Cocoa, Florida-based EAA Corp came to the 2022 SHOT Show last week with an expanded series of Girsan MC P35 Hi-Power clones, all showing some 21st-century updates. 

The company last year announced the MC P35 line, which is a return to the old MK II/III Browning Hi-Power type. We've been looking at one in tests and evaluation for review.

Girsan MC P35 Hi-Power clones in three colors
The currently available Girsan MC P35 Hi-Power clones brought to the U.S. by EAA from Turkey come in three colors: a two-tone, blue/black and dark earth finish, all with composite grips and a 15+1 round capacity. (Photo: EAA) 

The standard models are true to the 1970s-1990s era originals, including a ring-style hammer, external extractor, thumb groove plastic grips, an ambi external safety selector, and magazine disconnect safety. 

However, for 2022, EAA tells us that while they intend to still market the "old school" design – with a retail of around $530 – they also have a more 21st-century chapter in the catalog moving forward. This includes new MC P35s with an extended beavertail grip on the frame, a flat-faced trigger, adjustable fiber-optic sights, better grips, a built-in flared magwell, and an option for an accessory rail. 

Girsan MC P35 Hi-Power clone
The EAA Girsan MC P35 will be offered in an update Match version that includes adjustable fiber-optic sights, a flat-faced trigger, and an accessory rail. (Photo: Chris Eger/
Girsan MC P35 Hi-Power clone
Note the flared mag well. While EAA had these on display at SHOT with SFS profile hammers, they advise the finished models will use more traditional ring-style hammers. (Photo: Chris Eger/
Girsan MC P35 Hi-Power clone
Just drink in that beavertail. (Photo: Chris Eger/

EAA says the new models will be on the market towards the end of this year. We will, of course, bring you more details as we get them. 

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