thing it's good for is keeping the grip insert from falling off.

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Old March 12th, 2013, 11:10 AM   #9
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The M&P is a utility gun not a safe queen. Shoot, smack, whack and dirty the things.

I used a nylon hammer with no issue. Besides I knocked the lint, salt & rust off of the pin on my EDC. I had roll pin punches on my bench and on that day I decided why not use the take down tool.

Punches are cheap, but are not needed if you're cheap or bored.

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Old March 12th, 2013, 12:02 PM   #10
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I wouldn't even use it for that. The only thing it's good for is keeping the grip insert from falling off.
LOL - this!

And I've found, in a pinch, a Glock Armorer's tool is about the perfect size to get the pins out.
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Add me to the list of those who only use it to hold the grip panel on. There is always something in reach to flip the sear disconnect lever for takedown, and a proper punch get roll pins out quicker and easier with less profanity required.
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The M&P is a utility gun not a safe queen. Shoot, smack, whack and dirty the things...
I don't disagree but I'm an MK and I can't bring myself to use the take down tool when I have the correct tool right in front of me. That would be too BM like
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Add me to the list of those who only use it to hold the grip panel on. There is always something in reach to flip the sear disconnect lever for takedown, and a proper punch get roll pins out quicker and easier with less profanity required.
Profanity comes into play putting a small sear plunger back in, driving pins out with the tool is a far easier task.
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my finger is too big to get to the lever plus I just don't like sticking my finger inside the side when its locked back. The takedown tool just seems like it can be used for everything. Im not too worried about the finish on the pin if thats the only major downside
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I don't even use mine. I just pull the trigger to release the slide.
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