We dropped by FN's booth at SHOT Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday to get the scoop on the new FN High Power pistol line.
Not just a restart of the old FN/Browning Hi-Power, the new 9mm guns have a 21st-century flair to them, with a 17+1 magazine capacity, ambi controls, texturing on the frame, better ergonomics, and FN 509-pattern dovetail sights. They will be available in three variants including the standard black model, one in FDE-- sure to be a hit with modern FN owners who collect that genre-- and a true stainless steel model. Each will ship with two sets of grips.
Prices will range from $1,269 to $1,369, with the stainless hitting the higher end.
They ship with two magazines and two sets of grip panels while FN will have a whole array of extra grips available. The reason for the manufacturer selling so many grips is because, sadly, as the new FN High Power has a redesigned grip and uses different internals, legacy Hi-Power grips won't work. The same thing can be said for magazines with the new guns only able to use the new magazines, which are not backward compatible.
FN says they intend to start shipping by the next quarter, meaning the new guns will hit store shelves towards April.