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Hi everyone This my first time on the page, I need some honest advice, I am looking at buying a new Charles Daly HP-9 I want to know the good the bad and the ugly.
It will be a shooter just to the range and to carry around the ranch.
Also you has the Best prices, I live in Houston TX, but work on weekends and cannot make it to any gun shows. :'(

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Dave
 
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Since it is basically a FEGPJK assembled in the US instead of imported (now assembled by Magnum Research). I'd personally save a few bucks and by the real FEG. You can get for around $300.00 or less and they are well built and good shooting HP's. The CD Hi-Power has less then a stellar reputation at this point, including customer service. But it comes down to a matter of personal choice.

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Stinger thanks for the reply, now a few questions what is a FEG? a FEGPJK? I am new to the HP thing and do not know the in's and outs.
Where in Lost Wages, I sold my rent house off windmill last month and CHA CHING..... Bough it in 2001 a VA.


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Hi there,

I've had a very positive experience with my KBI (aka, Charles Daly) FEG PJK-9HP 9mm Hi Power pistol. It shoots very well and is very reliable.

The Charles Daly HP is just an updated version with Butler Creek Synthetic Grips, Matte Finish and X/S sights. It is designed to be shot at speed.

While the finish and some of the features, i.e. hammer, slide stop and safety are not as nice as the BHP, it is a great shooter for me and a very utilitarian pistol.

It has been reported that Charles Daly's customer service and warranty work is left wanting for something better. To me, it makes little difference since I would be inclined to do my own repairs.

I would recommend examining the pistol inside/out before purchasing to look for any possible metal casting or finish flaws before buying.

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I bought a CD HP last year and, though it seems pretty accurate, had extraction problems from the beginning. Different magazine didn't help, so had new C&S extractor put it--problem solved. Also had the magazine safety removed and new sear put in to improve the lousy trigger pull. Now I'm looking for new sights (the XS sights are fine for their purpose, but I want to do target work) and am finding that the dovetail-slot sizes may pretty much limit my choices. Oh, and I got an 18.5 recoil spring installed, too.

Upshot: wish I'd have gotten an original or different manufacturer's HP.
 
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Stinger thanks for the reply, now a few questions what is a FEG? a FEGPJK? I am new to the HP thing and do not know the in's and outs.
Where in Lost Wages, I sold my rent house off windmill last month and CHA CHING..... Bough it in 2001 a VA.


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Dave
FEG is the company logo for the makers out of Hungary where they mfg a HP clone the model FEGPJK is a duplicate of the standard Hi-Power and is well made and can be purchased (if you look around) in new or like new for around $300.00 possibly less. Parts are interchangeable with HP parts. The Charles Daly is basically the same gun, the parts are imported (from FEG) and assembled in the States. I do believe that the slide and frame are being made here?????

I'm up in the NW end of town near Decatur and Craig Rd. Thinking of doing the same thing you did in a couple of years.

Here's a picture of my "FEG PJK"

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Hi there stinger1,

It would appear my FEG and your FEG are cousins.

The exception would be that mine sports the Walnut Grips that came with the pistol.



It is a great shooting pistol that on most days can out perform my ability to shoot it.

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Hi there stinger1,

It would appear my FEG and your FEG are cousins.

It is a great shooting pistol that on most days can out perform my ability to shoot it.

Chris
Hey "Cousin",

You've got a very good looking FEG! Yeah mine came with the plastic grips which I don't care for anyway so I put on an extra pair of Uncle Mikes. Makes all the difference in the world. Yeah love to shoot mine and I also use it with my Ciener .22 conversion which fits great!

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Hi there Stinger 1,

Yes, I also have a set of Butler Creek HP grips for mine.

The original grips just photograph a little better.



The Butler Creek Grips do make a world of difference when shooting the FEG! I am carrying it daily now with a spare magazine.

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I bought a Charles Daly HP exactly a year ago. After I'd fired 200 or so rounds through it, it started having extraction issues and the front sight become loose in the dovetail. I sent it back to Charles Daly to have both problems corrected. They seem to have fixed the FTE issue (I haven't fired it too much since having it returned), but the front sight came loose again. I brought the pistol to a local gunsmith, who peened it in place. Honestly, mine seems to be a fine pistol, with better fit and finish than some others note with theirs. The problem is that shortly after getting the Charles Daly HP, I bought one of the FN High Powers from CDNN, so the latter spoiled me. But for me, the Charles Daly is a good value for its price from Ordnance Outsellers, since it's much less than the $650 - $700 that used BHPs go for around here.
 
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