Canada to replace WWII era pistols

Wonder what thier general opinion of the Hi Power is? is it as hated as the 92 or as loved as the 1911?

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Neat pic from that article

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I was expecting to read what the replacement was, but according to the article they haven’t decided yet. And at first I thought their old BHPs might be available as milsurp imports for civilians like us until I read they only had less than 14,000 left.

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seriously?

:facepalm:

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We don’t know anything aboot Canada, eh.

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Reading it again reveals it’s a 3 year old article from 2017. Not sure if a decision has been made since that article was published.

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So when do the cheap guns drop?

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Might be awhile
“Sources from the Canadian Ministry of Defense say the replacement of the existing pistols should start in 2026”

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Yeah hopefully by then I’ll be looking for not cheap guns lol

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thats bureaucracy at its finest, replace something thats not needing replacement with an unknown replacement and take a decade to do it

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So true!

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Right after the cheap 1911s from the CMP.

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carried one for fourteen years
the 14,000 is war stock (other words brand new / unissued)
but some of the pistols are showing their age - the one I carried in the eighties was 25 years old already. There were even some WW2 Chinese Contract that had been refurbished for issue (so made around 1943ish).

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Did you guys like the Hi Power? Was it generally liked by soldiers?

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I owned one (FN) and - foolishly - sold it off long ago. It was a sweet shooter. Had outstanding adjustable sights (same rear as on the BLR at that time).

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having used both a government 1911 and the Inglis No1Mk2, much preferred the 9mm (plus the 13 rounds compared to 7 didn’t hurt).
They were quite accurate as long as you know the hold over for that specific pistol (you would go and shoot a mag at paper to see where it hit and adjusted your aim accordingly).
Not like I own two or three…

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