The BR99 Billet lower project is gathering pace as I work on the final details. One thing that has niggled me is the standard BR99 safety. The standard AR15 type safety selector is held in place by a spring and plunger accessed by removing the hand grip. Once the grip is removed the spring can be pulled out and with a bit of wiggling of the selector the plunger drops out and the selector can be removed.
The BR99 standard lower has a fixed hand grip, the actual method of holding the selector in place is very similar, it has a plunger held under tension with a spring however it also has a small screw at the top to hold the plunger and spring in place. To remove the selector you need so separate the upper and lower, then remove the retaining screw, lift the spring out and then wiggle the selector with the lower inverted. Then wiggle it some more, then tap it on the side, then get a torch and peer inside the hole, then tap it some more, followed by trying to ease it out with a small screwdriver and some sideways force… It does come out eventually however it is not the easiest task in the world.
This has set me thinking, do I use the original safety selector and method of fitting or do I move to the more conventional AR15 bottom spring type. The slight downside to this is additional parts are required, namely a new selector, spring and plunger and if am going down this route should I look at fitting an ambidextrous selector for left hookers are weak shoulder stages.
I would be interested to hear any thoughts on this.