New full size LW Stainless. Bought some nice aftermarket grips. Went to take off the factory grips and one bushing came off with the grip. Guess I’ll be going to the local hardware store for some Blue Loctite?
I use Challis bushings and O-rings exclusively these days. They are the best of the best. Using these bushings and O-rings eliminates the need for staking or loctite even when using G10 grips.Guess I’ll be going to the local hardware store for some Blue Loctite?
That IS great customer service.Two week turnaround including shipping from/to LGS; they put in a new grip bushing, and also reamed the chamber, polished the feed ramp, breech face & firing pin housing, and refinished the barrel, tested it with 3 mags of FMJ and one of JHP, then cleaned and lubed it, and got it back to me 2nd day air.
Forgive my ignorance; what is the firing pin housing?
You're undoubtedly correct. I've just never heard it referred to like that.I’m no smith, so I’m guessing here, but probably the ‘channel’ it rides in?
I use Challis on all my 1911s because of the bushing's hex design. it really makes it so much easier to put them in and out, especially in, since it's easier with a hex driver socket to back them out a little when putting them in thus avoiding the awful, "stripped frame threads" syndrome. They also suggest using an o-ring under the bushing and give specific torquing information for steel and aluminum frames. Great company.Nice that they took the time to put a hex on them. That makes SO much more sense.