Trigger Guard Roll Pin
Small hammer. (Plastic and brass-tipped preferred.)
4S Pin-holding starter punch (optional)
1/8-inch Roll-pin punch 1/8 inch pin punch (optional)
The front of the trigger guard should have a spring-loaded detent already installed. Compress this and insert the trigger guard into the front, making sure the detent is on the same side as the hole. Put the receiver on a bench block to support it. A block of wood will work.
Depress the detent on trigger guard and make sure the trigger guard will pivot open. (The Blackhawk model I used had a second roll pin instead of a detent.)
Despite its straight design and narrow opening the standard trigger guard will suffice under most conditions. But, when you consider my rifle is designed with hunting mind, the addition of Blackhawk’s AR-15 Oversized Trigger guard just makes better sense because it allows quicker access to the trigger with gloved hands.
The next entry will cover installing the buttstock.