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Old 06-20-2014, 07:05 PM #1
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Detent Idea

For sft owners, I know detents are still available, but from what I understand they are no longer being produced? I've seen the idea in the slug body thread about having them machined to use axe/mini detents.

My question was whether or not the threads/bore size are excessively different between the shocker detent holes and the mini's. (if anyone has both)

If this may not be feasible by drilling and then helicoiling, I was wondering if the actual nub part of the mini detent could somehow be installed in an sft detent, thus making it similar to ion style detents.

And if this has already been covered please don't smite me
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:37 PM #2
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I'm sure it's possible. Ynda has some CAD files on zdspb of both SFT and Mini bodies, so you could check if you have the right CAD software. A factor other than thread pitch and diameter is the length of the detent. If Axe/Mini detents are shorter than the Vision-side detent of Axes/Minis, then you'd also need a custom/modded eye cover.

Also, what do you mean by "ion style" detents?
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:56 PM #3
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Some of my roommates are engineering majors, I might have them look into that. Ions use a nub style that I'm pretty sure doesn't retract or involve springs. Just kind of a rubber shape. I was thinking that if the spring system didn't work, take the nubs from the mini detents and shave them down to stick just far enough into the breech
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:24 PM #4
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Some of my roommates are engineering majors, I might have them look into that. Ions use a nub style that I'm pretty sure doesn't retract or involve springs. Just kind of a rubber shape. I was thinking that if the spring system didn't work, take the nubs from the mini detents and shave them down to stick just far enough into the breech
The Ion stock detents suck pretty bad,to me a necessary upgrade.
Try looking at spring DM or Ion types.Even the Ego&Hammer 7 finger detents are better
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:52 PM #5
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It probably won't work to have plastic/delrin detents that don't move like the stock Ion ones. The stock Ion ones are rubber and depress away from the bolt. Plastic might just break. Although you can put a spring in there like the TechT detents.
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:48 PM #6
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Yeah, basically I was just seeing if anyone had tried it before. I might go out and get some sets and experiment. (I feel like I'm preparing for the detent apocalypse)
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:09 PM #7
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Yeah, basically I was just seeing if anyone had tried it before. I might go out and get some sets and experiment. (I feel like I'm preparing for the detent apocalypse)
let us know what happens!
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