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Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by marv, Jan 19, 2008.
What brand and model grip sleeve fits the P3AT? Where can I order it?
The P3AT sleeve from AGlaser, a member of this forum:
The Hogue Handal Jr. fits (but is buttugly IMNSHO) as does a model from Uncle Mike's/Buttler Creek. Go with the AGlaser's sleeve and pads and you will be really happy!
The Hogue will be slightly loose. I used a squirt of the wife's hairspray to hold it in place. I've since replaced the Hogue with the AGlaser, with a much better fit.
Big +1 on the AGlaser.
You could also do a search and you will come up with a poor man's one using an inner tube. I have it on both my P32 and P3AT with enough material left over to last for years.
Slip-On Grips for the Kel-Tec P-3AT
Hogue, Pachmayr, Glaser, and Butler Creek make slip-on grips that fit the P-3AT. They are all a bit different. Some may need trimming. Glaser also makes “pads” that stick to the front and/or back straps to soften and slightly enlarge the grip. AGRIP makes a pre-cut stick-on grip.
Hogue HandAll, Jr
These have finger grooves, are thinner at the front and back straps, have slight palm swells, and are textured on the sides. These tend to be a bit loose on the P3-AT, so a layer or two of bicycle tube or a bit of something sticky helps to keep them tight.
Pachmayr, Model 4
These have finger grooves, are the same thickness all around, and are textured all over. These tend to be a bit loose on the P3-AT, so a layer or two of bicycle tube or a bit of something sticky helps to keep them tight.
These grips have no finger grooves, are the same thickness all around, and are smooth all over.
The pads are self-adhering and can be removed easily.
Butler Creek, Small (no longer manufactured but may still be available)
These have no finger grooves, the same thickness all around and a bit thinner than Glaser and Pachmayr, and are textured on the sides.
Or you can make your own:
One good thing about doing it this way is that the material is thin and you can experiment by trying a different number of layers. Some bike tubes have ribbed areas, so you can make a ribbed or smooth grip.
I got a couple of tubes free - went to a local bike shop and asked for any bad ones they were throwing away.
The 20 x 1.75 - 2.125 worked best for me.
I switched, because of loose fit, from the Hogue HandAll, Jr to AGlaser grip pads (one set) and sleeve. Much happier with the latter but wish the sleeve was sexier looking.
I hear Sprinter is working on a low cut, lacy version. ;D
Lacy? I'll vote for see through
Ok. Ok. So can we all agree on a low cut lacy see through grip? Now what about color?
Take care ...
I just use a cut piece of inner tub on mine. Works great, non-fattening, and cheap enough that I can and have done all my guns that need a grip sleeve for the same $7.99.
When choosing an inner tube I go for the extra thick thorn proof type.
Thanks for the tips, guys. I ordered the pads and sleeve last nite fron aglaser.