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Re: Polish Iron V05 grips, road testing

Posted: March 19th, 2018, 3:30 pm
by Ketchman
Buy an extractor and associated spring /pin, firing pin, replace the hammer spring and recoil spring and maybe a trigger pin and return springs would be my reccomendation, but not because I have had any of those parts break, but from my memory those come to mind as what others here seem to have break, and not often. And welcome to the fold and yes, the Brotherhood here is pretty awesome, I am proud to be part of it.

Re: Polish Iron V05 grips, road testing

Posted: March 19th, 2018, 9:33 pm
by Weasel640
AND if you see a P-64 Safety come up for any price that you are will to pay, buy it up immediately. The Safety is a part that is in scarce supply and high demand, it can not be substituted out. I think the normal going rate when I see them is $35 +/-.

Re: Polish Iron V05 grips, road testing

Posted: March 20th, 2018, 12:21 pm
by Curly1
+1 a spare safety is like the one ring if you can find one.

I was fortunate to run across one on another board some years back and jumped on it.

Re: Polish Iron V05 grips, road testing

Posted: March 21st, 2018, 3:29 pm
by FOF11
If anyone is looking for a parts gun, Century Arms has training P64s (window cut into the barrel I believe) on their site starting at $129. Not safe for firing.

Re: Polish Iron V05 grips, road testing

Posted: March 21st, 2018, 10:57 pm
by Cyndicalist
FOF11 wrote:
March 21st, 2018, 3:29 pm
If anyone is looking for a parts gun, Century Arms has training P64s (window cut into the barrel I believe) on their site starting at $129. Not safe for firing.
I certainly am. Thanks for the heads up. However, I cannot order direct from them - tells me to find a dealer.

Re: Polish Iron V05 grips, road testing

Posted: March 22nd, 2018, 8:06 pm
by FOF11
Cyndicalist wrote:
March 21st, 2018, 10:57 pm
FOF11 wrote:
March 21st, 2018, 3:29 pm
If anyone is looking for a parts gun, Century Arms has training P64s (window cut into the barrel I believe) on their site starting at $129. Not safe for firing.
I certainly am. Thanks for the heads up. However, I cannot order direct from them - tells me to find a dealer.
If you have an FFL03 you can buy direct. Otherwise maybe you can contact them to help facilitate a purchase through someone else? Not sure exactly but best of luck regardless.

Re: Polish Iron V05 grips, road testing

Posted: March 27th, 2018, 2:34 pm
by Cyndicalist
FOF11 wrote:
March 22nd, 2018, 8:06 pm
Cyndicalist wrote:
March 21st, 2018, 10:57 pm
FOF11 wrote:
March 21st, 2018, 3:29 pm
If anyone is looking for a parts gun, Century Arms has training P64s (window cut into the barrel I believe) on their site starting at $129. Not safe for firing.
I certainly am. Thanks for the heads up. However, I cannot order direct from them - tells me to find a dealer.
If you have an FFL03 you can buy direct. Otherwise maybe you can contact them to help facilitate a purchase through someone else? Not sure exactly but best of luck regardless.

Thanks so much. I am waiting on my 03, sadly! Hopefully in a few months. But I AM in California, so the rules might be more restrictive on handguns, even decommissioned ones.

Re: Polish Iron V05 grips, road testing

Posted: March 30th, 2018, 9:39 pm
by Cyndicalist
FOF11 wrote:
March 21st, 2018, 3:29 pm
If anyone is looking for a parts gun, Century Arms has training P64s (window cut into the barrel I believe) on their site starting at $129. Not safe for firing.
I am also open to throwing in for someone who can easily buy one, and then buying a few parts, I'm sure we could figure out the split in a fair way to split it up among one or two people before buying. Just a thought.

Re: Polish Iron V05 grips, road testing

Posted: April 5th, 2018, 10:54 pm
by jb1911
Netspec wrote:
August 21st, 2017, 10:11 am
Ketchman,

Is there a brand of CC belt you'd recommend?
Hank's Belts.

Re: Polish Iron V05 grips, road testing

Posted: April 6th, 2018, 8:32 am
by Curly1

Re: Polish Iron V05 grips, road testing

Posted: April 6th, 2018, 11:15 am
by Ketchman
Nice prices too. Cool.

Re: Polish Iron V05 grips, road testing

Posted: October 19th, 2018, 9:37 am
by 45collector
Has anyone had any issues with these grips interfering with the trigger bar? When I brought mine to the range and test fired the gun with the new grips on it, I had to relax my grip after each round fired or the trigger would not reset. I found that it was due to the material inside the right side of the Polish Iron grip rubbing against the trigger bar. Anyone else have this issue? The grip feels great in the hand and while firing, but it's kind of annoying having to relax my grip on the gun after each round.

Re: Polish Iron V05 grips, road testing

Posted: October 19th, 2018, 2:58 pm
by GuitarmanNick
Mine developed this issue on the last range outing. To correct the problem, I removed the grip and placed a small dab of grease on the trigger bar and reinstalled the grip. I think the problem can be caused is the grip is not installed perfectly.
In any event, I ran some snap caps thru it and the trigger resets every time now.

Re: Polish Iron V05 grips, road testing

Posted: October 19th, 2018, 3:49 pm
by 45collector
GuitarmanNick wrote:
October 19th, 2018, 2:58 pm
Mine developed this issue on the last range outing. To correct the problem, I removed the grip and placed a small dab of grease on the trigger bar and reinstalled the grip. I think the problem can be caused is the grip is not installed perfectly.
In any event, I ran some snap caps thru it and the trigger resets every time now.
I was thinking of removing the grip and removing some of the rubber on that inner area that rubs against the trigger bar. But grease is a goo idea too. I may try that. I actually have the grip for sale right now LOL. But I may keep it if I can get it to fire without that sticky reset.

Re: Polish Iron V05 grips, road testing

Posted: October 22nd, 2018, 1:05 pm
by GuitarmanNick
I would keep the grips. They make a big difference to me and the gun just feels better with them on.

As I said, I have had the issue in the past and it was just a matter of pulling them off and installing them correctly. Sometimes, they look right, but they do not work right. Reinstalling fixes it. The grease on the trigger bar should be of a type that will not damage the rubber. I use Tetra Gun Grease. The grease is just a little insurance policy.

I thought about removing a little material from the inside but reasoned that it may make the problem worse by allowing more flex of the grip as I tighten my grip on the gun.