I finally gave upon ever being able to afford ANY of the H&K MP5 Clones, & after doing my home work - & evaluating the necessity of Roller Lock vs Blowback - I bought a NEW generation 2 STRIBOG, which is a knock off of the Swiss B&T APC-5 (the US army just ordered) The 9mm Slovakian StribogI've been admiring those myself, & favor the way you've set them up.
Just can't afford yet.
Haven't heard about FM, FEG, Arcus, Inglis or any other clone to break extractors and retaining plates, develope cracks in under 1000 rounds, have off center barrels... From what I know, yes there are differences between Tisas and Hi-Power. If they can be called fundamental ,depends on your personal point of view, for me they can be called "considerable".>>>...To say that Tisas is a tribute to JMB is an insult...<<<
Is there some fundamentals difference(s) in the TISA '..clone..' (other than than the type of steel used in some of their 'clones') that alters the basic BROWNING/Saive design that was in production and use for 82 years ?? That this design is STILL as relevant and practical all of these decades after its creation is a glowing tribute to the men who created it. Are FM, FEG, Kareem 'clones' (or all of the other Hi-Power 'platform' pistols modeled on it) "..an insult.." to the genius and cleverness of the men who conceived and created it ??
It's often been said that "..Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.."
JimCunn...I think I'll wait on my BR9 to break before I fix it.
Got pics to compare? I've never had access to a TISAS.… I will probably take that opportunity to make the frame edge detailing more closely match the T. The only visible difference that can't be easily modified to match is the vertical width of the frame taper above the grips immediately below the slide serrations (that taper is wider in the BR9 than it is in the T).
The Hi Power responds well to the same frame/slide tightening techniques that we use on the 1911.… I do wish the frame/slide fit on the T weren't so sloppy, but it's been that way for the fifty years that I've owned it...
The T rattles when you shake it; the BR9 doesn't.
I agree re; the FN "T" series HP. I've owned this 1967 example for many years.:rock:"Got pics to compare? I've never had access to a TISAS".
BR9 is on top.
1969 T-series Hi Power on bottom.
The different frame taper is between the grip and the slide, behind the extended slide stop and in front of the safety. BR9 taper is wider top to bottom.
Note also, the difference in frame shape aft of the trigger guard in the vicinity of the mag release button. And the BR9 has 19 slide serrations while the T has 22.
I have a sentimental attachment to the T that has increased during the fifty years I've owned it, so I don't carry it for defence. No attachment to the BR9 (even though it has a better build quality - so no need to replace parts - except for extended slide stop - I have small hands), so it is intended for carry.
As an aside, I swapped a $57 S&W Chief's Special even for the T and a box of 9mm ammo. I still think that was a good deal 🙂
If I was concerned about expense I would stick with a Glock G19 and call it a day.Systema 1927, You obviously have invested a pile of moola in your project, wouldn’t one of the hard chrome finishes worked as well and a lot cheaper? This pistol was done in Metaloy many years ago.