Custom Engraved Slide and my new grip pad

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by diamond, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. diamond

    diamond New Member

    Jan 18, 2010
    I can't just let things sit and not tinker with them.  I'm also sick and tired of buy guns only to turn around and sell them.  

    So, I decided to have the slide on my P3AT engraved, figuring that if I engraved it, I'd feel like I couldn't sell it.  I messed around with pictures in Photoshop to try out different ideas and then took it into an engraving shop.

    I also created a more ergonomic grip using 3 layers of bike inner tube and a small piece of heavy electrical wire slightly bent and inserted between the layers of inner tube to create the raised area on the front of the grip. It has a nice feel.

    Left Side: P-3AT

    Right Side: Scroll Design

    Here are some close-ups

  2. rhinokrk

    rhinokrk New Member

    Feb 20, 2008

  3. gcnd

    gcnd New Member

    May 18, 2010
  4. mcinil

    mcinil New Member

    Feb 8, 2010
    Looks great.

  5. morganfd9

    morganfd9 Guest

    Look's real nice. :) Now, you have one of a kind.
  6. nashvillemike

    nashvillemike New Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Nice work, very distinctive. What made the bumps on the front strap area of the grip?
  7. diamond

    diamond New Member

    Jan 18, 2010
    Thanks everyone. I'm very please with my one-of-a-kind hand gun. It turned out how I had imagined.

    The bump is a short piece of wire (your typical house wire - Romax). I gave it a little bend and then inserted it under the second layer of inner tube.
  8. wheelguy

    wheelguy New Member

    May 4, 2007
    Looking gooooooood :cool:

    Your idea about putting the finger bump exactly where it needs to be in order to fit your hand perfectly is great! May even be a first - glad you posted it.
  9. diamond

    diamond New Member

    Jan 18, 2010
    Patent Pending ;)

    The neat thing is you can adjust it until it feels just right.

    And the three layers of inner tube give it a very comfy feel.