Take-down was cake really. Assembling I put a couple of small scratches on my new plinker. Mainly due to getting the pin back in, so will need to polish. I think the big hang-up was not dropping the mag to get the pin fully through. After getting really frustrated I dropped the mag and it slid right in. I know I will get better at doing it the more times I do it. Just a shame I put a couple of scratches on it first time.