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Old 11-16-2012, 09:59 AM   #1
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A guy at a shooting was telling me that I needed to replace the screws on my Springfield 1911 handle. Because the stock screws have a tendency to loosen during shootings. But I've been having trouble finding plain flat head screws. Does anyone know where I can get better screws an do I need to get new screw housings as well?

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Old 11-16-2012, 10:43 AM   #2
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Why do you need to replace the grip screws? Are they coming loose? Are they "boogered"?
MidwayUSA: http://www.midwayusa.com/find?userSearchQuery=1911+grip+screws
Brownells: http://www.brownells.com/search/index.htm?k=1911+grip+screws&ksubmit=y

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Brooms, hammers, and axes have handles.

1911s have grips!

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Why do you need to replace the grip screws? Are they coming loose? Are they "boogered"?
MidwayUSA: http://www.midwayusa.com/find?userSearchQuery=1911+grip+screws
Brownells: http://www.brownells.com/search/index.htm?k=1911+grip+screws&ksubmit=y

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personally i think the guy is full of ...........

if they aren't loose, i wouldn't worry about replacing them, unless you just wanted to.

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I have a springfield 1911 and I have never had a problem with the screws becoming loose while I was shooting. My philosophy is if your not having a problem with something, just leave it alone.

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If it ain't broke, don't fix it. If you DO have a problem with a screw working loose, a dab of blue Loc-tite on the threads will take care of that.

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If it ain't broke, don't fix it. If you DO have a problem with a screw working loose, a dab of blue Loc-tite on the threads will take care of that.
I've also had good luck with small O-Rings.
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