I 2nd the slave pin. It's nearly impossible without one. I used the slave pin from a Franklin Armory binary trigger. Fit perfectly and installed in seconds.Cut a slave pin out of any material. I use a dowel rod. While there is another method of holding the leg of the spring on the ledge with a screwdriver, the slave pin is the only way. Like I cannot stress it enough - use a slave pin and be done in a minute flat.
I didn't know his M320 clone was released...and I don't see it on his website.Got my TG36 today. Looks great. Never actually had a T36 to compare it to. Got my T36 in trade, around the time of all the winter storms. That delayed arrival, and by the time it got here the TG36 story broke. So I just went to my FFL and stripped it all down as best I could by hand, and had them send the receiver to Tom.
Altogether, I'm very happy with it - and its worth the wait. The only thing I don't like is the FES markings/housing. And I have never liked multi-position semi-auto setups. If a third/fourth position doesn't do something, I don't want 'em. I might have to color-fill the markings with special attention to that Tatooine marking. I'm not much of a Star Wars guy, but it is still cool.
I have a G36 2-position semi-auto trigger housing I might convert for this gun. Or maybe I'll pick up one of Tom's AR trigger housings, and drop in a nice AR trigger. Not sure yet. I'm leaning towards the AR trigger just to send Tom a bit more bread.
I have a Spuhr magwell coming Monday that it'll wear, for sure, and a replica M320 in 37mm coming from Tom on Tuesday.
At some point soon, after I get through a move, I'm going to get my G36k out to Tom to pin/weld an extended flash hider so that I can put a stock on it.
Gonna be a lot of G36 fun coming up.
Not on the website, and it won't likely be going into production.I didn't know his M320 clone was released...and I don't see it on his website.
I'm the same as you on my fire/safe markings...I went out of my way to get a 2 position lower for this and my TMP.
I need to find a slave pin. I had swapped out the STANAG adapter on my TG36 and wanted to put the G36 mag well back on and I fought for quite a while to get it back in place. Tom sent me a video of him using a screw driver to get it back in effortlessly. I clearly lack that skill. I'm pretty sure I sent the spring flying at least 10 times and swore so much my family was probably wondering what's going on in the garage. Finally got it back in after putting the firearm in a rifle stand and getting a friend to help. I DON'T want to do that again. Tom made it look easy in his video, but he's only done a few hundred or thousand of these so that's expected.A slave pin is a pin of the same diameter as the actual pin but the slave pin is only as wide as the mag release. I will snap a pic here after a bit.
I have had my fair share of cussing at mag releases to arrive at this method. Bostic told me of the screw driver method but even for production he is using the slave pin method.
I once made a slave pin with a few toothpicks and scotch tape which worked well enough.I need to find a slave pin. I had swapped out the STANAG adapter on my TG36 and wanted to put the G36 mag well back on and I fought for quite a while to get it back in place.
Interesting. Do you know the history of that particular mag catch/spring, like are they HK or GSG9? All of the polymer parts have a cooling aspect to them and can be subject to variances. Similarly the OD of the coil could be a problem or a perfect storm of the two.I got mine reassembled, though it took a lot of swearing. Slave pin or not, I had a heck of a time just getting the pin to fit the second hole of the mag lever with the spring in place. Either the spring was too thick or the back wall was too shallow, but this little subassembly required a lot of prying. Right around here I could feel the slave lose its grip and the pin would go off-axis again:
Once I got that to finally catch, the alignment to the last receiver hole was a cake walk.