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Stripped Grip Screw

Postby sprigfan on Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:42 pm

Being an absolute bonehead, I stripped the head on one of the grip screws on my brand new P229 (slotted head). There is red thread sealant on the three I did get off. I sure hope Sig isn't stupid enough to put red loctite on these screws. I want to replace the grips, but would still like to preserve the grip that came with the gun, so a dremel is probably out.

All things considered, I'd rather just take it to a gunsmith. Anyone have any recommendations around Eagan/Bloomington?
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Re: Stripped Grip Screw

Postby Holland&Holland on Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:56 pm

No way to drill it out?
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Re: Stripped Grip Screw

Postby BigDog58 on Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:10 pm

Can you drill the center and use an Easy-Out? I have the tools if you don't and will loan them to you.

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Stripped Grip Screw

Postby sprigfan on Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:23 am

I'm sure I can try to drill it out. I've been going back and forth on it. Just don't want to mess up a gun I haven't even fired yet.
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Stripped Grip Screw

Postby sprigfan on Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:23 pm

I got it drilled out without damaging anything. Thanks for the kind offer BigDog58.
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Re: Stripped Grip Screw

Postby BigDog58 on Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:13 am

Sprigfan, I'm glad you got it out without damaging your grips. I was happy to offer you help. That's what we, as gun owners should do, help our fellow gun owners, when we can.
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Re: Stripped Grip Screw

Postby Holland&Holland on Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:48 am

BigDog58 wrote:Sprigfan, I'm glad you got it out without damaging your grips. I was happy to offer you help. That's what we, as gun owners should do, help our fellow gun owners, when we can.


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