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by jbailey
February 5th, 2006, 6:18 pm
Forum: Sticky Book
Topic: Replacing the mainspring for lighter DA pull
Replies: 136
Views: 49097

Replacing the mainspring for lighter DA pull

Interesting question. The total slide travel is about 39 mm and to be safe, at least 32 or 33 is needed to pick up the next round. So there is about 6 mm (1/4") of additional travel before metal to metal contact between the bridge at the bottom front of the slide and the stop/takedown block on the t...
by jbailey
February 4th, 2006, 11:18 pm
Forum: Carry Gear, Holsters, etc.
Topic: Shoulder holster
Replies: 24
Views: 6287

Shoulder holster

Butch50: How does this work sitting in a vehicle? Even my loosest pants pockets get too cosy then. Also, here in Ohio it's "IN a holster, ON your person, in PLAIN sight" when in a vehicle. Crazy? Yes, but otherwise it's locked up in glove box or case when driving, which is not only impractical, but ...
by jbailey
February 4th, 2006, 12:18 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Any Fractured Safety Prevention Advice?
Replies: 11
Views: 2836

Any Fractured Safety Prevention Advice?

Dry firing, without a 'snap cap' to cushion the last bit of firing pin travel, usually damages the firing pin (ask any CZ-52 owner), as the pin slams into the interior of the tunnel and a metallurgical effect of that sharp shock eventually weakens the pin to breakage. Altho the impact of the hammer ...
by jbailey
January 29th, 2006, 9:54 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Trigger Pull Problem?
Replies: 8
Views: 2210

Trigger Pull Problem?

dolang1: Get help on the first chambering and then shoot five round strings, and a "tactical reload"? Get a CZ 100, which has a bracket on the top of the slide that allows one-handed chambering or malfunction clearance on the edge of the bench? Drill a hole slightly larger than the barrel, just in f...
by jbailey
January 24th, 2006, 10:24 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Dry Firing a P64
Replies: 2
Views: 1197

Dry Firing a P64

Get a good "Snap Cap" with spring cushioned primer. It's cheap insurance. See my post about fractured safeties.
by jbailey
January 24th, 2006, 10:21 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Which hollow point?
Replies: 12
Views: 3755

Which hollow point?

I've run a 25 box of Hornady for reliability testing (no problems) but I usually want several hundred before trusting it for carry, and it's two expensive for my blood. (Odd choice of phrase?) I had a big supply of Barnaul 92 g HP from my MAK days, price was right and of course the MAK chambers anyt...
by jbailey
January 22nd, 2006, 10:13 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Another Fractured Safety
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

Another Fractured Safety

When I got my '64, I made a VERY careful study of the safety, because I was planning (and did) disable the hammer-drop feature for cocked and locked carry. No heavy DA pull problems for me, thanks!) Let's face it, the safety piece IS a bit 'Rube Goldberg'! I am not surprised that any weakness in the...
by jbailey
January 22nd, 2006, 12:38 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Another Fractured Safety
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

Another Fractured Safety

Today, while working a table at a local show, I sold a bulgarian Mak to a young man who had just "unloaded" his P-64 (for $75!) to someone because after 50 or so rounds, his safety fractured. From what he could tell me (he was NOT experienced, nor very 'mechanical'), it sounded just like what spider...
by jbailey
January 22nd, 2006, 12:09 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Range with new P64
Replies: 17
Views: 3653

Range with new P64

Rinao272 - What ammo were you using? And had you fired that ammo before? Lack of cleaning can create FTE with some ammo, but not likely FTC. My 63 years young hands are recoil sensitive, and with all three of my Mak-chambered pistols (PA-63, Imez Mak, and P-64) I shoot only the 92 or 95 grain stuff....
by jbailey
January 19th, 2006, 11:59 pm
Forum: Carry Gear, Holsters, etc.
Topic: Does all Walther gear work?
Replies: 12
Views: 2901

Does all Walther gear work?

The Don Hume "JIT Slide", No. 18, for the Walther PPK, is nearly a perfect fit and inexpensive too. It was a little tight across the bottom of the trigger guard, but wetting it with some rubbing alchohol allowed me to remold it slightly for an excellent fit. I use these holsters for ALL my carry gun...
by jbailey
December 17th, 2005, 10:18 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: How did you find us?
Replies: 101
Views: 16219

How did you find us?

Posting on the "Other Pistols" part of the C&R firearms forum
by jbailey
December 15th, 2005, 9:55 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: What Made You Buy?
Replies: 36
Views: 6745

What Made You Buy?

Year and a half ago, saw one at the back of a case at a gunshow, couldn't tell what it was. Was told "it's a Makarov" Knew it wasn't, handled it, thought of my PA-63 and IMEZ Mak needing company, my PPK holster collection, all my other comblock milsurps, and took the plunge at $149. Never looked bac...
by jbailey
December 12th, 2005, 11:29 pm
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Mike of the weird failures
Replies: 8
Views: 2579

Mike of the weird failures

Sounds VERY much like the disconnector is sticking in the down position after taking it off safe. The trigger bar spring should push it up when you take the safety off, but if there are any burrs, dirt, whatever in the disconnectors passage, the trigger bar spring is not strong enough. It's not easy...
by jbailey
December 12th, 2005, 11:18 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: How are you carrying the P-64?
Replies: 38
Views: 6263

How are you carrying the P-64?

I performed a perhaps "politically incorrect" modification: carved off the piece that drops hammer when safety on. So I'm carrying "cocked and locked" (all the safety features are still operative) Nicely avoids the stiff DA pull and the transition to SA for double taps.
by jbailey
December 12th, 2005, 11:11 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: How do you conceal your P-64?
Replies: 11
Views: 2688

How do you conceal your P-64?

Don Hume "JIT Slide" No. 18, (for my Walther PPK, fit is near perfect!), on right hip.