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Old 05-31-2020, 03:02 PM
ToddRvs ToddRvs is offline
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My 1911 LW commander grip screws keep coming loose

Any ideas or tricks to help keep my grip screws from coming loose. I do not want to use blue lock tite as I have tried that before and all though it kept the screws tight I was unable to separate them from the grip screw bushing so the screw and bushing came out all in one when I changed my grips out like I do on occasion

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Old 05-31-2020, 03:08 PM
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You can use O rings that’s about it.
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Old 05-31-2020, 03:09 PM
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You can use O rings thatís about it.
What do you mean o rings???
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Old 05-31-2020, 03:30 PM
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What material are these grips made of?

O-rings

VZ https://vzgrips.com/products/o-rings.html

Challis https://challisgrips.americommerce.c...2-O-rings.aspx
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Old 05-31-2020, 03:50 PM
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Take one screw to ace hardware and find a small o ring that just slips over the threads and is thin. Buy four of them, likely about 50 cents. Put those on your grips screws and snug them down. Problem solved.
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Old 05-31-2020, 04:48 PM
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I've found the ideal size to be a metric O-ring 1.5mm x 3mm.

They're easily found on Amazon.
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Old 05-31-2020, 05:25 PM
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I think they’re #60. I put some grips made by Stoner CNC on my light weight Colt Commander & the grips were very tight fitting. With the O rings the screws have never come loose. I think that the less your grips move around the better.
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Old 05-31-2020, 05:44 PM
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I've converted all my pistols to Challis bushings and o-rings. Magnificent!
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Old 05-31-2020, 06:34 PM
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Hi,
Just put a dab of your wife's finger nail polish on the threads!

EASY!
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Old 05-31-2020, 07:59 PM
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Blue Loc tite will slow it down and still allow you to remove the screws easily. Just be sure to thoroughly clean the threads first. Only use Blue.
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Old 05-31-2020, 10:48 PM
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Take one screw to ace hardware and find a small o ring that just slips over the threads and is thin. Buy four of them, likely about 50 cents. Put those on your grips screws and snug them down. Problem solved.
If Ace or other hardware store doesnít have what you need, try an auto parts store like Auto Zone, or similar. The o-ring solution really works.
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Old 06-01-2020, 10:30 AM
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I use Challis bushings and o-rings. I also use a dab of grease on the threads and tighten to 12 inlbs. They never come loose.

I find #60's to be too thick and cause the the heads of the screws to not be flush with the grips.
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Old 06-01-2020, 01:54 PM
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i use challis bushings and o-rings. I also use a dab of grease on the threads and tighten to 12 inlbs. They never come loose.

I find #60's to be too thick and cause the the heads of the screws to not be flush with the grips.
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Old 06-01-2020, 03:14 PM
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I got a ten-lifetimes supply of O-rings by buying a short length of fishtank air hose; slice off as thick a piece as you need.
Even if you don't really need it to keep the screws tight, you can use it to help clock the screw slots, if you're into that sort of thing.
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