Charles Daly Hi-Power

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    Charles Daly Hi-Power

    I have always loved the Hi-Power but have never owned one. I am curious to hear feedback from those on this forum who own or have shot one of the Daly clones. I've read some reviews and seen the guns in shops, just looking for some real world experience with this pistol.

    I am looking at this gun mostly for fun shooting, range work etc. The Daly looks like a very resonable priced gun IF it works well. I already have a few options on hand for ccw so I am not planning on using the Hi-Power for a carry piece.

    Thanks for the info!

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    I have an 'carry back' P-35 FN Browning Hi-Power 9mm that I really love. I did have the trigger 'cleaned up' and mounted a set of CT laser stocks on it for in my nightstand, although I do on occasion carry it.
    Go for it, it's a nice piece, fun to shoot, simple to field strip to clean.

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    I think that the CDs are a good investment.

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    Any other thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by larrupin View Post
    Any other thoughts?
    Well, not about the CD Hi-Power, particularly. Several months ago, I handled a CD 1911 at a gun show. It appeared to me to be very well put together and was reasonably priced. So based on this, I'd guess that the CD Hi-Power is probably a good buy.

    But the consensus on the forum seems to be that the CD 1911 is a piece of junk. I didn't think so, but then again, I only handled one sample.


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    I have owned a few CD's . I'll be happy to say i've never had a bad one. They seem to be well made and cost effective.
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    CD Hi Power

    Had one in the gunshop for a while. It had "big dot" sights on it, but they were not night sights, just a big hunk of plastic. Interesting, but If I was going to have sights that I wasn't used to and had to re-learn how to shoot, I'd rather they be night sights. Just my own personal preference, nothing against the gun. The owner wanted the magazine safety removed, and a trigger job done. Both were done without any problems, the insides were typical Hi Power. Yes, I removed the safety. The owner paid for it and signed the repair ticket indicating he knew it was done. The trigger was pretty nice after that, I didn't have a major problem with it. The magazine was a Parkerized 13 round mag that looked like some kind of surplus, but there is a chance it may have gotten switched during it's time in the sales case. It worked, in any case.

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    Charles Daly firearms are investment cast slide, frame, & parts rather than being machined from forgings which is the reason why they are less expensive.
    I don't know if that's a problem for you or not.
    Charles Daly firearms did not ever have a super high resale or investment value.
    Just FYI on the above.
    I am not saying that the CD will not be a good, functioning firearm but, before you buy you should just be aware of the fact that there is no such thing as a free ride concerning the price savings when buying a Daly.
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    Are BHP's of recent manufacture (F.N. with the SFS, new, in the FN box with 3, 10 rd. mags.) also made of investment casting?

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    Based on my experiences with the CD/Armscor/RIA 1911's, I would not hesitate to give the HP a shot. The Daly guns get a bad rap on a lot of the various gun boards, but I have found that it's often those with little or no actual hands on experience with them. The early Daly's, the first year or so of production, did have their issues, but from all accounts CD went out of their way to correct the problems that were out there and have corrected most if not all of those problems with the more recent production guns.

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    Ditto: that the early C. D. Colt Clones were problematic.
    I have no real information concerning the quality control of the later firearms.
    Happy to hear that folks seem satisfied with them though. That's always good news.
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