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FEG Hi-Power or Taurus 92

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Hunterdad, Nov 13, 2011.

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  1. Hunterdad

    Hunterdad Member

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    Looking for a 9mm and this is what I have it down to. They are both very close in price and both show some wear as well. I don't really care how it looks, as long as it functions as it should. So.....Hi-Power or 92? Any insight is appreciated.

    Thanks
    Adam
     
  2. W.E.G.

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    I hate the way the "muzzle bushing" looks on the FEG HiPower.
    What sloppy work.
    That rough, flared cone of metal does not work for my taste.

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    I prefer the smooth attention to detail applied by the Belgians.
    Too bad they let a Frenchman use it.

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    I just cannot get an un-buggered Hi-Power.
     
  3. rule303

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    Either one is a good gun, I personally would get the Taurus. Mine is probably my favorite shooter, I like it enough that I sold my Beretta 92FS.
     
  4. tekarra

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    Both are good pistols; buy the one that best fits your hand.
     
  5. Hunterdad

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    Thanks guys. I just can't make up my mind, its driving my nuts!
     
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    cant comment on the ruger but my feg pjk has been totally reliable, trigger is a little heavy and gritty.
     
  8. DC3-CVN-72

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    I LUV my PJK-9HP. That's my vote. :)
     
  9. Jeb21

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    Hi-Power. Lighter, slimmer. Lots of magazine options.
     
  10. Fishslayer

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    How is parts and magazine compatability with the real deal? I have a FEG P90DA & as far as parts go I'm pretty much outta luck. And it's in the shop again. IIRC FEG went under in 2004 or thereabouts. And my gunsmith hates working on it.

    Do you know a gunsmith that will even work on FEGs?

    I love the look of the FEG clones but if I had to do it again I wouldn't...
     
  11. bdb benzino

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    If its the true Hi Power clone like my FEG PJK 9HP, then parts should be no problem at all. Right now mine has a Browning sear spring and a Browning extractor, there is some Cylinder and Slide hammer and sear in there also. All parts dropped in with no fitting necessary except for a little on the C&S hammer and sear.
     
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    Both are fine pistols - I have owned both and put a lot of rounds through them - but the FEG will have the advantage of parts support via its commonality with the BHP.

    You can get MecGar magazines for either pistol for $20, so that's a wash between them. Holsters will also be a wash, since the Taurus will use Beretta 92 holsters and the FEG will use BHP holsters.

    In the end, it comes down to feel and whether you want a DA capability (Taurus) or a slightly cleaner SA trigger pull (FEG).
     
  13. Hunterdad

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    How do I know if its a PJK?
     
  14. 97guns

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    mine is marked


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  15. Skylerbone

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    ATI sells a knock-off of the 92F for around $300 new. Several members here have reported it is fully interchangable with the Beretta and functions well. Sorry for stirring the pot;-)
     
  16. Hunterdad

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    No problem Skylerbone. Any idea what the model is?
     
  17. 97guns

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    i know that if you can find a feg you can usually get them for a good price, i paid $175 for mine a few years back
     
  18. Skylerbone

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    It's Turkish, imported by ATI and called, drum roll...the 92F! They also make a compact model. Hopefully an owner will chime in, one guy called it the best deal going and I was darn near ready to buy one but 1911s and centerfire rifles have been winning out lately. I believe CDNN is where they bought them, Bud's carries them but is out of stock at present.
     
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    FEG makes GREAT weapons. Their SA-85 AK is only 2nd to a Valmet.
     
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    Taurus PT92. By far Taurus' best offereing, they are still being made and you'll get a warranty.

    I've both the FEG has been reliable but the trigger was awful out of the box. No way would I rate the FEG trigger as even close to being equal of the PT92 SA trigger.
     
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    I've shot the Taurus, haven't shot the FEG. Have shot the Browning from which the FEG is cloned.

    I would go with the FEG. I like the feel of the Browning better than the Taurus (or the Berretta 92). The FEG has a decent reputation from what I've heard.

    If this argument doesn't work for you, and arguments the other way, for the Taurus, don't work either, so that you still can't make up your mind, what you need is a 25 cent binary randomizer (flip a coin). :D

    Or wait for something else to come along later, that you more clearly fancy. When I can't make up my mind, I don't. ;)
     
  22. nathan

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    The FEG clone is very well made but have rough edges. In fact ive used mine to qualify for my CHL class in 2007. At 15 yds it was fistsized groups in rapid fire. Mine is all original parts and someday if it has parts breakage i may have to replace with C S hammer and sear. SO far the parts are not giving up after hard use.
     
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    When I was looking into FEG's I found that the sights sucks, there were reports of solft-ish metal that could cause pin holes to egg out after thousands and thousands of rounds, and the out of the box trigger was very bad. Grip panels needed replacing too. Now, at 250 or less, I could totally have lived with and resolved all those issues. but at 350+ I just wasn't interested. It reminded me of the sks: a bargain at less than 200, a steal at $75, but not so much at 350. But, if you do a little work on the trigger you can get a decent single action trigger and the ergonomics are quite good. Advantages, ergnomics, single action, classy design.

    The taurus pt92 is very well though of in the circles I run in. I know a couple of guys to run one in competitions. Supposedly they are better than the actual beretta because they are a little beefed up. The early beretta's had some slide cracking issues. The advantage here are the better sights, warranty, Double action if you're into that, durability, and if you have big hands, fit and feel.
     
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    had them both,fine pistols,had been looking for an feg again,for a while was thinking about an arcus 94,bulgarian hi power,copy i found.i like hi power copies,but a taurus 92 is a great pistol.hard choice.
     
  25. 97guns

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    with the taurus you wont be dumping money into it, it'll be as good as it gets right from the box. on the other hand you may find yourself tinkering and upgrading the FEG, or not.... just a couple of things to consider.
     
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