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So I had to have some nice hogue stainless grip screws, steel screws in an alluminum frame not such a good idea. I have stripped out the screw hole on the left side, any idea's about how I can fix this and if so do you have a list of parts. Located in The Villages Fl., could someone suggest a good gunsmith.
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Anyone with any idea how to fix this?
 
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Who has grip screw trouble?

I will need a mailing address. I think flhr95 has been fixed -
 
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We use this for my robotics kids (lots of button head hex screws in high school robotics) with some success: https://www.amazon.com/Damaged...ipped/dp/B07XG6HQT3/

You basically use one end to drill out a clean hole and the other grabs into the metal and starts to work it out.

That said, at least 50% of the time when we get to a stripped screw, they have worked it over so well that we need to take a dremel with a cutoff wheel, slot the head and remove it with a straight screwdriver. This would almost certainly destroy your grip plates though.
 
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HeliCoil 4mm x 0.7mm kit. You can find them on ebay for~$20. You use the drill to open up the stripped hole, tap it, then thread in the stainless steel inserts with Loctite red. Let it sit overnight. I'd go ahead & do all 4, while you're at it.

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Originally posted by tp1l:
We use this for my robotics kids (lots of button head hex screws in high school robotics) with some success: https://www.amazon.com/Damaged...ipped/dp/B07XG6HQT3/

You basically use one end to drill out a clean hole and the other grabs into the metal and starts to work it out.

That said, at least 50% of the time when we get to a stripped screw, they have worked it over so well that we need to take a dremel with a cutoff wheel, slot the head and remove it with a straight screwdriver. This would almost certainly destroy your grip plates though.
Yeah, I don't think that he has a broken screw, he has "stripped out the screw hole". You don't use a screw extractor for that.

Helicoil, that's the ticket. Wink


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I'm curious, I've heard the suggestion about a threaded insert before.

Does anyone make a threaded insert (ie, HELICOIL) that is thin enough for a typical pistol frame which won't interfere with grips or the magazine?
 
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You'll have to trim pretty much any insert down, depending on the thickness of the frame. Nature of the beast, if you only have 3-5 threads in the frame, that's all you'll be able to tap in.
 
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They installed 1911 style bushings for me at the gunsmith.
 
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