Problem:  P3AT + CT Laser + UM's Pocket Hoslt

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by samwathegreat, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. samwathegreat

    samwathegreat New Member

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    Feb 21, 2010
    So I just got my new CT laser in today. Looks pretty cool, fits nice, and seems to have good accuracy right out of the box.

    I installed the laser, played with it for a minute, then reloaded my p3at, slid it back into uncle mike's pocket holster and into my pocket.

    I carried it around with me while I was out running errands, and when I got back home, decided to check it out some more.

    I happened to notice how easy it is to activate the laser....you just barely touch the switch and it's on. Cool.

    So then I re-holster it and notice that the little switch rests on the holster. I squeezed the pocket holster to see inside, and low and behold, the laser is on! I must have carried it around for almost 3 hours in my pocket, and I'm certian that it was on the whole time.... :( I'm gonna need new batteries way early now.

    So who else has run into this problem? I guess I could try to modify my holster so that the button doesn't get touched, but I'd hate to go cutting into uncle mike... I'd really hate to have to go buy a new holster also.


    Any creative ideas out there?


    Thanks.

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  2. doubloon

    doubloon New Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Houston-ish, TX
    Re: Problem:  P3AT + CT Laser + UM's Pocket Hoslt

    I solved that problem by making my own, plenty of clearance for the laser button. Took about $5 worth of leather from Hobby Lobby.

    Clickety-Pop for BIGGER
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    The whole piece of leather cost me $10, I made two holsters from it.

    The other one is an IWB for a P239 here.

    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1245025243
     

  3. Mike630

    Mike630 New Member

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    Feb 5, 2010
    Re: Problem:  P3AT + CT Laser + UM's Pocket Hoslt

    I have a CT on my P3AT with an UM's size 1 in the pocket holster. I carry it about 8-10 hrs a day, and have not had any problems.
     
  4. samwathegreat

    samwathegreat New Member

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    Feb 21, 2010
    Re: Problem:  P3AT + CT Laser + UM's Pocket Hoslt

    Mine's size 2. Go figure.
     
  5. diamond_jim

    diamond_jim New Member

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    Oct 28, 2008
    Re: Problem:  P3AT + CT Laser + UM's Pocket Hoslt

    You might try folding some non abrasive spacer material in the bottom (if the bottom is closed), that should keep the laser button away from the holster rim. I did modify my leather belt clip holster (trimmed the area where the button touched). works fine, change batteries every spring, just in case. Jim <><
     
  6. samwathegreat

    samwathegreat New Member

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    Feb 21, 2010
    Re: Problem:  P3AT + CT Laser + UM's Pocket Hoslt

    DiamondJim:

    That was exactly the kind of creative idea I was looking for. Why didn't I think of that?

    I went ahead and ordered the desantis nemesis holster - but your solution will work until it arrives.

    Thanks