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by shinerjohn
December 31st, 2008, 5:44 pm
Forum: Other firearms...
Topic: Bersa Thunder 380 Plus?
Replies: 4
Views: 1170

Bersa Thunder 380 Plus?

Here is the link to a Bersa importer. http://www.bersafirearmsusa.com/ Bersa makes 380, 9x19, 40 s&w, and 45 semi-autos. no 9x18 cal. guns at all. I understand your thinking on caliber size. I have 38spec and 357 mag in revolvers. In auto-loaders I have 380, 9x18 Mak, and 9mm Luger pistols. In my op...
by shinerjohn
December 31st, 2008, 1:04 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Wolff Springs Starting To Piss Me Off!
Replies: 30
Views: 5576

Wolff Springs Starting To Piss Me Off!

Norm,

With the 20 lb recoil spring, did you have to flatten the muzzle end? That's what I'm doing to the 22 #. As I dremel more off, it seems to work a bit better. Evidently, I just haven't flattened it enough yet.

Thanks!
John
by shinerjohn
December 31st, 2008, 10:31 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Wolff Springs Starting To Piss Me Off!
Replies: 30
Views: 5576

Wolff Springs Starting To Piss Me Off!

I'll be interested to know how it goes for you. I feel sure that I can eventually remove enough of the 22 lb recoil spring to make it work fine. As it is, with it being stronger and a tad longer, the slide just wasn't moving far enough for consistent functioning. That's my theory anyway. I needed to...
by shinerjohn
December 30th, 2008, 3:38 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Wolff Springs Starting To Piss Me Off!
Replies: 30
Views: 5576

Wolff Springs Starting To Piss Me Off!

I put the 18 lb hammer spring and 22 lb recoil spring in. I ended up with ftf and fte problems even after grinding the poop out of the end of the recoil spring. I went back to the stock recoil spring and she now functions perfectly. The recoil isn't that bad at all. My 2 snubbies (38spl and 357 mag)...
by shinerjohn
December 30th, 2008, 3:17 pm
Forum: Carry Gear, Holsters, etc.
Topic: Bianchi 100 Pro holster
Replies: 1
Views: 1298

Bianchi 100 Pro holster

zark, I got the size 9 for my FEG PA-63 and it fits the PA-63 great. It is too small for my Makarovs. The size 9 also fits my P64 perfectly. I tried it last night and it is just right!
by shinerjohn
December 26th, 2008, 1:14 am
Forum: Other firearms...
Topic: THE SCREWS ARE TIGHTENED A LITTLE MORE
Replies: 10
Views: 2694

THE SCREWS ARE TIGHTENED A LITTLE MORE

My new friends, during 2008 I bought 13 handguns and one shotgun. A couple of months ago, I began stockpiling ammo. I now have 11,000+ rounds of live ammo. For Christmas, I bought myself a reloading setup and built a bench. I'm now stockpiling reloading components. "They" won't get my firearms or am...
by shinerjohn
December 24th, 2008, 1:31 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Registered here a few days ago
Replies: 7
Views: 1791

Registered here a few days ago

I received my pistol and I'm very pleased with it. It's a 1976 model and the bluing is flawless. I changed the recoil spring to a 22 pounder and I've been dremeling the dog out of it!!! I may have to take a tad more off.... I changed the hammer spring to 18 pounds and I may move up to the 19 or 20. ...
by shinerjohn
December 21st, 2008, 4:35 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Registered here a few days ago
Replies: 7
Views: 1791

Registered here a few days ago

The possible explanations y'all gave me sound reasonable enough. I had not seen any postings from civilian owners that hinted at anything other than reliable. I just wanted to know if I was missing anything.

Thanks, everyone! I should pick up my P64 tomorrow. Can't wait!
by shinerjohn
December 20th, 2008, 12:47 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Registered here a few days ago
Replies: 7
Views: 1791

Registered here a few days ago

Thank you for the welcome, olympus. I hope to learn much about these pistols and I've been impressed with the camaraderie among the members here. I do have an early question: I've read that one of the reasons the P64 was replaced by the P83 was reliability. The Polish army and police wanted a new ha...
by shinerjohn
December 20th, 2008, 2:13 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: silver bear
Replies: 7
Views: 1558

silver bear

I don't have my P64 yet, but I have fired plenty of Silver Bear and Brown Bear 9x18mm ammo with my PA-63 and Makarovs. I have had no light strikes with either "Bear." I did have light strikes firing the PA-63 with Wolf ammo. About 1 out of every 6 was a light strike. I would fire again with the same...
by shinerjohn
December 20th, 2008, 1:51 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Registered here a few days ago
Replies: 7
Views: 1791

Registered here a few days ago

and I have a p64 on the way from J & G Sales. Earlier this year I bought the FEG PA-63 on GunBroker. Excellent pistol. Changed the springs and grips. Since then I bought East German, Russian, and Bulgarian Makarovs from GunBroker. I absolutely love the 9x18mm caliber! I have 38 specials, 357 magnums...
by shinerjohn
December 15th, 2008, 4:43 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Ammo Question
Replies: 28
Views: 5470

Ammo Question

Brown Bear FMJ is what I use the most. I think of my Silver Bear FMJ as "Sunday-go-to-meeting" ammo.
by shinerjohn
December 15th, 2008, 4:28 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Best Source for Makarov Ammo?
Replies: 7
Views: 2290

Best Source for Makarov Ammo?

The least expensive, reliable 9x18mm ammo I have found is at ammunitiontogo.com. Silver Bear FMJ and Brown Bear FMJ are $8.95 for a box of 50. I like it better than Wolf. The primers in the "Bears" doesn't seem to be quite as hard.