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by BeoBill
August 20th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Carry Gear, Holsters, etc.
Topic: Alternative to safes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1227

Re: Alternative to safes?

I use a surplus 50 cal metal ammo can. Easily portable and common as dirt. The hasp can accept a padlock. Chain through the handle and around the immovable object of choice; then padlock. Makes a racket when you move it, so there's a built-in alarm. Separate the stored pistols with old socks or simi...
by BeoBill
July 8th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Front sight replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Front sight replacement

VERY nice mods!
by BeoBill
March 24th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Carry Gear, Holsters, etc.
Topic: Holster suggestions for Radom P64.
Replies: 7
Views: 1060

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: 1019

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: 51
Views: 4624

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: 1072

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: 2027

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: 2813

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: 2949

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: 695

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: 1207

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: 2527

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: 2376

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: 2376

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: 1315

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.