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I’ve wanted a Garthwaite Hi Power for several decades now and finally sent Jim a MKIII at the end of January. I decided I’d better get one built before he decides to retire. He told me it should be completed around September. Imagine my shock when I received an email from him two weeks ago that it was completed. Turned out great, hopefully I’ll get to the outdoor range tomorrow and give it a workout.

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Nice! I'm a big fan of Garthwaite's work.
 

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Congrats that gun looks awesome, sounds like he finished up a few pistols around the same time. I have a package to pick up from him at my FFL.
 

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I think that is what happened, I sent him my Hi Power about the time he was starting to work on a batch of them. Still surprised it arrived so fast when he told me September. No complaining, just happily surprised.
 

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Two thumbs, way up!

Jim does outstanding work.
 

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He does great work. Garthwaite and Yost make the best custom thumb safeties for the BHP.
 

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Wow! Quite cool and Congrats!
 

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I have one of the only Garthwaite BHP speed safeties that escaped his shop on a gun he did not build himself. Through a friend, he agreed to supply and install it on my Novak BHP. He was supposed to offer the safeties, like his straight triggers, as a stand alone purchase item, but never did. Greatful that I met him, and that I own a Colt he built.
 

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I’ve wanted a Garthwaite Hi Power for several decades now and finally sent Jim a MKIII at the end of January. I decided I’d better get one built before he decides to retire. He told me it should be completed around September. Imagine my shock when I received an email from him two weeks ago that it was completed. Turned out great, hopefully I’ll get to the outdoor range tomorrow and give it a workout.

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This pistol is beautiful!
 
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