Q: Currently I’m running a Toolcraft 7.62x39 bolt which in its description state it comes with an enhanced firing pin. In your opinion are all “enhanced” pins the same, or are their differences between the two? Thanks
A: I'm not sure where Toolcraft buys their enhanced firing pins from, but no not all enhanced firing pins are the same. We have been doing our own enhanced firing pins for about 8 yrs now and have our own drawing/specs. Now when it comes to Tula and Golden Tiger Ammo one can still experience light strikes depending on the lot of ammo, we have seen some Tula or Golden Tiger where the primers were set to deep or was not crimped properly allowing the primer to move forward when fired. Due to this we highly recommend sticking to Wolf as we have not seen this issue with Wolf or Silver Bear Ammo.
Q: Will this firing pin also work for brass ammo
A: Yes it can. We have not heard or experienced any issues using our enhanced firing pin in this caliber for steel or brass case ammunition. We do state to always check the first few rounds of brass case when you first start shooting to ensure you are not piercing primers, but we have no experience it nor have any of our customers reported any issues.
Q: can the ar-15 7.62x39 enhanced firing pin be used in 5.56/.223 ars to midigate shooting steel .223 rounds? or is it just for the 7.62x39?
I'd like to install this in my 7.62x39 ar-15, as well as some of my .223 ars that i shoot steel cased ammo in.
A: We do not recommend an enhanced firing pin for the 5.56 caliber as the enhanced firing pin allows for further protrusion to ensure positive ignition in the notorious hardened primers of the 7.62x39. Using this enhanced firing pin in a 5.56 caliber could cause pierce primers. Standard firing will work on 5.56 steel case ammunition with no issues.
Q: Will this pin run in a Bear Creek Arsenal bolt for AR 7.62x39? I'm assuming yes but never hurts to get confirmation. Thanks
A: Our enhanced firing pins are designed to run in any R-15 mil-spec dimension bolt assemblies, so if BCA bolt assemblies are to mil-spec dimensions it will work just fine.
Q: Good afternoon,
do you guys have dealer pricing on the extended firing pins?
A: Yes we have a dealer program for those holding an FFL.
Q: AR-15 7.62x39 Enhanced Firing Pin
Is this firing pin a bit longer than a regular firing pin? I already ordered it and received your firing pin but just wondering if it is a bit longer. I was told that that’s what I need to avoid hard primer strikes without firing. Thanks.
A: If you ordered the enhanced firing pin it is what you need for steel case ammo. Per our description on products page: PLEASE NOTE: Overall Length is irrelevant to the performance of our enhanced firing pin. We designed our enhanced firing pin with multiple dimensional changes beyond overall length.
Q: How much is shipping for the firing Pin?
A: Shipping varies so there is not a set shipping cost, it varies by first class and Priority. You may add firing pin to cart then go to cart and put in your zip code for shipping cost to your zip code.
Q: I have an Anderson AR15 in 7.62x39. Will this pin work in my Anderson?
Q: I see this pin works well with the 762x39 steel cased ammo using the hard berdan primers, but what about the "good stuff" brass ammo with the boxer primers? I shoot both types of ammo and I don't want to have any pierced primers when shooting the softer primers. Thanks
A: We have never seen an issue with going from steel to brass; however, we still ask when you do go over to brass with the enhanced firing pin installed to check to see if you are experiencing any pierced primers for precaution.
Q: will this fit mgi bolt?
A: If MGI bolt will take an AR-15 firing pin then this enhanced firing pin should not have any compatibility issues.