Issue setting the safety

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  1. dubya

    dubya New Member

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    Hi All - I'm just getting started with my Colt Match Target. After cleaning it and putting it back together, I cannot seem to set the safety unless I charge it by pulling back on the charging handle. I'm pretty sure that I put it back together properly, but I am also pretty sure I should be able to set the safety without charging. Can anyone help me?
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    Your Colt Match Target is built the same way the 1911 is. If the gun is not cocked you don't need to have a safety, thus, it will not go into safety untill the gun is cocked.
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    Colt match target ar? Im assuming. you cant put a ar in safe unless the hammer is cocked which means you have to pull the charging handle first. Sounds to me everything is just fine
  4. dubya

    dubya New Member

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    Hey All - thank you so much! I've spent many hours taking apart and putting back together the bolt assembly thinking that I had reassembled improperly! But all time well spent as I have gotten a good deal of familiarity with the weapon. Now thanks to you, I've gotten a good deal of confidence with the weapon. Again thanks!
    P.S. It is a Colt Match Target 6400. Based on where I live (NJ), I don't think that the AR variant is legal - something about features like flash suppressor, adjustable stock, etc., not being legal. But here again, I am a novice.
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    Even without the suppressors, extended mags and collapsable stock, its still a AR variant. Same function, same trigger group.
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