Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • Dom

    I’ve held/owned a few Crimson Trace-equipped pistols. I think what they do for S&W’s and 1911s is great, where the grip is replaceable and they embed it in there. For the polymer frames, they seem to do this slip-on thing, and I’ve never cared for it. The gun’s grip is very important – it’s where the “rubber meets the road” so to speak, the interface between it and you. I feel like the slip-ons ruin it. My XD subcompact was more or less slippery with the CT slip-on. I’ve always liked the stippled grip of the Kel-Tec and the way it bites into your hand somewhat painfully – this is not a target shooter, this is a gun to help you out of a very dark hour, and the last thing I want is it slipping from my hand or, worse yet, getting yanked out. More importantly, the Kel-Tec’s main selling point is it’s incredibly small size. How does this grip affect the dimensions? I think this review might suffer a bit from buyer’s bias.

  • Harold

    I love my CT laser grip on my Keltec P3at.
    The laser does not add enough weight to be noticed. Also it adds no width.
    The only time I know the CT laser is on my P3at, is when I see that beautiful red dot on my target.
    I can make one hole out of a group of 3 shots fired at 25 feet with the laser. Much faster on my target. And in low light application I can not see my standard sights, but my laser sights get even better with lower light situations.
    I feel the only drawback to the CT laser is the price.
    If you ever find yourself in a “Dark Hour” needing your P3at/CT laser, then price is no concern.
    But I wasn’t under attack when I shelled out the $200 for the CT laser. And it was a hard purchase to make.
    I think they could sell the laser for half what they ask and still make plenty.
    When I look at my tiny Keltec P3at and CT laser I often think: I have $500 in this setup. What was I thinking?