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Posted: 10/16/2004 12:01:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 12:53:12 PM EST by dangerousdan]
I recently saw a brand new High Power made by Fabrique National for sale
and was just wondering if these are worth the $550 asking price.
I own a couple of Brownings already but duplicity isn't really an issue with me
because I will always buy a good gun even if I have one just like it.
Are there any issues with the F N 's that I should be aware of?
I was kind of under the impression that these are some of the top of the
line hadguns but, I could be mistaken.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:17:46 PM EST
Its not a duplicate, FN owns Browning. The HiPower is supposed to be coming off Browning's lineup as they go towards being all sporting and hunting, FN does all the self defense and tactical stuff now.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 3:42:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By dangerousdan:
I recently saw a brand new High Power made by Fabrique National for sale
and was just wondering if these are worth the $550 asking price.
I own a couple of Brownings already but duplicity isn't really an issue with me
because I will always buy a good gun even if I have one just like it.
Are there any issues with the F N 's that I should be aware of?
I was kind of under the impression that these are some of the top of the
line hadguns but, I could be mistaken.



I own one of the FN production High-Powers in a glossy blue finish. Fit and finish on the gun is superb. It is a well made piece, though it does suffer from the standard Hi-Power problems, crappy trigger and the mag safety.

But it is a very good rendition of the pistol. I haven't shot mine yet, but I imagine it will perform well.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 4:13:10 PM EST
I hear that high powers are becomeing the new 1911s with custom builders poping up.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 4:20:02 PM EST
Quite a few Smiths turning out Hi-Powers. Many custom, premium grips too.

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Link Posted: 10/16/2004 4:26:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By dangerousdan:
Are there any issues with the F N 's that I should be aware of?
I was kind of under the impression that these are some of the top of the
line hadguns but, I could be mistaken.


Well, I've heard that they don't feed hollow points well. I have a Belgium-made FN Browning Hi-Power GP, my gun never missed a beat. Check out the long, steep feed ramp and compare that to the newer guns such as the Sig 226/228/229, the Beretta 92/96 guns. They have a short shallow feed ramp.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 7:29:47 PM EST
ever since the MKII's the feedramp was changed to feed most everything, the MKIII's have been out since late 1980's.....the current Hi powers will feed most anything including +P+ rounds if you change the recoil spring from 17lbs to 18.5 the MkIII has a cast frame , the same as the .40S&W caliber hipowers and is far stronger than the old milled........this is a darn good pistol.
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