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Old 01-21-2017, 10:12 AM   #1
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Standard or metric Allen wrench

Anyone know if the screws that hold the grip panels on are standard or metric ? I have only shot the micro once so far, and discovered today that my right hand grip panel is loose already.
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My Target Eclipse II uses a standard allen wrench. Just had my pistol's grips off yesterday for through cleaning and lubing.
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Get a set of both SAE and metric. One never knows what one is going to run into. If you're prepared, you can solve the problem right away. It's kind of like having a pistol and a rifle. You can't know beforehand what you're going to need, but eventually you'll need both.

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Old 01-21-2017, 11:14 AM   #4
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Get a set of both SAE and metric. One never knows what one is going to run into. If you're prepared, you can solve the problem right away. It's kind of like having a pistol and a rifle. You can't know beforehand what you're going to need, but eventually you'll need both.

I have both. I was just curious as to what they were before attempting to research it. Sounds like they are standard and not metric.
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I have both. I was just curious as to what they were before attempting to research it. Sounds like they are standard and not metric.
It's 3/32 Trump1
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I agree with Marshall. They were probably not tight to begin with. Almost every new Kimber that I've purchased at least one grip screw has been loose right from the box.
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Thank you for the help fellas.
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OK, I just took a 3/32 Allen wrench and checked the screws on the right side grip panel, and I couldn't get them to move. I can still move this grip panel back and forth under these screws a smidge. I did not want to flip the wrench around and put the short end into the screw for fear of strippage. I wonder if anyone else has noticed this.......
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OK, I just took a 3/32 Allen wrench and checked the screws on the right side grip panel, and I couldn't get them to move. I can still move this grip panel back and forth under these screws a smidge. I did not want to flip the wrench around and put the short end into the screw for fear of strippage. I wonder if anyone else has noticed this.......
Take your grips off and see if your bushings are loose...If they are remove them and clean the oil of of them and replace them after adding a bit of LokTite on the threads of the bushings...

When you put the grips back on add a #60 rubber o-ring to each grip screw and tighten...
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Take your grips off and see if your bushings are loose...If they are remove them and clean the oil of of them and replace them after adding a bit of LokTite on the threads of the bushings...

When you put the grips back on add a #60 rubber o-ring to each grip screw and tighten...
I'd suggest using the red #271 Loctite on the bushing threads. Make sure you don't get it on threads for the grip screws and give it sometime to setup before reinstalling the grips.
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