So with the recent internment of winter, I decided to tinker with my stock Windham Sight Ready Carbine (SRC). The goal was a series of short DIY projects that provide significant improvement over factory parts, while being both inexpensive and can completed without major tools. I opted to do this in several stages beginning with stock replacement (Part I), the pistol grip (Part II), and then hand guards (Part III). If you’d like to read my review of the Windham SRC rifle itself, you can view it here.
Part II: Pistol Grip Conversion to an Ergo Tactical Deluxe Grip
Step 1: As always, assume every weapon is loaded when handling it for the first time, and remove the magazine and clear the weapon in a safe direction. If there are any questions consult your Owner’s Manual.
Step 2: Locate the setscrew that secures the pistol grip to the lower receiver. This is typically an allen-set screw with locking ring inside the grip.
Step 3: Remove said screw and retain the bolt and locking ring.
Step 4: Slowly remove the pistol grip while ensuring the detent and spring do not erratically launch themselves across your workspace.
Step 5: Place the spring inside the new pistol grip and detent into the lower receiver. Slowly place the new pistol grip (with set-screw and locking washer already through the grip) onto the lower receiver, while ensuring not to bend the spring or the detent doesn’t fall out.
Step 6: Tighten the setscrew
Step 7: That’s it…enjoy.