It’s not a buyer’s market but...Hi-Power...

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by JonFrank, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. JonFrank

    JonFrank Well-Known Member

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    I know now isn’t really the time to find deals on guns but...

    I really want a Hi Power. I want a shooter. Something I can get sights installed on, a good safety if needed. Then shoot!

    Can the surplus guns be good buys? Seems like they are going for $550 or so.

    I have a Hi-Power and as much as I want to I think I should just keep this one unshot.
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    Any help or direction would be appreciated.

    Where to look, what to look for, are surplus decent?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Heavyopp

    Heavyopp Well-Known Member

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    Not a buyers market? Have you seen some of the deals on higher end stuff lately?

    Post up a want to buy add, see what happens
     

  3. AZ Husker

    AZ Husker Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Oct 14, 2017
    Very true. Low end guns are sold out or at ridiculous prices. Higher end guns are still in the buyer's market.
     
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  4. JonFrank

    JonFrank Well-Known Member

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    Correct. Average guns are selling for higher prices or unavailable. If you disagree please educate me on how I missed it.
     
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  5. DRD

    DRD Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Keep" unshot"? Why? Just curious. The guys above are right. It's a helluva buyers market for most top end pistols.
     
  6. JonFrank

    JonFrank Well-Known Member

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    What would make you think I’m attempting to purchase a top end pistol when I mentioned a surplus pistol?

    Damn guys. Title was created to pique the viewer’s interest. Not debate the accuracy of the title. F...

    Point is Hi Powers. Can the surplus guns be bought at $500-550, add sights and etc and still be a quality gun for the cost?

    Unshot...I don’t know really. Made it damn near 40 years that way. Guess I’ll keep it the same.
     
  7. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2017
    High powers are showing up regularly in auctions. However they are bringing premium prices given the end of production.

    Cheap guns are still bringing cheap gun prices.
     
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  8. Heavyopp

    Heavyopp Well-Known Member

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    I don’t disagree — this is 1911 addicts — I don't come here to shop “average guns”

    Average guns are on my local forum — those classifieds have been dead for months
     
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  9. DRD

    DRD Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Sorry, I missed your point. My answer is "maybe", but I personally have never seen a good steel semi-auto in this price range (today's dollars) that didn't require a lot to work to turn it into a really nice shooter. I'm sure others on this forum have??

    No BHP expert.
     
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  10. mikegalway

    mikegalway CEO of DILLIGAF industries Supporting Addict

    Feb 23, 2014
    Just curious where O. P. finds surplus B H P s . Then , gunsmiths don't work for free and sights cost money . Seems to me after all said and done , buying surplus BHP , if available for $550.00 , buying sights , trigger work etc. , OP would probably up around $850.00 - $900.00 . JMO
     
  11. JonFrank

    JonFrank Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info. It seems you’re right too.
     
  12. JonFrank

    JonFrank Well-Known Member

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    And I had heard rumor that service and products required money be spent. As shameful as it is.
     
  13. BCD 45

    BCD 45 Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2019
    Man those look "ROUGH"! I'd take more than the price of the gun to get in shape where I would even claim to own it. Just my opinion sir!
     
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  14. DRD

    DRD Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    One last opinion: Start with a $1K(+) BHP and I'm betting it'll end up less expensive by the time you're done. (than starting with a $500 clunker)

    If it were me, I'd maybe spend the $500 on the nice one you already have and make it a really nice shooter. Unless the gun has some historical significance, I'd shoot it. Just my opinion. I have nothing against safe queens if that's your pleasure. Good luck!
     
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  15. JonFrank

    JonFrank Well-Known Member

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    I’ve never had a safe queen. But they are now out of production.

    Other thing they slows me down on this one is the nickel finish. It will likely limit me on sights I can use without a refinish and things of that nature. But I haven’t dug too much into it.

    Thanks for your input.
     
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  16. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
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