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July 30, 2014, 18:48
Anyone have experience or opinions on this model? There is a nice example at a local show.Would like to add one of these to the collection of BHP.This one is priced at $1200 private sale and looks to be well cared for.

July 31, 2014, 14:58
I don't have any experience personally, but the experts will be along. In the meantime here is a link for some info : http://hipowersandhandguns.com/FN%20Competition%20Model.htm

July 31, 2014, 20:09
What do you want to know? For collecting, meh, whatever.

As a carry piece, I'm not overly impressed.

Detailed disassembly in my BHP gunsmithing DVD, although it's not too different than a standard.

July 31, 2014, 20:36
Performance overall really.

A carry piece not so much.I have the BHP guide on VHS.

July 31, 2014, 20:49
They are neat. A little better lockup at the muzzle, the longer sight radius is always nice. For a collector, yeah, you need one . . .and a shoulder stock/tangent sight model, just 'cause.

July 31, 2014, 21:23
Already have a Inglis so I'm covered there. Just another I have to have it cool factor.

Do you offer BHP work?

August 01, 2014, 10:41
I suspended everything except for fal/hk/ak, and have some guns here since january. So it doesn't make sense to resume any BHP work at this time.

August 02, 2014, 07:30
That price is too high. I've seen them for a grand or less and they usually sit for a while when they are $1000.

I remember years ago when CDNN was closing out NIB ones with 2 magazines for around $750, IIRC

August 04, 2014, 01:34
Anyone have experience or opinions on this model? There is a nice example at a local show.Would like to add one of these to the collection of BHP.This one is priced at $1200 private sale and looks to be well cared for.

I bought one years ago (over 20 years ago) and had Cylinder and Slide modify it. I had them get rid of that cheap stamped rear sight and then machined a steel block to the slide with a Bomar rear sight and a dovetailed front sight. I also had then weld in the beavertail grip and install a match grade Barsto 5 inch barrel with custom barrel bushing. I had them do a bunch of other mods but I would have to look at the work order to see what I had done back in 1998 while I was in Korea on a remote assignment.

Cylinder and Slide did a great job and the pistol is even more accurate now than it was with the standard 6 inch barrel.

I can post some pictures if you want. This pistol is one that I will take to the grave as my mom helped me buy the GP Competition.

August 04, 2014, 14:23
yes pics would be great and if anyone has any leads on one for sale please contact me.thanks all.

August 07, 2014, 01:13
Here's the pictures as requested.

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/14631966@N08/14849254982" title="100_1358 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5552/14849254982_32d9c7a6a0_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="100_1358"></a>

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/14631966@N08/14849586765" title="100_1357 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3851/14849586765_b3856d4f9e_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="100_1357"></a>

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/14631966@N08/14826609956" title="100_1356 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5570/14826609956_d29b9b6f5f_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="100_1356"></a>

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/14631966@N08/14869469643" title="100_1355 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3892/14869469643_fb26faf2c9_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="100_1355"></a>

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/14631966@N08/14849586995" title="100_1354 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5572/14849586995_9af55a24de_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="100_1354"></a>

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/14631966@N08/14662969888" title="100_1353 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5564/14662969888_3bab7b9fdd_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="100_1353"></a>

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/14631966@N08/14846524991" title="100_1352 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5560/14846524991_4816166286_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="100_1352"></a>

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/14631966@N08/14662910380" title="100_1351 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3894/14662910380_3ee78f2d10_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="100_1351"></a>

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/14631966@N08/14849581565" title="BROWNING HI POWER GP COMPETITION MODIFIED BY CYLINDER AND SLIDE 25 YARD TARGET (2 HAND STANDING ) WW 125 GRAIN SILVER TIPS by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3926/14849581565_312aeeb325_c.jpg" width="800" height="631" alt="BROWNING HI POWER GP COMPETITION MODIFIED BY CYLINDER AND SLIDE 25 YARD TARGET (2 HAND STANDING ) WW 125 GRAIN SILVER TIPS"></a>

The Cylinder and Slide work order consisted of:
1. Bar Sto barrel and installation
2. New barrel bushing
3. Custom GP sight filler-weld and recontour
4. Bomar rear sight
5. High grip frame modification for small hands
6. Spiegel grips-Coco Bolo
7. Polish and deburr internals
8. Extended safety
9. Beavertail-custom (welded)
10. Command hammer installed with trigger job
11. Bevel mag well
12. Cylinder and Slide machined sear
13. Trigger jog (4-4 1/2 pounds, 26 lb main spring
14. New sear spring
15. New trigger return spring (Wolff)
16. New extractor pin
17. Test fire at 25 yards with WW 115 Silver Tips

You don't want to know how much this cost. The funny part is that I got this done while I was in Korea for a one year remote and then when I returned to Utah I found a Browning BDM that fit my hand almost as well as this GP Competition. Cost for the BDM was $289.99 plus tax.

August 11, 2014, 18:09
very nice

any advantages with going with the BoMar vs.the Novak sights?

this is all new territory for me so I'm learning.

August 11, 2014, 20:42
The Bomar's are adjustable for different loads.