We’ll look at one more pistol in about the same size as the P232 that’s not in .380. The Radom P64 is a decent copy of the Walther PPK – not anywhere close to the finish of the PPK that was the pattern Radom used – chambered in 9×18 Makarov – which is just about ALL you want power wise in a direct blow back without going to a locked breach/tilt barrel arrangement – the only other way around it is something along the lines of a Hi Point where slide mass is used to mitigate recoil . . .
The P64’s were a great deal at the peak of the import bump – eg – they start with a dribble /pricey – then they come in by the boatload and they are cheap – then the supply dries up and they become pricey again . . .
The P64 started at about $300 bucks – dropped to about $200 bucks – and could be found for less – now they are $500 bucks and up if you can find them . . .
Here it is hiding under the Sig . . .
And on top of the P232 – just about the same size . . .
I’m not going into the gory details on the P64 simply because it’s just not readily available anymore – you can find a lot out about the P64 on various forums – again not going into a lot of detail here – except – if you run across one DO NOT DRY FIRE IT! – the P64 has a propensity to break firing pins when dry fired – use snap caps! – Mr. Snap Cap is your friend . . . ( 9×18 Makarov snap caps are out there – just hard to find )
Right after this will be a post with two videos from Paul Harrell – one on several different firearms chambered in 380 and one on different types of 380 ammunition . . .
The next 6 firearms we look at are all roughly the same footprint as the P232 and are chambered in 380 – 4 are readily available current production – one is long gone but it’s cute as Hell – and one – the Taurus Curve – is still available but Taurus is scaling production back to make other models – the next “P232 Compared to . . .” video will pick up with the Taurus Curve ( and it’s raspberry not pink! – LMAO ) . . .
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!