Need info re: Radom P-64 9x18mm Makarov parts & accesories


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Ralph Lauretano
June 29, 2011, 06:27 AM
I purchased a used 1971 Polish Radom P-64 9x18mm Makarov semi-auto pistol today, and am looking for a U. S. supplier of parts and accesories, particularly extra magazines & pouches, grips and replacement springs. Would appreciate anyone's input here please.................or contact me at rlauretano@aol.com

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WardenWolf
June 29, 2011, 07:13 AM
First, excellent purchase. My father and I each carry one of these fine handguns. They're very accurate and very reliable.

Wolff at gunsprings.com (http://www.gunsprings.com) has the hammer and recoil springs. For grips, you're pretty out of luck for a US supplier, but Marschall Grips (http://www.marschalgrips.com) makes some beautiful wood ones for a reasonable price. Both AIM Surplus (http://www.aimsurplus.com) and J&G Sales (http://www.jgsales.com) occasionally have magazines.

The P-64 will drop right into any holster designed for the Makarov pistol. I use a Don Hume (http://www.donhume.com) 715-MWC IWB holster.

vellocet
June 29, 2011, 02:19 PM
There's a site called the unoffical p-64 resource, kind of new, with lots of information and threads on the gun

macadore
June 29, 2011, 09:02 PM
I really wish someone would make a laser for the P64.

Shadow 7D
June 30, 2011, 04:37 AM
Just buy a trigger guard laser, that is and has been the standard work around,
what do you want, a Crimson trace type laser, or a guide rod laser, or get a bud with a machine shop to mill a rail.

Ralph Lauretano
June 30, 2011, 08:38 AM
Thanks to all who replied to my P-64 question. I'm on the way towards getting it conditioned the way I like it, and will follow your leads and suggestions for that. I have an American Walther PPKS .380 with extended grip, and love the feel of it in my hand. I feel the same way now about the Mak. It's just a nice looking and feeling piece of hardware. The 9x18mm Makarov ammo is slightly more powerful than the 9x17 .380, and slightly less powerful than the 9x19 9mm parabellum. I wanted a full size 9mm parabellum, but was so attracted by the Mak, that I bought it anyway. Maybe I'll find a full size 9mm that will be in my budget and feels good in my hand.....perhaps the Kimber Solo 9 stainless? (Although that is really out of my budget range, pricewise).

Olympus
June 30, 2011, 11:21 AM
It's hard to beat a P64, especially when you consider their reliability and pretty good looks to the price they sell for. Mine has a very nice bluing on it as well. I bought mine as a carry option and wore it for a long time. It got moved over to my wife's carry when I got the SR9c, but I still like to carry the P64.

If you go over to the P64 forum, there used to be a member who made his own molds for the grips and would take orders for custom colors. I snagged a set and still use them.


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FIVETWOSEVEN
June 30, 2011, 11:46 AM
They have from what I've heard, very harsh recoil that you basically won't be able to go through a box of ammo in one session. Replacing the springs to get rid of that 25 pound DA trigger pull (no joke) and a recoil spring to help absorb recoil and then your good to go. This gun is definately on my list of guns to get.

Olympus
June 30, 2011, 12:39 PM
I carry the gun like I carry a revolver, loaded with the hammer down. The DA pull is stiffer than a revolver so it's plenty safe for me.

It's not a fun range toy and it's not meant for plinking. Shoot it like you would your .380s and then put it back in the holster for protection.


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vellocet
June 30, 2011, 11:04 PM
The older models with the bobbed hammers are great for pulling without catching on anything. But forget a single-action cock, they are too low and one of the other disadvantages of the p-64. others: tiny sights, terrible d.a. pull, 7 round capacity, heel release magazine, un-needed loaded chamber indicator. Get a newer one with a useable hammer spur. Advantages: very small, well made, reliable. Accurate as hell, and very cheap. These things are going to dry up faster than most other 9x18 eastcomblock guns, I think. Two bills for one is good deal.Who knows how many they made?

WardenWolf
July 1, 2011, 10:50 AM
I put some sight paint from SiteGlo.com on mine. Really brightened them up. The sights on the gun may be small, but it's one of the most naturally-pointing handguns ever made and it's very easy to bring on target quickly. The double action pull is not bad once you respring it with the 18-pound hammer spring. It's a little stiff on the first round, but the pull length is good and it breaks crisply. Pull it straight through without pausing and you'll have no trouble. After that, it's a very light trigger pull and people unfamiliar with the gun may double the first time they try it (they're a bit surprised by the recoil and flinch-pull). After that, though, it never happens. My experience and observations show that even when someone does double with one of these guns, they still hit center of mass.

Olympus
July 1, 2011, 11:17 AM
Honestly, I can shoot tighter groups with the P64 at 7 yards than I can with my SR9c.


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mgmorden
July 1, 2011, 11:23 AM
I've been tempted to get one via my C&R at the prices they're currently asking ($179 at AIM and J&G), but the looks and size kinda turn me off. I've already got a CZ-82 that's just a little bigger and an LCP that's a little smaller. Plus, I really want a Bulgarian Makarov more. The P64 doesn't "speak" to me, but an actual Makarov is one of the most attractive pistols I've seen. I'd love to get one hard chrome-plated with some nice Marschal grips.

Alas, having recently gotten interested in USPSA, I'm wanting to upgrade from the P95 I'm using for production division, so a S&W M&P9L has taken priority over any additional range toys for now.

Ralph Lauretano
July 2, 2011, 01:51 AM
WardenWolf - thank you for your input re: the places to get parts for the P-64. I tried to place an order with Marschal for new grips - but it doesn't seem to respond when I enter the detail of the type of grips I would like. I've E-mailed them but received no response. Do you know of another way to reach them please?

Ralph "Hunter" Lauretano

GLOOB
July 2, 2011, 07:34 AM
I carry the gun like I carry a revolver, loaded with the hammer down. The DA pull is stiffer than a revolver so it's plenty safe for me.
FYI, the P-64 isn't drop safe unless the manual safety is on. At least 1 user has reported an AD when this gun was dropped, safety off, hammer down. The gun fired upwards and left a hole in the ceiling.

The manual safety blocks the firing pin.

Olympus
July 2, 2011, 07:14 PM
WardenWolf - thank you for your input re: the places to get parts for the P-64. I tried to place an order with Marschal for new grips - but it doesn't seem to respond when I enter the detail of the type of grips I would like. I've E-mailed them but received no response. Do you know of another way to reach them please?

Ralph "Hunter" Lauretano

I've heard others have the same problem. Unofficial consensus is they aren't making any grips right now.


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Twmaster
July 2, 2011, 08:18 PM
Parts for the P64 here:

http://www.buymilsurp.com/pistol-parts-accessories-polish-p64-9x18-pistol-c-3546_10196.html

:D

Gik-tal
July 2, 2011, 11:19 PM
There is also a memeber on the P64 resource forum that makes coustom plastic grips for the P64 in a varity of colors and flat and finger rest models. Check it out to find his information. I got a set of flat grips to replace the finger rest version mine came with, they were of very good quaility.

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