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imported_KevH
06-24-2005, 9:34 PM
I keep hearing that CDNN does not ship to California. Is this true? I'd like to get a Browning Hi Power, but I really don't have $600-700 to spend right now and would like to get one of these FN guns at a good price. Where can I get one for California? They're on our approved list and perfectly legal. Any advice for a good deal on a BHP or FNHP in CA?

Turbinator
06-24-2005, 11:50 PM
None.. You need to buy my Argentine HiPower http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Turby

Mike Searson
06-25-2005, 12:10 AM
Turby's got the best deal in town!

I've thought of buying it from him a few times....but I already have 3 High Powers!

forty5r@yahoo.com
06-25-2005, 4:07 AM
Try River City Gun Exchange in Sacramento. They have all kinds of goodies. If they dont have it in stock, they can order it for you.

gunsnrovers
06-25-2005, 6:25 AM
I went out of state. Found a NIB $425 FN HP on line, paid the rediculous transfer fee plus DROS and wound up with just about $590 out the door. I wish CDNN would ship pistols to the PRK.

http://www.suckasstheatre.com/gunpics/fnhp.jpg

As the best price I've seen locally was $689 plus tax and DROS, I'm pretty pleased for a PRK deal.

Rifle_Shooter
06-25-2005, 9:26 AM
GunsnRovers, nice hi-power. Where did you get it online if you don't mind me asking?

Otony
06-25-2005, 10:00 AM
Gunsnrovers,

what kind of grips are those. very nice!

06-25-2005, 12:33 PM
Originally posted by GunsnRovers:
I went out of state. Found a NIB $425 FN HP on line, paid the rediculous transfer fee plus DROS and wound up with just about $590 out the door. I wish CDNN would ship pistols to the PRK.

As the best price I've seen locally was $689 plus tax and DROS, I'm pretty pleased for a PRK deal.

Wow Mr Bieler that was a find.

There is a pawnshop near me that used to order guns for 10% above cost, and he showed me the wholsale price of the FN HP from three different wholsalers just last month. Prices ran between $607 to $630 without shipping, so yours was either used, stolen, or you got it before the FN price hike.

About a year ago L A Guns had them for $569 I think but then they got hard to find. Now they are easy to get again but no one has them for less then $700. http://www.calguns.net/banghead.gif

gunsnrovers
06-25-2005, 5:17 PM
Gary Eastridge at R&G firearms has the regularly at $449. Pay a small shipping $ and find a dealer with a transfer fee you can swallow and a NIB FN HP in 9mm or .40 can be yours...

Gary can be found on more then a few pistol forums and has a solid reputation.

http://www.randgfirearms.com/page6.html

dwtt
06-25-2005, 11:10 PM
Originally posted by ShorePaul: of the FN HP from three different wholsalers just last month. Prices ran between $607 to $630 without shipping, so yours was either used, stolen, or .

About a year ago L A Guns had them for $569 I think but then they got hard to find. Now they are easy to get again but no one has them for less then $700. http://www.calguns.net/banghead.gif

Wow! I can't understand why HiPowers cost so much now. They're not rare since millions were made and are commonly available. Could it be the prices reflect the effect of CA laws?

gunsnrovers
06-26-2005, 6:34 AM
I got that FN from Gary (see my above post). ShorePaul, FN liquidated their HP's and distributors picked them up in the low $300 range. CDNN and others have been selling them for $399 ~ $450 for going on a year now. Just not in the PRK.

The grips are Spegels (which my 4 year old accidently cracked last weekend while helping daddy clean his pistols) so they gun now wears some inexpensive cocobolos I got at CDNN for $30. Nice, but not as nice as my old ones. http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

I picked up a hard chrome HP in 2001 when they were on sale from Davidsons for $609 and the FN wasn't on the DOJ list yet. The current prices in the PRK don't surprise me, but it's more then I'm willing to spend.


Once the $400 FN's are gone we'll be back to only having Browning MkIII's with prices in the mid-upper $500 range (or upper $600's here).

Based on low sales, I would not expect FN to adapt to the pistol to meet the next round of PRK regs and expect the HiPower to fall off the DOJ approved list completely.

Make the leap and go out of state to pick one up if it's only "acquire list". I expect that HiPowers will soon be like older S&W's. Only through PPT and marked up accordingly.