Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

FEG Hi-Power or Arcus 94

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Okiegunner, Apr 16, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Okiegunner

    Okiegunner Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Messages:
    662
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Hello Guys,

    As I have previously stated, I like off beat military /police type firearms. I keep what I buy and I shoot what I keep. My collection is for me and not for $$ later on.

    My question is FEG Hi-Power (external extractor) VG-Excellent for $275 or Arcus 94 VG $225. These prices are from the Sarco website. (By the way, does anyone at Sarco know anything about handguns?)

    I am just looking for another off-beat shooter to add to my collection. However, as I do shoot them, I am looking for the most reliable. I realize neither is a Hi-Power, but both have made some refinements over the original. (leaning towards the FEG, but feel the Arcus may be the better made pistol)

    Thanks for your input,

    Gunner
     
  2. Limey46

    Limey46 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2005
    Messages:
    177
    I've owned a couple of each, and I'd be hard put to choose between them. If you narrow it down to just quality and nothing else, I'd say the FEG probably has an edge. FEG guns have been very well made for a long time now -- excellent steel, good fit, and sometimes even good finish. The Arcus guns I've had were a little rougher, but they shot and functioned just fine, and that reshaped grip/beavertail sure did fix the High Power hammer-bite problem.
     
  3. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Messages:
    4,225
    Location:
    Missouri
  4. marine 97-03

    marine 97-03 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2011
    Messages:
    884
    Location:
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  5. BHP FAN

    BHP FAN Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    5,810
    Location:
    Northern California
    I have the Argentine Military Hi-Power and it's my favorite! But, I'd take either one.
     
  6. sarge83

    sarge83 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Messages:
    629
    Location:
    Kentucky
    I have the FEG pkj-9hp clone of the Browning and it's pretty close to the original Browning HP.

    My wife carries this particular Hi Power and loves it. It's accurate and has never had a reliability issue, not a single round.

    The local gun/pawn has a pkj-9hp but someone decided to grind down the hammer and buggered it up, they want $329 for it. Just don't need another 9mm or I would make them an offer and switch out the buggered hammer.

    I would look for one marked pkj-9hp. Good hunting!
     
  7. PabloJ

    PabloJ Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    Messages:
    5,082
    If you into oddities I would look at MAG-98 at Century Arms International site.
     
  8. kokapelli

    kokapelli Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2004
    Messages:
    3,605
    Location:
    Arizona
    Have both and like the Arcus quality better.
     
  9. MrDig

    MrDig Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,662
    Location:
    Where all the women are strong, the men are good l
    I own a PJK-9-HP too. If I am not mistaken it is a copy of the original design Hi-Power, making it more similar to the P35/MK I than the MK II or MK III. It is not a licensed copy and therefore has minor specification differences from a BHP.
    At one time the Argentine Military did have a License to manufacture Hi-Powers for the Argentine Military forces hence the name FM (Fabricaciones Militares) That license has long ago expired and the modern production also have minor spec differences from the BHP. I don't have the Technical Knowledge to tell the difference looking at them if it is a licensed or unlicensed production.

    Here is an interesting Link to information about ARCUS Hi-Powers
    http://www.puresimplicity.net/~hemi/firearms/arcus-94.html
     
  10. Husker_Fan

    Husker_Fan Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2008
    Messages:
    956
    Location:
    Nebraska
    I have a Charles Daly Hi-Power. These were assembled in the U.S. from FEG parts. I love the gun. It is by far the best value I've ever had. You cannot go wrong with the FEG.

    That said, if you want a "real" HP, Royal Tiger Imports is advertising Israeli FN HPs for $379. I just saw them discussed for the first time this week on a Hi-Power board. That is a heck of a deal for a Belgian gun, that it has a military/defense provenance.

    http://bit.ly/JbMG3g

    I've never done business with the company so I can't recommend them, it's just something I came across this week.
     
  11. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2002
    Messages:
    14,651
    Location:
    Centennial, CO
    FEG's are pretty good pistols. I use one for IDPA.
     
  12. HankC

    HankC Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2005
    Messages:
    782
    Location:
    SW Ohio
    FEG has several versions of High Power clones, many have SW locking mechanism and not true HP. I have a FEG in true HP, best $150 I ever spent! Also have an ARCUS, well made but ugly. Had a FM licensed copy, machining is rough.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page