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Old 01-28-2017, 05:14 AM
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I just bought a new Pac Lite barrel for my Ruger Mark III. It's a 4.5 inch with the threaded cap so I can add a compensator later.

My standard heavy barrel needs to be removed with the help of a rubber mallet. It's TIGHT.

The Pac Lite barrel is so loose it almost falls off when installing it. Is there a way to make it tighter?
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Old 01-28-2017, 09:26 AM
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I have a Volquartsen LLV that does fall off as soon as I get the mainspring out, but with the mainspring in and locked down nothing moves around and it is quite accurate.

You might want to be sure you really have a problem before putting a hammer to it.
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Old 01-28-2017, 10:53 AM
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I just bought a new Pac Lite barrel for my Ruger Mark III. It's a 4.5 inch with the threaded cap so I can add a compensator later.

My standard heavy barrel needs to be removed with the help of a rubber mallet. It's TIGHT.

The Pac Lite barrel is so loose it almost falls off when installing it. Is there a way to make it tighter?
Cut a shim from an aluminum pop can, and install in the receiver front lug pocket to tighten the fit, it works great.
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Old 01-28-2017, 02:32 PM
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search for Blastshield

Duntov's advice is very good. If you search for "blastshield" it should show the aprox. size and shape.
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Cut a shim from an aluminum pop can, and install in the receiver front lug pocket to tighten the fit, it works great.
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Old 01-28-2017, 03:49 PM
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Duntov's advice is very good. If you search for "blastshield" it should show the aprox. size and shape.
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A blast shield fits between the rear of the lug and wraps down behind the trigger. It's purpose is to block grime from spraying into the trigger group (around the feed ramp sides). It can provide some degree of tightening by lifting up on the receiver.

The shim Duntov mentioned fits in the "L" of the lug (front side) and provides tightening by pushing the receiver down. Not quite the same.

Of course, you could cut out a blast shield shape that provides tightening on both sides of the lug in a single piece. It just needs to wrap into the lug pocket.
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Old 01-28-2017, 06:56 PM
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Tac sol has a video on fitting one of their receivers to a grip frame , which alters the receiver. The shim is probably an easier fix ! Look at the Tac sol video I have done it and it worked fine but you must go slow and check you fit continuously.
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Old 01-28-2017, 11:08 PM
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I'm going to try the Blast Shield and see how it works. Thanks for all the responses.
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