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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: 1469

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: 16
Views: 664

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: 2260

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: 308

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: 463

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: 19
Views: 1161

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: 1334

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: 1334

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: 764

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: 13
Views: 980

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: 1905

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.
by BeoBill
July 26th, 2018, 1:45 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Who’s got the correct Makarov bullet diameter?
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Re: Who’s got the correct Makarov bullet diameter?

.365 in my hand loads also. Coated bullets work well.
by BeoBill
July 10th, 2018, 2:40 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Suggestions for new P64 owners....
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: Suggestions for new P64 owners....

I installed a 20# Wolff recoil spring in mine and left the hammer spring alone. She runs like a Swiss watch now!
by BeoBill
June 11th, 2018, 5:41 pm
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Just got my P64, seems very difficult to rack slide and flip safety
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Re: Just got my P64, seems very difficult to rack slide and flip safety

Pin it with a paper clip. There are very good How To videos on YouTube. Use your Google-fu to find them.
by BeoBill
May 14th, 2018, 2:19 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: trigger bar binding with polish iron grips
Replies: 23
Views: 2349

Re: trigger bar binding with polish iron grips

I've had the same experience with Russ replying fairly promptly early on. Of course, if his email or computer dies, or he's extremely busy YMMV. He really cares about customer satisfaction.