FEG .32 ACP from www.centerfiresystems.com?


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Hoffy
April 9, 2008, 12:06 PM
Does anyone have any feedback on the FEG .32 acp pistols from www.centerfiresystems.com?

Condition?
Overall quality of the pistol, including accuracy?
Parts interchangability with the 9x18 version (including grips)?
Differences in condition among the different billboard options?
Perceived value?

I'll pay the same transfer fee and shipping on a higher priced .32...so if I won't be happy with the pistol I'll pass the $130 deal by.

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scalper
May 12, 2008, 08:11 PM
I just bought one of these. I couldn't pass it up based on the price and I have been wanting to add some lesser caliber centerfire weapons to my collection.

I will post when I get the gun and have had a chance to shoot it.

Hoffy
May 12, 2008, 08:55 PM
Thanks scalper...I'm looking forward to your review.

msgttbar
May 13, 2008, 12:46 AM
Just bought this locally.
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa251/msgttbar/DSCF0281-1.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa251/msgttbar/DSCF0282-2-1.jpg

$155 total cost. Shows a lot of holster wear. Plan on going to the range tomorrow. Will report.

This dealer has several HiPoints in stock including the 995, CF380, C9, 40, & 45 models. All below MSRP.

GuidoTorpedo
May 13, 2008, 08:58 AM
I'm also interested to know what they're like! These require FFLs right?

ARTiger
May 13, 2008, 09:06 AM
Interesting! Appears there are Hungarian, Belgian and German made versions. Are these C&R eligible?

Glockorama
May 13, 2008, 09:24 AM
They are not C&R.

rklessdriver
May 13, 2008, 01:08 PM
Looks identical to the PA63 (9X18) FEG also makes. I've had quite a few of the 9X18 ones. Quality little pistols IMO. Very slim and light. The double action triggers are horrid on most of them, single action is OK thou.

Seems the .32acp would be better suited as the 9X18 ones hurt my hand after a few mags at the range. The way the back strap of the grip is designed is just not a fit for human beings and the 9X18 kicks hard in the little guns. The .32acp would be much nicer to shoot.
Will

AZHighCountry
May 13, 2008, 01:49 PM
I picked one up from J&G in Prescott AZ a while back . Changed the hammer spring, (PA63 spring is the same), making the da trigger much better. Overall it functions very well and shoots great.

However, this weekend I started having trouble with the magazine. Rim of cartridge is comming up higher than the bullet causing it to push into the front of the mag instead of chambering. I have cleaned the mag and tried to get it to function with no luck. I have been trying to find another mag for this pistol since I bought it with no luck.

Other than the mag problems it's a nice little shooter. If anyone knows of a place to get a mag please let me know.

ARTiger
May 13, 2008, 02:46 PM
AZHighCountry: I saw them when looking at Centerfire's web site earlier . . . Here's a link for mags: http://www.centerfiresystems.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1465

Hoffy
May 13, 2008, 03:50 PM
I understand that the pa-63 mags are interchangable...though I can't imagine how you could have a mag work for both 9x18 and 32 acp (but there are a lot of things that I can't imagine).

I ordered one last week and should have it by this weekend.

AZHighCountry
May 14, 2008, 10:44 PM
Thanks for the link ARTiger, just ordered 2 mags. Will probably go back to J&G and pick up another one of these pistols in the next couple weeks.

Hoffy
May 17, 2008, 02:50 PM
I just picked mine up from my FFL today, complete with a cleaning kit. I assume that the chain looking thing is a Hungarian bore snake...and the brushes hook onto that?

scalper
May 17, 2008, 04:05 PM
Still haven't received mine yet. Hopefully next week.

I am sure it will show a good deal of wear. I intend to clean it up, do a little sanding, degreaser, and then duracoat it (black). I like the crisp look of a fresh duracoat.

nytrumpet
May 19, 2008, 09:30 PM
Just got one from Centerfire. It was in great shape. Well worth the 89 bucks.

I took it to the range on Sunday and put close to 200 rounds through it. Shot like a dream and had zero problems. Great little gun!

Hoffy
May 19, 2008, 09:57 PM
I put just about 50 rounds through mine on Sunday. Though I had 1 FTE and the slide did not lock back consistantly on the last round, I like it!

I spent 20 minutes with some 000 steel wool and took the majority of the finish off of the backstrap and frontstraps. However, the sides of the frame looks a little rougher.

Has anyone else tried to dress up the frame?

nytrumpet
May 20, 2008, 09:15 PM
I've been trying like crazy to get the finish off the backstrap and other parts. Have it soaking in acetone right now. What in the world did they use as a finish? It's really difficult to get this stuff off.

nytrumpet
June 5, 2008, 08:56 PM
Here's a pic of mine after I refinished it:

http://www.gungeek.net/images/feg/FEG.jpg

Took steel wool and finally polished the frame with a dremel.

scalper
June 9, 2008, 09:30 PM
NYTrumpet - I am refinishing mine as well, but am struggling with how to get the safety disassembled from the slide so that I do some work on the slide. Were you able to detail strip the pistol?

By the way, I really love this gun.

nytrumpet
June 16, 2008, 08:41 PM
A friend of mine happens to be a gunsmith. He took the safety off so I could detail it.

MarineinKentucky
June 26, 2008, 02:01 PM
how do I fix my rear sight it is off and I can't get it to budge

blindspot
June 30, 2008, 12:57 AM
Hey guys, I got my AP~MBP the other day But I can't figure some things out:
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-Is the slide nickeled, or bare metal?
I figured that I'd be shipped a specimen with a poor finish job, but this is completely shiny. Is is highly polished, with nothing on it, or was it nickeled or something? I can see my reflection in the slide, but looking at the inside of the slide, its bare metal- no polish and no shine. If it were nickeled, would the inside of the slide look like the outside?
I highly doubt this little "piece of junk" gun (in some people's thinking) would have been nickeled-- but that slide is just so gleamingly shiny.

-What about the trigger guard?
It is sliver too, and very shiny on the outside- but bare on the inside. Was some Hungarian armorer just too bored one night with his dremel and buffed it up, or has something been done to it?

Primarily-- I am interested in a Duracoat or other type of refinish and obviously a nickel plating would need to come off first before applying the new finish. So-- how can I tell if its nickel, or is it obvious to the more experienced here whether it is or not?

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