Passed up a nice Hi Power


January 16, 2010, 05:17 PM
I currently have a BHP Practical and an FN bright blue HP. At the show today there was a NIB FN Hi Power, enamel finish, (newer roll marks) with 3-10 rd mags for 525 OTD. I passed due to the low caps and the fact that I have 2 already. It is one of my favorites though. I'm wondering if anyone else thinks I may have gooofed? I could always see if it's still there tomorrow. Thanks.

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January 16, 2010, 05:18 PM
$525 OTD is a heck of a good deal for a BHP, I would have been seriously tempted.

January 16, 2010, 06:12 PM
Hi-cap Mec-Gars are pretty cheap. You could use the 10-rounders as range mags. Don't think you could buy a NIB Hi Power anywhere near $525 again. If I had the cash burning a hole in my pocket I would probably buy it.

January 16, 2010, 06:49 PM
Oh man, you passed up on that deal! I would not have hesitated.

Old Fuff
January 16, 2010, 07:03 PM
I'll answer your question by first asking some:

1. You already have two Hi-Powers, do you really want a third?

2. Do you have the money, and are you in a position to spend it?

The price on the gun is quite reasonable, the magazines will be fine for shooting at a range, and if you already have two and are looking at a third you should stock up on full-capacity magazines you can use in all the Hi-Powers you have - regardless of how many that is.

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PS: Money talks. If you go back take cash... :evil:

January 16, 2010, 07:47 PM
Well to answer Old Fuff's questions:
1. Do I need it? No. Want it? Of course. Too many HP's is not really possible. I do have to reconcile the fact that I am not a high volume shooter however.
2. I'm doing ok.
My brain tells me to buy ammo for the calibers I already have instead of getting more bullet launchers. I'm sure I'll kick myself in 5 years though.

Ala Dan
January 16, 2010, 08:12 PM
I just picked up a BHP (made in Belgian-assembled in Portugal, with a deep
blue finish and adjustable rear sight for $550 OTD. It wears a set of pretty
walnut grips; and looks to have NEVER, EVER been fired, Boss says that if
he had to replace this weapon; it would cost him at least $850, and he
would mark it for sale at $1,029.88~!:scrutiny: ;)

January 16, 2010, 08:22 PM
I just got an unfired MKII in Box for 600 OTD.

I feel like I got robbed compared to the deals I am seeing here.

I know full well I paid a bit too much but not too much. It was the only one around without going the GunBroker route and having to pay FFL fees. I am happy. And it came with plenty of standard (full or high) capacity magazines.

January 16, 2010, 08:47 PM
You didn't pay too much at all for a NIB MK2. A good way to measure if you paid too much is to ask yourself that if you wanted to sell it, would you take a loss? I don't think you're in that category.

January 16, 2010, 08:55 PM
There would have been no question, I would have sold my left nugget to get that! My buddy picked up an absolutely perfect BHP MKIII for $400 and rubbed my nose in it. Dang I wish I could find one for a deal like you passed up.

January 17, 2010, 12:21 AM
Around here it would be a good deal. I passed on a new looking FN Hi Power with the nice grips & enamel finish for 500 a couple years ago. You could not touch that price now . I just picked up a minty T series for 750. Last T series I saw was over 3 years ago for 600 and I did not grab that one. Live & learn.

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