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Gunsmiths, what to do with HiPower?

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Just got a Belgium HiPower in 9mm yesterday and was wondering, what would you change or keep stock on it? Thanks.
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I'm no gunsmith but definitely change the thumb safety. That tiny thing on the FN I had was very hard to hit reliably. Although this is not a problem for me, many have had problems with hammer pinch.
New safety, better sights, and a good trigger job.
I'd also get the barrel crowned in addition to a CS hammer.
HI All
You can do a ton to the HP.
Like the one guy said bigger thumb safety
and if you go with the wide C&S trigger
you loose the mag safety. ( makes for a much
nicer trigger job)
C&S hammer, They and We (EGW) make a sear
that is much harder than stock.
If your ser # is not on the front strap
you can do a checkerd insert, If it is you can stipple around it, Weld on mag
well. Make a beavertail from scratch,
fixed or Bomar or MMC rear sight.
fiber optic or dovetail front sight.
Ambi safety if a south paw, serrate rear
of slide. Loose the bump on the feed ramp
polish the bolt face, make sure it has
extractor tension, polish the always rough
track the top round in the mag rides in.
grips, You get the idea.
first shoot it and see what you like and
don't. than go from there.
good luck
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Welcome to the forum George and thanks for the replies everyone. Its not like this gun is a real collectable is it? So it isnt going to hurt to customize it to my liking because I plan to keep this and use it at the range. The hammer bite and the thumb safety are problems so far that I am aware of, but until I take it to the range, I wont be sure exactly what more needs to be done. The HiPower featured in the March 2001 Combat Handguns issue (Custom KBI PJK-9HP 9mm) is sort of what Id like to expect after all is said and done. The gun is a 69CXXXX Belgium that came with pearl grips, a carry case (not sure if they came with it new), and the previous owner widened the trigger with shoe inserts on either side of the trigger. Judging by the condition of the gun, it wasnt fired for a while and the rifling, finish, etc are all in excellent condition. As for the sights, the staked on front sight isnt worn at all so do you guys suggest I get a dovetailed front? Thanks again everyone.
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