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Old 04-27-2017, 06:25 AM
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I recently got some beautiful wood combats from a forum member to put on my 14. I put the grips on and installed, I got the grip screw as tight as I'm comfortable doing and there is still some play in the grips. What can I do to tighten them up without stripping the screw, some type of shim or shorter screw?

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Old 04-27-2017, 07:45 AM
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Maybe the grips are for a N frame?
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I don't know how " loose " your grips are ? I have a set of target grips for the N frame that allow a slight wiggle . I just shimmed them against the butt of the frame with card stock , problem solved .
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I don't know how " loose " your grips are ? I have a set of target grips for the N frame that allow a slight wiggle . I just shimmed them against the butt of the frame with card stock , problem solved .
They are just a tad loose, almost perfect but I know it will shift under recoil and be annoying, I wanna tighten them up but don't want to strip it, it's as tight right now as I'm willing to go based on prior failed experiences with stuff like this

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J-B Weld Epoxy Putty. Look closely at grips and find where the loose place(s) are . Clean the wood , wax the metal frame. Work with one side at a time. Place a small amount of epoxy putty where the loose spot(s) is/are , place the frame in and squeeze in place , let cure. scrape off any excess .
Now do the other side , use just a little putty in the loose spot(s) , put both sides together and tighten screw, Now...remove the screw and double check that the epoxy is not oozing out and cementing both grips to each other....if all is ok, replace grip and screw and let cure. Don't wiggle the grips until the epoxy cures . Wax the metal ...putty will not stick to a waxed surface ( usually).
I've fixed many an ill fitting grip this way. Putty is easier to keep from flowing into places you don't want it.
If the grips still move on you , you just repeat the above, usually the first time does it but you might need to fine tune the fit with another treatment .
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DAP also makes a Plastic Woof Filler that might work well. I would definitely follow gwpercle's instructions. Best of luck, hardcase60
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A deck of card minus one or two ..... or a shorter screw is in order....

if the stocks are correct for your weapon.

It has worked for me in the past.
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Usually if grips are a "tad" loose then it comes from repeated removals and reinstalations. Normally it is the hole on either side of the base of the grip that the grip pin fits in. When that is enlarged in the wood the grips tend to move slightly. You can fill it and have it be near perfect with a bit of acraglas or similar product. Be sure to use a lot of release agent on the grip pin and surounding area.
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Usually if grips are a "tad" loose then it comes from repeated removals and reinstalations. Normally it is the hole on either side of the base of the grip that the grip pin fits in. When that is enlarged in the wood the grips tend to move slightly. You can fill it and have it be near perfect with a bit of acraglas or similar product. Be sure to use a lot of release agent on the grip pin and surounding area.
That makes sense, so kinda like bedding a bolt action rifle stock recoil lug?

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A deck of card minus one or two ..... or a shorter screw is in order....

if the stocks are correct for your weapon.

It has worked for me in the past.
It seems like that might be all it needs but, ill take a closer look. I've been traveling a ton for work these last two weeks.. haven't had a chance to take a hard look

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DAP also makes a Plastic Woof Filler that might work well. I would definitely follow gwpercle's instructions. Best of luck, hardcase60
Thanks hardcase!

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J-B Weld Epoxy Putty. Look closely at grips and find where the loose place(s) are . Clean the wood , wax the metal frame. Work with one side at a time. Place a small amount of epoxy putty where the loose spot(s) is/are , place the frame in and squeeze in place , let cure. scrape off any excess .
Now do the other side , use just a little putty in the loose spot(s) , put both sides together and tighten screw, Now...remove the screw and double check that the epoxy is not oozing out and cementing both grips to each other....if all is ok, replace grip and screw and let cure. Don't wiggle the grips until the epoxy cures . Wax the metal ...putty will not stick to a waxed surface ( usually).
I've fixed many an ill fitting grip this way. Putty is easier to keep from flowing into places you don't want it.
If the grips still move on you , you just repeat the above, usually the first time does it but you might need to fine tune the fit with another treatment .
Gary
Thanks Gary! That's probably the most informative response I've ever received on a forum.. I definitely appreciate your time, effort and knowledge you've passed along here! I've got jb weld putty on order already! Thanks!

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Thanks Gary! That's probably the most informative response I've ever received on a forum.. I definitely appreciate your time, effort and knowledge you've passed along here! I've got jb weld putty on order already! Thanks!

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You are quite welcome , glad to pass on some knowledge....that's what we do.
I also have seen some responses that were short on details and a lot of times it's those little details that matter.
Glad to help ,
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Try the proper size rubber "O" ring on the screw. Don't know if it will help or not. If it does, CHEAP, easy fix. Bob
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