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Thread: How do I remove the grips?

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    How do I remove the grips?

    7-Lt side action open small.jpeg Today was pick-up day at the gun shop for my brand new Sig Sauer 1911 XO-B in .45 ACP. Hopefully a range day will fit into my calendar next week, because I can't wait to try it out.

    For almost 40 years I've had Pachmayr grips on all my 1911s. I can't figure out how to remove the grips that came from the factory so I can put some on this magnificent new pistol. Can anybody please tell me how to proceed?

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    Don't you just remove the screws? I can't see from that small photo -- are they hex-head or Torx-head screws?
    Hawkmoon
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    19-Grip screw straight down small.jpeg20-Grip screw at an angle small.jpeg Here are a couple of photos. They don't look like Allen Screws. Maybe they are torx.

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    Torx.

    If you don't have Torx bits, you can buy a set at Walmart or Harbor Freight Tools.
    Hawkmoon
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    These are Brownells' Torx grip screws for comparison:

    Torx_grip_screws.jpg

    Wrench size on those is T15.

    A set of torx drivers or L wrenches or bits (if you already have a 1/4" drive handle) is worth having. The screws are showing up everywhere.

    T10 thru T30 is a good range of sizes for a set.

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    21-Lt Side Pachmayr small.jpeg Much thanks to Megafiddle and to HawkMoon for your help. I went to Home Depot and bought a set of Torx drivers. For the Sig Sauer grips it was the T10 size of Torx driver that did the job. I found the factory put the screws in to be snug, and then just a tiny bit tighter than snug, so I tried to duplicate that when putting the Pachmayr Signature grips on.

    I did some dry firing and am super enthused to get to the range sometime next week.

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