Forward Controls Design Pivot and Takedown Pins

Original price was: $35.00.Current price is: $33.25.

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SKU: PF-040 UPC: 680665827107

Product Description

PF-040 (Pins, Forward Controls, 0.040) is a set of elegantly simple, and superbly crafted AR15/M16 pivot and takedown pins. Machined from 17-4 PH SS bar stock and QPQ finished, these pins are 0.040 longer than TDP spec pivot and takedown pins.

PF-040 pins can be aptly described as “reverse extended”, in that they’re longer on the left side of the receiver, the additional length of the take-down pin doesn’t interfere with ambidextrous safety operation. When PF-040 pins are pushed in from the left side, the +0.040 transforms to extra length and grasping area on the right side pin head, which combined with their silky smoothness, makes pulling the pin a cinch.

PF-040 has the same elegant and unadorned pin heads design that is in line with their design philosophy which prioritizes functionality over aesthetics. PF-040 right side pin heads (when installed on a receiver, with the muzzle pointing away) are flat, with a small 45 degree chamfer. Serrations or dimples on the right pin head would be useless, so they’re completely plain. There is a small dimple on the other side of the pin head, the tip of bullets (up to 9mm) can be used to push the pins in on tight fitting receivers.

PF-040 may not work “PDW” stocks that have bars overlapping the take down pin holes.
PF-040 may be shipped with the old PWA-040 instructions card, the name under which it was sold up till February 2019. The pins are identical, Forward Controls acquired the rights to the pins in Feb. of 2019.




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QPQ Corrosion Resistant



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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Adam H.
Absolutely awesome pins!

Fit and finish are superb. Hard to find in stock. Definitely make a difference

Simple and Elegant

Started adding FCD parts to my lowers and thought I would give these a try too. We were not disappointed, the fit and finish of the takedown pins are like all other FCD parts we have installed, Simple, Solid, and Elegant. Then you add Milspec Retails quick delivery, it's a no brainer...