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Post Your 'DOH!!! Moments Here

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by yskippy, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. yskippy

    yskippy Tigard Life Member Lifetime Supporter

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    What's a 'DOH!!! moment? It's that instant you realize you were doing, or saying something incredibly stupid and you should have known better (See: Simpson, Homer). Here is mine from this weekend:

    I had just finished installing a CMC Drop-in trigger into one of my AR lowers. This is the third time I've changed out triggers on my different AR lowers, so I was VERY confident I knew what I was doing. I put everything back together, finished torquing down the pistol grip and went to check everything out.

    Cock the hammer - Check
    Safety on - Check
    Hammer Doesn't fall -Check

    Cock the hammer - Check
    Selector switch to fire - Check
    Hammer Falls - Check (of course I was holding it)

    Cock the hammer again - move the selector back to Safe....and....WTF??
    The selector switch does a complete 360. Ummmm....that's not right....so I figure the detent spring/pin are misaligned (or fell out) so I loosen the pistol grip. Nope Everything is where it should be. So I carefully re-torque everything and try again....Safety - Check: Fire - Check: but the selector switch is still just turning and turning.

    Of course being the smart trouble shooter that I am, I repeated the EXACT same process 2 more times (with the exact same results...big shocker there). Finally I decide to walk away for a little bit before I wedge my nice new lower into the drywall of my garage.

    It was still bugging me when I went to bed last night, but I thought a good night's sleep might clear my head. Then at 4:00 this morning it hit me.....I had put the safety in the wrong way....instead of the selector switch being on the left side of the lower....I had it on the right..........


  2. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    When I said, "I do" over thirty two years ago now.
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