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Old 02-18-2013, 11:32 PM   #11
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Not sure what's up with the talk about the P64 grips and lefties. You must be thinking of something different. The P64s have mirrored grips. There is nothing about that the grips that would make it difficult for a lefty to shoot.

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My grips were not the same. The one one the left side of the gun had a protrution sticking out like a shelf to rest your right thumb on. But it is very uncomfortable to a lefty.

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The next lightest Wolff hammer spring helps the double action trigger pull responsibly -- I swore I was gonns break the trigger and rip my finger off stock! On the occasions I CCW it is my sidearm. Surprisngly accurate for it's size, potent (especially w/Buffalo Bore ammo - 9mm Makarov), well made and finished for a "military" gun (was the Polish Army sidearm which is insane) and comfy to carry. I would compare it to the Walther PPK.

The grips are mirror versions of each other. Makarovs often have thumb-rest types... This gun the Russians copied from the German Walther PP as well as its 9mm Makarov which they copie from the stolen 9mm Ultra.

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Default Love my P64 Radom

Bought one from my local Ma & Pa gun shop 3 years ago. Lightened up the trigger pull to 18 lbs (Factory standard is around 25... yes, that is NOT a typo) and use it as my Spring & Summer carry conceal. Plinking ammo can be difficult to find... but Hornady does make a great critical defense round for it.
Pros; -Well built heavy gun. -Easy to strip and clean -Nice little load indicator pin around the rear right above the hammer -Safety easy and nice (right hand/thumb only) -If you get an extra magazine, you can have 12 rounds with you at all times.
Cons; -Earlier mentioned trigger pull weight. Even with a lighter spring it still can be disconcerning to a new user -Sights are so small they are useless -Heal (bottom) magazine release (really hate this one. I like a quick tactical mag change while keeping both my gun and eyes on the target as much as possible!!) -NO slide locking lever!! I have to hold open when I'm checking the gun is unloaded.
Over all though, I really like it. It's a great, inexpensive carry piece that packs more punch than any .308 about the same size and quality. BUT if you get one... practice, practice and practice some more to get good with it. Here is a sight w/ more info (and a custom grip manufacturer link); http://www.p64resource.com/

Opps... They took the grips link off the above site. Nevermind that... here it is; http://www.marschalgrips.com/

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Marschal is overseas. Reliable but they run on Eastern European people's time!

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My grips were not the same. The one one the left side of the gun had a protrution sticking out like a shelf to rest your right thumb on. But it is very uncomfortable to a lefty.
That's not typical then. I've never seen one with a thumbrest grip. That's not an original factory set of grips then.
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