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Old 08-05-2019, 11:28 AM   #1
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Hi, no posts for 6 days, 20 or so visits in 6 days and I come here most days so that might be less. Maybe FN knew what they did when they discontinued the Hi Power. I do notice that there is a lot of interest in the Hi Power clones on other forums, also a lot of problems. Since I collect Hi Powers and FN's I miss the old days, regards, Mike
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Hi, no posts for 6 days, 20 or so visits in 6 days and I come here most days so that might be less. Maybe FN knew what they did when they discontinued the Hi Power. I do notice that there is a lot of interest in the Hi Power clones on other forums, also a lot of problems. Since I collect Hi Powers and FN's I miss the old days, regards, Mike
Yep, not so long ago 6 days would never have happened. I'm not a big forum guy but I do come and have a look here every couple of days to see if something new is happening. In the good old days it would have taken awhile to catch up with the posts after 6 days of not checking in.

I wouldn't call myself a collector of Hi Powers but I do own two Practicals and two "regular" ones I bought sometime after 2000. The last one I bought was at the store I work at about 2 or 3 years ago. Brand new and the only one that was ever in the store, it sat there for months. They moved it to the clearance cabinet and marked it down to 775.00. I waited a few months and finally got it for 650.00. It had the worst trigger of any HP I ever shot... measured a hair under 9 lbs. on a digital trigger gauge and a bit gritty ta boot. That's probably a big reason it never sold... horrible trigger and 900.00 (before the mark down). Sent it off to Don Williams, Action Works for the proverbial trigger job along with installing an adjustable rear, a F.O. front (at 70 yrs I need F.O.) and it now has a measured 4.25 lb. trigger pull that's very smooth with a crisp break. Also had it cerakoted because the rear sight had to be milled in and I didn't want a "patch" job. What was a "diamond in the rough" HP turns out to be the most accurate HP of the four I have with the second best trigger (the other is a smooth crisp 3.5 lb trigger).

Geeze, just editing to say I just now looked and found I had posted 4 years ago about that last HP along with the same pictures as this post. So sorry about the repeat and it's really true time flies as you get older so not 2 or 3 years ago I bought that HP but closer to 4.
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