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I have the Pachmayr grip on my 380 and really like it. I've just ordered the CT Laser and I'm wondering what people have done to make them work together. I'm think a little surgery with an xacto knife on the grip is in order. What do you all think? Some pictures would be nice to.

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I haven't installed the laser as yet. It's due to be delivered today. I had forgotton about the Pachmayr grip when I ordered the laser and now I'm having second thoughts.

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Call me strange, but I love the stock Kahr gripping surface of the PM9 and P380. I'm curious to hear your feedback on this. If the sleeve is tight enough to cause the CT to activate, I would carefully mark the spot and use a hole puncher on the grip as a first pass at a fix. I've shredded Pachmayr grips trying to install them in the past so I would be very reluctant to cut out a section that left any loose ends as the gripper material will tear quite easily. A round cut out, with no loose ends, should be fine. It will be interesting to see if the grip will end up being too thick and not allow you to activate the laser even though you've removed a section covering the laser switch.

Let us know how you make out.
 

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CT Laser showed up today. I found that if I pull the Pachmayr grip down just a little bit (about 1/16"), the laser will fit on over the grip. The rubber of the grip compresses enough that with just a little gentle persuasion to get the laser onto the trigger guard, it fits just fine. The button part of the laser button lines up just above the hump in the Pachmayr. (The little rise / hump that fits between your fingers.) I didn't have to force anything enough to take a chance of breaking something. The feel and fit of the Pachmayer is almost identical with or without the laser. FWIW, the laser lines up beautifully with the sights at about 30 feet. Now I've got to get to the range to confirm the sighting.

Thanks for your comments / questions.

Jack
 
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Call me strange, but I love the stock Kahr gripping surface of the PM9 and P380. I'm curious to hear your feedback on this. If the sleeve is tight enough to cause the CT to activate, I would carefully mark the spot and use a hole puncher on the grip as a first pass at a fix. I've shredded Pachmayr grips trying to install them in the past so I would be very reluctant to cut out a section that left any loose ends as the gripper material will tear quite easily. A round cut out, with no loose ends, should be fine. It will be interesting to see if the grip will end up being too thick and not allow you to activate the laser even though you've removed a section covering the laser switch.

Let us know how you make out.
At the very least you will have to apply more pressure to activate the laser with the Pachmayr on. I happen to like the P380 grips just the way they are and "dumped" all my slip on grips long ago.

Way back when, here is what I did with a Pachmayr on an LCP using a hollow punch:



 
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