Hello all, new P-64 owner in GA

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Paulnola
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Hello all, new P-64 owner in GA

Post by Paulnola » November 6th, 2015, 11:37 am

New P-64 owner here. I am a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, deployed for Operations Desert Shield and Storm. Got back into shooting last year after a 19 year hiatus.

I bought my vintage 1971 P-64 about a month ago and have been enjoying going to the range and shooting it. I have installed the Wolff springs, which has made a significant difference in the double action. The SA is even better than before.

The only problem I have had is getting ammo locally. Almost no one seems to carry 9x18 ball FMJ so I have been ordering it online.

In the future I would like to try custom grips but I plan on trying the Houge Jr in the meantime.

I look forward to learning all I can about this excellent pistol from others with knowledge and experience with it.

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Re: Hello all, new P-64 owner in GA

Post by robhic » November 6th, 2015, 5:04 pm

Academy Sport & Outdoors surprisingly carries 9mm Makarov ammo. At least around here they do. Online, I get the best price and selection from SGAmmo.com who has a few steelcased products AND some Hornady brass-cased HP (good SD with the FTX and XTP) although at higher price than steel.
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Re: Hello all, new P-64 owner in GA

Post by Curly1 » November 6th, 2015, 6:30 pm

Welcome to the forum.
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Re: Hello all, new P-64 owner in GA

Post by chestertnted » November 6th, 2015, 6:44 pm

Bulkammo.com has a nice selection and price range available.
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Re: Hello all, new P-64 owner in GA

Post by culpeper » November 9th, 2015, 8:05 pm

I started with the hogue and decided to keep it on there.

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Re: Hello all, new P-64 owner in GA

Post by culpeper » November 9th, 2015, 8:06 pm

I get all ammo online.

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Re: Hello all, new P-64 owner in GA

Post by BeardedSailor » November 16th, 2015, 1:17 am

I found a couple of ways to find the ammo. Just remember each and every time, you want 9x18. I ordered online from Academy Sports. Inexpensive and free shipping when you order x$'s. Shipping was fast. Ordered shortly after midnight and the ammo was at my door the following day. (As in Tuesday morning and recvd Wednesday afternoon.) Another source is gunbot.com. It is a site where you can choose the caliber you are looking for and it will check all sites for that caliber's availability. Then you can choose to sort by price per round, etc etc. Find what you want, click the recommended site and order. Hope this helps, and welcome to the forum!

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Re: Hello all, new P-64 owner in GA

Post by plarry » November 16th, 2015, 7:40 am

I tore the hogue trying to get it on the grips so I cut a piece of bicycle innertube. Thicker than the hogue and the average bike tube will yield about ten grip sleeves. Trim to fit with an x-acto knife,

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Re: Hello all, new P-64 owner in GA

Post by Curly1 » November 16th, 2015, 11:54 am

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Re: Hello all, new P-64 owner in GA

Post by BeardedSailor » November 16th, 2015, 5:05 pm

My bad. It has been a kitchen remodel day/week/month/seems like a lifetime. The correct address was gunbot.net. Brass cartridges costs slightly more, but they fire cleaner. Good luck!

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