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SkippySanchez
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Mag drought?

Post by SkippySanchez » November 21st, 2015, 6:03 pm

Having not seen any p64 magazines online for awhile I figured the next most likely place to find one would be a rather large gun show today.

"Nope."
"Sorry."
"Haven't seen them for awhile."
"Well, I had one somewhere but I must have sold it."
"Maybe this Bersa Thunder will work."
"What's a p64?"

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Re: Mag drought?

Post by robhic » November 21st, 2015, 6:59 pm

SkippySanchez wrote:Having not seen any p64 magazines online for awhile I figured the next most likely place to find one would be a rather large gun show today.

"Nope."
"Sorry."
"Haven't seen them for awhile."
"Well, I had one somewhere but I must have sold it."
"Maybe this Bersa Thunder will work."
"What's a p64?"
Yep, it's tough to find them. All replies sound familiar. However, BERSA mag(s) will NOT fit. I tried with mine. Nope.
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Re: Mag drought?

Post by chestertnted » November 22nd, 2015, 4:25 pm

This must be new, I bought some 4 months ago, no problem.
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Re: Mag drought?

Post by SkippySanchez » November 22nd, 2015, 5:07 pm

chestertnted wrote:This must be new, I bought some 4 months ago, no problem.
Could be a recent phenomenon... I've only had my p64 for a few months.

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Re: Mag drought?

Post by robhic » November 23rd, 2015, 1:31 pm

Besides GunBroker and luck, http://www.robertrtg.com/store/pc/P64-c202.htm was the place I found some. Had new and used at $28 and $21, respectively (I think). I'm sure there are others but I have enough so don't look anymore.
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Re: Mag drought?

Post by MakAttack » November 24th, 2015, 12:10 am

In stock: http://www.keepshooting.com/polish-p64-magazine.html

I bought one from them a couple of years ago, works great.

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Re: Mag drought?

Post by snailman153624 » November 24th, 2015, 2:17 am

^ The metal in those is junk and too thin. Yes, they work for the most part, but after firing a few boxes through them you can see dents from the other bullets in the mag, where they struck the tube from the recoil of the top bullet being fired. The feed lips also deform over time, making the mags harder to insert (since they spread out).

For casual range use they are OK, but I can't say I recommend them for EDC. "Hold on while I squeeze these feed lips back together so I can shoot you" isn't going to work out real well.

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Re: Mag drought?

Post by SkippySanchez » November 24th, 2015, 9:25 am

snailman153624 wrote:^ The metal in those is junk and too thin. Yes, they work for the most part, but after firing a few boxes through them you can see dents from the other bullets in the mag, where they struck the tube from the recoil of the top bullet being fired. The feed lips also deform over time, making the mags harder to insert (since they spread out).

For casual range use they are OK, but I can't say I recommend them for EDC. "Hold on while I squeeze these feed lips back together so I can shoot you" isn't going to work out real well.
Is this your personal experience? If so, how many rounds before you noticed a problem?

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Re: Mag drought?

Post by snailman153624 » November 25th, 2015, 1:19 am

Maybe a half dozen boxes total through 2 mags. I noticed the bullet impressions/dents after the first range trip. The feed lip issue started almost immediately as well. It also doesn't reliably hand-cycle with these mags (again, due to the feed lips), although admittedly it's never had an FTE or chambering issues during live firing.

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Re: Mag drought?

Post by SkippySanchez » November 26th, 2015, 6:49 pm

snailman153624 wrote:Maybe a half dozen boxes total through 2 mags. I noticed the bullet impressions/dents after the first range trip. The feed lip issue started almost immediately as well. It also doesn't reliably hand-cycle with these mags (again, due to the feed lips), although admittedly it's never had an FTE or chambering issues during live firing.
Thanks for the input. I was considering one because of the low price point and ready availability but think I'll wait to find an original. I see them on ebay but I'm really not in a hurry. I have two factory mags already and I suppose it takes just as long to load two of them ten times as it does to load ten of them twice.

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Re: Mag drought?

Post by BikerNut » December 13th, 2015, 9:08 pm

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =529901971

Four used mags available; $20.00 each.

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