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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by NMGonzo, Feb 2, 2010.

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  1. NMGonzo

    NMGonzo Member

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    Time to make a Hi Power clone.

    like now

    that will be all
     
  2. earlthegoat2

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    I'd be game for a HP at or around the price of their tactical 1911.
     
  3. Dr.Mall Ninja

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    +1 im on board
     
  4. czhen

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    I second that idea

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  5. BHP FAN

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    It should be interchangable with original parts,as much as possible,like the Argentine military one.
     
  6. War Squirrel

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    Oh heck yes! Get enough people to write 'em, and they will deliver.
     
  7. Ronsch

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    + 1,000,000,000.
     
  8. Ben86

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    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.
     
  9. bdb benzino

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    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.
     
  10. tekarra

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    I am waiting in line!
     
  11. NMGonzo

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

    Imagine the possibilities ...
     
  12. rellascout

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    Clones don't sell well.

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

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  13. NMGonzo

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    So ... where are they?
     
  14. rellascout

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    CD Hi powers?
     
  15. jon_in_wv

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    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!
     
  16. rellascout

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    Right the CDs were sooooo popular they were blown out at CDNN for under $300. :p
     
  17. Girodin

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    I'd be very interested in a Hi power clone given that it was of the same quality and reliability as their 1911s.
     
  18. czhen

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    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
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  19. jon_in_wv

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    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.
     
  20. NMGonzo

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    I feel funny in my pants.
     
  21. rellascout

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

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  22. jon_in_wv

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    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.
     
  23. rellascout

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    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
     
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    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.
     
  25. combatantr2

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    I vote feg...

    as the best ever HP clone. Like NORC 1911s the FEG HPs are real workhorses.
     
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