Hey All, There's a lot of fishy advice floating around out there concerning the Polish P64. A good share of the opinions are negative and I suspect most of those are passed along second or third hand, at best. NO it's NOT a 'true' Makarov. Doesn't look like one. Doesn't handle like one. It's also not a PPK. It's a P64...let's just leave it at that. So, let's get started! The same day I put my P64 on layaway at my favorite local shop, I ordered a 17# and 19# Hammer spring as well as a 22# recoil spring from the folks at Wolff in anticipation of a heavy double action pull. I was not disappointed. The P64 does indeed have an extremely heavy DA pull, so expect this if you're in the market for one. Expect an excellent SA pull, though! In fact, I didn't even bother firing the thing before I swapped out the springs. Once installed, the DA pull is acceptable. After one range session, I decided to take some time to stone and polish the sear and hammer engagement surfaces, and the DA pull got much smoother and went from 'acceptable' to 'good' and the SA pull is out of this world! On to the range part of this report... Using S&B 95gr FMJ at ranges from 7 to 25 yards, the P64 really outdid itself in terms of accuracy! Ten yard groups off a bench (impractical, I know) were all less than 1" and typically one ragged hole! Twenty-five yards from the bench yielded groups typically less than 3". Even shooting offhand, I was able to keep all shots fired in the 'X' ring in the head portion of a torso target at 7 yards. Needless to say I was rather impressed. The icing on the cake is that there were zero malfunctions of any kind after 100 rounds. In fact, even with the heavier 22# recoil spring, the ejected brass ended up ~40 feet away! Although 100 rounds isn't exactly a great yardstick for reliability, most of the guns I have issues with manifest some sort of problem in the first hundred rounds, so I'm giving the P64 a tentative thumbs up in the reliability department. At this point, I'm EXTREMELY pleased with my P64 and I highly recommend them to anyone in the market for an accurate and reliable carry piece, regardless of budget. Just don't expect it to be as smooth as a Walther right out of the box, but with a little work and a very few dollars, you can get it in tip top shooting shape! Ben PS-there will be updates and pictures coming at some point in the future!