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by mattwestm
August 11th, 2011, 8:46 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Hornady Critical Defense Ammo
Replies: 9
Views: 4856

Re: Hornady Critical Defense Ammo

I think CorBon used to make 9mm makarov ammo, but they discontinued it for some reason. I heard it was some of the best 9x18 defense ammo out there.
by mattwestm
August 10th, 2011, 11:06 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Hornady Critical Defense Ammo
Replies: 9
Views: 4856

Re: Hornady Critical Defense Ammo

Here is some testing on the round. Unfortunately no expansion test yet. http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?231809-Velocity-Test-Hornady-Critical-Defense-90-grain-FTX Here is a test of the .380 version which will probably be similar to the 9x18 version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H9M6cZGd18
by mattwestm
August 10th, 2011, 8:20 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Hornady XTP
Replies: 4
Views: 2345

Hornady XTP

Has anyone tried this ammo? I think it's fairly new and might outperform the older XTP stuff. Hopefully it gets more expansion and penetration than XTP. http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/default.aspx?productNumber=990277 I've been carrying S&B FMJ, but I'd really like to find a decent defense rou...
by mattwestm
January 25th, 2011, 10:12 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: TulAmmo
Replies: 2
Views: 1706

TulAmmo

Does anyone have any experience with TulAmmo? I noticed they are now selling it in 9x18. I've been seeing it in 7.62x39 for a while now. Isn't Wolf made at the Tula plant?
by mattwestm
August 3rd, 2010, 12:08 pm
Forum: Other firearms...
Topic: Liquidating Guns
Replies: 13
Views: 6073

Re: Liquidating Guns

I've still got to get a decent 9x19 and a revolver. Right now I just have to stock .32ACP, 7.62x25, 9x18, 7.62x54R, .22, 5.45x39, 7.62x39, and my 12ga and .410 shotgun. The 32ACP is just my Kel-tec pocket pistol so I don't shoot it often. I'm thinking about getting a Makarov, but I could also use a ...
by mattwestm
August 2nd, 2010, 4:57 pm
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: CZ-82 from Aim Surplus
Replies: 6
Views: 4739

Re: CZ-82 from Aim Surplus

Oh, I just noticed. You got a better mag than me. Both mags they sent me have the thinner plate on the bottom. I wish I had the thicker version, they are sturdier.
by mattwestm
August 2nd, 2010, 12:34 pm
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: CZ-82 from Aim Surplus
Replies: 6
Views: 4739

Re: CZ-82 from Aim Surplus

I ordered mine from AIM and I was more than pleased. The only thing I disliked was the nylon shoulder holster they sent. I was expecting the military flap holster. Oh well. Seems like you got a 1984; I got a 1986. I also removed the white paint on the sights and used acrylic model plane/car paint wi...
by mattwestm
July 31st, 2010, 11:27 pm
Forum: Other firearms...
Topic: Liquidating Guns
Replies: 13
Views: 6073

Liquidating Guns

I'm wondering if any of you guys have the same mindset as me. I inherited quite a few guns from my great grandfather a few years ago. Since I got them, I have been slowly liquidating the collection. Some didn't really appeal to me and some were crap. I got rid of one 9mm (it was a Bersa, iirc), a Je...
by mattwestm
July 27th, 2010, 9:43 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Where to buy a P64.
Replies: 27
Views: 9342

Re: Where to buy a P64.

What's the good going rate for P-64s now? I paid $175 a few months ago. Although mine was in pretty spotty condition. Plenty of pitting and some rust (now removed). The seller mentioned nothing about it in the ad and you couldn't see it in the pictures.
by mattwestm
July 25th, 2010, 10:35 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: First time shooting my new P64
Replies: 5
Views: 2619

Re: First time shooting my new P64

Definitely get a CZ-82. I mainly use it for a bedside gun, but I carry it sometimes. The only problem is the frame is a little thick because of the double stack magazine. I love the 9x18 round too and I think it's my favorite handgun round. Cheap and fun to shoot!
by mattwestm
July 21st, 2010, 9:53 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Where do you buy your 9x18 ammo and what do you like best?
Replies: 22
Views: 7993

Re: Where do you buy your 9x18 ammo and what do you like bes

I like shooting the SilverBear 94 gr FMJ for practice and carry the SilverBear 94 gr JHP after it impressed me with some wetpack testing. I video taped some tests, you can find the link in the FMJ vs. JHP thread here. BrownBear is a little dirtier and the laquer cases can lead to problems without t...
by mattwestm
July 21st, 2010, 11:56 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Where do you buy your 9x18 ammo and what do you like best?
Replies: 22
Views: 7993

Re: Where do you buy your 9x18 ammo and what do you like bes

I used to get ammo locally, but it's much cheaper online, even with shipping. The only shop here that carries 9x18 only has Hornady XTP and Wolf crap. I carry and shoot Brown Bear FMJ. It's dirty, but I've never had a misfire or any other problem. I trust my life with it. Edit: Is Wolf still crap am...
by mattwestm
July 16th, 2010, 11:25 pm
Forum: Other firearms...
Topic: Gun Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 4423

Re: Gun Storage

Scratch the wooden box idea. My bed only has 6" of clearance underneath. I'll just get a stack on storage cabinet. It should keep a thief out for a while and provide a nice place for my guns besides a linen closet.
by mattwestm
July 16th, 2010, 3:57 pm
Forum: Other firearms...
Topic: Gun Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 4423

Re: Gun Storage

I'm also considering building a wooden locking box that will accommodate 10 rifles. Something that will slide easily under the bed. Out of sight, weight, and a bit of security. Plywood should be sturdy enough.
by mattwestm
July 14th, 2010, 10:42 am
Forum: Other firearms...
Topic: Gun Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 4423

Gun Storage

Hi guys, I am thinking I need to lock up my guns better than a linen closet with a simple lock. Someone could jimmy that lock open in about 5 seconds. I live in an apartment, so a huge gun safe really isn't feasible. I'm considering one of those stack on gun cabinets. I won't be able to bolt it to t...