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    Hi power Questions

    Any thing wrong with the newer ones now sure if i will like a hi power i dont know anyone with one either

    So was thinking to try out a new one lot cheaper than the older ones $$$$



    Thats the Standard one and then this is Mark III



    Difference between the 2 and which would you buy

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    The most current HP is the Mark III, the differences between the two in the photo you have Bud are just in the finish, sights, and stocks. I started seeing some sales for HP Practicals (two-tone finish) for $499...that's inexpensive. I thought about getting one, but instead, I'm sending my Mark II back to Cylinder & Slide in Nebraska for tuning.

    If given a choice between the two in the photo, I'd do the bottom...since I'd change the sights (at a minimum) anyway and it'd be cheaper.
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    so you would go with the mark III?

    Now this wont be for carry just a just cause type deal

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    Ahhh.....(where's SAC when you need him?)

    ...I believe all of the current BHPs are Mark IIIs...just different options.

    If you can find one, get an FN (NOT "FM"...those are Argentinian) HP....CDNN had them for $400 but are long sold out. Those are simply Mark IIIs imported directly by the maker FN.
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    ya got me on brownings sight they list the first as standard model and the other as mark III

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    Have you browsed Steve's sight Bud? http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/

    Not sure but possibly some clues there and - Steve answered another BHP query very recently but forget the page url. Nothing against the newest ones but I'd still be looking around for a good earlier one.
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    im looking at it now or later i should say im heading for nap now

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    Hello. All of the current Hi Powers are based on the MkIII "chasis" with the Mk III usually costing less and the Standard, more.

    Most will benefit from a trigger job, but they are reliable in the extreme and will normally do no larger than 3" @ 25 yards and considerably less with ammunition that the particular pistol "likes."

    As an owner of both the older guns and the Mk III versions, for a shooter, I prefer the newer guns...but that sure as heck does NOT mean that I'd turn down an older one were the price right.

    It just sort of depends on what you prefer or like best.

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    Here is the link to my questions about and the answers to them.

    Mr. Camp's information was not only informative but interesting as well.

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    Thanks Stephen

    i read your site earlier and got some good info im just looking to try one out so unless the price was really right on a old one i wont be spending that kind of money


    Wish i new someone with one so i wouldn't have to buy one to try it

    What about the chuck daly ones? I sure I know the 1911's got a bad rep but didnt seen anything bad about the hi powers

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    Thanks for the link purple i didn't see this post before and didn't come up in a search weird as it is only a few days old

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    Hello. I have not tried a CD Hi Power but do not care for the Express Sights, though many folks apparently do. The CD is manufactured by FEG but assembled in the US from what I remember.

    Best.

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    SO is that good or bad ..lol

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    Hello. I'm not sure. From what I hear and have read, the guns seem to work in most instances.

    Best.

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