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Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by jmnx33, Feb 17, 2013.
Hey what does everyone think about the p-64??
They're a good, well made pistol. The only drawback that I see is the lack of magazine capacity.
Was curious and ran into a really cool review and some great info on this pistol on YouTube. Check it out if you don't mind watching for 9+ minutes.Sorry I didn't get a link up for you.
Just bought one after watching some reviews. Looks like a nice gun!!!
I had one in 9mm makarov. But I am left handed. The grips are made for right handed shooters. They make after market grips. But I didnt feel like changing them. I bought it for $100. I sold it for $175 if I remember right.
I've got one and its a solid, reliable gun for the money. Biggest problems are the extremely heavy trigger pull and also very sharp recoil. It's not a pleasure shooter.
In the review I saw on YouTube he talked about different lb hammer springs made by wolf that would correct that problem.
Yes, you need a lighter hammer spring and a stronger recoil spring. It will help the problem but still far from correct it. Even with the spring change, the DA pull is easily twice as hard as any DA pull on any revolver I've ever seen.
And there is no remedy for the sharp recoil. About 50 rounds at one range session is all I ever want to shoot.
If your looking for a 9x18 makarov pistol i prefer the cz82 but the p64 is nice enough although for a left handed shooter such as myself the grips are annoying
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.
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.
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.
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/
Marschal is overseas. Reliable but they run on Eastern European people's time!
That's not typical then. I've never seen one with a thumbrest grip. That's not an original factory set of grips then.