Grip panels loosen?

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by CampWolf, May 22, 2019.

  1. CampWolf

    CampWolf Member

    Jan 19, 2019
    I discovered a few days ago my edc RIA grip panels on one side were loose. I’ve never heard of that and while I’m relatively new to owning a 1911, it really surprised me. It was nothing to tighten the screws back up but has anyone here experiences that before? Even my local gun store had t heard of that.
    They’re all tight now but it was surprising. Any thoughts?
  2. remanaz

    remanaz Active Member

    Apr 14, 2019
    It is very common on 1911s. Especially ones that have g10 grips. O-rings will help to prevent that from happening again.
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  3. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
    Challis bushings and o-rings fix the problem. Common issue on 1911s for sure.
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  4. FarmD0G

    FarmD0G Member

    Mar 7, 2019
    They never heard of that happening? You need to start going to a different gun store...

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  5. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget

    Aug 18, 2015
    Either Challis or #60 O rings
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  6. CampWolf

    CampWolf Member

    Jan 19, 2019
    Thank you
  7. CampWolf

    CampWolf Member

    Jan 19, 2019

    They are a very small store. You’re probably right as I had to order my 1911 and two of the employees had never held one before.
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  8. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jul 6, 2014
    I had that problem until I stopped lubing the threads. Now, no problem.
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  9. duketbrd88

    duketbrd88 Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2011
    Just google it , you will see how common it is. O rings like everyone else said.
  10. CampWolf

    CampWolf Member

    Jan 19, 2019
    I see that now. Feel like a complete idiot ...
  11. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    I got cheap o rings from the farm supply store and it hasn't happened in years. Simple
  12. Teufelhunde

    Teufelhunde Active Member

    Jan 9, 2019
    Or both......
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  13. CampWolf

    CampWolf Member

    Jan 19, 2019
    Thank you everyone. This was helpful and I should have just googled it. I apologize for asking silly questions! I’m still learning.
  14. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    ive shooting nearly 50 years and I learn something new grow this group almost daily.
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  15. Usp45ct

    Usp45ct Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2012
    Same...I just bought them at ACE. I guess if I would have thought about it, I would have come to this eventually. Listing them as #60 was a huge help.
  16. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Wolf.... as they say "the only stupid (silly) question is the one that isn't asked"
    Don't always trust everything you find on google. If your questions are 1911 related, don't hesitate to use the search feature on this forum. This place contains a wealth of knowledge and people who are willing to share it. If you don't find what you're looking for...... be sure to ask.
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  17. Cop_Out

    Cop_Out Pearl Pimp Supporting Addict

    Feb 3, 2017
    Message me your mailing address and I'll send you a few sets of orings. I bought like a hundred a while back.
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  18. isialk

    isialk Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 7, 2017
    Don’t feel bad for asking a question. I’ll bet I’m way dumber about these guns (and plenty of other stuff) than you are pal. In my experience here, these folks will always try to help out. It’s a great place! Heck not only did you get a good answer, @Cop_Out will literally send you THE answer lol.

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  19. Bradd_D

    Bradd_D Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2019
    I like the Challis o rings because they are a little smaller allowing the grip screws to seat a bit further into the grip. I typically use Challis bushings and o rings (bushing and grip screw), but I have a couple of guns where I just used Challis grip screw o rings with the stock bushings.

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