I am looking to buy a hp and am wondering about the quality of the new guns. Also if which manufacturer/model should I be looking for in a used piece. Are fn models better than others? Thanks for the input.
All Hi-Powers are FN, unless you count the licensed, Argentine-made FMs. I bought a used Mk. III made in '93, and it is a great pistol. Even the trigger is nice. As much as I like to think forged is better than cast, cast-frame HP's are supposed to be better in every way than the earlier forged ones. The cast frames have a ribbed effect on the bottom of the grip frame, around the mag well. I paid $450 for mine at Christmas, and think that was a great deal. New ones are in the $650 range, around here.