91Eunozs wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:41 am
12_Gauge_Chimp wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:51 pm
So I put a Geissele Posi-snap ambi safety on my AR and there's a slight bit of play when it's in the "fire" position and a slight bit of side to side movement.
It functions just fine as I did a test on it a few times before I put my AR back together, but the wobble kind of concerns me.
Is this normal or did I screw up the install somehow ?
Would have to see if your receiver is out of spec, or the 1:1M chance Geissele screwed up their machining, but initial thought is the safety detent or spring is too short. That said, a little wiggle isn’t going to make a difference unless it’s also wearing the receiver, but it shouldn’t have perceptible side-to-side play.
I'll swap out the detent and spring and see if that changes anything. Could be the spring is bunched up a little.
Everything functions as intended, though. It's just there's a tiny bit of play and then the safety wiggles side to side just a small amount.
ETA: So, I swapped out the detent spring and it appears the Geissele one is just a slight bit shorter than the factory one. So I put the factory one back in and the problem still exists, but it's not as obvious as before.
I fired off an email to Geissele just a minute ago asking about it and hopefully they'll respond soon. If they tell me this is normal due to variances between AR lowers (I'm using their safety on a Del-Ton DTI-15), I'll just leave it be. If not, I may have to reinstall the factory safety and try again.
ETA 2: I just double checked the side to side play on the safety and it's not as much as I initially thought. It's just a tiny little bit and doesn't really affect function at all. Mostly a cosmetic or aesthetic thing.
The front to back play still remains, but it's not as noticeable as when I had the Geissele spring in.
I'm probably worried over something stupid, but I'm pretty new to ARs, so I figured I'd ask.