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by GuitarmanNick
August 16th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Safety not disengaging with round in chamber
Replies: 8
Views: 872

Re: Safety not disengaging with round in chamber

If you want to use hollow point ammo, try some Hornady Critical Defense. Feeds well in both of my P-64s but is expensive. When at the range, try using Red Army Elite brass cased FMJ. It is fairly inexpensive and runs flawlessly. Training with it should prepare you for the feel of the Critical Defens...
by GuitarmanNick
June 11th, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: I just bought a broken P64...
Replies: 42
Views: 10355

Re: I just bought a broken P64...

Glad you got it back in working order.
by GuitarmanNick
June 11th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Makarov barrel compatability or replacement barrels P64
Replies: 5
Views: 2394

Re: Makarov barrel compatability or replacement barrels P64

FYI: The P64 will feed and shoot .380 rounds without any modifications. May not be as accurate as using 9x18 Makarov, but will still hit the vitals consistently within 25'.
by GuitarmanNick
March 5th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cool WWII Diorama
Replies: 1
Views: 2480

Re: Cool WWII Diorama

Very cool, indeed.
by GuitarmanNick
March 2nd, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: bbl. swap on FEG R61
Replies: 19
Views: 6221

Re: bbl. swap on FEG R61

What was the distance to the target?
by GuitarmanNick
February 9th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: FEG R61
Replies: 5
Views: 2553

Re: FEG R61

Don't own one but I think the p-64 is slightly larger and definitely heavier. You should expect a little more recoil after the barrel swap. Interested to hear your results when finished.
Might pick up a R-61 if I come across one that is C&R eligible.
by GuitarmanNick
January 4th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Trigger Pin Out of Position
Replies: 1
Views: 1663

Re: Trigger Pin Out of Position

I must admit to having made the same discovery on one of my P-64s. Luckily, it was caught before doing too much damage. I pay more attention when reassembling, now.
by GuitarmanNick
December 31st, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Other firearms...
Topic: Polish TT-33 with black barrel ??
Replies: 5
Views: 3530

Re: Polish TT-33 with black barrel ??

I do recall seeing a couple in the past and never gave it much thought. Perhaps I should have.
by GuitarmanNick
December 31st, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: I just bought a broken P64...
Replies: 42
Views: 10355

Re: I just bought a broken P64...

^^^^^ What Manicmechanic said. Always use lubricants that will perform at extremes in any weapon that may be relied upon for defensive purposes. On polymer framed weapons, make sure the lube chosen is safe for use on polymers.
by GuitarmanNick
December 30th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Can I come back home ?
Replies: 16
Views: 4542

Re: Can I come back home ?

Can't imagine ever trading away my P-64s. Welcome home.
by GuitarmanNick
December 26th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Carry questions- or Resurrecting a dead horse to beat
Replies: 18
Views: 5608

Re: Carry questions- or Resurrecting a dead horse to beat

Ketchman, you bring up a great point so now I too, must go off topic a little. As you have stated, metallurgy is extremely important and is not exclusive to older firearms. Some modern firearms manufacturers use cheaper materials and production methods in order to compete on price. I guess this is w...
by GuitarmanNick
December 25th, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Carry questions- or Resurrecting a dead horse to beat
Replies: 18
Views: 5608

Re: Carry questions- or Resurrecting a dead horse to beat

The revolver in most cases has a hammer block that keeps the hammer from contacting the firing pin unless the trigger is pulled which prevents ADs. Snagging the hammer cannot result in an AD! I have carried my snubby with a round in the chamber under the hammer and it is completely safe. I will only...
by GuitarmanNick
December 20th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Carry questions- or Resurrecting a dead horse to beat
Replies: 18
Views: 5608

Re: Carry questions- or Resurrecting a dead horse to beat

My preference with the P-64 is a round in the chamber, safety on, IWB holster. It does take a second to disengage the safety should a threat be encountered, but it also insures that I will not experience an AD should the hammer snag on an article of clothing while carrying. I've seen more than a few...
by GuitarmanNick
December 20th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: I just bought a broken P64...
Replies: 42
Views: 10355

Re: I just bought a broken P64...

A good practice on any newly acquired firearm is to completely disassemble and thoroughly clean and lube everything before going to the range. I have found this to be especially important on milsurps. Also, always take multiple firearms to insure your day is not cut short due to a malfunction. Now, ...
by GuitarmanNick
December 20th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Carry Gear, Holsters, etc.
Topic: Hearing Protection
Replies: 5
Views: 3808

Re: Hearing Protection

I have a set of those too, Curly. I am surprised at how well they have held up after 40 years. I also carry a set of tethered ear plugs and a headset in my bag for shooting my Mosin.