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by BeoBill
March 24th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Carry Gear, Holsters, etc.
Topic: Holster suggestions for Radom P64.
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Holster suggestions for Radom P64.

Walther PPK and Makarov holsters will work just fine.
by BeoBill
March 3rd, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Miss fire
Replies: 7
Views: 628

Re: Miss fire

:( has anyone had this happen and if so any ideas what would have caused it?A451090B-F71E-48E3-9BC2-8C2294179129.jpeg Yup, as others have said, it burst at the portion of the chamber that is not supported due to the feed ramp. However more information would be very useful. What band ammo was this? ...
by BeoBill
March 3rd, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: New to P64s and jazzed!
Replies: 47
Views: 2935

Re: New to P64s and jazzed!

I would like to have one Curly, but living in Marylandistan, a special license is required to buy "regulated firearms"(handguns) which the state uses as a handgun registry. Being a freedom loving patriot, I refuse to comply so I can only purchase C&R handguns for now. In a few more years, some will...
by BeoBill
March 3rd, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: P64 Slides
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: P64 Slides

The last one is going for $379 now. How badly do you want the slide?
by BeoBill
December 2nd, 2018, 9:13 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Any advice on loading the 7.62X25 for my Tokarev's
Replies: 3
Views: 1789

Re: Any advice on loading the 7.62X25 for my Tokarev's

Here are my go-to loads:
(all using new Starline brass, CCI primers and 5.6 gr of HP-38):

85 gr. PPU JHP: good; fairly accurate
100 gr Hornady SJ: Surprisingly accurate and mild recoil.
by BeoBill
November 26th, 2018, 1:52 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: New P-64 owner from Classic
Replies: 28
Views: 1901

Re: New P-64 owner from Classic

I'll heartily second that!
by BeoBill
November 23rd, 2018, 11:30 pm
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: MUCH MO BETTA
Replies: 8
Views: 2644

Re: MUCH MO BETTA

Try loading five rounds instead of six. Cured the stovepiping for me.
by BeoBill
November 23rd, 2018, 11:24 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: slide peening
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: slide peening

I found that loading five rounds at a time instead of six solves the stovepipe problem. There are threads here that discuss the problem; it has to do with the feed lip dimensions of "new" vs, "old" magazines.
by BeoBill
November 23rd, 2018, 11:20 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: PPU bulged cases.
Replies: 9
Views: 838

Re: PPU bulged cases.

I've been shooting PPU for some time. Every once in a while expect to get a hot load. I've found Red Army is good and consistent, as is Academy's Monarch. If you want to reload, Starline makes Makarov brass for your 9x18, and Missouri Bullets sells a Spetsnaz 95 gr bullet. I also found coated bullet...
by BeoBill
November 5th, 2018, 3:46 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Magazines for new owners
Replies: 21
Views: 1848

Re: Magazines for new owners

I've found Academy's Monarch house brand is the cheapest, yet works consistently and as well as anyone else's.
by BeoBill
November 5th, 2018, 3:17 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Recoil
Replies: 16
Views: 1917

Re: Recoil

^^^ What he said; I'm well satisfied with mine. Reported problems with the PI grip are few, and are corrected with the solutions above or a quick line to Russ.
by BeoBill
October 8th, 2018, 8:21 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Recoil
Replies: 16
Views: 1917

Re: Recoil

I'll second installing Polish Iron grips. You'll be amazed at the difference.
by BeoBill
October 8th, 2018, 8:18 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Snap caps
Replies: 8
Views: 1055

Re: Snap caps

There's no reason you couldn't load your own using fired brass. I recommend using a rubber pencil eraser in place of the primer. I saw this method for rifle snap caps back in the 60s.
by BeoBill
August 10th, 2018, 4:21 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: New to P64s and jazzed!
Replies: 47
Views: 2935

Re: New to P64s and jazzed!

Greetings all, New to P64s and the forum. I said "Hi" in the new member thread, but hello again. A few things I wanted to mention/ask. I got a new to me P64 from Classic Firearms. $180 with the $20 hand pick. I would say the pistol is in the 98% to 99% condition range. Mirror bore. Magazine is mint...
by BeoBill
July 26th, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Best place from which to buy my P-64?
Replies: 21
Views: 2625

Re: Best place from which to buy my P-64?

I agree on AIM, but I've had good service from Classic as well. It's all in how you approach them, I guess.