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Old 10-13-2012, 02:05 PM   #1
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I freaking stipped my grip screw threads on my P226. I kept this in mind when I started using screw on my grips. I did this before on a Beretta and they had bushing that could be replaced. Seeing that Sig did not I tried being very carefull I made sure not to overtighten or at least I thought I was. Everytime I would go to the range the screw would be loose after 100 or so rounds. This last time I tried to retighted and noticed that it was not tightening at all and when I removed the screw there was some black metal shavings on the srew threads. I am really ****** off that this happened. Anyone with ideas or know if Sig can fix this without having to retap and go to a larger screw.?
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If you do not plan on removing the grips again you can use JB weld and apply some inside the stripped hole and then insert screw. If the hole goes all the way through to the magwell then tape a piece of cardboard or other hard material to the back of the hole to hold the JB weld in place. If it pushes through the hole you can carefully file the excess out of the magwell.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:45 PM   #3
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I would remove the grip panel,clean stripped screw hole really well with laquer thinner or finger nail polish remover or even better auto diesel start fluid. then take some liquid weld,a product of jb weld except it has metal in it, Dab some around the stripped threads but do not fill up hole. Let dry good like overnite.Then by hand take a small drill bit and clean up the hole,then tap new threads in the liqiud steel. DEVCON makes a very good product for this repair/I would suggest you use something like nail polish to keep the screws from backing. Other than welding up the hole and you would need a tig welder for that job. Another option is over drill and helicoil it but good luck finding the correct size helicoil. Screwa a bit small for that.
All this is dependent on skill.May have to get a smith to do it.
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BTW I would not jb weld the screw into the frame. Going to end up with a mess and then you will love it removing it
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If all else fails you can always convert it to E2 grips. But if you don't like those I guess that would be an absolute last resort.
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Why not get a tap and die set? There cheap at any auto parts shop and you can re-tap those threads with a tool. I would not JB weld it. I know it sucks. I stripped the bolt on my tie-rod end once while working on my suspension. Grab the die set and re-thread it and the nut and I was set. Fit perfectly. You may have to tap that hole a smidge larger, depending, but these sorts of things can be fixed.
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If you just tap the hole you have to go larger.The metal is gone.That is why you put the devcon on to replace the missing metal.
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If you just tap the hole you have to go larger.The metal is gone.That is why ypu put the devcon on to replace the missing metal.
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Take a look at this thread http://sigtalk.com/sig-sauer-pistols...ip-screws.html

I would send it to Sig Sauar
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I plan on calling Sig on Monday and see what they say.

I also found this loctite repair option, Loctitem-A-Thread Stripped Thread Repair Kit 4.8 ml.

I was also looking at the other grip screw as I am concerned that those may strip too. I noticed that each of the have already started to collect the black residue from the frame. I am using the Houge SS grip screws. Should I be using a diffent type of screws? I really did not think that I over torqued. I tried to keep to a finger tight torque and did not use my whole palm to grasp the screw driver.
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I plan on calling Sig on Monday and see what they say.

I also found this loctite repair option, Loctitem-A-Thread Stripped Thread Repair Kit 4.8 ml.

I was also looking at the other grip screw as I am concerned that those may strip too. I noticed that each of the have already started to collect the black residue from the frame. I am using the Houge SS grip screws. Should I be using a diffent type of screws? I really did not think that I over torqued. I tried to keep to a finger tight torque and did not use my whole palm to grasp the screw driver.
If you did not apply the torque like you stated, then the hole may have been stripped already.
The other poster in that other thread stated that .
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If you did not apply the torque like you stated, then the hole may have been stripped already.
The other poster in that other thread stated that .
I've gone to range three times with these screws. I am using hogue aluminum grips and the SS Grip screws. I went through about 100 round each time and have come home with lose screws.

I put my E2 back on and now after going through two sets of grip I am finding that I do like the E2 grips as well, but I do intend on getting with Sig to see what they recommend as well.

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th3ug1y0n3 The locktight thread repair kit is along the lines that I described with the DEVCON. The difference being with locktight you put a release agent on the screw threads to keep the locktight from sticking. When it cures yo back out the screw and your threads are there,no need to tap new ones.
Looks like these screws backing out and threads going south are a problem. Maybe helicoil are the answer ,but someone said SIG said no repair and replaced the pistol. This may get interesting. Going to check mine now!
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Sure not a lot of metal there to work with.ONE THING FOR SURE I WOULD STAY AWAY FROM LOCKTITE THREAD LOCKER ESPECIALLY THE RED STUFF.UNLESS YOU USE HEAT TO TAKE APART YOU WILL TEAR WHAT THREADS YOU HAD OUT. I SPEAK OF EXPERIENCE!!
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Heli-coil.
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