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what would you choose?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Chris17404, Jun 29, 2006.

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  1. Chris17404

    Chris17404 Member

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    Hi all,

    If you had your choice between a brand new FN Hi-Power, 9mm, polished blued, with the SFS system for $399 or a used (excellent condition) S&W 5946, 9mm, stainless with night sights for $279... which would you choose and why? I'm looking to purchase my first semi-auto pistol. Thanks for your input!

    Chris
     
  2. Demiurge

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    FN Hi-Power would seem to be a better starter pistol in my humble opinion. That's a decent price on the FN too, IIRC. What are the conditions of each gun?
     
  3. Chris17404

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    The FN HP is NIB and the 5946 is used but in excellent condition.
     
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    I prefer the DA of the Smith and the mags would also fit my P11 in a back up role, so no brainer, I'd go with the Smith. The Hi Power is a classic and I wouldn't mind having one in the collection, though. It'd probably just be a safe queen, but nothing wrong with that, either.
     
  5. Freddymac

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    hipower all the way

    after all, you can't go wrong with JMB.
     
  6. Jiml3

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    If you can afford it, buy both. The prices quoted are very good and both are excellent guns. I have a Browing Hi-Power and a S&W 6906. Would not part with either. I don't own the 5946 but all third generation S&W's have excellent reputations.
    If it comes to choosing one, I would get the Browning.

    Good luck.
     
  7. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

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    The Hi-Power first, both of them second, if the budget allows.
     
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    I'd buy the Highpower. If it would be my first gun I'd like it to be a "virgin", or brand new one. But that's my humble opinion. Get what you'd be most comfortable with.
     
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