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Old 11-16-2012, 03:54 PM   #11
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Sounds like a solution to a non-existing problem.

If you Google "handle screws" I could see why you're having a hard time finding 1911 grip screws.

When you say "screw housings" are you referring to the grip bushings? If yes, NO you do not need new bushings. (Unless you are changing out your grips for a slim/thin version, then you will need both new slim/thin screws and bushings.)

If you do decide to use a anaerobic adhesive like LOCTITE Threadlocker, be sure to ONLY use the Blue - Removable version and NOT the Red - permanent version!

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another point i will add, is to use the proper type of screwdriver to tighten the grip screws. if not using the proper scrwedriver, you may not get them tight enough and could possibly bugger the heads of the screws up.

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another point i will add, is to use the proper type of screwdriver to tighten the grip screws. if not using the proper scrwedriver, you may not get them tight enough and could possibly bugger the heads of the screws up.
And buy the "extra length" type screws-
They'll help hold the mag snug
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And buy the "extra length" type screws-
They'll help hold the mag snug
that's them California grip screws? the ones you have to back off to remove the magazine before replacing with another one!
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that's them California grip screws? the ones you have to back off to remove the magazine before replacing with another one!
Yup- I think they invented them
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Yup- I think they invented them
also have to retighten the grip screws before firing to give the criminals an equal chance. Calofornia rules regarding semi auto pistols you know.
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also have to retighten the grip screws before firing to give the criminals an equal chance. Calofornia rules regarding semi auto pistols you know.
Yeah-- Arny said "I'll be back, i must tighten screws"
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+1 on vz grips. He's got many options, pretty damn cool ones at that!

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If you buy new screws, get the ones with allen heads. Less chance of buggering the screw head.

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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.
The screws were loose when he pointed it out to me. So I tightened them, thinking that maybe during manufacturing they didn't over torque them. Went shooting a week later an they did in fact become loose again. That's why I decided to look into getting new ones
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