I’ve had several requests from armorers who haven’t had the opportunity to take a recent class for a little instruction on the new E2 uppers.
Classes that have worked on them are quickly realizing that they are pretty simple, but the changes definitely illustrate why it’s important to re-certify every three years. Current classes are working on E2 and Legacy uppers as well as DAK and DA/SA E2 lowers.
If you need to re-certify, contact our Training Coordinator, Kathleen Randolph at 603-418-8181, she’ll hook you up.
Ok, so the first thing everyone notices is that the slide looks different. You have a much longer extractor with no plunger and a roll pin that runs top to bottom.
To remove the roll pin that is retaining the extractor you’ll need a half round punch. You can’t see it in this less than optimal photo, but… only half the roll pin is visible at the bottom of the slide. This to eliminate the possibility of that pin walking down and tying up the pistol.
You’ll drive that pin out, bottom to top thru the hole in your armorers block.
With the roll pin removed, the extractor will drop out. What we have in front of us is (L) the extractor springs, there are two, one inside the other. (R) is the firing pin positioning pin. You may be able to tell from this photo that only half of the positioning pin is visible, again to keep it from walking to the right and tying up the extractor. You’ll drive it out right to left, once it’s out the firing pin assembly is removed as on the legacy slides. When driving out the positioning pin, take care not to allow your punch to go too deep and damage the extractor cut in the slide.
Once the firing pin assembly has been reinstalled and the positioning pin inserted, drop the extractor springs back in place, put the extractor into the extractor groove and take up the extractor sprain tension with your finger.
Start the roll pin in until it retains the extractor.
Using a roll pin punch continue the pin until it is flush.
Remember both the firing pin positioning pin and the extractor pin are sacrificial parts, they must be replaced when removed.
As always any questions or issues, shoot me an email.