Okay, so: I'm holding the longshot's piston and looking in the back of it. This picture, which I found elsewhere on the boards, perfectly illustrates:
Okay, so (from descriptions and examination of the NS), this is the thing I'm supposed to cut on:
Now, everything I've read describes it as being drilled out, something like this:
What I'm trying to figure out is why not do it like this, which seems infinitely easier:
Is there a reason not to just snip the three support struts and yank the thing entirely out? What purpose does it serve to leave a small ring of plastic in there -- doesn't that, in some small way, "obstruct the airway", which is the whole point of removing the AR in the first place?
Edited by Keenath, 21 November 2006 - 12:40 PM.