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My Pearce Grip extensions arrived this morning so they get an A+ for fast delivery as I ordered them Monday, They look great on the LCP, almost a factory look so A+ there as well, but something that I noticed after installing them is that they seem to be too flat on the front side, and what I mean is that the Keltec extensions that I bought have more of a forward curve to them at the bottom which makes the pistol feel secure in my hand, the Ruger extension appears to have the same forward curve but since I don't have a Ruger to compare thats just going off of photos, with the Pearce extensions though visually it does have a curve it feels much flatter and not as comfortable as the Keltec extension in my hand which is not to say that its not an improvement over having no extension at all, I find that the more curved extension is more comfortable and feels like it will give better control.

Keep in mind this is just the initial feel of the grip and I have not fired it yet with the Pearce on it (next weekend I will have a chance for that) I was curious, does anyone else that has both extensions or even a Ruger one to compare to feel the same thing? that the Pearce is flatter than the others?

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I like mine. Came in today. Not sure what the extra mag. plate is for or how it would install on the magazine. Extension seems to fit well with it. Maybe it's just "flash" from the extrusion. ???
 

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vandave said:
I like mine. Came in today. Not sure what the extra mag. plate is for or how it would install on the magazine. Extension seems to fit well with it. Maybe it's just "flash" from the extrusion. ???
It is to replace the stock thinner mag plate and provides a tighter fit for the Pearce extension.
 

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I have both the factory Ruger and the Pearce grip extension for my LCP. I like the Pearce better for looks and feel.

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I have the Pearce extensions. The jury is still out for me. The gun feels better in my hand but concealability has been somewhat compromised. The extension prints some and when looking at my overall jeans pocket, It does look like the silhouette of a small gun. Of course, I know it's there so it may not be visible to anyone else. Now I'm using my SuperFly with the concealment panel to hide the extension. I need to fire some rounds with and without the extension to see what effect it has. If there is no improvement with the extension, then off with it.
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Received mine super fast as well. I sure like the looks, havent fired it yet. I tried the original flat mag spacer 1st,than installed the plate that came with the Pearce Ext. Couldnt really see any diff.I like the fact that the Ruger spacer has a poitive locking piece for the spring to be secured tho.
 

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I just order a 2 pack for my LCP of off Ebay. $11.99 free shipping. I am concerned about the extra lenght but if it conceals well I am sure I will be happy.
 

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I have one Ruger extension that came with my LCP, and I used it for a couple of months. I also bought the Pearce extension and I like them but my little finger doesn't feel as comfortable under the Pearce extension as it does the Ruger extension. I'm sure if I had never used the Ruger extension I would love the Pearce more.
 

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I've never felt unhappy with the Ruger stock extensions... I like the way they feel so I've never thought to try the Pearce... Hmmm.


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AZ Outlaws said:
vandave said:
I like mine. Came in today. Not sure what the extra mag. plate is for or how it would install on the magazine. Extension seems to fit well with it. Maybe it's just "flash" from the extrusion. ???
It is to replace the stock thinner mag plate and provides a tighter fit for the Pearce extension.
I know these posts are pretty old, but I'm curious what this extra piece is that you all are referring to. I purchased a two pack of these, and all I received were the extensions themselves that just slide on like the factory base plate.
 

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My Father wanted one for his Elsie so I seen a 2 pack for $11.99 free shipping on eBay and bought them gave him one and put the other on mine. I really like it. But after I put it on I thought my next purchase will be another mag and I will put the Pearce on it for the range and put the stock (flat) back bottom back on Elsie for carry. With the new Pwii holster I can still get a real good draw and I it's just a tiny bit less less to conceal. I think I will be happy with this setup. I reserve the right to constantly change. ;)
 

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My Father wanted one for his Elsie so I seen a 2 pack for $11.99 free shipping on eBay and bought them gave him one and put the other on mine. I really like it. But after I put it on I thought my next purchase will be another mag and I will put the Pearce on it for the range and put the stock (flat) back bottom back on Elsie for carry. With the new Pwii holster I can still get a real good draw and I it's just a tiny bit less less to conceal. I think I will be happy with this setup. I reserve the right to constantly change. ;)
Please do all your practice shooting AND carry with the same grip configuration. That's the only way that you will be able to shoot properly under stress if you get into a self-defense shooting situation.
 

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SkipD said:
Please do all your practice shooting AND carry with the same grip configuration. That's the only way that you will be able to shoot properly under stress if you get into a self-defense shooting situation.
I do see your point and the wisedom behind it. On the other side of the arguement people do carry more than one type of gun, by your theary this would not be a good idea because of 2 different carry weapon configuratuions?
 

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On the other side of the argument people do carry more than one type of gun, by your theory this would not be a good idea because of 2 different carry weapon configurations?
I don't think so. Each of my guns which I might carry (which includes automatic handguns ranging in size from the LCP to a Beretta 92FS and a Colt Gold Cup .45 and a few wheel guns) is configured to fit my hands properly and when I pick up each one, it feels right and points right. My hands immediately "recognize" each of my pistols and they point quite naturally even though each has a distinctly different shape and weight from the others.

The one exception to the perfect fit is my old Ruger Blackhawk .45 Long Colt revolver with its plow handle.

I use grip extension magazine floorplates on my LCP and on my Walther PPK/S. If I install a magazine with a plain floorplate in either, then the pistols do not automatically fit me as well and they don't point as naturally. It's really a radical difference.
 

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SkipD said:
RugerRon60 said:
On the other side of the argument people do carry more than one type of gun, by your theory this would not be a good idea because of 2 different carry weapon configurations?
I don't think so. Each of my guns which I might carry (which includes automatic handguns ranging in size from the LCP to a Beretta 92FS and a Colt Gold Cup .45 and a few wheel guns) is configured to fit my hands properly and when I pick up each one, it feels right and points right. My hands immediately "recognize" each of my pistols and they point quite naturally even though each has a distinctly different shape and weight from the others.

The one exception to the perfect fit is my old Ruger Blackhawk .45 Long Colt revolver with its plow handle.

I use grip extension magazine floorplates on my LCP and on my Walther PPK/S. If I install a magazine with a plain floorplate in either, then the pistols do not automatically fit me as well and they don't point as naturally. It's really a radical difference.
I appreciate your opinion and will keep that in mind.
 

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gummi said:
I know these posts are pretty old, but I'm curious what this extra piece is that you all are referring to. I purchased a two pack of these, and all I received were the extensions themselves that just slide on like the factory base plate.
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Re: Re: First impression Pearce grip extension.

I just discovered that the grip extension was causing me to push the nose of my LCP down. The way my ring finger pushed against the tip of the extension was tipping the gun. I think I am better off letting my ring finger tuck under the mag. Two fingers is enough to hold on to a .380. Just the shape and size of my hands. They are a bit small.

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I just bought some this weekend. I think the extensions really made me more consistent when shooting the LCP. I was able to get my pinky on there and I really tightened up my grouping. Overall, it was a great day shooting.
 
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