The Firearms Forum banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
TFFWPP President
Joined
·
13,897 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
I am very much in the market for a 1911 and decided I want 9mm. while searching around I found this at a LGS. I am new so I naturally have reservations about an unpopular name. FEG FPG 9mm
http://www.garysgunshop.com/FEG-FP9-9MM-BLUE-475BBL-P7772.aspx

what say the experts? are parts (magazine etc.) interchangable with other 1911s?

the reason I am in a hurry is handguns are flying off the shelves locally and I doubt this will last long. if it's a good gun I will get it tomorrow night.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17,295 Posts
First, the FEG FP9 is NOT a 1911. It is a copy of the Browning Hi-Power.

Second, every one I've seen (and I must admit, that's only been three, but still - three for three) has been a piece of crap.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,287 Posts
FEG isn't so unpopular; they are typically not as "polished" in their finishing, but not bad by any means. Most parts are interchangeable and I'd recommend replacing the extractor first. It's a Browning HP copy and pretty good copy to boot. What's the asking price and is it new or used? New, I'd pay $450 tops in todays market, used around $350. A few years ago, they could be had for under $300 new.
 

·
TFFWPP President
Joined
·
13,897 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,588 Posts
I can't speak for the current FEG Hi-Power clones, I believe the manufacturing plant structure changed somewhere around the turn of the century (2000, not 1900 :)). Maybe it was just a name change though, I don't know for sure.
The FEG FP9/P9 clones from the early 1990s era aren't the best ones out there but they are workable if you get one at a decent price. Like Woolley posted, you used to be able to pick up the FEG Hi-Powers for under $300 new. Several friends bought em around that time for $249 NIB. I was on a revolver kick at the time so I didn't get one.

As for the Rock Island 1911s...
I've heard good reviews about the Armscor 1911s and have shot a couple of em.
For the price you get a decent pistol that is pretty much standard 1911 spec and most any aftermarket 1911 goodie can be fitted to them.
Kinda like the old Norinco 1911s, I think the Armscors are one of the best bargains out there for either a shooter or a builder.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
13,016 Posts
STI Spartan if you can find one...rock island is making a good gun for the money too.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top