grips

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by john1, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. john1

    john1 New Member

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    Dec 25, 2008
    Just got my cushions from ktaddons today, put them on with a sleeve grip from Butler Creek and what a difference for my old arthritic hands. Only put about 30 rds thru it but it's easy shooting now. John
     
  2. TheWrights2004

    TheWrights2004 New Member

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    Nov 18, 2008
    It would be great to SEE your setup if you could post pics.  I got the shock absorber material that APE was given away in another thread and put the ktaddon slip on grip over it.  Much more comfortable than having that checker pattern rubbing in my hand.
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  3. ColeSpeed

    ColeSpeed New Member

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    Jun 28, 2007
    Installed my KTaddons yesterday and they definately improve the feel. Will need to head to the range to try them out this week.

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  4. sniper7369

    sniper7369 New Member

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    Aug 25, 2008
    Williston, FL
    It looks like those grips add a lot of bulk to the gun, do they?
     
  5. T_Rob

    T_Rob New Member

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    Dec 23, 2008
  6. TheWrights2004

    TheWrights2004 New Member

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    Nov 18, 2008
    I'd say that the bulk added is nominal at worst and unnoticeable at best. The rubber is only about as thick as a credit card, not very thick. Doesn't hinder any draw ability or conceal ability of the p3at. All it does is improve the comfort and feel of the gun in your hand :)
     
  7. John_E_Davies

    John_E_Davies New Member

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    Apr 1, 2008
    Spokane, WA USA
    You need to trim at least 1/16 inch from the bottom front area of the grip sleeve to give some clearance around the magwell. If the sleeve slips down any (or maybe even if it doesn't) you won't be able to insert a mag. Your current setup is VERY unsafe if you carry for CCW!

    BTW I have the exact grip sleeve and cushions and think they completely transform the feel of the gun, for the better.

    John Davies
    Spokane WA
     
  8. TheWrights2004

    TheWrights2004 New Member

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    Nov 18, 2008
    I haven't noticed any issues BUT will go ahead and take heed to your advice...what can I say...I can never pass up the opportunity for a little trim ;D

    TRIM COMPLETE
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    I'm assuming that you were recommending that I trim it as the grip slightly ran over the bottom of the stock covering the gap between the mag and gun.  I guess there might have been potential for the grip to slip into the gap and cause a feed issue BUT I never experienced this at the range and have even heard of some that have placed an "O" ring just above the mag extension to fill in that gap intentionally.  So, I don't know if it truly would have caused a problem BUT I still trimmed her down anyways just to err on the side of caution.  Thank you for your concern as I'm sure it is better to have it trimmed than not.  I just assumed that this grip was specific to the p3at and was already cut to perfection and didn't want to mess with it.  Again thanks and check out the TRIM job. ;D...I love saying trim ;)
     
  9. ColeSpeed

    ColeSpeed New Member

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    Jun 28, 2007
    I'd say that the bulk added is nominal at worst and unnoticeable at best.  The rubber is only about as thick as a credit card, not very thick.  Doesn't hinder any draw ability or conceal ability of the p3at.  All it does is improve the comfort and feel of the gun in your hand :)[/quote]

    I agree that the bulk added is minimal. There was a concern that it would hinder use in my holster but after testing there is not enough bulk added to make a difference. What was added was a much better grip. But as stated above it is still in the testing stage so after some rounds have been discharged I will post a second review.
     
  10. alioop

    alioop Banned

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    Aug 28, 2008
    I too agree that the bulk added is minimal. No problems with my holster or anything else. No sir, you won't feel the difference except that it feels better to hold when you shoot it. Not that is was all that bad to begin with.

    Oh, and let me pass this on, I use the poor man's grips. Yes, I use a bike tube to fashion my grips. Still not a problem with them.
     
  11. adamsesq

    adamsesq New Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    Yes, but can you find a pink bike tube? ::)

    -Scott
     
  12. abq_sfr

    abq_sfr New Member

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    Nov 15, 2008
    What size bike tube works best? Or are they stretchy enough that it does not matter?. Are the thicker thorn-proof ones good to use?
     
  13. adamsesq

    adamsesq New Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    The www.ktaddons.com product really is miles above an inner tube and cheap enough that I'd recommend that over a tube any day.

    -Scott
     
  14. carmike442

    carmike442 New Member

    Sep 14, 2004
    I've been using pieces off a old tube from my mountain bike and they fit ok.

    I never thought about those. Might have to try one.
     
  15. carmike442

    carmike442 New Member

    Sep 14, 2004
    I should add that the inner tube on my P3AT is underneath a Handall JR so that the JR fits better without slipping.
     
  16. adamsesq

    adamsesq New Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    Either way I HIGHLY suggest against the ones that come pre-coated with SLIME! ;D ;D ;D

    -Scott