Addicted to Hi Powers

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  1. Nature Boy
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    Edit: changed the title to be more accurate :thumbup:

    This one is a T Series, ~1970, in excellent condition.

    I saw it at the crack house, ..er...gun store a couple of weeks ago and couldn’t get it out of my mind.

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    That makes 3. This is the last one, I swear!

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  2. Phaedrus/69

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    She's a beauty!:D
     
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    T or C series on that beauty ?
     
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  4. Nature Boy
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    T Series
     
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  5. Ironicaintit

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    That sure is nice!
     
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  6. Walkalong

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    Very nice, handguns are addicting.
     
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    That's pretty! Congratulations!

    Every time I shoot mine, I think this was some of the best money I ever spent.
     
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    I was just selecting guns to bring to the range for my Father's Day trip with my girls. You made the choice a little easier, HiPo it is......:)

    Nice score! :thumbup:
     
  9. frogfurr

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    I am looking for one. I hope I do as well as you did!
     
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  10. Kevin Keith

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    Officially jealous...sweet pistols all the way around!
     
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  11. jonnyc

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    You can't have too many Hi-Powers.
     
  12. horsemen61

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    Awesome!
     
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  13. gnappi

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    The BHP was IMO JB's best design... Simple and elegant. Why it never gained traction in later years with the surge in 9mm still baffles me.

    Maybe its because its SAO, all steel? Dunno but to me its a perfect ergonomically designed pistol.

    Nice find!
     
  14. Jeff olson

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    They are somewhat addictive. A true classic. Whenever one appears locally, I usually grab it. 0310212034b.jpg
     
  15. bannockburn

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    Yeah they seem to have that affect on a lot of people!

    Nice score!
     
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  16. lightman

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    Nice! I'm currently looking for another one.
     
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  17. JR24

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    Very nice!

    Indifferent, heavy, trigger for a SAO. Slide and/or hammer bite for larger hands. Heavy. Those are the reasons I sold mine anyway.

    But really I think it was probably just the cost compared to it's contemporaries.

    Too bad too, it is one wonderful feeling gun in the hand.
     
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  18. Ironicaintit

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    I used to think I was cool for owning two!
    Boy am I behind the curve
     
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  19. Nature Boy
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    We’re all just working on our “starter pack” when comparing to @WVsig and his Wheel-O-Hi Powers
     
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    I know, I almost bought it. Kicked myself later for not doing it
     
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    It's ok, your collection is quite nice!
     
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    I used to say the same thing, before someone pointed out that JMB had almost nothing to do with the high power. He had submitted an earlier prototype, which was unsuitable, and then he died. A Frenchman named Dieudonne Saive finalized the design and the first Hi-powers were made...nine years after JMB died. The pistol may carry his name, but he did not design it.
     
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    I have a nice T-series (as in never been fired nice) and they sure are pretty. Pretty to look at, not so pretty to use. The safety, quite honestly, sucks. And the sights aren't even that good. That tiny notch in that tiny little rear sight is so narrow that it is completely filled with the tiny front sight post when the gun is held out at arm's length...giving you no sight picture at all! As an exquisite example of fine hand fitting and beautiful polishing and blueing, the T-series guns are in a class of their own. But they would make a lousy carry gun.
     
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  24. a2x4bbl

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    I couldn’t agree more . But here is why I think it didn’t sell . Mine was $985 new . 9 lb. trigger ( yes 9 lbs ) and gritty from the mag disconnect . Factory mags 13 rnds which I quickly replaced with Mec-Gar 15 rounders and 4 20 rounders . So when John Doe gun buyer is looking at pistols and that Glock 17 is $600 or less and holds 17 rounds their picking the Glock . Now I have Glocks and th 19E020B4-83A0-49A2-A717-870868F86ACE.jpeg eir a great pistol and all , but , I fixed my Hi-Power trigger and now it’s 4 lbs and I shoot it much much better than my Glocks . Every one who puts a Hi-Power in their hand always comments positively about the ergonomics. I won’t buy any more Glocks , but I will definitely buy more Hi-Powers .
     
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  25. WVsig

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    Nice score. Enjoy that one.
     
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