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by Poppy42
March 21st, 2017, 8:19 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Ouch
Replies: 9
Views: 2731

Re: Ouch

When I first fired mine l had the same problem. Until I realized I was holding the grip to high. I found that if I tried to squeeze all my fingers on the grip it pushed my hand up high enough that the slide would bite every time. My solution was to grip lower with my pinky completely off the grip. I...
by Poppy42
March 21st, 2017, 7:22 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Don't change the springs.
Replies: 60
Views: 14058

Re: Don't change the springs.

I thought the same thing ketchman. I wonder why they omitted the slide release in the finale design?
by Poppy42
March 21st, 2017, 4:21 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Don't change the springs.
Replies: 60
Views: 14058

Re: Don't change the springs.

I just picked up a copy of a magazine called military surplus, specifically because it had a rather nice article on the P64. It went into some detail on the stiff da trigger, and the reasoning behind it. I t seems the d signers were concerned with ad' s (or if you prefer negligent discharge ) in add...
by Poppy42
March 17th, 2017, 1:34 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Any Makarov bullet casters?
Replies: 13
Views: 6504

Re: Any Makarov bullet casters?

I started casting a couple months ago, and now the only round I don't yet make is the .365 for the P-64. Worked out a deal with a guy that supplies me with free WW, and wife brings home some Lead/Antimony alloy, so only expense is a little mono I bought and some tin from solder. Ends up costing $0....
by Poppy42
March 17th, 2017, 1:26 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Grind down
Replies: 5
Views: 1700

Re: Grind down

Why would you grind a case? Why not trim it? There are plenty of case trimmers out there. From the inexpensive around $30 on up to a couple hundred. Any and all would do a better job than trying to grind them.
by Poppy42
March 16th, 2017, 1:53 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Loading the 9x18mm w/ Luger brass
Replies: 57
Views: 20473

Re: Loading the 9x18mm w/ Luger brass

I don't know if anyone has read my post looking for Makarov brass but I checked out starline and they want $87.50 for 500 rounds of Makarov brass. I don't know about anyone ealse but I can't see the advantages of paying $.18 a round for brass. Maybe if I was shooting competition with my Makarov or P...
by Poppy42
March 10th, 2017, 4:25 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Makarov brass
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

Re: Makarov brass

Like I said in my op trimming I can do I've got over 5000 Luger cased. I'm not even worried abou loosing brass. As for marking brass, I've been marking brass for years with machinist red dye so that I know when a case has been loaded for the last time. My biggest concern is I already load 9mm Luger ...
by Poppy42
March 10th, 2017, 2:24 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Makarov brass
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

Makarov brass

Hi all I want to start reloading for my P64 and my Makarov I've got dies, molds for the cast bullets I make. I all set except for one thing. All the ammo I have is steel or aluminum cased. I know I can trim 9mm Luger brass, but I don't want to do that unless I have know other choice. I load and shoo...
by Poppy42
March 10th, 2017, 2:11 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Loading the 9x18mm w/ Luger brass
Replies: 57
Views: 20473

Re: Loading the 9x18mm w/ Luger brass

Why go through the hassle of 9 x 19 to 9 x 18 when Starline sell the brass for 9 x 18 Mak? Have around a 1000 cases purchased direct from Starline (they cover shipping costs) and they do not wear out. Daven Starline wants 87.50 for 500 rounds of Makarov (9x18) brass. That's $ .18 a round for brass!...
by Poppy42
February 8th, 2017, 5:37 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Another da trigger question
Replies: 10
Views: 3339

Another da trigger question

Hi folks I need couple questions answered here if Some of you experts could . I replaced the factory hammer spring on my 1975 p64 with 18 wolfspring. The recoil really didn't bother me much but I've decided I'm going to go ahead and get a new recoil spring and replace that too . My question is shoul...
by Poppy42
February 8th, 2017, 3:29 pm
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Another question on the double action trigger and recoil
Replies: 4
Views: 1498

Another question on the double action trigger and recoil

Hi folks I need couple questions answered here if Some of you experts could . I replaced the factory hammer spring on my 1975 p64 with 18 wolfspring. The recoil really didn't bother me much but I've decided I'm going to go ahead and get a new recoil spring and replace that too . My question is shoul...
by Poppy42
January 27th, 2017, 2:30 am
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: 9x18 cheap
Replies: 8
Views: 2535

Re: 9x18 cheap

manicmechanic wrote:Poppy was that aluminum cased by chance?
Yes you are right. I didn't realize I said steel cased in my op. I ment aluminum. Just a little brain fart on my part. Sorry bout that
by Poppy42
January 16th, 2017, 3:34 am
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: 9x18 cheap
Replies: 8
Views: 2535

Re: 9x18 cheap

I know cheaper than anyplace I've seen online or locally. I don't know if it's s closeout or what. I bought 1800 rounds and left ten boxes on the shelves. In case there happened to be some forum members locally that wanted some. I'll go back in a couple weeks if it's still there I'll buy it. If the ...
by Poppy42
January 16th, 2017, 3:15 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: P64 drop safe
Replies: 5
Views: 2666

Re: P64 drop safe

Weasel i as said in my op I totally agree that no loaded weapon is totally drop safe. The information on the safety/decocker and the fireing pin is just the information I was looking for. Use sir are a plethora of valuable knowledge and wisdom in regards to the p64. You always seem willing to share ...
by Poppy42
January 15th, 2017, 12:36 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: P64 drop safe
Replies: 5
Views: 2666

P64 drop safe

I have a question that I hope someone with more knowledge than me can answer. First off let me say that I don't believe any weapon is truly drops safe. It's a mechanical Device and mechanical devices can malfunction. That being said I just read a post on another forum about a cz82 ( A weapon that is...