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Old 01-07-2018, 10:30 AM
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Great info, Todd. I'd like to see a picture of the left side of the frame with the grips off if you have one.

As Sailor said above, I don't think we're going to be seeing these guns in California, but I wish that were not the case.

Look forward to your range report.
Mr C, a few images of the left side of the frame







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Old 01-07-2018, 10:35 AM
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Do you have any way of confirming if the rear dovetail is a Novak cut? That would be nice to know. Thanks for the info on this. I have been looking at this gun for a long time and counting the minutes until they imported some here. I have a Tisas 1911A1. It is a very good gun.
If I can find my caliper I can try to measure, although I would need some guidance on the best method. Do you have the measurements for the Novak cut? Might also be able to get the dimensions from LKCI.

Good to hear you like your Tisas 1911A1.

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Old 01-07-2018, 11:35 AM
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Thank you, Todd.
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Old 01-07-2018, 01:00 PM
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If I can find my caliper I can try to measure, although I would need some guidance on the best method. Do you have the measurements for the Novak cut? Might also be able to get the dimensions from LKCI.

Good to hear you like your Tisas 1911A1.
Measurements for Novak dovetail cut are about 2/3 of the way down.

https://www.novaksights.com/Content....ights%20101%22

Of course, even though this gives you the descriptions and measurements, I have no idea how easy it would be to actually measure the existing cut.
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Old 01-07-2018, 06:04 PM
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Thanks Toddsig for the info. I am very interested. Could you please take a close-up of the grips? Thanks again.
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Old 01-07-2018, 06:54 PM
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Todd, thanks for passing along the info and pics. Looks like I’ll might have to get in line for a stainless model.

I do have a picture request for you. Could you take one of the bottom of the magwell? I’m curious to see if the wall thickness in the front inside corners would allow for checkering. Thanks!
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:29 PM
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Measurements for Novak dovetail cut are about 2/3 of the way down.

https://www.novaksights.com/Content....ights%20101%22

Of course, even though this gives you the descriptions and measurements, I have no idea how easy it would be to actually measure the existing cut.
Black Jack, I am not comfortable in measuring as I dont wish to give wrong info on the dovetail cuts. I will check with rep I ordered from and see if I can get the cut size/dimensions.
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:31 PM
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Thanks Toddsig for the info. I am very interested. Could you please take a close-up of the grips? Thanks again.
A few images of the grips front and back. Wood, not laminate. The are not thin, but not thick either.





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Old 01-07-2018, 08:34 PM
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Todd, thanks for passing along the info and pics. Looks like Iíll might have to get in line for a stainless model.

I do have a picture request for you. Could you take one of the bottom of the magwell? Iím curious to see if the wall thickness in the front inside corners would allow for checkering. Thanks!
Magwell images, Sides look good, then it thins out around the radius and then thickens.





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Old 01-07-2018, 09:36 PM
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Magwell images, Sides look good, then it thins out around the radius and then thickens.
Thanks for the pics, much appreciated! Yeah, it looks like checkering will be out of the question.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:51 AM
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Good looking example of a P35! Congrats! Look forward to hearing a range report.
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Old 01-08-2018, 03:31 PM
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The LKCI rep is checking on the dovetail cut dimensions with Tisas. Will post when I get them.

They are expecting about 200+ of the stainless models sometime in early to mid Feb. Also, they will have a stainless example at the Shot Show.
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Old 01-08-2018, 06:51 PM
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...and 10,000 orders for them.

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Old 01-08-2018, 09:37 PM
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...and 10,000 orders for them.

For a gun that was selling so poorly that FN discontinued production?

Still, I hope that you are right. Maybe it's all about price point.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:53 PM
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Thanks for the grip pics. I saw the logo and the first thing I thought of was Nighthawk. Will the distributor allow you to pre -order the stainless version?
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:01 AM
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Looks solid.

How is the trigger pull?
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:44 AM
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For a gun that was selling so poorly that FN discontinued production?

Still, I hope that you are right. Maybe it's all about price point.
Current pricing of new HP's is what's killing sales, new guns run over a grand. You can find decent used Mk III's cheaper with a little effort, someone wanting a newish HP as a 1st time owner shops around.

Those of us who already own the type do the same for the same reason, if we're going to pay that price we're looking for a "T" Series type collector piece
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:34 AM
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Thanks for the grip pics. I saw the logo and the first thing I thought of was Nighthawk. Will the distributor allow you to pre -order the stainless version?
Dont know on pre orders. With only about 200-250 stainless models expected in the shipment, and with potential shot show orders, the supply could go quickly. Which actually would be a good thing as an indicator of consumer interest.

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How is the trigger pull?
For an out of the box HP Clone, to me, the trigger is pretty good. It has the typical take up or slack like most HPs, and then a nice crisp break at around 5.5 lbs to 6 lbs per my Lyman digital gauge.

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Old 01-09-2018, 12:13 PM
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Thanks for sharing! Looks like a nicely built HP. Especially for the price point. Add on a more usable manual safety and it would be good to go for me.
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:23 PM
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How is the trigger pull?
For an out of the HP Clone, to me, the trigger is pretty good. It has the typical take up or slack like most HPs, and then a nice crisp break at around 5.5 lbs to 6 lbs per my Lyman digital gauge.[/QUOTE]

Sweet!
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:02 PM
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So far so good it sounds like. Great pictures too! Looks like a stable platform. Once range reports start trickling in I'll be listening even more. We'll see if these clones take off and fill the void Browning and FEG left for us. The price point may lure back earlier potential 1st time Hi-Power buyers.
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:41 PM
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For a gun that was selling so poorly that FN discontinued production?

Still, I hope that you are right. Maybe it's all about price point.
I was being facetious about the 10,000 figure, MC. My point is that the new stainless HP's will be in hot demand and will prolly sell out immediately. I personally believe that the price point will be everything, and had everything to do with the BHP fading from the retail sales scene. Steve Camp once said that he wished a good, credible clone would come along because he felt it would ultimately be good for the popularity of the BHP, since the lower price would entice more shooters to consider a HP. I agree and wish I had a nickel for every Hi Power enthusiast I've known who once owned a FEG and regretted the heck out of selling it - especially after the FEG's and FM's were all gone. We'll see, but I'm really encouraged by the presence of the new line.
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Old 01-09-2018, 05:33 PM
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@jaypee: Thanks. I missed your humor there.
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:11 PM
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I was being facetious about the 10,000 figure, MC. My point is that the new stainless HP's will be in hot demand and will prolly sell out immediately. I personally believe that the price point will be everything, and had everything to do with the BHP fading from the retail sales scene. Steve Camp once said that he wished a good, credible clone would come along because he felt it would ultimately be good for the popularity of the BHP, since the lower price would entice more shooters to consider a HP. I agree and wish I had a nickel for every Hi Power enthusiast I've known who once owned a FEG and regretted the heck out of selling it - especially after the FEG's and FM's were all gone. We'll see, but I'm really encouraged by the presence of the new line.
Price is not the only issue. There is only a very small market for the BHP vs todays polymer wonder 9mms. There have been plenty of good clones in the past and none of them survived and many of them sold for in the $400 - $500 in their day. I love the BHP but I am betting that these do not stay in the market for more than a few years.
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:42 PM
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These Regent clones are a win/win for Hi Power fans. If they prove popular and stay in continuous production (my hope) that's a win. If they don't prove popular and go away in a couple of years, what's the harm? Those of us who wanted one (I love the thought of a stainless steel Hi Power) will have grabbed ours and an interesting footnote is added to the history of the Hi Power. That's a win too.
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