FNHiPower Standard?


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Tecolote
August 16, 2004, 05:39 PM
Does anyone own or have any pics of a FN HiPower Standard? These aren't the Browning HP Standards with adjustable sights but a FN marketed HP with fixed sights. Thanks for the help.

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xring
August 16, 2004, 11:35 PM
This is my FN in polished blue. I haven't had a chance to even fire it yet. The slide to frame fit is tight and overall, it seems very well made. It is a "Vigilante". Does anyone know why it is so named? Thanks.

Stephen A. Camp
August 17, 2004, 12:23 AM
Hello. "Vigilante" was a name the fixed sight classic HP's imported by Browning were called in some literature.

I THINK the "Standard" refers more to a polished blue regardless of sights, at least on the Browning-marked guns. I'm not sure if this applies to the FN-imported ones, but wouldn't be surprised.

Best.

Marshall
August 17, 2004, 12:33 AM
Tecolote,

I just bought one last week in 9X19, no pics yet though, sorry. I will tell you this, I am a Browning lover and own two BHP's and a number of other Browning guns, I think the FNH-USA HP-SA is every bit as good as the BHP MKIII in fit and finish. Very good looking gun. Spegals are next




http://www.fnhusa.com/contents/guns_1100px/fn_hg_hpsas.jpg

Tecolote
August 17, 2004, 11:31 AM
Thanks for the replies.

I can't find any info on the FN Standard at all. I just know that it sells for a lot less than the FN Mk III.

MrAcheson
August 17, 2004, 01:22 PM
I have a matte black FN. Good gun so far althought the grips are awful cheap. Its got navidrex palm swell grips on it now anyway.

xring
August 17, 2004, 02:28 PM
I'm not sure about all this FN Standard stuff as far as the name goes... but you can get a matte finish FN comparable to the Browning MKIII (they are THE SAME afterall) from CDNN for 450. The polished blue is 500 and is the same as the Browning Standard. There are FN D/A guns associated with the name Hi Power, which should be totally disregarded if you are interested in a true HP. They are much less expensive, and may be what you are thinking of?
Randy

xring
August 17, 2004, 02:34 PM
One more poor pic. r

Tecolote
August 17, 2004, 04:55 PM
FN differentiates between the Standard and the Mk III. The FN Standard costs $150 less than the Mk III. I'm pretty sure there must be a difference if not the price wouldn't be so far apart.

Marshall
August 17, 2004, 06:22 PM
I've never seen a hi polish blued FN. Obviously they make them or, did make them cause xring has one.

I only know of two FN websites, FNH-USA (http://www.fnhusa.com/contents/home.htm) and, FN Herstal (http://www.fnherstal.com/html/Index.htm) that has Hi-Powers and then of course Browning (http://www.browning.com/homepage/index.asp).

The Browning HP STD is the only one I know of in Hi Polish blue. Hope I can learn something here!

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