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Posted: 10/8/2003 12:48:59 PM EST
Anyone have any experience with the Arcus pistols? I'm considering one of the compact models, a standard High Power feels great except the tang area is too short. The compact Arcus looks about perfect in that area but I don't know about overall quality. Durability, reliability and accuracy are the concerns. Thanks
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 2:04:49 PM EST
You could always have a smith weld on a beavertail. That's what the USPSA/IPSC guys get done to their highpowers, CZ's or P9's
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 7:18:12 PM EST
Yeah, I know I could work a regular High Power over to fit what I want. I had a beautiful MKIII that I just couldn't bear to do anything to, so I sold it. I like the idea of a Commander size gun also. If the major components of Arcus are of decent quality then it would be much cheaper and easier to go with that even if I had to do some qweeking. I have considered getting a less than pristine HP and doing a bunch of mods to it but I've got too many projects as it is right now. I'm just wondering if the Arcus is worth bothering with or if it's a POS.
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 8:30:24 PM EST
I got to shoot one at a recent shoot...a guy over at ak47.net, likebuddah, has one and let me put a few rounds through it.

I was suprised at the overall accuracy of the handgun...This was a shoot at the local "pit" so we were shooting at targets such as milk jugs, but at 40+ yards, I was hitting them just as easily with the arcus as I did with my Beretta 92.

He said he had put a few thousand rounds through it so far and did not have any problems with it whatsoever.

For the price AIM surplus wants for it...you can't go wrong. From what I saw, it was a decent peice.

Although I would get mine refinished...all black :-)
Link Posted: 10/9/2003 3:06:51 AM EST
I've had an Arcus 94 almost since 94 and so far, no problems.
Link Posted: 10/9/2003 10:40:14 AM EST
Do a search on pistolsmith.com in the browning/hipower forum - you should find some info. Alot of HP fans hit that forum.
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