Dear Armscor


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NMGonzo
February 2, 2010, 11:09 PM
Time to make a Hi Power clone.

like now

that will be all

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earlthegoat2
February 3, 2010, 05:41 AM
I'd be game for a HP at or around the price of their tactical 1911.

Dr.Mall Ninja
February 3, 2010, 06:04 AM
+1 im on board

czhen
February 3, 2010, 08:54 AM
I second that idea

Czhen
FL

BHP FAN
February 3, 2010, 10:06 AM
It should be interchangable with original parts,as much as possible,like the Argentine military one.

War Squirrel
February 3, 2010, 10:18 AM
Oh heck yes! Get enough people to write 'em, and they will deliver.

Ronsch
February 3, 2010, 02:48 PM
+ 1,000,000,000.

Ben86
February 3, 2010, 03:14 PM
Before I read this thread I didn't know who they were and much less that they made decent affordable 1911s. Even one in 9mm. Thanks for posting. Hi-powers are cool too. It is an interesting old gun with a rich history.

bdb benzino
February 3, 2010, 03:53 PM
I'm in for sure. I would love an affordable BHP clone!!

Although I don't see how their 1911's can be so good and their Colt revolver clones are not known for near the quality.

tekarra
February 3, 2010, 08:41 PM
I am waiting in line!

NMGonzo
February 3, 2010, 10:09 PM
It should be interchangable with original parts,as much as possible,like the Argentine military one.

Like the argentine one, they could have also a 'detective" slide.

Imagine the possibilities ...

rellascout
February 3, 2010, 10:19 PM
Clones don't sell well.

Remember the Charles Daly. It was discontinued long before the demise of CD.

http://www.e-gun.net/guns/20041-1.jpg

NMGonzo
February 3, 2010, 10:23 PM
So ... where are they?

rellascout
February 3, 2010, 10:25 PM
CD Hi powers?

jon_in_wv
February 3, 2010, 10:32 PM
In general I would say clones sell very well. Ask anyone who has a 1911 that isn't a Colt. In the case of the HP, there really isn't an option out there to buy one anymore unless you want to spend a LOT for one. I would think now would be a very good time to market a budget minded HiPower. I would snap one up in a heartbeat.

The CDs were very well received by the people that bought them. The problem was there were still a lot of FEG Hi Powers in the market that were essentially the same thing and sold for a lot less. Actual FN and Browning HiPowers were also still in production. In todays market there would be very little competition for a well built HiPower in the 400-500 dollar price range. The only way to really find out is for someone, ahem Armscor, to give it a run and find out!

rellascout
February 3, 2010, 10:36 PM
Right the CDs were sooooo popular they were blown out at CDNN for under $300. :p

Girodin
February 3, 2010, 10:51 PM
I'd be very interested in a Hi power clone given that it was of the same quality and reliability as their 1911s.

czhen
February 4, 2010, 04:33 PM
A close clone to a BHP for $600 won't sell, but $400 +/- mrsp, I do believe there is a good market with plenty of spare parts already around.

Czhen
FL

jon_in_wv
February 4, 2010, 06:45 PM
Right the CDs were sooooo popular they were blown out at CDNN for under $300.

I said they didn't sell well and I offered reasons why and why a new clone may sell much better. What does your comment mean exactly?

Do a search online of what Hi Powers are selling for now. Even the FEG clones are selling for much more than they used to. I paid 225 for mine. I would like to see you find one for that price now.

NMGonzo
February 4, 2010, 06:48 PM
Clones don't sell well.

Remember the Charles Daly. It was discontinued long before the demise of CD.

http://www.e-gun.net/guns/20041-1.jpg

I feel funny in my pants.

rellascout
February 4, 2010, 06:52 PM
I said they didn't sell well and I offered reasons why and why a new clone may sell much better. What does your comment mean exactly?

Do a search online of what Hi Powers are selling for now. Even the FEG clones are selling for much more than they used to. I paid 225 for mine. I would like to see you find one for that price now.

Fegs do not interest me. I own 5 BHPs the last one I paid $525 for. Its a Pre T.... St louis rollmark Browning.

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t213/rellascout/Picture001.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t213/rellascout/Picture002.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t213/rellascout/Picture004.jpg

jon_in_wv
February 4, 2010, 07:58 PM
My FEG will do everything that one does and it has a MUCH nicer bluing. BUT I would love one like yours. Good find.

BTW. I had my FEG out last week and shot a few rounds through it. I was kind of laughing at the fact people just savage my M&P for not having as positive trigger reset as the Glock but I forgot about my HiPower. How about NO reset! It really felt weird. I short stroked the trigger many times in my shooting session. Darned nice shooting weapon though. SOMEONE has to keep making them. They are such nice shooters.

rellascout
February 4, 2010, 08:05 PM
There are tons of BHPs out there in the used market for a very affordable price. People are just impatient and don't know where to look. IMHO

I have never paid more than $550 for a Hi power.

PS I doubt your FEG bluing even comes close to the shine on that Pre T although FEG normally have a nice bluing job. :p

lexjj
February 4, 2010, 11:08 PM
I would love a Rock Island/Armscor Hi Power.

I would DEFINITELY buy one if it were sub $500. I want a hi-power. New. Now. Gimme.

combatantr2
February 5, 2010, 07:20 AM
as the best ever HP clone. Like NORC 1911s the FEG HPs are real workhorses.

jon_in_wv
February 5, 2010, 12:22 PM
Mine has been fantastic. And it has a beautiful finish. I hate to carry it because I'm afraid to scratch it up. But for 225 I probably can.

matai
February 5, 2010, 01:59 PM
I'd like to see Dan Wesson make a Hi Power with a beavertail and all their magical goodness

rellascout
February 5, 2010, 02:51 PM
I'd like to see Dan Wesson make a Hi Power with a beavertail and all their magical goodness

Why so you can pay $1000 plus?

Dan Wesson is jacking the price of all their 1911s over $1000. The lowest priced one is the Guardian which is discounted to $1050.

If you want a $1000 custom Hi Power there is nothing stopping you. They are everywhere.... here are too both cost well under $1000 with the base gun and were done by nationally recognized smiths.

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t213/rellascout/DSCF1908.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t213/rellascout/BHP2.jpg

Rittmeister
February 6, 2010, 12:33 AM
I'd love an Armscor HP, around $400-$450, with features similar to the Tactical 1911 - that is, good sights (Novak clone maybe?), big safety (not the little tiny impossible-to-use original configuration) and a no-bite ring hammer.

Yep. That'd make me happy.

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