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Old March 28th, 2017, 08:59 PM   #1
 
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Gp100 compact grip

Hello all, I finally got my compact grips in today after being backordered for a bit. Well, after putting them on the screw seems too long and is digging in my hand. Is it ok to just file it down? Has anyone else experienced this?

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Old March 29th, 2017, 12:20 AM   #2
 
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I have the very same grip on my Ruger GP100 WC. Could you have the grip screw tightened down too much? It might be possible to get another grip screw from Ruger. The problem with filing down the screw shorter is to protect the threads on the screw. Plus when cut/filing down the screw shorter I always thread on a nut below where you want the length to be. Then when you are done back the nut off to chase the threads out cleaning any burrs etc off. One place I have found to always have a good selection of fine threaded machine screws & nuts is Ace Hardware this might be a good place to find a shorter screw or at least a machine screw nut to put on your grip screw before you file it down to the length needed. Hope this helps good luck!!!
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What gqucool said

After cutting it off grind a small bevel on the cut, turning the screw the opposite way of the grinding wheel. This will put a " lead" on it.
All said & done you want it flush with the nut.
If you can't find a new screw (if needed look on the CHIGS GRIPS site, he supply's them in stainless which his grips.
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Thank you all for the response! I contacted ruger and they are going to send a replacement. I.don't believe I overnighted it, I can still screw/unscrew using only 2 fingers on the screw driver
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Sounds like to me the grip screw was too long, also good advice if in a bind check with Chigs grips as well again good luck!!! BTW my Compact grips seem to handle recoil of my .357 magnum reloads just as well as my full sized grips.
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Just a heads up for the chiggs screws. With the grips I ordered for my sp101 the screw is ment to fit in a cup on his grips. It's not the same as the factory tapered head screw if that's what you have.
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You are correct the factory Ruger screw I believe is larger diameter. The fix with Chigs crips is you would also have to order one of his fine wood inserts that take a finer screw.
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As has been said, don't torque the screw...just a snug fit is all that's needed. Also chigs grips are the best for replacement. Each of his screws is custom made for that set of panels and the head does fit in a cup below the surface.
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