Handle screws

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by psymmonds, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. psymmonds

    psymmonds New Member

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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?
     

  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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  3. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Brooms, hammers, and axes have handles.

    1911s have grips!
     
  4. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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

    if they aren't loose, i wouldn't worry about replacing them, unless you just wanted to.
     
  6. rhyno13

    rhyno13 New Member

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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.
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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.
     
  8. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I've also had good luck with small O-Rings.
     
  9. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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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!
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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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.
     
  11. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    And buy the "extra length" type screws-
    They'll help hold the mag snug :rolleyes: :D
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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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!:eek::D
     
  13. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Yup- I think they invented them :p
     
  14. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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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.:eek::D
     
  15. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Yeah-- Arny said "I'll be back, i must tighten screws" :p
     
  16. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    +1 on vz grips. He's got many options, pretty damn cool ones at that!
     
  17. Thebiker

    Thebiker New Member

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

    psymmonds New Member

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    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