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Old 11-30-2017, 02:51 PM   #1
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Marshall made me do it........

Buy some VZ grips on black Monday that is, what with all the sales he posted.
Trouble is my trigger finger seems to be about a quarter inch too short for a proper 1911 so I went with slim grips which required new bushings. In reading posts here it seems I should use a “bushing tool” but all I can find is barrel bushing tool. What is a bushing removal tool and where can I get one?
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Old 11-30-2017, 03:07 PM   #2
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Old 11-30-2017, 03:38 PM   #3
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I was looking at some grips today and found this on Raasco’s website. Coincidentally I was asking Marshall about some VZ Grips today.

https://raasco.com/parts-tools/
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I have the ones listed on the Brownells site rather then the type on the Raasco site. I think they hold the bushing more securely and help keep it going in straight. JMHO
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:29 PM   #5
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I have the ones listed on the Brownells site rather then the type on the Raasco site. I think they hold the bushing more securely and help keep it going in straight. JMHO
I have never used either one, I just stumbled across it by accident. Good to know thanks Chuck.
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Old 11-30-2017, 06:05 PM   #6
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I have the one from Brownells also. Works great, used it on my ultra stainless raptor. Got the slim bushings and screws from kimber and the dragon scale thin grips from raasco grips. Might add I put a coat of clear poly urethane on the grips first.
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:20 PM   #7
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I have the ones listed on the Brownells site rather then the type on the Raasco site. I think they hold the bushing more securely and help keep it going in straight. JMHO
I wholeheartedly agree with Chuck on Brownells.Get it,it's worth it.
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Old 12-01-2017, 03:51 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone. Guess I’ll go with Brownells even if two are required. I searched Brownells and that didn’t come up. Or would it be better to let a gunsmith do it. Anyone know what a gunsmith would charge?
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Thanks everyone. Guess I’ll go with Brownells even if two are required. I searched Brownells and that didn’t come up. Or would it be better to let a gunsmith do it. Anyone know what a gunsmith would charge?
If you enjoy working on your guns then I'd say go for it. The bushing bits will probably cost about as much as a gunsmith would charge. The advantage in having the bits means that next time you want to change grips you'll have the tools to do it.

Click this link and it'll take you to Brownells site and the bits you need.
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:02 AM   #10
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Thanks Chuck, I just ordered the tools including a handle. Figured I would probably get some more use out of it.
Between you, Marshall and Freedom Munitions this months credit card bill will require a large check.

And Chuck if you see this, my FireFox just warned me that Kimber Talk is not a secure site??
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