Modified Magazine grip extensions

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by Hoopster, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Hoopster

    Hoopster New Member

    80
    Jan 10, 2009
    Many of you have seen the Grip extensions that are available for the p3at. I believe I purchased mine from Midwayusa.com These are great for shooting control at the range but make the P3at to bulky for pocket carry IMO. My solution was to cut them down to the bare minimum to get a 2 finger grip after installation of the CT laser.
    I found the extension base plates respond to modification similar to the Kel-tec and Glock grips. That is, sandpaper works great but files don't. I also was able to use a sharp folding knife to cut off the bulk of the plastic before sanding.
    The magazine I use for concealed carry is less than 1/4" longer than the original size yet is much easier to shoot. The other magazine pictured is my back up magazine and is even better to shoot but prints more in my back pocket. I hope the pictures work, feel free to ask questions!


    http://s637.photobucket.com/albums/uu98/hoopster50/th_101_1528.jpg
    http://s637.photobucket.com/albums/uu98/hoopster50/th_101_1529.jpg
    http://s637.photobucket.com/albums/uu98/hoopster50/th_101_1531.jpg
     
  2. adamsesq

    adamsesq New Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Almost there on the pics. Highlight your url for each one and then click the picture of the trees/field above which will put {img} with [ instead of { tags on it.

    Good post!

    -Scott
     

  3. Hoopster

    Hoopster New Member

    80
    Jan 10, 2009
    Obviously I'm computer illiterate. Still can't figure out how you did that but thanks. Maybe it's to late for my brain to function properly. The first picture shows the original base plate in relation to the bare minimum extension that I use for carry. The next picture shows the original base plate off of the magazine, my daily carry mag. in the middle and my backup/range magazine on the left (this one is still cut down about half of the full extension). I wish I'd taken a picture of the full extension but there are plenty of them floating around online. Hope this post helps.
     
  4. Sangueffusor

    Sangueffusor New Member

    May 13, 2007
    Indiana
    I've been working on making mine slightly shorter, just enough to get a good 2 finger grip with a good place to tuck the pinkie under. Still needs work.