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Enhanced Takedown & Pivot Pin Set for AR15 / 5.56 / .223
Enhanced Takedown & Pivot Pin Set for AR15 / 5.56 / .223
Item Id: BAD-EPS-556
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Battle Arms Development Enhanced Pins are precision CNC machined from bar stock, the EPS are made from hardened 12L14 steel and finished in milspec maganese phosphate.


What's included:
  • 2 pin springs
  • 2 KNS detents
  • a magnet for easy installation
  • Enhanced Takedown Pin (ETP) and Enhanced Pivot Pin (EPP)


The EPS features the following improvements:

  • Keystone shaped and dimpled pivot pin head
  • Easy, hassle free magnet-assisted installation of the pivot pin
  • Knurled circumference and a reverse angled flat on the head of the takedown pin head for improved gripping surface
  • 0.030" longer length aids in pushing the pins out, without being obtrusive
  • Low profiled pin heads, the ETP is compatible with ambidextrous selector's right lever
  • Bullet tip guide at the tip of the pins to prevent the bullet or tool from slipping off and scratching the receiver
  • Secondary detent hole and groove milled past the milspec detent hole and groove on the pivot pin, with the help of a small magnet (included), making the installation of the pivot pin effortless


Compatible with receivers of standard widths, and also compatible with the
HK MR223. Not compatible with AR10 / 7/62 / .308 platforms (we will be adding these in the near future). Proudly designed and manufactured in the USA.Made in USA To view more pictures click the flickr icon > view more images on flickr


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Customer Reviews
Enhanced Takedown & Pivot Pin Set for AR15
  Great upgrade on a Colt 6940, easy installation.
  Reviewed by:  Tracy McGowen from Calhoun, LA. on 11/26/2014
Enhanced Takedown & Pivot Pin Set for AR15 / 5.56 / .223
  Had my Daniel Defense lower apart to upgrade trigger and stock. This was a nice upgrade. Installation easy.
  Reviewed by:  LN from Tampa, FL. on 9/3/2014
Nice upgrade
  Bought this for an omni poly lower that has thicker walls. The front pivot pin makes it much easier to take out since a stock one is recessed in the poly lower. The rear pin did not offer any improvement over stock on my lower, so I put it on a DPMS aluminum lower and like the center hole on the left end and the fingernail slot on the right side to be able to pull the pin out easier. I'm still looking for a longer rear pin for my poly lower
  Reviewed by:  Swervin from Washington (the state). on 8/20/2014
Not Worth It
  I bought this because I thought it would make sliding pins quickly. The front one's notched edges make it slightly easier to grab with the very tips of your Index Finger and Thumb, but the back one, in my opinion is the same or worse then the OEM pin. I find no difference in this pins then the OEM pins that come on the piece. Do they work, yes. Do they work better no. Idea to make something that you can grab and pull easily and, quickly at the range, wherever?? is great, love trying for innovation....but, had I been the inventor or marketer....I wouldn't have put it out there, yet. Just my opinion. All product likes and dislikes are a matter of taste, of course, to some these are a good piece of work. To me, they didn't finish the design.
  Reviewed by:  Rick Hassinger from Minnesota. on 8/16/2014
mission accomplished! better than hoped for.
  Have this old pre-ban E.A. Arms lower that would accept very few uppers but with these pins allowed me to use a new BCM upper that I could never get the old pins to close on. Makes up for this lower being slightly out of spec. I think it's the slight taper, plus being longer they're easier to open with no tools!
  Reviewed by:  Lens-man from NY State of mind. on 7/24/2014
BAD EPP ETP Review
  Upgraded my Ruger SR-556 and i'm impressed with how much of a difference its made. Easy to install and easy to use. What more could you want?
  Reviewed by:  Jeremy Navarro from Pueblo. on 7/23/2014
Is what it is...
  Like spoken of previously, don't know that I really need it, but it is an upgrade. Product comes with everything including a magnet for easy install. Can't go wrong if you have money to throw at it.
  Reviewed by:  MP from Portland,OR. on 4/17/2014
Super Product/Affordable/Easy Install
  I purchased two sets of these to install on both my and my wife's Delton AR-15. Installation was a breeze! To help with your install, watch the video Tactical Link has on the product page. However, here are a couple additional pointers. When removing the front takedown pin, instead of doing it exactly as on the video, after rotating the pin and before you remove, cover the pin with a rag. Then when you remove the pin the rag will not allow the detent to fly across the room and it will be right there when you remove the rag. On the rear, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REMOVE THE CASTLE NUT. There is a great video on how to do this easily without removing the castle nut. Go to YouTube and search, AR-15-Staked Castle Nut? Takedown Pin Removal-Easy trick. I would use this method (because it is so easy) even if my castle nut was not staked. As to the product, at $30 you are just not putting that many coins out. Do you really need to do this. Depends, if you have zero problem with taking your AR down then maybe not. But if you have any problem at all even in the least, this product will remedy that 100%. Being just slightly longer than the original pins you can push the head just a little further away from the receiver and with the textured heads grasping and pulling is a snap. I like these so much I am now waiting for the product for the .308. As soon as they are available, I will buy. Again, fantastic little upgrade at a very affordable price.
  Reviewed by:  Charlie from SE Coastal NC. on 3/25/2014
Keeping things simple!
  Installed this on a new lower I was building since the pivot pin is always the "fun" part to install. This is quick and simple and was on in a second. Seems to work well so I'm happy with it.
  Reviewed by:  Steven Scoville from Virginia. on 2/9/2014
Much better !
  Bought these for my HK MR223 (similar to the US-version HK MR556). It has a finicky push-pull/push-push for takedown. And if you loose the special tool you're pretty much screwed. Watched the install-video, followed the instructions - it all went flawless. So far they are in my opinion by far better (and easier !) than the HK-solution. They work - buy them :) I'd recommend them (and Tacticallink !) to anyone who asks.
  Reviewed by:  Ove Toranger from Bergen, Norway. on 12/29/2013
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