Author Topic: Grip screw question  (Read 511 times)

Offline JoeGagmo

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • New Member
Grip screw question
« on: March 10, 2018, 09:49:45 AM »
Morning All,
    So Iím trying to take the grips off an R9, and just one screw wonít give up the ghost and come off, no matter what.  Iíve checked the other screws and it doesnít appear that someone has used Loc-Tite anytime in the past.  I donít mind stripping the tool, just donít want to strip the grip screw. 
Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated on what my next steps should be, Thank you.   

Offline tracker

  • Grand Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 5078
Re: Grip screw question
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2018, 12:39:45 PM »
Just heat a small soldering iron and carefully touch it to the screw for a few seconds.

Offline JoeGagmo

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • New Member
Re: Grip screw question
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2018, 12:46:22 PM »
Thank you, will try it this afternoon !

Offline ECR

  • Grand Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1141
Re: Grip screw question
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2018, 03:42:13 PM »
That is exactly correct Joe. We spoke with Loctite about how to release the agent so we could remove the grips on the R9s. They said take an "old style" soldering gun and place it inside the grip screw for about ten seconds. That softens the Loctite as it softens at around 300 degrees. Then you can easily remove the screw.

Eric R.

PS:  Nice speaking with you today on the phone.  ecr
Makers of the NRA Shooting Illustrated: "Handgun of the Year for 2005" and receiver of an NRA Golden Bullseye Award.

Offline JoeGagmo

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • New Member
Re: Grip screw question
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2018, 07:47:32 PM »
Thank you tracker & Eric, greatly appreciate the advice.

And the pleasure was all mine Eric, a very enjoyable conversation, Thank you !!
(donít forget 6Ēgutters) 😂 😉

Offline ECR

  • Grand Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1141
Re: Grip screw question
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2018, 11:04:58 PM »
LOL ~ I know Joe. . . . . . 6" gutters, not the 4" jobs. lol.

ecr
Makers of the NRA Shooting Illustrated: "Handgun of the Year for 2005" and receiver of an NRA Golden Bullseye Award.

Offline JoeGagmo

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • New Member
Re: Grip screw question
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2018, 03:44:05 AM »
Thanks all - 15 seconds with my soldering iron and the grips screw gave up the ghost !   Really appreciate the advice, Thanks again !,

Offline ECR

  • Grand Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1141
Re: Grip screw question
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2018, 12:37:17 PM »
You bet Joe. Keep up the good work!

Eric R.
Makers of the NRA Shooting Illustrated: "Handgun of the Year for 2005" and receiver of an NRA Golden Bullseye Award.