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rvenneman
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Ouch

Post by rvenneman » March 14th, 2017, 5:56 pm

I tried out my $75 9x18 pistol this morning. This is what my hand looked liked after 24 rounds. Any ideas on how to reduce the effect of this ? It is the first time I shot the P64 and it shot well.
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Re: Ouch

Post by OG17 » March 14th, 2017, 7:31 pm

Bit of slide bite, huh? I would wear gloves if you are going to do prolonged range work with it. Remember, these guns were not designed to be range guns but defensive guns. I get a bit of that from my FEG PA-63 but not from the P64's big brother, the P83, or my Bulgarian Makarov where the slides are a little higher than on the P64 or PA-63.

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Re: Ouch

Post by Ketchman » March 14th, 2017, 7:51 pm

Or try a slightly lower grip.
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Re: Ouch

Post by Curly1 » March 15th, 2017, 12:29 am

I did 125 rounds on mine once and the web of my hand looked like that from recoil.

Try the rubber polishiron grips sold by a board member here. And you can always try a stiffer recoil spring from Wolf.

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Re: Ouch

Post by Drec » March 15th, 2017, 1:08 am

The Polish Iron grips will help a lot. If you change the grip, get his extended magazine release too.

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Re: Ouch

Post by Ketchman » March 15th, 2017, 7:33 am

I too highly recommend the Polish Iron grips, like night and day when shooting. Get em.
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Re: Ouch

Post by OG17 » March 15th, 2017, 10:47 am

Yup. The Polish Iron Grips/extended mag release are the bomb.

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Re: Ouch

Post by BeoBill » March 15th, 2017, 11:11 am

I'll join the chorus. Polish Iron grips and a Wolff Spring calibration pack will cure what ails you.

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Re: Ouch

Post by rvenneman » March 16th, 2017, 12:37 am

I just ordered the grip and mag release.

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Re: Ouch

Post by Poppy42 » March 21st, 2017, 8:19 pm

When I first fired mine l had the same problem. Until I realized I was holding the grip to high. I found that if I tried to squeeze all my fingers on the grip it pushed my hand up high enough that the slide would bite every time. My solution was to grip lower with my pinky completely off the grip. I don't have gorilla paws but my hands are by no means small. I would imagine it could become quite the problem with someone with catchers mitt for hands . +1 on Polishiron grip's. A set of wolf hammer spring will also help with the da trigger pull and a new recoil spring will help with the recoil. But for some it will never be a pleasant all day long shooter. Personally I don't mind it at all. My typical range session consists of about 300 rounds through my 9 mm Ruger and Kel-Tec pf9 followed by about 400 rounds split between my p64 and my Makarov topped off with about 100 rounds through single action 22 revolver. Give or take a few rounds. Good thing I reload or I would've been broke a long time ago.
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