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Posted: 8/4/2005 12:31:16 PM EDT
does anyone make these?
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 12:33:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/4/2005 12:33:21 PM EDT by fish223]
Spend the 4 bucks for a long hex. The last thing you want is a stripped philips head at the base of your grip.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 1:37:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fish223:
Spend the 4 bucks for a long hex. The last thing you want is a stripped philips head at the base of your grip.



+1
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 1:52:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/4/2005 1:53:23 PM EDT by Forest]

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
does anyone make these?



Not Phillips, but a standard slot head. IIRC that is what Colt uses, and you might be able to get them from Fulton-Armory. I know I picked up 2 somewhere and I'm thinking it was Fulton.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 2:18:47 PM EDT
My DPMS LPK came iwth a slotted head screw.

If you want a philips head screw, go to a hardware store, pick a 1/4-28 machine screw, they come in slotted and phillips heads.

I prefer the sockett head screws myself, you can get more tourqe with a allen wrench.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 3:39:25 PM EDT
I use the hex screw, but I Dremel a cross slot in it so I can use a regular screwdriver if a hex wrench isn't handy.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 4:35:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By YELLOWV:

Originally Posted By fish223:
Spend the 4 bucks for a long hex. The last thing you want is a stripped philips head at the base of your grip.



+1



+2

my DPMS lpk also had a philpshead--its not the best imo
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 4:44:01 PM EDT
I got to ask how anyone could possibly strip the phillips head off of a 1/4" screw when it is only holding a plastic grip. A grip screw just does not get that tight.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 4:57:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 5:31:37 AM EDT
good gawd !!!!!!!! 4 bucks for an Allen screw ??????

go to your local Ace Hdwre. store & buy a 1/4-20 X1 1/2" Allen screw & wrench to fit for less than one $1.00
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 5:35:45 AM EDT
i like the hex screws.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 6:22:10 AM EDT
Another "Amen" for the hex. My RRA came with a hex and it made changing grips so much easier.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 2:33:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 2:33:30 PM EDT by j3_]

good gawd !!!!!!!! 4 bucks for an Allen screw ??????

go to your local Ace Hdwre. store & buy a 1/4-20 X1 1/2" Allen screw & wrench to fit for less than one $1.00



What good would a 1/4 20 do you?

Link Posted: 8/5/2005 3:45:23 PM EDT
Where do you find a long hex wrench?

I checked all my local hardware store and cannot find one. Well I can only find short wrenches.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 3:57:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheSaint2004:
Where do you find a long hex wrench?

I checked all my local hardware store and cannot find one. Well I can only find short wrenches.




Just get a screw driver, with changable bits, they are magnetic, the set should have a 3/16ths allen head bit.

Or buy a set of standard allen wrenchs, Ekland is one brand, they will be in a red holder.

Link Posted: 8/5/2005 5:48:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By j3_:

good gawd !!!!!!!! 4 bucks for an Allen screw ??????

go to your local Ace Hdwre. store & buy a 1/4-20 X1 1/2" Allen screw & wrench to fit for less than one $1.00



What good would a 1/4 20 do you?




He'll tap new 1/4"20 threads into the lower reciever grip stub when he forces it in.

The grip screw is 1/4"28.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 6:18:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SHIPSNIPE1:

Originally Posted By j3_:

good gawd !!!!!!!! 4 bucks for an Allen screw ??????

go to your local Ace Hdwre. store & buy a 1/4-20 X1 1/2" Allen screw & wrench to fit for less than one $1.00



What good would a 1/4 20 do you?




He'll tap new 1/4"20 threads into the lower reciever grip stub when he forces it in.

The grip screw is 1/4"28.



+1
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 6:29:20 PM EDT
Get the allen head screw, stainless if you can. Be careful of length.

1/4" star washer too.

Home Depot/Lowes.

And a long handle 3/16" allen wrench.

Danny
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:58:03 PM EDT
Hex head screws are THE way to go. While I have long Allen wrenches, I just use a allen wrench bit on my universal driver (you know, the drivers that use hex tips for all kinds of fasteners).
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