I like to install slings on all of my long guns. And, I like the detachable swivels. It makes installing and removing slings quick and easy.
But, my Mini-14 comes with a "permanent" swivel on the front. I want to remove it. But, I have learned that it will be necessary to drill a hole all the way through the gas block in order to use detachable swivels. So, I guess that is what I will do.
My question is: Will there be any problems in drilling out the block? Is there anything I need to know before I start? Has anybody here already done it? I don't want to damage a brand new rifle but I do want to make the alteration if there is no damage to existing parts.