FINALLY made it to the range today to break in the Polish P64, that I hope will be my "hot weather gun". Here she is, as I received her from J&G Sales in Prescott, AZ.
She's in really good shape for a surplus gun, and J&G was very fast with the shipping. She sat at my worthless FFL's shop for two weeks because he didn't notify me that it had arrived. No explaination + no apology = not using him again.
At the time of this writing, J&G has these for about $180, including shipping to your FFL.
I had done quite a bit of research before buying this gun, via the internet. I found that the most common complaint was the awful double action trigger pull. In its stock configuration, it clocks in at a whopping 25-27 lbs!!! Fortunately, Wolffe springs produces replacements springs that are much more reasonable. I replaced mine with an 18# spring, and that makes it much more manageable.
Shooting the pistol in DA is still rough, but from what I've read I can expect that to improve more after a box or two of ammo go down range. We'll see. I may use some powdered or spray graphite. I've been warned off manual polishing on this particular firearm. Single action trigger action is pretty decent after the spring swap. The gun shoots fairly acurately. More than sufficient for defensive carry ranges in most situations. I kept most shots inside a two inch circle today, which is pretty good for me considering it's been a while since I've shot anything and this is my first experience with this particular gun.
I bought this gun for pocket carry during weather too hot for IWB with overshirt carry that I normally engage in. I whipped up a holster the other day:
I haven't treated the leather yet, but I'll probably just go with a neatsfoot oil treatment. The flap on the back faces out when the holster is in my jeans pocket, concealing the outline of the gun. Here's a shot of how you access the gun inside your pocket... works pretty slick:
All in all, I'm pretty happy with the gun. The DA trigger pull will have to improve a bit more, but it's plenty accurate enough (once I practice with it some more) for carry and it will sure be nice not to sweat my ass off any more than necessary this summer!