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04-30-2006, 11:32 PM
My quick disconnect pin popped out the first round i used it due to the pin lock being forced out somehow. it popped out again later that day. i do not want to keep spending $2 at the field everytime my friggin pin lock falls out. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!

05-01-2006, 12:53 AM
i was thinking about getting a bunch of cotter pins and adding them to my toolbox for when i go out to the field. i could just use a new one each time. bend it back and it wouldnt move. Is this a good idea?

05-01-2006, 01:23 AM
I don't understand, I've used these same pins for years and never replaced them. I'm thinking your field may be selling you some sort of soft metal pins(cheap immitation) rather than hardened spring steel ones. That's the only reason they would bend and pop off repetitively -

05-01-2006, 01:28 AM
no actually my field carries lots of spyder parts, and it is a spyder pin lock, not the pin, however each time i play i seem to misplace it with my wreckless running/sliding skills. i am trying to get a pin that will not be able to just pop off or slide out.

05-01-2006, 04:00 AM
Man I wish I could remember where I saw it, (maybe someone else will) but there's a company that makes a replacement pin that doesn't use a cotter key to hold it in place. It's a quick disconnect type pin that has what looks like a push spring release, or with a type of ball bearing spring loaded detent. It's a totally different design than the stock unit. I'll look for it and give you the link if I find it.

05-01-2006, 04:30 AM
You can use a key ring in the hole for the pin. It will not come out and you can run and slide all you like.

and if you need replacements you can go to a local home improvement store and get them. They have them in all sizes, so either bring your current pin, or bring the gun so you can get ones that fit. But if you use the key ring idea you will not lose it any more.


05-01-2006, 04:41 AM
Use a safety pin. Ugly as sin, but works! (Also, Hacker's idea is a good one!)

05-01-2006, 07:06 AM
^^... yeah you could also use a paperclip .. pretty much the same thing ... and really cheap ... but i agree it isn't very nice looking

05-01-2006, 08:56 AM
HACKER YOUR A GENIOUS!!!!!!!! thanks for the input guys, especially u hacker, a key ring will be in my gun the miniute i get home from school.

05-01-2006, 09:14 AM
key rings are a pain in the tush...

take a piece of fishing line 10lb test would suffice...tie it to the clip and leave about 3" and then tie it to the back frame screw (under the head) and tighten it on top of it

05-01-2006, 09:16 AM
so tie it from the pin hole to the head of the pin? i still like the key ring idea though....

05-01-2006, 10:34 AM
I used a key ring and it worked fine. It was not a brandy new one that was super tight. I used one of the old ones i had laying around and it was easy to get off when you needed too.


Hob Hayward
05-01-2006, 01:17 PM
You can bend them so they're easier to get off, thats what we use on most sailboats for things that need to stay on, but come off easily.

05-01-2006, 02:27 PM
a small saftey pin is the best imo. easy to get on and off yet holds the pin securely