I was recently offered to try out and review the new magwedge kwik pin by Dave at magwedge and I was told to offer an unbiased review on it, so here it is:
The pin as I received it. Very nice peice with a detent so it cannot back out of the hole and a ring to pull it out when needed.
Now here comes the part I had troubles with. The pin fits so tightly that it was impossible to install by hand. I had to tap it through with a rubber mallet. Now this is probably due to the tolerances in various receivers but Im not sure. In turn I had to use a pair of pliers to pull the pin back out. I also tried lubricating the pin but the results were the same. removing the pin with pliers also marred the pin. Again a tight fit is good so there is no movement but this also makes field stripping the rifle without tools impossible. I will however run the pin for a few hundred rounds and various cleaning cycles to see if it frees up a bit and to see how it handles the abuse of a 500-1000 rounds at least.
both side views so you can see how much of the pins sticks out
This post will be updated as I put some rounds through my rifle and clean it a bunch of times. I would like to hear from other CGN'ers about their experiences as maybe this is just an issue with my receiver, so if you have a kwik pin please post up.
Again thanx to Dave at Magwedge for the opportunity to try the new kwik pin!