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Post by Hudson29 » June 13th, 2017, 1:31 pm

OG17 wrote:The recoil spring has no part in the trigger pull since it's only attached to the barrel and not the trigger, trigger bar, or hammer. The recoil spring assists with recoil and extraction. The Calibration Pak is only for the recoil spring. The Hammer Spring Pak are for the hammer spring. You will need both. Get the packs that have all the spring weights which allows you to experiment.
OK, understood. I'll get both sets headed this way. With any luck, I'll have a range night Wednesday and see how this little jewel shoots. I have some of my reloads & some Red Army Standard to run through.

I'm looking forward to it!
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Post by Ketchman » June 13th, 2017, 3:15 pm

Good deal, let us know how it goes.
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Post by Hudson29 » June 15th, 2017, 4:29 pm

As it happened, I did not make it to the range last night. We'll try again next week.

I did get the springs ordered they should arrive in a week or so.

The other P-64 related thing is that a black leather holster arrived that had been sourced from Ebay. I had previously bought another "P-64" holster from one of the big surplus gun parts sellers only to find out that it was actually a Soviet Makarov holster. Now that I know what to look for they are easy to tell apart. This one even came with the special tool inside. I'll bet the seller had no idea what it was.

How do you use this tool? My P-64 came with no instructions at all.
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Post by OG17 » June 15th, 2017, 5:39 pm

Put some smoked sausages on it and take it out to the BBQ. :mrgreen:

You really don't. It's what the Polish Army/Police were issued to clean and maintain the gun. All my Communist Block guns came with some sort of tool like the P64's. Mine are safely tucked away. Just use your regular cleaning / gunsmith tools to clean and work on it.

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Post by Hudson29 » June 20th, 2017, 4:44 pm

Is there a book out on the P-64? I have books on many other pistols including the Makarovs & the CZ-52. I enjoy seeing the history and the explanation of things like this mysterious multi-tool.

On a different subject, I am sure getting a lot of different opinions about the recoil of this pistol. Saturday I was back at the Turner's were I bought the P-64 signing on the dotted line for a S&W Shield Hi-Viz in 9mm Luger. The clerk asked me if I had shot my little Polish beauty yet. I admitted that that pleasure was still in the future and he responded with a story about a trip to the range to shoot his pal's "Radom" as he calls the P-64. He said it bites hard and it was all the two of them could do to get through a single box of cartridges. He said it hurt the hand to shoot it.

I have read plenty of like opinions online along with others that say it is not so bad. I'm used to the 9x18 in Makarovs and found it a pleasure to shoot. What should I expect with this round in the P-64?
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Post by Hudson29 » June 21st, 2017, 3:02 pm

Well, I'm all packed up for my trip to the range tonight with a good pal. It was supposed to be a goodbye to standard capacity magazine night as the ban on standard capacity mags here in CA goes into effect July 1 and I will be in OR on a road trip for the rest of that time. A Beretta 92FS goes along to enjoy but the rest of the kit all use less than 10 rounds. The Bersa FireStorm 380 goes on its second range trip, the East German Makarov will go along to compare with the P-64 on its first outing. For fodder we have some Red Army Standard Elite, brass cased made in Poland and some of my own reloads. I can hardly wait!
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Post by Hudson29 » June 22nd, 2017, 2:07 pm

I shot the P-64 last night. It is very accurate, shooting directly to point of aim at 7 yards. Recoil was sprightly but not terribly heavy. The grips are TERRIBLE! by the third magazine I was ready to stop. Just before shooting the P-64 I had the East German Makarov out shooting the same Red Army Standard Elite ammo for comparison. While not as accurate as the P-64 later turned out to be, it was easier on the hand.

One other note, the slide did not lock open when the magazine emptied. It IS supposed to isn't it?

OK, all that said, its time to work on installing the new Wolff springs and find a set of decent grips. Any ideas?
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Post by Ketchman » June 22nd, 2017, 6:51 pm

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6028

View this topic as to where to get them and then search the boards for Polish Iron Grips. They are the best. I have them and it is just what you want. He also has a new style out and you can easily find a thread for that grip also.
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Post by Curly1 » June 23rd, 2017, 9:17 am

Welcome to the forum Layrong.
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Post by Hudson29 » June 23rd, 2017, 1:08 pm

Thanks Ketchman, I'll ping Russ about these.
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Post by Ketchman » June 23rd, 2017, 1:36 pm

you will not regret them. I don't.
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Post by Inusuit » July 5th, 2017, 10:34 am

Hello! Just posted my first thread in this forum, so need to introduce myself to the group. I live in SE Wyoming on rural property on the high plains. Long time shooter (since about 1950), collector, competition shooter (IPSC, SASS), and general gun nut. I have several milsurp handguns and recently purchase my first P64. Posted a question in what I hope is the correct area.

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Post by OG17 » July 5th, 2017, 1:36 pm

Welcome to the brotherhood. My good friend Ketchman is up in Wright, WY and I'm sure he'll be along shortly to say hello.

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Post by Curly1 » July 5th, 2017, 4:18 pm

Welcome to the forum.
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Post by Ketchman » July 5th, 2017, 8:48 pm

And I have now come along and I will now say "Hello Inusuit", Welcome to the Brotherhood. I am indeed in Wright. What part of Wyoming are you in sir?
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