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Wanted to try some different grips on my pro carry, now I just need to know if someone can tell me what the heck the screw type in the grips are. Are they hex, torx, or what? Before I strip the heads off, just thought Id ask. Thanks
 

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The screws on my Ultra II are hex head. I would assume they pretty much stuck with the same screw setup across the board. A quick look at the pictures on the corporate web site would seem to verify that.
 

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Well I got the news from my GS. Its actually torx, T10 to be exact. After getting the grips off I discovered that the sleeves and screws are fixed to the grip, so Im off to my GS to have him walk me through taking them out so I can use them with my new grips. What a pain, but at least Ill know what the procedure is for future exchanges
 

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Wanted to try some different grips on my pro carry, now I just need to know if someone can tell me what the heck the screw type in the grips are. Are they hex, torx, or what? Before I strip the heads off, just thought Id ask. Thanks
Strange, I just doubled checked to be sure and the screws in my Super Carry Pro are 3/32 hex, you would think they'd use the same screws in all their models.
 

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I certainly thought they would. Guess it's a matter of, "when the screw fits"!
 

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If I had to guess, Id guess that Torx replaced hex. My pro carry is 2013. Or could be as simple as whats available, or price
 

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Well I got the news from my GS. Its actually torx, T10 to be exact. After getting the grips off I discovered that the sleeves and screws are fixed to the grip, so Im off to my GS to have him walk me through taking them out so I can use them with my new grips. What a pain, but at least Ill know what the procedure is for future exchanges
It sounds like the threaded bushings ("sleeves") unthreaded instead of the screws. The screws should come off followed by the grip. The bushings are supposed to stay affixed to the frame of the gun.

I had one bushing out of four do that and applied blue loctite to it when it went back in.
 

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Thats what I did. All the bushings were stuck in the grips. Once out, I dabbed a little locktite on the and screwed them back in the frame, then all was good. Being my first Kimber, I wasn't sure how the grips were fixed. The last thing I wanted to do is force a part when not absolutely sure of fitment.
 

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I have a super carry pro HD and the grips at least are different from the super carry pro…would anyone know if the grip screw size and type for mine
 

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Kimber Pro Carry II pistol grip screws

Bought my Pro Carry II ll July 2011. It's been 'way too long since I went to the range so I cannot recall what the the size and type of those pistol grip screws are either. Help would be appreciated. I'm pretty sure I used a hex driver to do the grips last time. :D
 

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1911 grip screw size is 0.150" - 50tpi.
 

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Bought my Pro Carry II ll July 2011. It's been 'way too long since I went to the range so I cannot recall what the the size and type of those pistol grip screws are either. Help would be appreciated. I'm pretty sure I used a hex driver to do the grips last time. :D
Resurrecting a three year old thread......Welcome to the forum from Ohio.
 

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Both of my Kimbers are allenhead or hex whatever you would prefer.
 

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Changing grips and Having a lot of trouble unscrewing the screw from the sleeve. I have the grips off and the sleeve is attached to the grip and screw. I've tried using needle nose pliers holding the sleeve and using a quip applying wd40 but the screw is really in there. Any suggestions on how to get the screw out? (Don't have an option to attach pic.)
 

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Changing grips and Having a lot of trouble unscrewing the screw from the sleeve. I have the grips off and the sleeve is attached to the grip and screw. I've tried using needle nose pliers holding the sleeve and using a quip applying wd40 but the screw is really in there. Any suggestions on how to get the screw out? (Don't have an option to attach pic.)
Heat it up gently and use what you just did.

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You can use a soldering iron if you have one so you don't burn the grip.

Before you put the bushing back into the frame clean the threads on the frame and bushing and use blue loctite 242 on them, allow it to cure before reinstalling the grips. Get some #60 o-rings from your local home center store and put one on each grip screw under the head. Don't over tighten the screws, the o-ring will act as a lock washer.
 
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