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Old September 17, 2012, 12:30   #1
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FEG Hi Power - Mags

Have a friend who had never shot her FEG Hi Power, Model P9R.....and I wanted to insure the gun went bang when fired. Not to go into all the details, but I discovered my 13 round standard Browning/Mecgar mags would not work in the gun. They are shorter and would not feed.

The FEG came with a 15 round mag, which measures about 1/4" longer than my 13 round HP mags.....

The gun shot perfectly, in terms of no hang-ups or anything, not as accurate as my HP and has a silk-smooth trigger.

Does the FEG use mags made for FEG or would a 15 round Mecgar/Browning mag work ?

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Graham.
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Old September 17, 2012, 13:39   #2
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Have used all browning hp std mags without issue.
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Old September 17, 2012, 14:23   #3
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If it is a true Hi Power clone the BHP magazines should work. The piece needs more research.
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Old September 17, 2012, 14:25   #4
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Old September 17, 2012, 14:58   #5
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Mixed answers...
have read about hard to find FEG mags....hard to believe BHP mag is shorter...??

Local gun store closed today....
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Old September 17, 2012, 15:23   #6
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WEG....merely trying to help a friend....
If I want to know about Glocks, I'll be sure to contact you.
Thanks for your help.
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Old September 17, 2012, 20:09   #7
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Odd, my FEG PJK-9HP uses high power magazines just fine. Has Browning grips on it too. I like the pistol, well made, well finished and has never jammed, even with odd mixes of ammo.
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Old September 17, 2012, 20:17   #8
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The FEG P9R isn't a P35/Hi Power copy and yes the magazine is different. No a 15rds Mecgar BHP mag will not fit.

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http://feghp.blogspot.com/2010/02/de...-hi-power.html
The following is straight from the blog:

Magazines. The FÉG Hi-Power and Hi-Power style pistols will accept original Browning, FN, or aftermarket magazines designed for the FN Browning Hi-Power. The reader may be surprised to learn that I believe FÉG magazines to be as good as MecGar magazines, dull finish notwithstanding, and I will buy good ones whenever I can find them.


There is a version of the FEG BHP copy that uses the S&W style locking block, but that pistol uses BHP magazines.

There is an FEG single\double action pistol that is patterned after the generation 1\2\3 semi auto pistol. This version of the FEG only takes FEG magazines.
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Old September 17, 2012, 20:38   #9
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If I'm not mistaken the F9R model had some changes done making more of a resemblance clone and not a true copy. Something to do with FN no longer allowing them to duplicate their guns. My early FEG PJK-9HP takes all flavors of HP mags.

Here's a link to some aftermarket pieces,
http://www.gunclips.net/fegp9r149mmg.html
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Old September 17, 2012, 21:02   #10
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They made many variants. the p9j usually exact copy.
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Old September 17, 2012, 23:41   #11
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FEG

I have a FEG Hi power clone and all the Browning Hi power mags including the Meggars work fine on mines.
The only ones that did not work at all were those weirdo Argentine mags.

They were just awful.

I put laser grips on mines and they just run and run.

Got threaded barrel for it and it suppresses fine.
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Old September 18, 2012, 01:55   #12
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The FEG P9R and P9RK take a proprietary 14 rd mag that is slightly longer than the BHP mag and has the slot for engaging the mag release about 1/4 inch lower than the BHP mag.

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Old September 18, 2012, 08:41   #13
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The P9R is a later model than the FEG's which accept the BHP/MecGar mags.

They also removed the mag safety and designed it as a 'Double Action', which was developed on a Smith & Wesson design.

I think the long & short of this issue is, P9R FEG uses FEG style mags, not BHP.

Awesome input from you guys....as always....another issue resolved !!

Graham
Austin, Tx

BTW: for those who may have seen my other post about my BHP failing to extract/eject......it is now a reliable shooter, even with Win White Box 115 gr; after replacing the extractor & spring. Twice to the range....not a single hang-up.
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