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by mike83
December 26th, 2015, 3:29 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Could not pass up another P64!
Replies: 16
Views: 3341

Re: Could not pass up another P64!

Finally figured out how to get a down-sized photo of the new and old P64. A new laptop complicated things for me as well. I try to keep up with computer stuff, but at 65 it's challenging. I'll take a screwdriver over a keyboard any day. The black gripped one is the newly repaired de-cocker $119 spec...
by mike83
December 26th, 2015, 11:29 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: P64 me
Replies: 5
Views: 1713

Re: P64 me

Congrats on your choice of the P64. You will not be sorry. I purchased two P64's from SOG and was very happy with them. I have purchased other C&R rifles from JG and was also very pleased. Classic sent me 2 very rough Mosin Nagants that were supposed to be hand-picked. They censor negative comments,...
by mike83
December 25th, 2015, 2:23 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: weapons used in self defense
Replies: 13
Views: 4040

Re: weapons used in self defense

Every issue of "The American Rifleman" has a page dedicated to news articles of self-defense. It is called "The Armed Citizen": Good reading and only a part of what happens in the real world. The subscription to the magazine alone is worth the NRA dues.
by mike83
December 24th, 2015, 2:04 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Just curious...
Replies: 9
Views: 2998

Re: Just curious...

If it gets easier, it's because of this.
by mike83
December 12th, 2015, 12:07 pm
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Looking for grips
Replies: 22
Views: 6967

Re: Looking for grips

The thought of spraying my original grips with some rubberized paint has crossed my mind. I saw that someone on ebay does a service that paints your grips. A peel and stick sheet is also available on ebay. I have an old can of Permatex undercoating out at my trailer (100 miles away) that might work....
by mike83
December 12th, 2015, 11:47 am
Forum: Other firearms...
Topic: Looked at a Taurus PT111
Replies: 21
Views: 5407

Re: Looked at a Taurus PT111

I also own a Rossi 357 snubbie. My wife likes to shoot it (with 38's) and calls it her own. She (and I) probably would prefer the PT111 if I did bring one home. I think my walk away was more due to the dealer/trigger problem. The sharp point sticking out of the lower left corner of the right side gr...
by mike83
December 11th, 2015, 1:07 pm
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: heavy safety lever fixed
Replies: 1
Views: 1168

heavy safety lever fixed

Thanks to this board, my safety lever no longer takes both hands to operate. I got my tiny harbor freight dremel-like tool out and smoothed out the ramps for the detent. I took my time and did it 3 times, taking small amounts off until it felt just about right. A touch on the tip of the detent and i...
by mike83
December 11th, 2015, 10:47 am
Forum: Other firearms...
Topic: Looked at a Taurus PT111
Replies: 21
Views: 5407

Looked at a Taurus PT111

I had read a number of positive reviews, so I looked at the PT111 G2 Taurus yesterday. The size and my hand fit was quite appealing. It felt light and the sights were pretty nice. I was not allowed to try the trigger, as the store rules insisted the gun had a trigger lock on it. I tried 2 different ...
by mike83
December 8th, 2015, 11:12 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Could not pass up another P64!
Replies: 16
Views: 3341

Re: Could not pass up another P64!

Went to the 50 yard range today with the primary reason to sight in my AR. That went splendidly, so I broke out the newly repaired P-64. I tested the de-cocker multiple times with a round in the chamber. It all worked just fine. I was concerned that it might fire when de-cocking, but my fears were u...
by mike83
December 4th, 2015, 11:10 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Could not pass up another P64!
Replies: 16
Views: 3341

Re: Could not pass up another P64!

I had ordered a new sear, 2 dis-connectors and a late model hammer(for my older P64) from the gentleman in Poland on Gunbroker. The parts arrived yesterday, 4 weeks from the order date. The shipping was only $5 and his sale prices were very reasonable. If you can wait the transit time, I can recomme...
by mike83
November 18th, 2015, 12:21 pm
Forum: Carry Gear, Holsters, etc.
Topic: Cheap shoulder holster on ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 1904

Cheap shoulder holster on ebay

I thought $8.99 was a worthwhile gamble. It ain't bad at all, especially at the price. Wore it all day yesterday and after a few adjustments it kind of disappeared to me. http://www.ebay.com/itm/SHOULDER-PISTOL-GUN-HOLSTER-Makarov-Walther-PPK-Bersa-PA-63-P-64-Carpati-/191737980000?hash=item2ca479646...
by mike83
November 17th, 2015, 6:46 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Who carry's 2 P-64's?
Replies: 12
Views: 2856

Re: Who carry's 2 P-64's?

Not exactly PC, but a good choice for Paris type defense would be an IWI Jericho with a piece of bacon in the hollow point. Shame on me! :evilgrin:
by mike83
November 10th, 2015, 11:42 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Could not pass up another P64!
Replies: 16
Views: 3341

Re: Could not pass up another P64!

After some research, I found someone else with this same problem. He had me closely examine the dis-connector. It shows some grinding marks on the edges. A small amount of material was removed. A replacement will be ordered. The 18 lb. hammer spring worked great. The 22 lb. recoil spring would not l...
by mike83
November 8th, 2015, 2:19 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Could not pass up another P64!
Replies: 16
Views: 3341

Re: Could not pass up another P64!

So I take down the P64 with much confidence thanks to video by Junius. I even got it cleaned and put back together in less than an hour. Every thing looked okay and went back together with no drama. But the de-cocker still fails to function. That will wait for another day since I don't want to get t...
by mike83
November 5th, 2015, 6:06 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Could not pass up another P64!
Replies: 16
Views: 3341

Re: Could not pass up another P64!

Started to tinker today. Took the safety out and cleaned up all the oily stuff in there. Did a light lube and the safety lever is easier, but not there yet. Switched slide assembly with my other P64 and the new one still won't de-cock. The old P64 with the new slide will de-cock. My deductive reason...