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Recoil

Posted: September 27th, 2018, 3:13 am
by Whippy
Hi folks,

I was able to break in my new pistol this past weekend and HOLY COW is this handgun fun to shoot!!

While researching the P64 before and after purchase, I was amazed at how many people complain about the recoil of this pistol, to the point of pulling off a very timid first shot, expecting much worse. After that, I found the pistol to be extremely pleasant to shoot!! It's stupid accurate and really does not damage the thumb web at all. I went through a box of 50 like candy and was aching for more. I PROMISE I am not trying to act like Mr. Bad and all, saying "I can take it." I really, honestly, did not feel the burn that so many others describe online. Heck, I find a J-frame revolver in .38 Sp MUCH harder on the palm than the P64. I was shooting Prvi 95gr hollowpoints. Shall I try a different make of cartridge?

Is there any consensus here from my fellow enthusiasts one way or another as to how the recoil is? I'm only curious, not here to judge. :hi:

Re: Recoil

Posted: September 27th, 2018, 5:02 pm
by Curly1
I ran 120 rounds thru mine the first outing and it had the wolff 22 lb recoil spring on it.

Also had the Marschals grips. My hand did hurt after that,

Re: Recoil

Posted: September 27th, 2018, 7:18 pm
by GuitarmanNick
I can't seem to figure out why mine cuts my hand on the webbing between the thumb and index finger at every outing!
There was a small burr that I removed, but it still happens. I would really love the gun if not for that.

Re: Recoil

Posted: September 27th, 2018, 9:05 pm
by Weasel640
Yes they are fun to shoot. However in comparison to say a full framed model like the MAG-98 or Beretta 92, etc the recoil is pretty snappy. With the stock model P-64, no mods done, after some time it will start to make your thumb web sore. I don't think your experience is typically what people are talking about when they report such pain. I've never gone to the range and ONLY shot 50 rounds. Normally I'm shooting a few hundred at a time.

Re: Recoil

Posted: October 2nd, 2018, 10:42 am
by Plantero
Would any of the mods available help with the thumb web soreness with this model? I hate that, but I really like the gun otherwise.

Re: Recoil

Posted: October 2nd, 2018, 2:09 pm
by GuitarmanNick
I have the PolishIron grips and they help with the soreness on the webbing. If you change the recoil spring, it can lessen the recoil but made mine fail to cycle properly so I went back to the original recoil spring. I tried a couple of different Wolff springs with no luck. Others have had success so it may be worth a try on yours. Just be sure to test reliability using the ammunition you plan to use for defense/carrying.
If you need to use it, you want it to perform perfectly even if your hand gets sore as a result.

Re: Recoil

Posted: October 3rd, 2018, 2:00 pm
by Curly1
If you have to use it for real the last thing you will notice will be the sting in your hand I would think.

Re: Recoil

Posted: October 8th, 2018, 8:21 pm
by BeoBill
I'll second installing Polish Iron grips. You'll be amazed at the difference.

Re: Recoil

Posted: October 12th, 2018, 10:16 pm
by Ketchman
Polish Iron grips all the way.