Kel Tec SU-16 tight takedown pin fix

If you have a Kel Tec SU-16, you might love it except for one little detail… The takedown pin in the handle is so tight that you need a tool to insert or remove it. I found a great hack on what to do about this.

You can replace the takedown pin with a 1/4″ hitch pin from a hardware store. It works peachy keen. The pin stays in perfectly and is easy to remove by pulling on the attached ring. (Source)


  1. powerfrau says:

    Did you go to the range without me? Me, me…lemme come, tooooooo : )
    Congrats on solving that problem.

  2. Lee says:

    :-( I haven’t gotten to the range yet.

  3. says:

    I sell a takedown pin for the SU-16 and PLR-16 that is superior to the stock pin, with a slightly extended length to allow a pull ring to be attached, which is included with every pin. I sell these regularly on ebay, or you can buy them at

    Feel free to contact me direct at with any questions.

  4. lee says:, Nice :-)

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