P is for "Pimped," baby!

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by Checker4Tix, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Checker4Tix

    Checker4Tix Active Member

    Aug 6, 2007
    Well, I got my ArmaLaser in a couple of days ago and thought I'd start the day off with a little P3AT porn. I guess I've now done all I'm going to do with this P3AT. I estimate I have ~$490 in her now! Geez!

    So, here she is...

             Dress On
             Dress Off

    I modified my non-Armalaser Nemesis by taking out the stitching that followed the outline of the trigger guard and front portion of the grip. I also put in a few stitches to keep it from completely coming apart. Overall it fits very well. I am having a small bit of trouble with one of the screws on the ArmaLaser hanging up on the inside edging of the holster. It is not a big issue, but I have had to modify my draw to include a quick flick of my middle finger to push the holster off of the screw. I'll practice that till it becomes second nature as I don't want to have to think about if the SHTF.

    Anyway, here is a picture of the Problem Screw.

    NOTE TO RICK: Could you send me a couple of sets of flat head screws if they are available. That would probably solve my problem.

    NOTE TO EVERYONE: I talked to Rick at ArmaLaser a few days ago. He offered free shipping and a free second set of batteries since I was a KTOG member. If you are interested, you might ask for a similar discount. He also hinted at some very interesting new products to be available in the next few months. His upgrade program is worth considering when comparing the ArmaLaser to other (surely very fine) products.

    No, sorry, I haven't gotten to the range yet to try out my new toy. I'll post about that in a few days.  

    I did get to try out my AGLaser pads last Saturday. I had installed them on the Friday before and they made shooting noticably more comfortable. Now, though, a week later, it appears that the slip on grip cover has pre-compressed the grip pads quite a bit. It is still more comfortable than the bare grip so I'll leave them on, but the pads aren't as spongy as they first were. My guess is that the pads will perform their intended function longer if not covered and compressed. Time will tell.

    The slip on cover for the P3AT works very well. I don't know what it is made of. Maybe it is an inner tube. Maybe it is something else. I don't care. It fits perfectly, looks pretty good and I couldn't have gotten a better fit if I had spent a weekend working on it. It was worth the $6 (inc. shipping) I paid for it. I have mixed reactions to the slip on covers for the P11 and PF9, however. I already had Handall Jr.s for them and prefer them to the AGLaser covers. If I hadn't already had the Handall Jr.'s the AGLaser covers would be a very cost effective accessory to consider. They also are cut to fit perfectly and do not have the palm swells like the Handall Jr.s' (a plus for some). Nevertheless I re-installed the Handall Jr. after putting the recoil pads on my P11 (haven't gotten around to the PF9 yet). Regrettably the recoil pads seem to be pre-compressed on it now as well.

    Have a great weekend,
    Checker4Tix!
     
  2. lagerbrewer

    lagerbrewer New Member

    174
    Dec 20, 2007
    Looks good man! I've got some of the same hang-up issues with the big round head screws on the armalaser. I hope that it will go away when the holster breaks in. Post on here if you get some better screws (or if Rick sends you some).

    -MG380
     

  3. sprinter1

    sprinter1 New Member

    754
    Jan 1, 2006
    The pre-compressed state is when they work the best, it is a closed cell foam that was originally designed to protect aircraft instrumentation mounted under a compressed state on aircraft panels. It is also used to protect the instruments in racing cars. I have some pads that were mounted over a year ago and they work the same as they did the first day. The grip cover material is used for roller covers used in the frozen food industry. It is a total different blend than the Butyl used in inner tubes. Butyl will breakdown over time in cold weather and also will deteriorate from the chemicals used for gun cleaning. The blend used on the grip covers is made for a cold wet environment and more resistant to chemicals.
     
  4. Checker4Tix

    Checker4Tix Active Member

    Aug 6, 2007
    I'm glad to learn this.

    Last Saturday I shot both my own P3AT (with AGLaser pads installed, but no ArmaLaser) and another fella's P3AT (with ArmaLaser and no AGLaser pads). Mine was noticably more comfortable to hold and shoot. In fact, it was the first time that the web of my shooting hand was not sore after after shooting my P3AT. I was glad to be able to do the side-by-side comparison and trust that the benefits of the AGLaser pads will last. If so, the AGLaser pads will certainly be a valuable and cost effective accessory for the P3AT.
     
  5. JERRY-S.

    JERRY-S. Guest

    now youre stylin' and profilin'...WOOOO!!!!!
     
  6. torrent

    torrent New Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    It's a sweet gun all right :cool: That $490 is an investment you won't soon regret either ;)