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Old 03-20-2018, 04:41 PM   #1
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I blew it

So I was cleaning my micro 9 and K6 after a range day and I noticed a missing grip screw on the micro. I ordered a new set $21 for a set of 4. I donít want to do that again and was thinking about some blue loctite is that a good idea or what do you guys suggest? And from now on I will double check for tightness every cleaning
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Old 03-20-2018, 04:52 PM   #2
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Put a "o" ring under the screw head. No need for locktight.

CFP Grips -1911 Grip Screw O-Ring https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079XSMGQZ..._vjySAbGDMH70F
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Old 03-20-2018, 05:30 PM   #3
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I wish you would have posted this before you placed the order.

I just checked in the gun room and I have two sets of stainless slot-head screws and one set of four stainless collets for the frame.

I always replaced the screws with 3/16 socket head screws--but I saved the stainless ones!
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Originally Posted by The Tourist View Post
I wish you would have posted this before you placed the order.

I just checked in the gun room and I have two sets of stainless slot-head screws and one set of four stainless collets for the frame.

I always replaced the screws with 3/16 socket head screws--but I saved the stainless ones!
Micro 9 screws & bushings are smaller than the standard size. Great of you to offer though.....
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Old 03-20-2018, 05:40 PM   #5
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The o-rings are the way to go, just don't over tighten the screw when you install them and crush the rubber ring. They will act like lock washers under the screw head.
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Old 03-20-2018, 06:05 PM   #6
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Thanks guys the o rings in the link above are the ones I need for the micro 9?
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Old 03-20-2018, 06:29 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Mikez51c6 View Post
Thanks guys the o rings in the link above are the ones I need for the micro 9?
The #60 o rings are perfect for standard grip screws, but are a bit thicker than the Micro 9 factory o rings. You can see in the picture that the top screw sticks out further than the factory o ring/screw on the bottom. The #60 is perfect as far as the id/od is concerned, just a hair too thick. Here are the dimensions of the #60 o ring so you may find something thinner at your local Lowes or Home Depot. {1/4 in. OD x 1/8 in. ID x 1/16 in. wall}

https://www.homedepot.com/p/DANCO-60...6774/100239341
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Old 03-20-2018, 06:34 PM   #8
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We just bought 0-rings for my 1911 and Raptor at Home depot. 10 for $2.50 and they fit perfect. They are #60.
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Old 03-23-2018, 03:25 PM   #9
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I have new screws for the micro and new grips for the k6 on order while I have the grips off should I oil or do anything special under there ?
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Yeah, I usually tighten my grip screws or at least check them whenever I clean them. Learned the hard way too.
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