Pistol Grips Fort Smith AR

Local resource for pistol grips in Fort Smith. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to revolver grips, pistol handgun grips, gun handles, vintage gun grips, and other gun accessories, as well as advice and content on laser grips.

Fugett`s Gun Shop
(479) 782-0425
710 North Greenwood Avenue
Fort Smith, AR
 
A-1 Lock Key & Gun - Van Buren Number
(479) 471-5300
1815 Towson Avenue
Fort Smith, AR
 
Gun Shop Inc
(479) 649-7866
4301 Regions Park Drive
Fort Smith, AR
 
Fortner Gun Works
(479) 474-1990
6118 Fortner Road
Van Buren, AR
 
Pioneer Pawn & Gun
(479) 996-4503
15021 South Highway 71
Greenwood, AZ
 
John`s Guns & Ammo
(479) 782-4867
420 North Greenwood Avenue
Fort Smith, AR
 
Andy`s Pawn & Gun Shop
(479) 783-3658
2113 Dodson Avenue
Fort Smith, AR
 
K & L Pawn Guns & Stuff Inc
(479) 782-8844
4721 Grand Avenue
Fort Smith, AR
 
Rockys Corner Pawn & Loan
(918) 427-6068
Corner Of Ltd Shop Ctr
Roland, OK
 
Dardanelle Gun & Pawn
(479) 229-4994
610 Quay Street
Dardanelle, AR
 

Hunting With Crimson Trace Laser Grips

Although laser grips have been out for some years, I never had an interest in them. My feelings were that they took the place of practice, which is never a good thing. Anyone who is serious about self defense for themselves and their family should practice and have all qualified members of the family, do the same. They are advertised as a sighting system for self defense guns. Admittedly I am old fashioned and any battery operated gadgets on a gun, I look at with a dubious eye. A handgun, especially a self defense type should feel like an extension of your hand and it should be accurately aimed even at night. This was my attitude when Travis Noteboom from Crimson Trace called me.


Crimson Trace Laser Grips for 44 mag.

After some conversation I informed him that I have a boar hunt planned in a couple of months. He offered to send me a pair of grips for my Smith & Wesson model 629 in 44 magnum. Since I knew that some of the hunting would be at night, I thought there were some possibilities there. The grips came a few days afterward and I installed them with little problem. Included with the grips are 2 batteries, 2 tiny hex wrenches that adjust the sights and a pair of q-tips to clean the lens. Like any other sights they have to be adjusted to the load and expected distance to be shot. The grips feel similar to the set that I removed, which is good, because they are comfortable. There is a good set of instructions provided that you should read prior to installing.


44 mag with original and Crimson Trace Laser Grips installed.


S&W model 629 with Crimson Trace Laser Grips.


Closeup of laser on model 629.

The button on the front of the grips activates the sight and is conveniently located. Gripping the handgun normally will activate the light. There is a tiny switch on the bottom of the grips that can shut off the light if you don't want it on. The dot is about the size of a quarter and is very visible at various distances and backgrounds as long as sunlight isn't involved.

I found out that the laser does not work in bright sunlight. I tried on various targets including black backgrounds but it simply doesn't work in bright light. While this may be common knowledge with experienced users, this is a new gadget for me, so it's a learning experience. I tried from the shade, going through sunlight and putting the dot on a target in the shade. It worked some, but not as well as total shade or indoors. Since I plan on taking it hunting for hogs, I had to rethink how I was going to verify that my gun was hitting where the dot was. That meant that I would have to verify that during evening hours, and would have to hunt at night which I had planned on doing anyway. In the daylight I can use the regular sights as I normally would.

I shot it at 15 yards with a 240 grain cast bullet load that I know is accurate. It printed a little high but grouped well, considering that I was shooting offhand in the desert. The dot did help me shoot a good group,...

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