I’m on my 4th and still don’t love it. Beautiful to look at….wonderful to hold…underwhelming to shoot. That’s just my opinion. I’ll keep this one only because of the fact that they don’t make it any longer.
You have just summarized my experiences as well.I’m on my 4th and still don’t love it. Beautiful to look at….wonderful to hold…underwhelming to shoot. That’s just my opinion. I’ll keep this one only because of the fact that they don’t make it any longer.
+1 on Rellascout comments. A Hi Power can be tuned with an action job (Garthwaite trigger and some mods to the trigger lever and sear lever) to be a crisp single stage trigger with almost no take up and a very short crisp, audible reset. I have guns that have that setup and I have guns that have a solid OEM trigger that break like glass and resets crisply despite the removal of the mag disconnect. I am happy shooting both.I think people get hung up on triggers and trigger weight. I personally like clean and consistent over breaks like a glass rod. So many people are in search of the shortest rest possible. They want no movement in the trigger before it fires and no movement before it resets. I do not need my triggers to be on and off switches. I am not a competition shooter making my living off of shooting so that type of trigger is not necessary for my purposes.
For me I want a trigger with predictable trigger with a reasonable weight. I can run DA/SA with 8lb DA triggers just fine. As an example my CZ 75B or LTT Beretta Compact both fit he bill. After that 8lb pull there is a perceivable reset and a clean SA. Both have had trigger jobs. CGW and then Langdon respectively. The thing that the trigger job got me more than anything else was clean and consistent. I still run a lot of DA/SA guns because it teaches you to stage the trigger and run the gun. If you can run a DA/SA gun you can run a, revolver, Glock or a 1911 with no issues. If all you ever shoot it glass rod breaking 1911s in SA you may not have the skills to run a DA/SA gun. IMHO
The mag disconnect removal on a BHP is double edged sword. When you remove it the trigger pull smooths out a bit. It does not drop the weight by as much as people think but it feels cleaner with less resistance which mentally translates to lower weight in the mind but in my experience the trigger scale tells me something different. The downside to the mag disconnect removal is that the trigger reset gets vague. I always recommend increasing the weight of the trigger return spring to counter balance this. I personally like my BHP triggers in the 4lb range which is achievable. I have found when you try to get lower you run the risk of hammer follow and compromised reliability. YMMV
Just grab hold of a genuine CZ-75. All questions will be answered.So I've owned a good number of firearms over the last 10 years and I've made sure to try out a wide range of models and mechanisms along the way. With handguns, I've determined that 1911's and DA revolvers are my go-to favorites.
I have desperately wanted to like the Hi Power and on paper it should be a top pistol purchase for me. However I've owned an FEG variation and a surplus Browning variant (one of the aluminum framed versions that came from Israel maybe?).
While both pistols felt great in my hand and familiar from a control perspective, shooting both was an underwhelming experience. Neither shot well for me, trigger on the FEG was the heaviest trigger I've ever experienced in firing well over 100 handguns, even the shop that sold it to me laughed out loud at the trigger. Safeties weren't positive and lacked confidence, sights were standard fair for an older service revolver but weren't necessarily updated easily. Slide bite got me on both pistols and the magazine ejection was pretty slow moving.
So am I just not meant for the hi power scene or have I been playing with the wrong pistols? Is there an example of the hi power that represents the increased capacity 1911-esque pistol I'm searching for or am I better saving my pennies and pursuing something like the DW DWX (if it ever arrives) or really saving and selling a few guns for a Wilson EDC-X9? I'm certainly not well versed on the hi power and have struggled with each effort to get familiar so help me out! Thanks.
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I've heard so many recommendations to a CZ-75 lately. I've known they make quality stuff but apparently I need to look into it more seriously!
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CZs are good guns. This one is a CGW custom gun.BHP mechanicals hold little interest for me. The aesthetics, the beauty, the feel, the quality is what I enjoy
For a completely different reason than this thread, I did a quick size and weight comparison this evening between my Alloy Detective BHP and a recently acquired Cajun Gun Works CZ75D Compact, also an alloy frame and approximately the same size, with the full CGW Pro Package, trigger reach reduction, etc. Slightly used it cost me $800 with six magazines, original packaging and the tasteful CGW logo.I've heard so many recommendations to a CZ-75 lately. I've known they make quality stuff but apparently I need to look into it more seriously!
I'm on my third, a MKIII. It's the pistol I've always wanted to love but never could get too excited about. The two I sold were also MKIIIs, and all were accurate but I just couldn't get attached to them. Like you I'm hanging onto the latest one for the simple reason that they're discontinued, and finding nice ones is getting harder every year.I’m on my 4th and still don’t love it. Beautiful to look at….wonderful to hold…underwhelming to shoot. That’s just my opinion. I’ll keep this one only because of the fact that they don’t make it any longer.
That’s one sharp looking pistol.Why choose it? Well, that's the beauty of the situation. If you like/love or appreciate it for one reason or another that's all the more reason to have one for carry or whatever. If you don't, then that's ok too, cause you can look to many other avenues.
I have one only, a Mk III and it has a great trigger with the magazine disconnect intact. I do have my Spegal's so far. They are a thing of beauty.
I will one of these days send it in have some work done on it to someplace like Novaks or the Action Works or Yost or Sokol or Cylinder and Slide... Haven't decided who but they all have great work. And I'm sure I'm forgetting several others.
Thought so. Cocobolo is my favorite rosewood. Some other rosewoods look close enough in a photo.They're technically Cocobolo S+ grade Thanks!
I only have 1 Hi-Power left in my collection. A WWII occupation built pistol.I've heard so many recommendations to a CZ-75 lately. I've known they make quality stuff but apparently I need to look into it more seriously!