Wonder what thier general opinion of the Hi Power is? is it as hated as the 92 or as loved as the 1911?
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.
We don’t know anything aboot Canada, eh.
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.
So when do the cheap guns drop?
Might be awhile
“Sources from the Canadian Ministry of Defense say the replacement of the existing pistols should start in 2026”
Yeah hopefully by then I’ll be looking for not cheap guns lol
thats bureaucracy at its finest, replace something thats not needing replacement with an unknown replacement and take a decade to do it
Right after the cheap 1911s from the CMP.
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).
Did you guys like the Hi Power? Was it generally liked by soldiers?
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).
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…