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    Murder Machine, Harmless Fuzzball TCinVA's Avatar
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    If one owned a Hi-Power...

    ...then it would probably be a good idea to pay careful attention to Apex:

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    Magazine extensions, magazine wells, compatible stocks and upgraded fire control parts appear to be forthcoming.
    3/15/2016

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    I hope they have this at SHOT. I am pretty excited.

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    I have never had a Hi Power but having recently seen one next to a G19 I an curious why they aren't more popular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmu12071 View Post
    I have never had a Hi Power but having recently seen one next to a G19 I an curious why they aren't more popular.
    Depends on where you live. In a lot of Europe, it was the service sidearm for decades.

    In the USA, it's a 9mm semi-auto that debuted in the 30's. So, during the era between WWII and the 1980's, most American gun users shunned autos as being unreliable, and shunned 9mm as being too weak. When the Wonder9 thing hit in the 80's, it was a gun that wasn't especially hollowpoint friendly, and had a bad trigger (unless you removed the mag safety). Then, when the Glock revolution happened, it was an expensive gun in comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmu12071 View Post
    I have never had a Hi Power but having recently seen one next to a G19 I an curious why they aren't more popular.
    More expensive, heavier with less ammo capacity (although there are MecGar 15 rounds mags). Unusable tiny safety, bad trigger with mag drop safety. Worse sights and no option for RDS if that's a must for you.

    They weren't bad for their time but mostly status/rank symbol in military. They may have went to many wars bitcas far as actual use?????

    It's like why aren't FALs and G3s more popular. They're fine but they can't compare to a basic AR

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    You canít plug-n-play parts. Itís workings require knowledge or a gunsmith.
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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy View Post
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    You canít plug-n-play parts. Itís workings require knowledge or a gunsmith.
    To be fair, the C&S hammer & extended safety, then the BHP Spring Solutions SFS dropped right into my early 60's model with no fuss.
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    I guess my point was compared to polymer stuff or 1911ís, it requires a bit more skill and finesse. But youíre absolutely correct on the SFS parts (except that tiny spring). Lol
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    As I understand it, this set of parts is aimed primarily at the new Springfield P35, and will essentially allow installation without much gunsmithing.
    3/15/2016

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCinVA View Post
    As I understand it, this set of parts is aimed primarily at the new Springfield P35, and will essentially allow installation without much gunsmithing.
    Thanks for the info. I havenít looked into the Springfield much, but parts for the BHP from any source is certainly welcome!
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