P3AT Grip Extension - OEM or Aftermarket

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by GaleForce, May 31, 2011.

  1. GaleForce

    GaleForce New Member

    May 31, 2011
    Hey all, I'm new to this forum but I just picked up a P3AT today (for a deal so ridiculously good I would have to be nuts to pass it up) so it seemed logical to come and start posting here after lurking for a while. The first thing I planned to do was buy some grip extensions because I'd like to be able to fit my whole ring finger on the gun. I noticed that Pearce, and perhaps another company, makes extensions and there are also Kel-Tec ones right on the Kel-Tec website where they sell their branded accessories. Is there a preference here as to which extension is the best or which one to go with for what type of circumstances? I'd appreciate any insight into this. Also do both come with 2 in a pack because that could make my mind up for me right away since I already have a spare mag. Thanks!
  2. palmheel

    palmheel Member

    Jul 2, 2010
    Since you got such good deal , go for the Kel-Tec OEM, it may cost a couple dollars more but you can't wrong. I have no complaints with mine.

  3. GaleForce

    GaleForce New Member

    May 31, 2011
    Well that was the plan; when in doubt, but the "official" one. Still I'm curious does the $6 or $7 get me two of them? The price already isn't bad at all but I've heard mixed answers to the question of if you get two extensions with that price when you buy OEM. Thanks.
  4. penguin327

    penguin327 New Member

    Jun 8, 2010
  5. GaleForce

    GaleForce New Member

    May 31, 2011

    Thanks. I didn't realize the Pearce ones were close to 15 anyway so I'll definitely be going with the Kel-Tec ones.

    Does anyone have opinions on the +1 extension and the 9 round mag. I have a tendency (I think we all do) to get a lot of mags for my guns. I'm currently planning 3 6 round mags (2 with the grip extension and 1 with the +1 capacity extension, not sure which one I will carry primarily) and 2 9 round mags for practicing, and those are just to start :). Definitely will be nice to hold 50% more rounds so I can get trigger time and experience with the small sights. Obviously that doesn't give me practice for the smaller mags, since I could probably get even my pinky around the 9 round mag or close to it, so if that makes practicing with them useless I'll still get one just for some fun plinking. So does anyone here own the +1 extension or the 9 rounder and have any advice?
  6. Sangueffusor

    Sangueffusor New Member

    May 13, 2007
    The Pearce extensions come two to a package.
  7. BillK

    BillK New Member

    Jul 23, 2007
    Welcome to KTOG!

    Best of luck with your new to you P3AT.

    I have a Bersa mag ext on my older P3AT (only Bersa & NAA available back then) and the Kel-Tec ext on my new P3AT. I have no real preference one over the other. To aid in carry both have been cut and sanded to a minimal amount needed to fully rest my ring finger.

    I have a nine rounder that I'll use a bit on the range but that is primarily dedicated as my backup mag.

    Bill K.
  8. billjohnso20

    billjohnso20 Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2008
    IMO, the best finger extension is the KT +1 mag extension. You get the benefit of getting your ring finger fully on the grip plus you get one additional round without changing the footprint of the gun.

  9. GaleForce

    GaleForce New Member

    May 31, 2011
    Right my point was for what you pay for a 2 pack you can almost buy 2 of the Kel-Tec ones. I thought the 2 pack cost as much as the Kel-Tec single.
  10. joeldworkin307

    joeldworkin307 New Member

    May 5, 2011
    If it will fit in your pocket, the 9 round mag is great. 10 rounds of 380 is better than 7 or 8, and I get a full grip on the gun. If not, the plus one works as well.
  11. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    There are several mag extensions that work on the P3.  They are the Bersa, the NAA (with a minor modification), the Pearce and the Scherer.  IIRC, the Kel-tec extension, these days, is the Scherer brand.  Finally, the best of the bunch is the Kel-tec +1.  It has no hook that can snag in a pocket or force your fingers to cram into a limited space.  Neither does it allow the recoil/muzzle flip to put excess downward pressure on the mag, sometimes overcoming the mag catch - not a good thing.  And of course, it adds that extra round - definately a good thing.   :cool:

    1st generation P3AT with parkerized caliber 32NAA conversion kit and Kel-tec +1 extension.