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Old 03-03-2005, 11:24 PM
joe mata joe mata is offline
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Argentine FM Hi Power review

Got to shot my Fm hi power today at the range. Zero malfunctions. Put 100rds of wwb fmj, 100rds of umc fmj, and 50rds of umc jhp. Used both the factory mag and a cheapo usa mag with no problems at all. I paid $300.00 out the door for this pistol and think its a pretty good value. Only complaint is the painted looking finish.
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Old 03-03-2005, 11:36 PM
Stephen A. Camp Stephen A. Camp is offline
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Hello. FM pistols I've shot in the past have been working, accurate, and reliable. I'd shoot the fire out of it and when times comes to refinish, deal with that then. Thanks for the review.

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Old 03-04-2005, 06:51 AM
col132 col132 is offline
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Good info. I've been contemplating one on my dealers shelve for some time. You may have just motivated me to give it a try.
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Old 03-04-2005, 09:31 AM
steveracer steveracer is offline
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I love mine!

Check out my thread on this.
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Old 03-04-2005, 10:38 AM
Randall Randall is offline
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Mine has worked perfect, even feeds 150 gr. swc revolver bullet handloads.
the sights are skimpy and the trigger could be better, but for the money its great.
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Old 03-04-2005, 10:56 AM
invssgt invssgt is offline
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I had a full-size FM 10-11 years ago, that was right on the button to 35 yards with WW 115 Silvertips... we lived way out in the sticks and I used it to kill Bluejays (on the ground of course) pretty regularly, out to that distance. The old gun is still running, a buddy of mine has it now and he still shoots the dickens out of it.

Absolutely reliable, and WAY better guns than I ever thought they'd be!

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Old 03-04-2005, 11:20 AM
Japle Japle is offline
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I love mine.

Mine is one of the most accurate centerfires I own. I installed a set of flat-top BoMars and a speed safety and had it hard-chromed. Very spiffy with the rosewood grips.
It's an excellent carry gun.

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Old 03-05-2005, 10:37 AM
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hmmmmm something smells fishy here, a USA mag that runs correctally?
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Old 03-09-2005, 05:45 AM
shep854 shep854 is offline
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I'm on my second FM (had to sell the first ). Both of mine are/were Military pistols, which are licensed copies of the FN P35. They are, as stated, rock-solid pistols. The M35s are an Argentine modification of the original, but still very good guns.
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Old 03-09-2005, 11:02 AM
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I really like mine, As for reliability I ran a coffee can full of confiscation rounds and had no jams whatsoever.
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