US Tactical Ind. Enhanced Stainless Steel
5.56/9mm Firing Pin Retainer
This stainless steel 5.56/9mm firing pin retainer is a component used in firearms, particularly those chambered in 5.56mm and 9mm cartridges, such as the AR-15 platform. Its primary function is to secure and retain the firing pin within the bolt carrier group, which is a critical part of the firearm's action.
Here's how the firing pin retainer works and why it is important:
Firing Pin Retention: The firing pin is a crucial part of a firearm's firing mechanism. It's responsible for striking the primer of a cartridge, igniting the gunpowder, and firing the bullet. Without proper retention of the firing pin, it could move out of position, potentially leading to misfires, light strikes, or other malfunctions.
Preventing Slamfires: Slamfires occur when a firing pin is not properly retained and is free to move forward with enough force to accidentally discharge a round upon chambering. A firing pin retainer helps prevent such incidents by keeping the firing pin securely in place until the trigger is pulled.
Safety and Reliability: A firing pin retainer contributes to the overall safety and reliability of the firearm. It ensures that the firing pin remains in its designated position until the firing sequence is initiated by the shooter, reducing the risk of accidental discharges.
Maintenance and Disassembly: The firing pin retainer also aids in the disassembly and maintenance of the firearm. It allows for easy removal of the firing pin for cleaning, inspection, and replacement if needed.
In the context of an AR-15 chambered in 5.56mm or 9mm, the stainless steel firing pin retainer provides durability and resistance to wear, ensuring consistent and reliable function over time. It is a small but essential part of the firearm's mechanism that contributes to safe and effective operation.
Weight: < 1 oz
Material: 17-4 Hardened Stainless Steel
Fits both 5.56 and 9mm bolts\
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Warranty, Returns & Terms:
MMC Armory offers a 30 day return, refund and exchange policy. You must email or call MMC Armory and obtain an RMA number prior to any return, refund, or exchange. All returns must include the original order number, receipt or invoice, along with the billing address, shipping address, contact phone numbers, contact emails, and RMA number. Returns, refunds, and exchanges may take up to two weeks, not including transit times, for processing after we receive it. Return shipping costs will be the responsibility of the returning party, with the exception of the wrong item being received or on warranty exchange during the first 30 days after delivery. Items returned for warranty will only be replaced or exchanged, not refunded.