how to remove handguard? (free float knurled tight)
so i did my first AR build. and i got everything on fine… however, i realized the handguard…. i’m not sure how i’ll remove it if i need to do any work on the barrel.
It’s the one pictured (daytona tactical free float handguard). it’s got a knurled barrel nut, and i had to end up using 8 barrel shims to time it … so i’m a bit anxious as it’s not flush with the upper receiver, and i only got about 30-32 foot lbs of torque on the nut…. meanwhile ran out of shims…. so if it’s not tight enough, i’ll have to remove it and add more shims….
Regardless, i had to use a rubber mallet to whack this thing on top of the knurling to get it to go on… which is when i realized.. “wait… so if this has to come off…. what do i do?????”
suggestions? (fyi it’s ok for now… just asking preemptively in case issues arise)
and yes, this is without the screws on the bottom ….