Please ID this pistol.....


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Gary in Pennsylvania
February 6, 2009, 08:32 PM
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u182/carguy714/DSCF0396.jpg


Pretty cool lookin'!

What is it???


Thanks!

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nwilliams
February 6, 2009, 08:38 PM
Polish P64

geronimo509
February 6, 2009, 08:47 PM
n it only took 6 mins to id. thats pretty good

Gary in Pennsylvania
February 6, 2009, 08:54 PM
Yeah it is!

Thanks!

bannockburn
February 6, 2009, 11:01 PM
Gary in Pennsylvania

The Polish P-64 was in production from 1964 to around 1984. It's about 6.3" long, weighs about 22 ounces, has a 3.3" barrel, and holds 6 rounds of 9mm. Makarov ammuntion.

Retro
February 7, 2009, 01:08 AM
I owned a P64 in the past... a very nasty little pistol to shoot. Horrible DA trigger, the heaviest DA trigger I have ever encountered... 20 lb double-action trigger pull... nasty nasty nasty muzzle tilt and recoil that hurts your hands... a pistol that was not meant to shoot 9 x 18 but .32 caliber. My P64 broke after 200 rounds because the trigger action lever fractured off... No replacement part to be found... a great conceal piece to throw it at your attacker and bruise his forehead with... because when you try to pull the DA trigger, you might as well forget it...

Oppy
March 1, 2009, 10:12 AM
I'm a little late seeing this post, but I will jump in. I have a '76 P64 and it is fun to shoot. Retro is right though, the DA pull is a bit heavy (I have read up to 29lbs) but I choose to think of it as a safety.

The first time I took mine to the range I put 200 rounds through it and my hand swelled up from the recoil. The solution was to shoot about 50rds max per outing. For me it is quite accurate and very reliable - no jams, FTF etc.

It is not an acquired taste. The DA pull, recoil, and round (9mmM) will make some just shrug and ask why bother.

For those who know the CZ82, think of the P64 as its more concealable, less refined cousin.

woad_yurt
March 1, 2009, 10:34 AM
I have one in which I replaced the main (hammer) spring and recoil spring with some from Wolff. The hammer spring has a lighter rating while the recoil spring is a little stiffer. Now it has a usable DA trigger pull and quite a bit less felt recoil. It still kicks a bit but is now a perfectly viable SD gun.

While they're not the smoothest thing around, they definitely work.

benderx4
March 1, 2009, 04:05 PM
A Polish gun? C'mon, no jokes yet?

Jbabbler
May 8, 2009, 01:37 PM
I havea P64 and absolutely love the gun for it's concealability and reliability. I carry mine daily loaded with CorBon Powrball 9x18. I lightened the DA trigger pull with a Wolff 18lb spring. Now it feels like any .38 revolver that I've ever shot. A few of my friends have purchased these as well and many people prefer to just get 2 since they are only $149 right now. I'm not sure what happened to the above poster's gun but mine has been 100% reliable and is built like a tank. It's a little heavy but soooo thin.

(The tactical bicycle innertube was not included ;) )

Here are a few pics of mine compared to my custom Steyr S9.

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc81/jbabbler/pistols/100_3501.jpg

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc81/jbabbler/pistols/100_3547.jpg

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc81/jbabbler/pistols/p64-s9-rear.jpg

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc81/jbabbler/pistols/p64-s9-face.jpg

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc81/jbabbler/pistols/p64-s9-top.jpg

dobrzemetal
May 8, 2009, 01:41 PM
any good deals on the web?

Jbabbler
May 8, 2009, 01:47 PM
J&G has them for $149 right now (http://www.jgsales.com/index.php/handguns/polish/cPath/16_385?osCsid=be3a178e47ff1b459e9adefafdf80d2c). Centerfire is the same price but has cheaper shipping (http://www.centerfiresystems.com/polishp649x18makarovpistolpartpol-p64.aspx). I bought mine at Centerfire and it had some holster wear. My buddy picked up one from Centerfire and one from J&G. His J&G gun looked to be unissued/unfired whereas the Centerfire gun had holster wear but like-new internals.

dobrzemetal
May 8, 2009, 01:50 PM
Cool, thanks. Im gonna pick one up.

Jbabbler
May 8, 2009, 01:56 PM
If you buy from J&G go ahead and grab the Wolff Spring pack for $8.95. You will want to lighten the DAO trigger pull, I promise. Mine is perfect with the 18lb spring. Also, check out this site for more information on these guns.

http://p64.proboards.com/index.cgihttp://p64.proboards.com/index.cgi

Dimis
May 8, 2009, 03:18 PM
wow neat little gun
whats the price on ammo and is it hard to find?
i might pick one of those up myself

Jbabbler
May 8, 2009, 04:15 PM
My local gun shops always seem to have a few boxes available but lately they have been a little high. However, 9x18 ammo is readily available online from AIM, J&G, Ammunition to Go, Graf & Sons, Centerfire Systems, Georgia Arms etc...
You can get Brown Bear or Silverbear fmj for around $9-$10 per box and jhp for $1 - $2 more. My favorite carry ammo is the CorBon Pow'Rball. It packs a pretty mean punch (1300fps 282ft lbs energy). My local gun shop has it for $20 box.

Jbabbler
May 8, 2009, 04:45 PM
For a detailed list of 9x18 ammo tests click here (http://www.victorinc.com/9x18mm.html)

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