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Got the parts for my P64 & did some grip mods (pics inside)

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Nakanokalronin, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    Finally got my parts from Poland that seemed to be worn out on my P64. Looks like the only thing I needed was a new hammer strut but it never hurts to have extra parts on hand.

    After installing the parts I went ahead and did some grip mods to the stock grips. I took a piece of paper, laid it on top of each grip and shaded over it with a pencil. I then cut out the shaded grip drawings and taped them on the back of some grip tape, cut it out and affixed it to the panels.

    I also put a piece of grip tape on the front strap and then cut down a Wilson Combat checkered strap made for 1911s to fit on the P64. I trimmed it down on the sides so it stuck inside the grip just enough to grab the frame. I'll be shooting it this weekend but so far, it feels a lot better then before.

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    I also have the 20lb recoil spring (I flattened the ends) and 19lb hammer spring installed. The double action is better but the single action is ridiculously light, but I like it.
     
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  2. G26S239

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    Cool, I never tried a P64 but I have a Makarov. The 9X 18 is a fun cartridge.
     


  3. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    I have a CZ-82 coming back my way soon (third one I've owned), I used to own a PA63 and IJ70 Makarov, but I've heard the P64 can be a little handful.

    The front strap worked wonders on my Solo so I figured I'd try it on the P64.
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    Just gripping it in stock form told me it would slip in my hand when firing.
     
  4. NeverMore1701

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    Explain the checkered front strap for those of us who are to tired (or dumb) to see how they attach?
     
  5. MinnesnowtaWild

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    My buddy has a P64 and recently did all the spring changes. I have not tested the trigger out yet, but I wonder if that SA trigger is too light now for concealed carry? I personally don't really think it's that great of a CCW but it will do in a pinch.
     
  6. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    It basically just wraps around the front and gets folded under the grips which keep it in place. I did the same thing to my Kimber Solo and it made a huge difference.

    This is how it comes in the package
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    You just want enough to secure it without going into the magwell. When you receive the WC strips, it can be put right onto a standard framed 1911 with no trimming, but since these frames are shorter and thinner, some trimming needs to be done. I put a piece of grip tape from end to end on the P64 underneath just so it wouldn't scratch the frame. The Solo has a smaller piece or grip tape under the strap since it was wider to begin with.
     
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  7. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    Test out the SA some time. :wow: Most P64 owners recommend the 18lb spring but I'm glad I went with 19lb. It's probably best to buy the 3-pack Wolff offers (18/19/20) so you can test each one to see what works best. The P64 has a very slim profile and would be great as a conceal carry gun. The more C&R handguns I buy, the more I realize how one could have nothing but surplus firearms and have a decent defensive line-up.
     
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  8. G26S239

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    I agree. Part of the reason I bought the Makarov was because I was on a limited budget at the time. I like the Mak better than the PPK I have. The Combloc weapons were built tough and priced cheap because the countries of origin needed hard cash.
     
  9. wk9k

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    I like the p64, and I like those front grips you put on it. I have considered getting a p64 because I like the fact that it is a DA/SA and they dont really make that many small DA/SA that are in the 9mm range. I also like that it sort of looks like a ppk.
     
  10. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    Funny you should mention the PPK because it fits in most holsters designed for it. I bought a Bianchi 100 for a PPK and it fits the P64 like a glove.

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