We had a couple come in late last week; both gone now. Sold them for $679, which to me actually felt price-appropriate if not a little high. It really does seem like a very faithful reproduction of a Hi-Power. The trigger could have used a slightly lighter break; seems too heavy considering that there's no mag disconnect to deal with. The Parkerizing (I think) was ok but nevertheless reminds me a lot of the finish work found on budget Turkish-sourced 1911s. The wood grips added to the Eastern import vibe, or maybe Filipino like low-end Rock Island pistols. Since I have Glock hands, it doesn't point naturally for me but it DOES feel much like my T-series, only missing the smooth bluing that my Browning has.
But this one's a Springfield so I'd more than likely never would buy one out of principle, but I can easily understand why someone might want to. I did however stock up on magazines, especially given the pending Iron Curtain that's about to fall upon WA state.
Posts: 1096 | Location: The commie, rainy side of WA | Registered: April 19, 2020
Our LGS had 3 come in this week, all sold out the same day. He called me, but I had already blown my gun fund on something else, so I didn't get one this go around. His price was $695, which isn't outrageous. He says he has more on order, so we'll see what my financial situation is like when those show up.
Posts: 5807 | Location: In the Cornfields | Registered: May 25, 2006
Picked up one at LGS about 6 weeks ago at MSRP. Surprised that they’re still going for over that. Had a Hi Power a while ago, but sold it many years ago. Still had a couple of 13 round mags, though, and fortunately they still work in the SA-35.
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