Search found 62 matches

by GuitarmanNick
June 9th, 2018, 7:04 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: How do you clear a double feed or other malfunctions?
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: How do you clear a double feed or other malfunctions?

The few that I have had were easily cleared by dropping the mag and racking the slide once or twice. If one round is sticking out a little, tilt the gun so gravity helps.
by GuitarmanNick
May 31st, 2018, 11:55 am
Forum: Long guns
Topic: Armscor M5 not ejecting high brass hulls
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: Armscor M5 not ejecting high brass hulls

Have you thoroughly cleaned and inspected the chamber? You might also check the extractor to make sure it can move freely. There is a small possibility that the extractor is out more than it is supposed to be while gripping the brass and binding. It would have to be extremely dirty or damaged for th...
by GuitarmanNick
May 30th, 2018, 2:27 pm
Forum: Long guns
Topic: Armscor M5 not ejecting high brass hulls
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: Armscor M5 not ejecting high brass hulls

I am not an expert but will offer what I can. Perhaps it is the shells and trying another manufacturer would confirm or rule that out. Nothing these days seems to be made as well as in the past. Another thing to check would be for damage or marks in the chamber. Any rough spots would indicate that a...
by GuitarmanNick
May 30th, 2018, 2:11 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Newby with double fire issue
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: Newby with double fire issue

For my daughter, the best home defense gun is a .38 special. No hassles. Simply point it and squeeze the trigger. I would keep things as simple as possible for anyone not well versed in firearms. She can handle it very well and I am reasonably sure that she would be okay should she need to use it. A...
by GuitarmanNick
May 23rd, 2018, 7:04 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Newby with double fire issue
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: Newby with double fire issue

The DA trigger pull on my P-64 is too high for my scale and probably about 15 lbs. With the SA trigger pull at 3.0 lbs, the difference is extreme compared to most other pistols. Even so, I have not found the SA pull to be too light. That said, I do not think that I would like it any lighter. Good lu...
by GuitarmanNick
May 10th, 2018, 7:08 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Recoil pain. Am I holding it wrong?
Replies: 38
Views: 2034

Re: Recoil pain. Am I holding it wrong?

I admit that I have a tough time removing my PolishIron grips but I have attributed it to the arthritis in my hands. I still manage to get them off every time. Sometimes they require a little "peeling" away to allow them to clear the frame before trying to slide them off. Darned shame you guys cut t...
by GuitarmanNick
May 7th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: General cleaning and shooting questions
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: General cleaning and shooting questions

Disassembling the frame is not really difficult. There are some good videos that can be helpful. Take your time and be careful not to let the springs fly! It is a good idea to use a large clear bag to keep everything contained the first time you take it apart.
by GuitarmanNick
May 4th, 2018, 10:41 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: General cleaning and shooting questions
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: General cleaning and shooting questions

As long as you have removed all of the cosmoline that may have been in the gun, it should function normally. The trigger bar may be slightly bowed. Mine was rubbing on the inside of the grip until I carefully straightened it. It still makes a little contact, but nothing that is noticeable. I was tau...
by GuitarmanNick
April 24th, 2018, 10:18 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: P64 Newb, assumptions and input requested from the collective p-64 brain.
Replies: 45
Views: 1923

Re: P64 Newb, assumptions and input requested from the collective p-64 brain.

I shot a clip of ammo thru my P64 before I changed the springs. If I had it to do over I would have changed the recoil spring first. The stock spring is so weak that it allows the slide to slam into the frame more then I like. The 22lb. Wolff helps that out to some degree. The 18lb. hammer spring a...
by GuitarmanNick
March 7th, 2018, 12:25 pm
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Failure to feed
Replies: 13
Views: 868

Re: Failure to feed

I have found it a good practice to disassemble and deep clean any used or surplus gun before a range trip. Not a bad idea on new guns either!
by GuitarmanNick
February 15th, 2018, 11:46 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Unissued / Never Used P64 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Unissued / Never Used P64 ?

I bought one from Classic about a year ago and it was unfired. I paid the hand select fee and was very pleased. The slide had been operated a little as evident by the marks in the finish, but like the one you have, it had no marks at all on the feed ramp or in the chamber. After I put 100 rounds thr...
by GuitarmanNick
February 12th, 2018, 7:14 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: How to remove polish iron grips?
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: How to remove polish iron grips?

I have bad arthritis in both of my hands and I can get them off without any discomfort. You gotta get the feel for it is all.
by GuitarmanNick
February 8th, 2018, 2:21 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Recoil pain. Am I holding it wrong?
Replies: 38
Views: 2034

Re: Recoil pain. Am I holding it wrong?

I have change the recoil spring and installed the PolishIron grips on my P-64 and it still hurts my hand when I shoot it. There is a spot on my right thumb where the skin gets ripped up every time I shoot it. This happens with or without the PolishIron grips. I have recently added a set of shooting ...
by GuitarmanNick
February 8th, 2018, 2:11 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: The GOOD and the GREAT !
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: The GOOD and the GREAT !

I guess that I was lucky when I ordered mine from Classic. I did pay the $20 hand pick fee and got one that was like new except for a small ding on the front sight. Of course, I did place my order when they had a bunch of them in stock.
by GuitarmanNick
November 18th, 2017, 12:30 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: P-64 Not Fully Chambering Rounds
Replies: 11
Views: 1125

Re: P-64 Not Fully Chambering Rounds

I used a pencil eraser wrapped with 3000 grit Emory paper and went slowly when polishing my chamber and feed ramp. It took me about 20 minutes to get it mirror bright. Again, check to be sure you have properly lubed the rails, look for any burrs on them or the slide that may be causing it to bind. T...