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Old 01-26-2018, 07:19 AM   #1
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Loctite on grip screws?

Put new grips on my old Remington 1911 and the screws came loose at the range. Didn't come off, just loosened up enough to make the grips a bit wobbly. Do you guys ever use loctite on your grip screws?
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Go to a home center and pick up some #60 o-rings, place them on the screw up under the head. The o-ring will act as a lock washer and keep the screws in place, just don't over tighten them.
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Dang, beat me to it...
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Some good advice from Chuck43. you can use locktite, use Blue only. Do not over do it, just cover the threads lightly...DO NOT use RED!!!
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Some #60 "o" rings under the screws work wonders.
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I bought O rings with my thin grips and found that I would have to really crank down on the screws in order to not have them poke up above the grips. Didn’t want to do that so I didn’t use them. I’ll see what happens next range day. The thin VZ grips feel much better and are much more aggressively patterned, think I’m going to like them.
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I bought O rings with my thin grips and found that I would have to really crank down on the screws in order to not have them poke up above the grips. Didnít want to do that so I didnít use them. Iíll see what happens next range day. The thin VZ grips feel much better and are much more aggressively patterned, think Iím going to like them.
If you don't have any loctite a little clear nail polish on the screws will do the same thing. And no, it's not my nail polish! 😁
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