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how do you remove an SA 1911 grip

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Old 11-30-2006, 12:00 AM   #1
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how do you remove an SA 1911 grip

Hey, Does anyone know how to remove the grips off an sa 1911 loaded. i took off the allen screws and noticed that the grips were locked onto something else. i'm not sure if i can just pry off the grips or i have to unscrew the second things holding the grips.

any help would be appreciated...
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Old 11-30-2006, 12:04 AM   #2
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Mine come off after the two retention screws are removed. The grips can adhere to the frame pretty well though. I've always been able to get them to come off with a little prying. Please, no use of knifes, nail clippers, blowtorches or concealable nuclear devices as all will marr the finish of that fine weapon.
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Old 11-30-2006, 12:11 AM   #3
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it looks like mine allen screws go into a nother setup of screws that hold the grip. i thought it was a washer at first but then noticed it had a 3 and 9 o'clock notch. i got a screw driver and was able to get one off. as it did that, the grip came off the frame. unfortunately, the three other inner screws as i'll call them, won't come off. i might have softened up the edges of the notches trying to get thme off. Not sure what to do now. anyways, still looking for advice. i'll post some pics.
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Old 11-30-2006, 12:37 AM   #4
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You sure you are not talking about the bushings? Those have the notches you are talking about and are not supposed to come out to get the grip off. Here's the bushings if you scroll down:

http://www.woodgrips.com/screws_&_bushings.htm

This pic shows what they look like on a frame with the grips removed:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...SlideFrame.jpg

Lots of times they are just stuck on really hard and have to be pryed off.

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Old 11-30-2006, 01:07 AM   #5
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You sure you are not talking about the bushings? Those have the notches you are talking about and are not supposed to come out to get the grip off. Here's the bushings if you scroll down:

http://www.woodgrips.com/screws_&_bushings.htm

This pic shows what they look like on a frame with the grips removed:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...SlideFrame.jpg

Lots of times they are just stuck on really hard and have to be pryed off.
that's all i needed to know. i wasn't sure if those had to come out. with what you are telling me, my grips are just wedged on tight. i'll try using something to push them out from the magwell as not to ruin the finish. be right back...
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Old 11-30-2006, 01:17 AM   #6
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Sweet...

that's exactly what it was. the grips were on there really tight. i was able to pop one off and then i just needed to tap the other off with a punch. i'm putting on my new grips now and will post a pic soon.

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Cool, glad you got it. Looking forward to a pic.
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Old 11-30-2006, 02:10 AM   #8
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Here they are:

Sorry for the low quality, i didn't have sufficient lighting.







i remember another XD'r that put punisher grips on his stainless 1911. i thought it looked cool so i tried it on my packerized loaded. the only thing i don't like about it is that they are really thick. i might end up going aluminum custom engraved grips. found this sight http://www.alumagrips.com. they even cut out different magwell setups for you. i ordered the wilson.



alumagrips will precut the grip so it can take this style. i thought that was pretty neat. they also have a great website so you can see what your gun will look like with the grips you customize.
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Old 11-30-2006, 07:24 AM   #9
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Ah...the Punisher grips! Did you get those off of eBay?

Sorry to hear they are thick, I was thinking about a set of those myself. They do look good though...

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Old 11-30-2006, 09:25 AM   #10
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yeah, ebay. they seel 1/16th or 1/8th thicker than the stock grips. i think i'll keep them for a bit and see how they work. my hands are giant like so it will depend on how i shoot with it.

i do like the overall look though and once i get the magwell, it will look closer to a trp model. i'll post that when i get them on.

there was a online custom grip guy who make an amazing punisher set. wood grips with an inlayed metal skull. but he is so backed up, he said 6 to 9 months. haha. too long for me.



http://www.wickedgrips.com/page9.html

this set is nice but proabably really expensive.
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