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    Angry Just got a new S&W Airweight J frame .38 Spl. What is the grip screw size/type?

    I just picked up my new snubbie J frame.38 Spl +p and wanted to put my new CT laser grips on it. I do not have a tool to get the damn screw off!! I have 5 S&W's and have never had this problem. Have seen hex sockets on some other of my guns, but why does this happen to this gun? What size and model of drive do I need to buy? The manual shows and tells a bit about how to clean the pistol, but the dumb S.*t instructions do not mention a thing about a "non standard" tool needed. I am really irked at this.

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    Are they rubber grips?

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    Do you have a picture?
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    The thing is so small and black like the grip that I could never get it to show. The inside diameter is slightly larger than the little lock key on the gun. Looks like it has 6 sides inside.

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    Yes, hard rubber.

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    Sounds like maybe an allen key or star key, they have 6 sides?
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    I removed mine w/ a small allen wrench & replaced them w/ some after market ones that I can remove or tighten as needed in the field. Possibly just the screw could be swapped.
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    I found the right tool, all is cool. Thanks all for trying to help


 

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