Search found 427 matches

by lklawson
February 1st, 2016, 4:08 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: weapons used in self defense
Replies: 13
Views: 2365

Re: weapons used in self defense

What you need are Defensive Gun Uses (DGU) studies. There are a good 5 or 7. I'll see if I can dig them out real quick... [edit] ===================== No. of Defensive Gun Uses per Year Source 2.1 million Point Blank: Guns & Violence in America, Gary Kleck 989,883 "Measuring Civilian Defensive Firea...
by lklawson
January 29th, 2016, 12:21 pm
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Buffalo Bore, who has used it?
Replies: 7
Views: 1715

Re: Buffalo Bore, who has used it?

There is buzz in other forums that the 380 version may be over pressure. Not "may be." IS . BB specifically confirmed that they have loaded their proprietary .380ACP "+P" ammunition to roughly 16% over SAAMI spec. This seems to be a reversal from what they had claimed several years ago. Neverthless...
by lklawson
January 6th, 2016, 3:39 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: Bulgarian Makarov
Replies: 3
Views: 931

Re: Bulgarian Makarov

I have a chance to pick up a Bulgarian Makarov , Should I ? Yes, depending on price, of course. carry the P64 and p83 and love the p83 a lot. What is the Bulgarian Like. thanks brian About the same as the P83 but a tad thinner in the grip with a spurless hammer. Both recoil and shooting comfort are...
by lklawson
December 23rd, 2015, 3:02 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: P83 review and analysis
Replies: 8
Views: 2199

Re: P83 review and analysis

Is this gun "better" than the P64? yes, by a mile Yeeeah... Define "better." The P83 trigger is "better," it has more magazine capacity, and is more pleasant to shoot. The P64, OTOH, has higher quality machining, no stampings, and a superior grade of bluing, altogether showing much higher craftsman...
by lklawson
December 2nd, 2015, 2:09 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: New Makarov Tactical Grip Style
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

Re: New Makarov Tactical Grip Style

That's neat.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk
by lklawson
November 18th, 2015, 4:56 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: Re:Norinco T59 Chineese Makarov
Replies: 6
Views: 1542

Re: Re:Norinco T59 Chineese Makarov

Just bought my Norinco T59 Makarov, I own one, purchased before President Bill Clitton banned their import. Mine is chambered in 9x18 Makarov as are all of them that I have ever heard of. and found interesting reading in the manual that came with it. It says the gun is 9×18 Ultra. The key word bein...
by lklawson
October 2nd, 2015, 9:46 am
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: 9x18 PPU, and Buffalo Bore 9x18 +P 95 gr JHP
Replies: 11
Views: 5368

Re: 9x18 PPU, and Buffalo Bore 9x18 +P 95 gr JHP

I am not positive so don't quote me, but someone told me that +P ammo in both 9mm Mak and 380 were NOT SAMMI approved and so anything marked as +P in those calibers was suspect. I've seen and shot BuffaloBore ammo in 380 +P and it was a bit snappier than regular but I did get admonished that the +P...
by lklawson
September 15th, 2015, 3:13 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Need advice please
Replies: 19
Views: 2125

Re: Need advice please

Looks pretty close to me, but it's hard to tell by photo. Get a snap cap or build an inert and test. Feed the snap in from the magazine. Make sure that the slide closes all the way and that the trigger will engage, which means that the Out of Battery disconnector isn't preventing use due to the slid...
by lklawson
April 30th, 2015, 1:55 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: Makarov 9x18 Long Barrel or Threaded Barrel
Replies: 2
Views: 1846

Re: Makarov 9x18 Long Barrel or Threaded Barrel

Found a .380ACP threaded barrel for your Mak.

http://www.gunpartswarehouse.com/pistol ... stol.html/

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk
by lklawson
April 27th, 2015, 8:19 am
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: Makarov 9x18 Long Barrel or Threaded Barrel
Replies: 2
Views: 1846

Re: Makarov 9x18 Long Barrel or Threaded Barrel

There was a small run of them made years ago, back when Makarov.com was still alive. I don't think that anyone has made any since. I imagine that the barrels are still out there, though I suppose most of them are installed. There may be a few of them sitting on the parts shelf of the odd collector h...
by lklawson
February 26th, 2015, 5:35 pm
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: My P64 Let Me Down Today
Replies: 11
Views: 1769

Re: My P64 Let Me Down Today

gemini1 wrote:@ Iklawson, In lieu of bending, the FP back to shape, can you hammer it instead? Im just thinking that just bending it, may not straighten the pin, as it would by hammering?
Sure. Just draw the temper first.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk
by lklawson
February 25th, 2015, 10:25 am
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: My P64 Let Me Down Today
Replies: 11
Views: 1769

Re: My P64 Let Me Down Today

You might be able to repair the existing firing pin. It's a 3 step process and will require a oxy-propane torch. 1) Use your torch to heat the tip of the FP (at the bend) to cherry red. Then let it air cool. 2) Using a pair of pliers and a vice (clamp the base of the FP in the vice using wood, just ...
by lklawson
January 27th, 2015, 3:31 pm
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Cannot Remove Slide
Replies: 19
Views: 2169

Re: Cannot Remove Slide

Another trick is to brace the front of the slide, just above the barrel, on the bottom edge of a wooden table (that you don't mind scratching and gouging), then push forward on that. I've also used a 2x4 segment, standing up on its short side. This allows me to easily maintain the pressure. Peace fa...
by lklawson
January 23rd, 2015, 12:10 pm
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: P-64 Extended Mag Release
Replies: 94
Views: 27224

Re: P-64 Extended Mag Release

What they are good for is an unintended magazine release, They put those up inside the handle for a reason. I've already tried one of those and spent most of my time picking my mags up off of the floor. Are you using the stock hammer spring or did you replace it with a lighter spring? Peace favor y...
by lklawson
January 2nd, 2015, 12:31 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Question about reassembly...
Replies: 10
Views: 1533

Re: Question about reassembly...

daven wrote:If you simply make up a dummy round and plug the primer hole with silicone sealant (and let it cure) then you have an almost indestructible snap cap. DaveN
What about bullet setback?

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk