Polish P-64

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by bil1943, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. bil1943

    bil1943 New Member

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    Since there's a ton of Polish P-64s on the market now, as low as $149.00, I'm surprised there's no thread here about them.
    The pistol was the Police and Military sidearm for about 25-30 years in Poland. It uses the 9x18mm cartridge, which is fairly powerful. I would expect its painful to be on the receiving end, too.
    I was carrying a .32 cal. Colt 1903 (too small), after many years of a Taurus 92AFS (too big), until I found the P-64. Its very very accurate, with a pretty good kick. Though it is small, about the size of the Colt, it still weighs a pound-and-a-half. It has the look and feel of a well-made firearm.
    It has become my "daily driver."
    Anybody else out there holding one of these?
    Bil
     
  2. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    i purchased two a couple years back using my C&R from S.O.G.

    they are great shooting little pistols...very accurate!! gotta love that decock safety;)

    i have CCW, carried the P-64 for a while & love it! have you ever tried the CZ-82's??if not check into one,you want regret it:) i carry my C&R CZ-82 70%+ of the time for concealed carry..it has a great trigger DA/SA,with a lil better accuracy,12+1 cap. & still fits in pocket:D

    what ammo are you feeding your p-64?
    i've tried a few diffrent brands & it seems to digest all!!:cool:
     

  3. bil1943

    bil1943 New Member

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    I've had good luck with Fiochi and am currently loaded with Silver Bear JHP. Seems like it'll eat anything with brass primers, but not steel primers.
     
  4. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Another proud P-64 owner here! :D

    I bought mine from JG Sales a few years ago and it looks like it's brand new. The finish on this gun puts modern parkerized guns to absolute shame! I kept in my carry rotation for about two years until my wife found it one day and took a liking to it. Now it's her "car gun". At 7 yards, I can shoot tighter groups with the P-64 than I can any of my other carry guns. It's been an absolute pleasure to have. You can't make that gun malfunction. Dirty old Brown Bear ammo ain't nothing for that gun!

    It's what I like to call "a killer on both ends"! About 100 rounds is all I can handle at one time. I've been toying with the idea of getting some custom Marschal grips for it. I hear the wider wood grips help distribute the recoil forces a little better.

    I know one thing, I've spent a lot more fun guns that didn't have near the reliability and finish that my P-64 has. It's one gun that I doubt I would ever part with. It's one of the few exceptions to the motto I have of "you get what you pay for".
     
  5. bil1943

    bil1943 New Member

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    "Dirty old Brown Bear ammo ain't nothing for that gun!"
    -Olympus-
    I read on P64Resource.com that ammo with a steel primer will eventually break the firing pin, which is why I've stayed away from Brown Bear. I thought it had a steel primer.
    Is Brown Bear steel or brass?
    I am seriously afraid of breaking the firing pin, as they are few and far between, although I know of one for sale. Just hate to spend $30-$35 for a part I may or may not need. And can't find anyone making them (or safeties, either.)
    Thanks,
    bil
     
  6. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Brown Bear is steel cased ammo, but I don't know what the primers are made of. There are plenty of people shooting Brown Bear and Silver Bear ammo in their P-64s. It doesn't bother me one bit. I'm still trying to shoot up the last 500 rounds of Brown Bear that I bought online. The gun is a serious workhorse and I doubt you'll want to shoot it enough to potentially break a firing pin anyway.
     
  7. bil1943

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    You can just look at the bottom of the cartridge. If its yellow its brass. The problem of the broken firing pin is said to happen with under about 300 rounds fired. Apparently the steel primer is pierced by the firing pin and causes it to bend and/or break. That website
    has several people talking about their broken pins.
     
  8. Olympus

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    I will check the Brown Bear ammo when I get a chance. Doubt it's brass though.

    I can promise you more than 300 rounds of Brown Bear have been through my gun without any problems.
     
  9. bil1943

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  10. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Yeah, I've been on there. I was pretty active when I first got the gun. I've done all the spring changes and everything. I think I used the same screen name there too. Bunch of good folks over there.
     
  11. NickTheGrip

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    I was thinking about getting one of these from a place here by me for $175 and I believed you just convinced me! How can you go wrong for that price if it is a decent gun, and 9mm to boot so cheap to plink with.
     
  12. loseraka_one

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    Do u know how big your yard has to be to shoot my 9mm I have one acre
     
  13. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    I promise you won't want to spend much time plinking with that gun. A box of shells is likely all you want to shoot out of it at one sitting. It would be about like plinking with a LCP using +p ammo. But I do recommend getting one. They are great little guns.
     
  14. bil1943

    bil1943 New Member

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    All depends on where that acre is located! if you're inside any city limits I sure wouldn't do it. And if you've got any neighbors within 400-500 ft I wouldn't try it there, either. I've got 2+ acres and am about halfway between two small towns (Dade City and Zephyrhills, Florida) about .4 mile off US Hwy 301. I'm on the side of a hill with no neighbors to my south or west. So I shoot downhill, to the west, but the longest I've shot was with my AR-15. That was 83 yards on a diagonal. Let off 5 shots, and here came a guy from 2blocks (from the east) away. Said he wanted to make sure I was OK. But he didn't have a gun, and he's a Hollywood-type (literally - he's a stuntman in LA), so I feel sure he was just being nosy. If he really thought somebody was shooting me, what was he gonna do? Fistfight the shooter? C'mon....:rolleyes:
    bil

    Oh, btw, J&G has the P-64 for $149 right now....$30 off.
    JGSales.com
     
  15. donthav1

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    just to be clear this is the 9x18 makarov round, not the 9x19 Luger or parabellum. & no they are not interchangable
     
  16. OldNATOGuy

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    This is apparently what mangled my PA-63. To the extent I can reconstruct the event, the pin pierced the primer, discharging the round. The slide retraction pulled the spent primer out of the cup, leaving the primer stuck on the extended pin, holding the pin out. The slide advanced, placing the next round into battery and slam firing the round as it seated. Anyway, it was a job getting the thing apart again... It sits in a forlorn little box on the workbench... bent up firing pin stuck in the deformed guides... so sad.