All or any of the above suggestions would probably work. However I still don't think it's appropriate for a manufacturer to put out a product that needs additional engineering on the part of the user. If it was designed to need Loctite or lock washers, the washers should be installed at the factory (as they are on Colt Single Action Army Revolvers), and/or the instructions should specify using Loctite. We shouldn't need to be having this conversation. It should function as advertised if used according to instructions.
And by the way, before I bought the Victory, I did watch the S&W video, on cleaning it. If it had said anything about Loctite or supplying my own lock washers etc., I wouldn't have bought it, as that would have negated its major advantage to me over the Ruger that I already have.
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Last edited by NH Old School; 02-06-2016 at 08:44 AM.