New member, P64 1975

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New member, P64 1975

Post by MrMetallurgy » October 29th, 2014, 11:24 am

Hello all! I hope the Lounge is a suitable area for a new member intro.

I'm a new P64 owner (1975 model) and, while I haven't shot it yet, I have bought all the accessories and 150 rounds of ammo. That's half the fun of buying a new gun, right?

I've already picked up a lot of useful knowledge here and thanks to all who contribute.

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Re: New member, P64 1975

Post by Curly1 » October 29th, 2014, 2:12 pm

Welcome to the forum Matt.

You are going to wish you bought more ammo :)
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Re: New member, P64 1975

Post by HolmesZ28 » October 29th, 2014, 8:41 pm

Welcome, I have a 77, love it and yes you'll want more ammo.

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Re: New member, P64 1975

Post by MrMetallurgy » October 29th, 2014, 9:55 pm

Thanks for the greetings, guys.
If I need more ammo, I guess I'll have to force myself to hit the local gun show this weekend. It's less painful when the money is already earmarked ;)


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Re: New member, P64 1975

Post by manicmechanic » October 30th, 2014, 8:29 am

Welcome neighbor, I am just south of Detroit in Allen Park.

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Re: New member, P64 1975

Post by Ketchman » November 2nd, 2014, 9:47 pm

LOTS more ammo. Shooting these can become very addictive, very quickly. :mrgreen:
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Re: New member, P64 1975

Post by Borg Warner » November 15th, 2014, 2:00 am

Mine is also a 1975 and I like it a lot. Shot it again today and I was able to see the sights better than the first time I tried shooting it. I focused on the front sight first, and then brought up the rear sight and centered it on the front. I'm 67 and this gun's sights were made for 18 year old military recruits.

But I can still manage. I tries some underwood 115 grain Plus+ p's and Hot damn I won't be shooting many more of those. But the gun is all steel and I don't think very limited occasional use with this ammo is going to hurt it.

If I were ever to use it as a carry gun I'd only load 3 rounds of the underwood into the mag and then top it off with Hornady Critical defense so that I wouldn't tense up in anticipation of the recoil if I had to fire the gun in a defensive situation, but if I had to empty the gun to neutralize the threat, The added recoil at that point wouldn't be something I'd likely notice.

The Hornady ammo is also accurate in the pistol, somewhat better than the Silver Bear, and in spite of having a truncated cone/flatnose profile and not being an FMJ, it feeds perfectly.

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Re: New member, P64 1975

Post by 6thcav » April 8th, 2015, 9:56 pm

Are you talking about Hornady "critical defense ammo 9x18 95 grain flex tip" ?

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Re: New member, P64 1975

Post by chestertnted » September 30th, 2015, 1:45 pm

Just bought a 1971 with rounded hammer. It came with a rounded hammer and a flap top holster.Don't think I will wear it though. My other P-64 is a 1974 and triangular hammer. I EDC this gun and wanted a backup. I could carry both and have my spare mag. Use Hornady Critical Defense. Must be sure it works in the new purchase. My spare mag is Ball ammo. I was thinking perhaps a tactical mag change for when more penetration is needed.
I like Bulkammo.com for my 9×18 ammo, and found some PPK holsters that work well with is the P-64.
Congrats on your purchase, and have fun!
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Re: New member, P64 1975

Post by Ultra » September 30th, 2015, 11:15 pm

I own a 67 and, frankly, I find it REAL snappy to shoot. That said, I'm a lover of all Makarov caliber handguns. I'm in Michigan as well, near Alpena.

You are gonna need more ammo. ;-)

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Re: New member, P64 1975

Post by bigbake132 » October 2nd, 2015, 10:03 pm

I'm in Michigan as well (Lansing) and own a 1970 P-64

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Re: New member, P64 1975

Post by Curly1 » October 2nd, 2015, 11:34 pm

Welcome to the forum bigbake.
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Re: New member, P64 1975

Post by Ketchman » October 3rd, 2015, 2:14 am

Bigbake welcome aboard. Formerly of Lansing, now Wyoming.
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Re: New member, P64 1975

Post by manicmechanic » October 3rd, 2015, 3:03 pm

Howdy to all of our Michiganders!! My everyday is a 74, have a couple of 72's, a 75, and lined up to pick up a pair of 68's consecutively numbered. I kinda like these peirogi pistols, a lot!! Actually, I guess some what because all my grand parents came from the Mother country, I've collected quite a few of the Radom output. Early stuff being a VIS, TT-33, PPS43C(late model), Mosin Nagant 44, Wz 1970 pelletguns, P-83, Wifamas, Tantal, and a Mag 98, and I keep looking for more that I can afford. That PM-63 sub kit looks interesting, but don't really care for all the fees.
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Re: New member, P64 1975

Post by Ketchman » October 3rd, 2015, 7:59 pm

PA-63 sub kit?? What is that all about?
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