May become my primary...

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May become my primary...

Post by J.D. » October 14th, 2017, 7:59 pm

I do have to say, I was pretty wowed when I finally got my 64 out to the range. Easy to handle (with my homemade leather grip), very accurate... I mean, I kinda throw that first round with the DA pull, but not enough to not still be on the target. So I'm thinking about switching it to be my primary concealed carry. Currently, my primary EDC is a H&K P-7. It is still my favorite semi-auto handgun, but God forbid I ever have to use it... that's an expensive gun to be sitting in an evidence locker for who knows how long until the investigation is over and the courts decide to clear it to be returned to me. Being in law enforcement, I know that can be years even after a shooting is declared "good". A 64, meh, no big deal in comparison. The 64 is a little smaller and easier to conceal as well. The only issue for me is to get around to making a holster for it. I have I guess odd preferences in how I carry, so custom making holsters for myself is about the only way I can have one to meet my wants and needs.

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Post by Curly1 » October 15th, 2017, 12:58 am

I would be interested in seeing a pic of your holster when it is done
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Post by Zenon » October 15th, 2017, 5:26 pm

You will eventually get used to that DA. Good thinking too, that P-7 is too good to ever lose. Have you looked at the P-83? I think it would make a better EDC especially if you like condition two. I have a pre 72 P-64 with a round hammer, and I cant grip it for the life of me.

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Post by Foxtail » October 16th, 2017, 11:37 am

This is my holster for concealed carry of my P64.
Nothing fancy, but it works.
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Post by J.D. » October 16th, 2017, 2:26 pm

I'm no leather worker, but I do find the need sometimes to do it myself when it comes to getting what I want. This is the holster my P-7 is in, basically it is a rough out pocket holster with a belt loop to secure it and lift the grip up to a better position. I always wear some kind of bowling shirt or other untucked button up so it still conceals really well. It rides at just around 7:30 (lefty) and it puts the whole arrangement in a position just a bit to the rear of where I have my weapon on my duty belt, and where otherwise out of uniform, one might expect me to reach if I were getting my wallet, so for me the position is very natural and has good draw concealment. Next time I'm leaving the flashlight pocket off though. Seemed like a good idea at the time, but meh, I think I'd rather carry the light else wise and move the pistol just that much more forward.
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Post by Curly1 » October 16th, 2017, 4:53 pm

Interesting design I like it.

Yes the Wanaad P83 os another good one
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Post by Ketchman » October 16th, 2017, 8:45 pm

Or maybe a CZ82?? Love mine to death. Does not disappear as well as the P64 but is much easier to shoot well, aaaand holds 14 rounds of 9x18. Nice design on the holster BTW, your own I presume?
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Post by J.D. » October 16th, 2017, 11:09 pm

I've been looking to add a P-83 to the collection, and would consider it for EDC. I really have no complaints though as far as how the 64 shoots or feels. My hands are large-ish but not meaty so I find the grip to be just fine and have no issue with slide bite, and frankly I don't find the recoil to be particularly noteworthy. Certainly not worth the fuss it receives.

The holster has been an evolving work in progress, every few months I have been mocking up and stitching an updated design. This is just about finalized in shape, fit, retention, etc. Just definitely not doing the flashlight pocket on the next one, and will probably cut a thumbhole on the back side to make finding a good initial grip easier. And of course, next time I'll make two, one with a different cut profile to fit the 64.

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Post by Rakin » October 18th, 2017, 2:12 pm

Foxtail wrote:
October 16th, 2017, 11:37 am
This is my holster for concealed carry of my P64.
Nothing fancy, but it works.
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(Aha! Success! picture posted)
nice stitch work

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Post by Foxtail » October 19th, 2017, 10:03 am

Thanks! I use 50 lb test braided polyester line, doubled. Never had the stitching fail!

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Post by Hlan1209 » October 19th, 2017, 6:30 pm

Woow this looks great

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