Importing specialist EAA Corp. is happy to announce that they’ve partnered with Girsan to bring the MC P35 to the U.S. market. The MC P35 is a Browning Hi-Power pistol, and Girsan is one of the few major producers of this world-famous handgun.
The MC P35 is pretty true to the original Hi-Power with a round hammer, long, ramp-style front sight and modern synthetic grips. The rear sight is a notch with white outlines. Both the front and rear sight are dovetailed and drift-adjustable.
Everything else is as it should be. The barrel, slide and frame are all steel, and the barrel measures 4-5/8 inches long. It has standard narrow slide serrations at the rear, a slim trigger and frame-mounted ambidextrous safety levers. It’s even faithful to the magazine disconnect safety, which a lot of shooters will look forward to disabling.
The single-action MC P35 is of course chambered for 9mm Luger and has a standard capacity of 15+1 using modern production Hi-Power magazines. It’s sure to work with older 13-round magazines, but these are shooters, not collectors, so most people will welcome the extra couple of rounds.
The Browning Hi-Power is one of the most successful handgun designs of all time, going on to influence handgun designs for decades to come. One of John Browning’s last designs, the Hi-Power was finished by Browning’s successor, Dieudonne Saive.
Designed from the ground up to meet military requirements, the Hi-Power was one of the earliest pistols with a staggered-stack magazine to see widespread adoption and mass production, going into service in 1935.
It’s still in service with many users around the world to this day, although the last major producers stopped making them about three years ago. Among Americans, the Hi-Power was never as popular as Browning’s Model 1911 as made by Colt and just about every major American gun manufacturer, and it never got a lot of attention in the U.S.
That is, until it went out of production. Without new-production Hi-Powers, used market prices are getting up there, leaving an ever-widening gap in the market. The P35 is priced very competitively at $528.
Thanks to EAA, the P35 is here to address that gap, with the backing and support of a huge company. For more information about the MC P35 visit EAA Corp. today.