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by GuitarmanNick
May 13th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Another reloading noob
Replies: 3
Views: 133

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: 133

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: 236

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: 188

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: 236

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: 312

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: 188

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: 1034

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: 288

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: 288

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...
by GuitarmanNick
March 25th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: WELCOME THREAD AND MEM, INFO
Replies: 671
Views: 132680

Re: WELCOME THREAD AND MEM, INFO

Welcome but be warned, they are addictive!
by GuitarmanNick
March 23rd, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Carry Gear, Holsters, etc.
Topic: Holster suggestions for Radom P64.
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: Holster suggestions for Radom P64.

I use an IWB made to fit my S&W snubby. Works very nicely and conceals sooo much better!
by GuitarmanNick
March 21st, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: polish p 64 help
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: polish p 64 help

Welcome to the board. Okay, I will first say that I am not quite sure what is happening with your P-64 because you only speak of rounds 1, 3 and 4. I am assuming that you are using the correct 9 x 18mm Makarov ammunition. Using 9 x 19mm Luger I am not sure the round would even chamber because of len...
by GuitarmanNick
March 10th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: New P-64 and range report
Replies: 7
Views: 461

Re: New P-64 and range report

Welcome sir. I am the proud owner of two 1970 P64s. One needed the Wolff springs and one did not. Both appear to be refurbished, but some old parts were reused. I am guessing that one had the springs replaced during the rebuild. Both have the same 3# SA pull and around 12# DA pull. On DA that is not...
by GuitarmanNick
March 7th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Long guns
Topic: Hatchers Notebook
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Re: Hatchers Notebook

Looks like a good read. Thank you Curly.