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by MartyW
February 21st, 2015, 4:18 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Underwood ammo, Hornady ammo
Replies: 19
Views: 4492

Re: Underwood ammo, Hornady ammo

Thanks snailman, that's good info to know. I will check with our local police friends.
by MartyW
February 21st, 2015, 12:11 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Underwood ammo, Hornady ammo
Replies: 19
Views: 4492

Re: Underwood ammo, Hornady ammo

Thanks Gary, the only states we're currently planning on visiting do honor the TN carry permit. We get a book in our carry classes that shows which states honor our permits and many states do honor it.
by MartyW
February 20th, 2015, 11:08 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Underwood ammo, Hornady ammo
Replies: 19
Views: 4492

Re: Underwood ammo, Hornady ammo

Thanks Borg, I'm in TN which is also a gun friendly state, but we plan to do some semi-retirement traveling to other states that might not be as friendly. Like you, I've been working at the range using all SA cocking the hammer on draw. After reading all that legal stuff (which was unknown to me unt...
by MartyW
February 19th, 2015, 3:59 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Underwood ammo, Hornady ammo
Replies: 19
Views: 4492

Re: Underwood ammo, Hornady ammo

The fellow that wrote the first article had used all action types in his career, and his main point was that the DA/SA needed more training to use it as a ccw due to the different trigger pulls in DA & SA, but we all know that. I still love the DA/SA P-64 and still plan to use mine as ccw. The secon...
by MartyW
February 18th, 2015, 11:01 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Underwood ammo, Hornady ammo
Replies: 19
Views: 4492

Re: Underwood ammo, Hornady ammo

Curly1, I had not heard of the DA/SA argument either and that's why I'm asking here, trying to learn as much as I can. I love the P-64. I love it so much that I was considering buying a second one while they are plentiful in such good shape, and that's when I began looking at anything I could find a...
by MartyW
February 18th, 2015, 6:04 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Underwood ammo, Hornady ammo
Replies: 19
Views: 4492

Re: Underwood ammo, Hornady ammo

Hi Borg, You've touched on a subject that I've been reading/thinking about for the past couple days. I too have a nice P-64 (1974) that I purchased specifically for ccw. I've had my permit for several years but now am just beginning to actually carry. I thougt long and hard about what to carry, and ...
by MartyW
February 17th, 2015, 11:50 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Looking for a 1979 P-64
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Re: Looking for a 1979 P-64

Several sellers show that they have P-64's in stock. Seems like you could call them and ask for that particular year. Some of the sellers that show current inventory as of last night are: Aim Surplus http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=f3p64 JG Sales http://www.jgsales.com/polish-c-385.html ...
by MartyW
February 15th, 2015, 2:32 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 6
Views: 1923

Re: New Guy

Congrats Ricofardan, I too got one from Aim Surplus a few weeks ago from their current batch. I paid for the best of 5 with mine and it looks amazing too, like yours. The great guys here on this forum helped me to get mine tweaked quickly, all within a couple of weeks, and now mine is so smooth. To ...
by MartyW
February 10th, 2015, 12:44 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: First Range Report - S-m-o-o-t-h
Replies: 4
Views: 1327

Re: First Range Report - S-m-o-o-t-h

Thanks snailman153624 for the optics info, and I'm in total agreement as to the practical point and shoot use of the P-64. You echo my thoughts for ccw, and ccw is the reason I got this neat little pistol. At the range I'm trying to find out what it (with me behind it) can do. I already know that it...
by MartyW
February 9th, 2015, 1:46 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: First Range Report - S-m-o-o-t-h
Replies: 4
Views: 1327

Re: First Range Report - S-m-o-o-t-h

Thanks gemini1 for the front sight idea. It looks like you did a great job, congrats! When you had the white on your front sight did it help some over the black? I'll have to do some learning about fiber optics before I could attempt something like that. I see them on new pistols (in ads) but I don'...
by MartyW
February 8th, 2015, 10:11 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: First Range Report - S-m-o-o-t-h
Replies: 4
Views: 1327

First Range Report - S-m-o-o-t-h

Hi to all, I had the P-64 at the range for the first time today. The P-64 was flawless and fun to shoot. With the 22 lb recoil spring and 18 lb hammer spring, the pistol was a pleasure. I used a pair of half-finger weight-lifting gloves that have a little padding in the palm and a little between the...
by MartyW
February 7th, 2015, 7:51 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: 1974 P-64 - Middle safety position
Replies: 27
Views: 5349

Re: 1974 P-64 - Middle safety position

Tomorrow will be range day so I had some time today to work with the P64 again. This time the safety wiggled out easily. I did some very very slight manual filing and then reassembled everything. I didn't do enough to make much noticable difference and that was on purpose to make sure I didn't do to...
by MartyW
February 6th, 2015, 7:34 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Replacement Wolff Recol Springs
Replies: 7
Views: 2372

Re: Replacement Wolff Recol Springs

Thanks gemini1, great to hear on the spring combo and the timing is good. The 17 springs haven't arrived and I'm planning on going to the range this weekend to put 100 or so rounds through it. I hope it will still work after my fiddling with it and I also hope my wrists and hands will hold up... I'v...
by MartyW
February 6th, 2015, 2:02 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: 1974 P-64 - Middle safety position
Replies: 27
Views: 5349

Re: 1974 P-64 - Middle safety position

Thanks gemini1. I'm pretty sure I had the firing pin clear by a good eighth inch or so, but I'm thinking the problem was probably that the safety detent was still engaged giving more side pressure on the safety. Great info and much appreciated. I'll try that this weekend and report back.
Marty
by MartyW
February 5th, 2015, 6:44 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: 1974 P-64 - Middle safety position
Replies: 27
Views: 5349

Re: 1974 P-64 - Middle safety position

Thanks gemini1 for that info and link, and thanks Mr Taylor for the great videos. I watched Mr Taylor's video on disassembling the slide and tried to get the firing pin out since I had suitable punch & forceps. But I could not get the safety to wiggle out. It would come out about a 64th inch or so a...