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Hi there,

I bought my FEG PJK 9 HP NIB for $280.00 about one month ago. It was tagged at $365.00 and I negotiated the price down as it had been sitting in the display case at a local dealers for 2 years. In this area of the country, Hi-Powers are not a popular seller.

The things that I look for in the pistol before I purchase it and my decision for buying my FEG were the following:

1. Slide to Frame fit: With the magazine out and the hammer cocked, check the slides up and down and side to side play.

2. With the safety engaged and the hammer cocked, pull the trigger and observe any sear movement that could indicate any potential safety malfunctions.

3. If the seller will permit you, disassemble the pistol and look for any abnormal wear or peening of the metal contact surfaces. Also check the muzzle crown for any dings that could effect accuracy.

My FEG has been an absolute joy to shoot and I enjoy it more than any other firearm to shoot in my collection at present.

The only changes that I have made to the pistol are the removal of the magazine safety and the addition of Butler Creek aftermarket grips.

By the way, the hungarian FEG's parts are used in the assembly of the Charles Daly HP and I believe were used in the Israeli Kareen.

Best of luck with your purchasing decision,

Chris
 

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Hi Mike,

If the trigger is that light and there is not the creepy, scratchy and heavy pull, than chances are the original owner possibly removed the magazine disconnect. You can check and see if it is still installed by locking back the slide and removing the magazine. You should see a paddle shaped piece of metal protruding from the trigger side into the magazine well. Otherwise, check for scratches on/around the trigger/frame pin or on the trigger itself where the magazine disconnect retainer pin is located.

As far as magazines, generally all Browning HP and FN contract mags will fit the pistol. The best deal that I have run across are the FN Hi-Power 13 round contract mags on midwayarms.com. The were selling at $18.95/each. It has been suggested that Meggar Magazines are Browning OEM magazines. It has been also suggested that promag, triple K and other aftermarket mags should be avoided. Opinions vary widely on the subject.

There are aftermarket safeties available through Cylinder and Slide. I do not have enough experience with them to render an opinion and leave that with people that have more experience with HP's than I do.

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Hi LelandRay,

Nice pictures of your Browning HP!

Did you have to remove any material from the safety when you fit it to your HP?

My FEG sounds similiar to the one you own. My FEG begins with the serial number YGOXXX. It came in a high polish blue finish with blonde looking European Hardwood Grips and three dot sights. It is a sharpe looking pistol and the best shooter my collection of handguns. :)

The only modification that I have made is to remove the magazine disconnect and polish the internal related trigger parts. It shot well before I did that, but shoots even better now. I would not part with that pistol.

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Hi there LelandRay,

At the time of my impulsive purchase, I bought the FEG on a whim. It had sat on the dealers shelf for 2 years. Since that time, I have been opining for a real HP.

Unfortunately and around here, you just don't see many of them and the last used one I saw was $750.00 out the door (and way out of my shooting budget).

I'll enjoy the FEG until I run into the kind of cash that I can invest in a Browning HP.

Chris
 
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