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Picked up an excellent FN Herstal High Power.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Orion8472, Dec 5, 2012.

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  1. Orion8472

    Orion8472 Member

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    Picked up an excellent FN Herstal High Power from a member on this board. A High Power [FEG] was my first handgun I owned. It was sold a few years ago. I was starting to get into the polymer guns, and EVEN contemplated getting into a Glock.

    My brother ended up getting a Glock 19, and after shooting it, I realized that [even with grip reduction] the angle of the handle was not to my hand/wrist geometry. It was also hard to get it to print close groups, though it had a trigger job done.

    So, I found this FN HP in the sale section, purchased it, and picked it up at my FFL last night. I took it to the range and ran 100 trouble free rounds through it [unlike the Glock which I experienced about 3 light primer strikes]. My last grouping with the FN HP was one big ragged hole [about a silver dollar size]. Hits point of aim or just below at 7 yards and is very accurate. Feels MUCH better in my hand. I plan on getting some Mecgar [sp?] 15 round magazines for it, . . . maybe even a 20 rounder.

    All in all, it was a great purchase and I'm glad to have another HP in my case. :)

    This post isn't a "hate Glock" thread, just a back story. FYI
     
  2. Certaindeaf

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    Woohoo! You did good.
     
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    I think the phrase is something like: "Pics or it didn't happen!" :D

    Sounds like you did great! a High Power is on that "will buy me one of those someday..."
     
  4. Orion8472

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    Here is the pic from the sales thread:

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    Wags, it also has the magazine safety taken out of it. Other than that, it is like any other. Very clean inside. Almost like new.
     
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    I found that post after I had already made a local purchase. I was very upset when I saw that post. :banghead: It's absolutely beautiful. Treat it well.
     
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    Beauty.

    What sights are on it....I like the looks of them from the profile.
     
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    You beat me to it! A great piece, especially with those grips and the C&S upgrades.

    Enjoy!
     
  10. Orion8472

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    Cactus, I WILL treat it well. :D

    Dryft, I've been there before. I hope you can find one soon. :)

    wow6599, I'm not real sure what brand they are. I didn't get that information. Some other poster thought they might have been Trijicon, but ultimately I can't verify that.

    Thanks for the posts. Just gave it a cleaning. Cleans up real nice!
     
  11. Dentite

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    Nicely done...I'm a BHP fan as well. Enjoy it!
     
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    Congratulations !

    If anyhting, yours is a "love BHP" thread. I would like to see more of those.

    After all, isn't the BHP what JMB decided to work on when he realised 1911 was already 20 years ago ?
     
  13. Orion8472

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    I believe he started work on the HP [a new design] because patents were still out on the 1911. He also [if I heard correctly] wanted to improve on some of the aspects/characteristics. I'm sure someone else could give you a better history.

    Thanks for the post! :)
     
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    Now that is a mighty fine looking pistol!
    Congrats!
     
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    Thank you, Corpral Agarn.
     
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    I love those High Powers. My local shop has one in 40 S&W that is crying out to me. He only wants $450..............What say the masses?
     
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    Depending on its shape, I say that is a good price. Not too familiar with the .40 Hi Powers.
     
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    I'd say that's a real good price as long it's in fair condition. It seems they didn't make many .40's so they're rarer, of course. Don't know that many Hi-Power guys fancy those .40's though.
    I'd say get it it you like the .40.
     
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    that's a very nice looking HP....

    there's something about blued steel and hardwood that touches my soul :)
     
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    BUY IT !!!!

    You will always be able to get your money back out of that one.
     
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    What a beauty. The P-35 is the real deal when it comes to the 9MM Parabellum.;)
     
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    SSN Vet, . . . unfortunately it isn't blue steel. It is a relatively shiny black finish. It WOULD have been that much better if it had been a sleek smooth blue, though.
     
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    As for the comment about the wood grips, . . . yes, they are nice looking, but wasn't the reason I purchased this particular Hi Power. In fact, I will be putting a Hogue on it as soon as it comes in the mail. I just prefer the feel of the Hogue. Wood like that [IMHO] are for "safe queens". This gun will be shot, and the extra secure feeling of the Hogue will make for better range experiences. ;)
     
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    As soon as I figure out how to upload a photo of mine, I will. Meantime, I'll just say that in my opinion, John Moses Browning (praise be unto him) never came up with a better design. . . and yes, I know that it was as much the design of a Belgian named Dieudonne Saive at Fabrique National as his. In my opinion -- and I'm a working illustrator, for what that's worth -- it is the handsomest pistol ever conceived, the firearms equivalent of the P-51.

    Mine is the traditional blue with the ring style hammer spur and walnut grips. It is just plain gorgeous.
     
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    An easy mod to improve the trigger and mag drop is to pop out the mag disconnect. It's a 30 minute job and quite easy.
     
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