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Posted: 1/18/2022 10:43:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/18/2022 10:48:15 AM EDT
[#1]
Good on them. Not sure how I feel about it being a different lock up design…
Link Posted: 1/19/2022 12:42:05 AM EDT
[#2]
I like them but, this feels like a child wanting the toy they lost interest in years ago. What's next FN starts to release a line of retro fals?
Link Posted: 1/19/2022 1:26:16 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By DaSchumster:
What's next FN starts to release a line of retro fals?
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That would actually be really awesome.

There's demand, but your only options are to buy overpriced parts kits and hard to find receivers in this dried up market or a DSA. The more options, the better.
Link Posted: 1/19/2022 3:25:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: Taskmaster86] [#4]
Meh... Cool gun but the ambi slide stop is ugly and the msrp of $1249 is just too high.

With the Springfield coming in at $699, these FN's should have been priced at $999 or even a bit less for the plain black one.

Yes I am aware the Springfield SA-35 production is currently on hold due to multiple problems but I have almost zero confidence this FN will work 100% right away either. Hi powers are a lot like 1911's in the fact that you can't just throw them together and expect them to work. They really need proper design, materials, fitting and attention to detail in order to work reliably.

Sure FN had the hi power's really figured out years ago but those were actual hi powers built in a very different era of firearm manufacturing.

Maybe I am just a pessimist but I am guessing the FN hi power is going to have major teething issues for the first year or so and the price of $1249 is just not worth it to most people. I view the FN 509 LS edge very similarly. Cool package but the trigger is still too heavy and FN really over priced it.
Link Posted: 1/20/2022 12:28:12 PM EDT
[#5]
I'll need to start checking out CDNN in the future - just in case they don't go over that  well.
Link Posted: 1/22/2022 1:05:08 PM EDT
[#6]
The fit and feel were nice. The safety was functional without getting in the way. The ambi slide release was functional but large. I liked the easier breakdown method.... but it's not a hi-power, and didn't feel like it was twice the gun of the Girsan.
Link Posted: 1/24/2022 10:26:08 AM EDT
[#7]
It felt nice and was very well made. I put it down as soon as the rep mentioned MSRP.
Link Posted: 1/25/2022 6:23:58 PM EDT
[#8]
How was the frame to slide fit? Lockup?

Wondering if this could be a viable choice for a Limited USPSA/3 Gun pistol with a few modifications and tuning
Link Posted: 1/27/2022 2:01:23 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Rudukai13:
How was the frame to slide fit? Lockup?

Wondering if this could be a viable choice for a Limited USPSA/3 Gun pistol with a few modifications and tuning
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The barrel fit was tight. The frame/slide had a little play, but nothing excessive - similar to an average Sig P226 fit.
Link Posted: 2/1/2022 10:10:19 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/22/2022 3:39:21 PM EDT
[#11]
Anybody know when these are supposed to get released? They should hurry up and introduce a Tactical model too
Link Posted: 2/24/2022 7:53:27 PM EDT
[#12]
You can search the UPC (from FN web page) and find them listed at various websites (linked via gun.deals).

None are in stock yet.  I thought I read late Q1.

https://gun.deals/search/apachesolr_search/66-100256
Link Posted: 3/1/2022 5:48:06 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ctfish15:
You can search the UPC (from FN web page) and find them listed at various websites (linked via gun.deals).

None are in stock yet.  I thought I read late Q1.

https://gun.deals/search/apachesolr_search/66-100256
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Excellent, thank you!

I'm honestly not sure why I'm so excited for the release of the basic model, if I do actually get one it'll be if and when they release a Tactical model with accessory rail and optics cut...
Link Posted: 4/20/2022 7:08:41 PM EDT
[#14]
I bought a Girsan and walked away, exact copy and very well made.
Link Posted: 4/20/2022 7:28:27 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By kanewtervalve:
I bought a Girsan and walked away, exact copy and very well made.
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This, I am waiting for the beavertail version.
Link Posted: 4/21/2022 7:44:17 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/22/2022 6:47:57 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By eric10mm:
Am I the only one who thinks they really jumped the shark on this reinterpretation?

Basically they kept most of the outer looks and changed all the innards to not High Power?

Oh, and it looks like the Turks are releasing a more correct, and almost certainly more budget friendly, version.
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You're not.

If it's an attempt to capitalize on a classic handgun they screwed up a lot of the aesthetic with the finishes, ambi controls, and full length guide rod; and if it's an attempt to modernize the BHP then they sort of half assed it by not including a light rail or an optic cut option.

There's also the fact it uses proprietary mags instead of BHP mags.
Link Posted: 4/22/2022 9:31:34 AM EDT
[#18]
Best place to get a Girsan HP?
Link Posted: 4/22/2022 10:23:29 AM EDT
[#19]
I remember reading that it has proprietary magazines... i.e. your old hi-power mags will not work. Can someone confirm?
Link Posted: 4/26/2022 10:53:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Voland:
I remember reading that it has proprietary magazines... i.e. your old hi-power mags will not work. Can someone confirm?
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They're larger capacity and not compatible with original HP magazines, per a rep at SHOT.
Link Posted: 4/27/2022 1:17:03 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/28/2022 11:57:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TREETOP:
Interesting that they call it a High Power instead of a Hi-Power.
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Well, they're not a Hi-Power, so....
Link Posted: 5/1/2022 1:19:31 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/1/2022 3:29:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By eric10mm:
Why not throw HyPower in the mix while we're at it?
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Originally Posted By eric10mm:
Originally Posted By TREETOP:
Interesting that they call it a High Power instead of a Hi-Power.
Why not throw HyPower in the mix while we're at it?


Knowing FN, they should call it the HPX
Link Posted: 5/1/2022 4:28:54 PM EDT
[#25]
I miss the old days when people made new stuff
Link Posted: 7/2/2022 9:29:01 AM EDT
[#26]
When are they coming out?
thx
Link Posted: 7/18/2022 12:50:55 AM EDT
[#27]
I am seeing them for sale now, and two things are working against them for me.

1. I just don't find the pistols attractive
2. I can get a SIG 226 or 229 Legion for just a bit more.

I'm not a SIG fan, but dollars to dollars, I would choose a SIG over the new HP.
Link Posted: 7/18/2022 1:16:06 AM EDT
[#28]

fuck that

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