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Smith/Alexander Slim Grip Bushings

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I am thinking about SA Slim Grips on my Colt. How hard is it to swap out the bushings ? Does it involve stakeing ?

Does anyone make slot head screws for the slim grips ? I am putting these on a classic pistol and would like to not use hexheads.

Thanks.
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It should be a piece of cake to swap out the bushings. Just take a regular screwdriver and carefully turn the bushings counter-clockwise. I haven't run across a colt that has been staked but I'm sure there's one out there somewhere. Odds are you'll be ok.

Brownells has a little tool that can help with the bushings - http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/st...P~+1911+AUTO+BUSHING+DRIVER? BITS&s=2062#2062

Brownells also has thin grip screws with the slot head (could only find blued) - http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/st...x?p=206&title=1911+AUTO+THIN+STOCKS&s=976#976

And for replacement thin bushings/screws you can go to http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/st...9549&title=1911+AUTO+SLIM+GRIPS&s=41131#41131 which has both ss & blued hex screws.
 

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No problem - hope I helped. I have the big brownells catalog and several of their items *will not* come up in the search engine on their website. I've got all the grip screw & bushing stuff marked in the book so I can find it fast!

Good luck with the grips & bushings...
 

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Glockodile -

Is you frame alloy or steel? If it is steel I would recomend putting one small drop of Red Locktite on the bushings. If you do you will never need to stake the bushings in. If your frame is alloy put one small drop of Blue Guntite on the bushings. You will be able to remove them in the future if you want to make your gun completely stock again but they will not loosten up by themselves. There is nothing more frustrating than trying to get a pair of grips off and having the bushings come out but stuck on the back of the grips screws. Never use the Red stuff on aluminum frames. The parts are almost impossible to get off without messing up the threads.

MadDog :p
 

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"Brownells has a weird search engine (at least to me.) "

It aint just you. They used to be one of my companies customers. We told them that the site is hard to use and very unclear for most internet savy user, but they know everything so we let them be.

Someone told me the best way to get what you want is to look in the catelog find the number and type it in to the search box.

I rarely use them due to user friendliness.
 
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