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Old 03-26-2010, 06:13 PM
LenB LenB is offline
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I must be an HPcoholic

I had no intention of buying another HP for a long time and wasn't interested in the .40. BUT I was buying ammo in a gun shop (great shop, Ben's Loans, Renton WA) I hadn't been to before, and I see an HP Mk III in a clean unworn FN Herstal box. Made in 2003, .40 caliber, factory SFS, direct import from FN, all kinds of FN paper present. Guy let me use his 750 lumen flashlight and jeweler's loupe to check it out. Not a mark on the "matte" finish which shines like the sun. Bore and internals absolutely clean. Two mags, again look brand new. Walnut grips, not those funky plastic ones. Presented as unfired and I believe it.

Guy wouldn't budge on the price, he knew he had me. So I bought it for $899 less trade-ins. If I paid too much I don't want to know it. Just don't tell my wife.

I don't even know what the heck I'm gonna do with it yet... Safe queen? Shoot it? It's just so purty!

No camera, I wish I could post a pic or three.
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:43 PM
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I have 3 HP's, and I still find myself wanting another. My local shop has a very nice .40 right now for a fair price, and as well as a pristine 1969 HP . Damn tempting... Congrats on the new purchase, would like to see some pics
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:49 PM
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Don't worry about it, Len. I just paid $800.00 for a nice '74 C series and was happy to get it. Enjoy the pistol and start thinking about the next one...
Bob
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Old 03-27-2010, 04:37 PM
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I had no intention of buying another HP for a long time and wasn't interested in the .40. BUT I was buying ammo in a gun shop (great shop, Ben's Loans, Renton WA) I hadn't been to before, and I see an HP Mk III in a clean unworn FN Herstal box. Made in 2003, .40 caliber, factory SFS, direct import from FN, all kinds of FN paper present. Guy let me use his 750 lumen flashlight and jeweler's loupe to check it out. Not a mark on the "matte" finish which shines like the sun. Bore and internals absolutely clean. Two mags, again look brand new. Walnut grips, not those funky plastic ones. Presented as unfired and I believe it.

Guy wouldn't budge on the price, he knew he had me. So I bought it for $899 less trade-ins. If I paid too much I don't want to know it. Just don't tell my wife.

I don't even know what the heck I'm gonna do with it yet... Safe queen? Shoot it? It's just so purty!

No camera, I wish I could post a pic or three.
Keep in mind, women can count drinks but they can't count guns.
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:08 PM
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My wife just knows I have too many of those "black" things, but can't tell them apart. She thinks I only have two hand held ham radios too....I can go on.....
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:49 AM
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When she asks, I say it's one I've had for a long time. It always works.
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Old 03-31-2010, 04:04 AM
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I Am Very Sick

I , too, did not intend on buying but a single BHP. Now I have 5.

One was a rough model that I am having refinished and reworked by an fancy and expensive "smith", another is a carry piece that I had internally reworked(still not happy with thumb safety) and the other 3 area all original Belgian guns NIP.
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:51 PM
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"No honey, its not a new one. I had this one but needed to get some work done on it..it just came back today"

Seems to work.
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:11 AM
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Congrats on the 40, they are a great shooter! We are neighbors, I am frequenter of Ben's for ammo
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Old 04-04-2010, 07:28 AM
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Congrats on the 40, they are a great shooter! We are neighbors, I am frequenter of Ben's for ammo
Everyone I've dealt with there has been courteous, helpful, and worked with me on trades. They're willing to spend time with customers. Really refreshing experience as opposed to the shops and vendors at gun shows with "attitude."
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Old 04-04-2010, 01:39 PM
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Gents,

Hi-Powers are "potato chip" pistols. Like Lays, you can't eat/own just one.

There are far worse addictions...

Wes
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:27 PM
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Gents,

Hi-Powers are "potato chip" pistols. Like Lays, you can't eat/own just one.

There are far worse addictions...

Wes
That is a fact.
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Old 04-04-2010, 03:06 PM
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I just bought my fourth HP, and I actually find myself pretty content with my HP collection as it sits. I can't think of any others that I really want (within reason at least) Maybe there is hope afterall.
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:58 PM
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One more never hurt anybody
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:24 PM
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I bought one thinking hey I need at least one of John M's other classic pistol design.

That was 5 HP's ago.

DD
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:09 PM
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"Resistance is futile"-about half the collection.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:25 PM
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Fine collection and great addiction. At least your collection goes up in value.
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:30 PM
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Nothing wrong with that at all,

BTW, my name is mojo, and I'm an addict......................
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Old 05-30-2010, 12:39 PM
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Belgian Jezebel

Pics of the gun that made me buy it. They don't do it justice, I need to fiddle to get more even lighting.



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Old 05-30-2010, 02:04 PM
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I happen to like those 2003 fn marked pistols too. You got to examine it in person and you are happy. That is what is important.
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Old 05-30-2010, 03:47 PM
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I happen to like those 2003 fn marked pistols too. You got to examine it in person and you are happy. That is what is important.
I'm happy with it. But I still don't know what the heck I want to do with it.

I'm wanting to standardize on 9mm, which means a conversion barrel if I'm going to shoot it. And leaving it on the shelf seems like a waste of a great gun.

Not complaining, I wish all my problems were like this.
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:37 AM
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LenB,

I think that our FN SFS HP 40s might be related. They're only 208 serial numbers apart.

Len, Give in to the 40, you'll like it! All the mad science they've applied towards 9mm projectile technology has worked just as well or better for the 40 S&W also. Having carried 40s at work for the last 12 years or so, I don't find the recoil of the 40 at all objectionable and if anything the BHP platform is the best of the lot.

FYI: You can save some money on range mags if you already have the 15 round 9mm MecGars. They'll take ten 40 S&W rounds and they function perfectly in my HP 40s.

I've thought about a 9mm conversion, and it IS interesting, but when I want to shoot 9mm I guess that I'm still having way too, too, much fun with my MK II.

Good Luck with your FN. If you decide to like it, there is NO law that says you have to admit it on the forums!

Cordially, -Burgs
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Old 05-31-2010, 04:13 PM
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6...and counting!
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Old 06-29-2010, 10:02 PM
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You can never have enough Hi Powers.
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