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by GuitarmanNick
Yesterday, 8:36 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Crimping with Lee 3 die set
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Crimping with Lee 3 die set

I use the Lee case length gauges and cutters when trimming my brass using a small electric drill. You need to get the 9x18 Makarov gauge. Also be sure to pick up a case reaming tool. I use a Lyman hand tool for reaming case mouths. It comes with pocket cleaning and reaming bits for both small and la...
by GuitarmanNick
July 11th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Crimping with Lee 3 die set
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Crimping with Lee 3 die set

I use the Lee 3 die set with good results. I use a light taper crimp that is done in the same step as seating the bullet. Follow the instructions that come with the dies and you should get the results you are seeking. The more of a crimp that you use, the more it will weaken the brass over time. For...
by GuitarmanNick
July 2nd, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Other firearms...
Topic: Double-Action Wisdom
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: Double-Action Wisdom

Good article, Curly. I generally grab my .38 snubby when I hear something go bump in the night. When training with it, I always shoot double action because it is the way most rounds would be fired if in a gun battle. Cocking the hammer for a more accurate shot would only be necessary in a hostage si...
by GuitarmanNick
June 28th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 9x18 ultra brass able to be reloaded to Mak?
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: 9x18 ultra brass able to be reloaded to Mak?

You may be better advised to sell the Ultra rounds or trade them for an equal value in 9x18 Mak.
by GuitarmanNick
June 25th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 9x18 ultra brass able to be reloaded to Mak?
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: 9x18 ultra brass able to be reloaded to Mak?

Based only on the dimensions that I have found,... It seems to me that you could take once fired ultra brass and resize it using a 9x18 Makarov full length sizing die, then trim it down a little. Basically the same process that you would use when starting with 9x19 brass. Careful to check the used b...
by GuitarmanNick
May 13th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Another reloading noob
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Another reloading noob

I use CCI small pistol primers and 4.0 grains of Unique pistol powder with an OAL of .970". This is using the Berry's 95 grain FMJ bullets.

If you use a different bullet, you may need a different charge and/or OAL.
by GuitarmanNick
May 12th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Another reloading noob
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Another reloading noob

I have had good luck using Berry's 95 grain FMJs and the Lee three die set. You set the seating die to crimp and seat in one operation, if desired. I use a light taper crimp. My handloads feed perfectly in my P-64s, cycle the guns properly and are consistently more accurate than my shooting abilities.
by GuitarmanNick
May 8th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Trigger reset
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Trigger reset

Glad you got it running well. They do shoot nicely!
by GuitarmanNick
May 5th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Case Rim Damage
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Case Rim Damage

Since the cases are not damaged by those shooting other P-64s, this indicates there is a problem with my particular gun. After doing some close inspection I took the stones to the extractor and ejector which had a very sharp point on it and is likely the culprit. I just removed the sharp edges with ...
by GuitarmanNick
April 28th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Trigger reset
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Trigger reset

The problem is likely that the grip is rubbing on the trigger bar and keeping it from moving freely into position. First, check to make sure your grip is installed properly. Look inside the magwell to check the fit. Second, if the grip is installed properly, remove it and check the trigger bar. One ...
by GuitarmanNick
April 25th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: V.07 vs V.05 Polish Iron Grips
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: V.07 vs V.05 Polish Iron Grips

I recently bought a set of the V.05BT grips from another member here. The original V.05 grip would leave me with a small cut on my hand after about 25 rounds. Using the V.05BT grips, I fired 80 rounds before a blister made me stop shooting. Seems the rubber rubs the webbing of my hand upon firing. I...
by GuitarmanNick
April 16th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Case Rim Damage
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Case Rim Damage

I have been reloading my saved brass from my P-64 and noticed that most of the case rims have sharp marks on them. I am guessing this is from the extractor. Any input on how to minimize this would be appreciated. I am considering taking a stone to the extractor and rounding over any sharp points. Th...
by GuitarmanNick
April 16th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: New guy here with questions....
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: New guy here with questions....

That is probably the last round hold open feature. Most semi-auto pistols have that. The slide locks back when the magazine is empty. you drop the empty mag, lock a fresh mag in the well, pull the slide back and release it. You are then ready to resume firing. Some pistols have a slide release. The ...
by GuitarmanNick
April 3rd, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Mag ID
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Mag ID

It is relatively easy to bend them slightly. Be careful not to damage the edges or the feed lips. I used a punch to pry open the feed lips on one and a small rubber mallet to close the feed lips on another. Use a set of calipers to measure a working magazine and then match those dimensions on the ot...
by GuitarmanNick
March 25th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Mag ID
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Mag ID

If you have problems with the KeepShooting magazines, you may have to slightly modify the magazine to fit your P-64 or tune the feed lips to correct feeding issues. I had some Star magazines that were originals, but would not feed properly. When I measured the feed lips, they were too far apart on o...