APRIL 8, 2021

Benelli pro shooter Dakota Overland won High Junior and High Lady in Tactical 3-Gun Division at this year’s Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-Gun match. Fellow Benelli pro shooter Aaron Hayes also took first place in the Limited Division.
Primary Arms Government has announced its attendance at the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association 2021 Conference, from April 7th to April 11th in Dallas. Primary Arms will be showcasing their new professional service programs and a free raffle on the new SLx 1-5x24mm FFP Rifle Scope with ACSS Raptor 5.56 Reticle.
Bond Arms makes swapping barrels quick and easy. All barrels fit all models of Bond Arms’ double barrel handguns.

Primary Arms Optics is proud to announce its sponsorship of Team One Network, a veteran-run training group that supports law enforcement and military personnel.
Barrett Firearms Manufacturing Inc. announced that it has been awarded a five-year $49.9 million contract under the United States Army Precision Sniper Rifle program with its Multi-Role Adaptive Design MK22 MOD 0 rifle, paired with a Leupold & Stevens Mark 5 HD scope and sniper-accessory kit.
Celerant Technology announces a new partnership with AmChar Wholesale. The integration seamlessly connects Celerant’s ATF-compliant point of sale, in store kiosks and eCommerce platform with AmChar, enabling dealers to import product catalogs, streamline inventory replenishment, and offer more products in store and online with less effort.

The Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee held a hearing Tuesday for HB 956 that would remove from statute a number of places where Location-Restricted Knives (having blades over 5 1/2 inches) are banned. The bill was passed out of committee on a bipartisan vote.
Cold Steel introduces the new Gunsite Counter Point 1 folding knife. Featuring the Gunsite Raven logo across the blade, the Gunsite Counter Point 1 is the perfect addition to any range bag or for everyday carry needs.
Galco's Dog Collar is made of the finest quality 10–11-ounce coffee-colored bridle leather, with polished edges for a finished and upscale look and feel.

Shoot Like A Girl is taking the Home of the Brave Tour to Cabela's in Waco, Texas this weekend (April 10 and 11).
Meopta Sport Optics is now shipping its MeoPro Air binoculars. Available in 8x42 HD and 10x42 HD, the Air features an advanced optical system, ergonomic open-hinge design, and new body style built to withstand the harshest environments.
All at Lyman are sad to announce the passing of James F. “Mace” Thompson, the founder of Lyman Products Corp. Mace passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday Apr. 3, 2021. He was 79.

The Armory Life is pleased to announce a new quarterly print publication to complement its daily digital content. Currently, recipients of The Armory Life print magazine are selected from Springfield Armory warranty registrants.
Comp-Tac launched a new and improved website during the month of March with enhanced mobile capabilities and a new and easy to use shop by gun feature.

The BHSS trigger group performs great, looks good and is an affordable option for upgrading your Hi Power’s trigger -- plus, it fits the Hi Power clones as well.

When it comes to pistols, there’s no debating that the FN/Browning Hi Power is one of the greats. It’s an old design – 1935 – but the first “high-capacity” double-stack magazine-fed pistol and was fielded by both sides during WWII. It became one of the most extensively used military pistols ever. For a military pistol it doesn’t need a lot of modifications for concealed carry. About the only complaint heard about Hi Powers is their triggers. Fair, but far from Browning’s work on the 1911 and lacking compared to today’s defensive weapons. However, BH Spring Solutions has solved this issue.

I’ve been working on a couple of Hi Powers, but when on the subject of tuning the trigger pretty much everyone said the same thing: “Leave it to the experts.” This I understand, but you have to start somewhere. It was even difficult to find any material to study about tuning the trigger on the Browning. I discovered BHSS while researching the Tisas Regent BR9, a Turkish Hi Power clone and a gun I highly recommend. A couple years back BHSS released their “Advanced Trigger Sub Assembly” for Hi Powers. This trigger group cures a lot of Hi Power trigger maladies.

The BHSS sub-trigger group comes with a new trigger, trigger lever and four trigger springs. I also added the optional magazine ejection spring, and a new trigger pin.

They reshaped the trigger, creating a new geometry that repositions the face of the trigger. This amounts to reducing some of the pivot and flattening the arc when pressing and resetting the trigger. The face is also wider, engaging with more surface area of the finger. The trigger pawl lever reduces metal-to-metal contact with frame when engaging the sear lever. There are four trigger return springs, allowing you to accurately tune the trigger’s weight. (There are two kit options – a “Tactical/Target” version, and a “Target” only option.) An additional spring can be added to assist with magazine ejection, another weak part of the Hi Power.

One thing some people may have a problem with is that the BHSS trigger does not permit use of the magazine disconnect, which prevents the pistol from being fired unless there’s a mag locked in place. There’re arguments on both side of this one.

I installed mine in a late 70’s Hi Power, which has served as my “test monkey” for several years. The factory trigger was squishy with a very faint reset. I can work with a little mush in the break, but for defensive work I have to have that “positive” reset. As mentioned, the kit comes with four trigger return springs. I have #2 in right now, which produces a consistent 6 lb., 2 oz. weight. I’ll experiment with #3 and #4, which will lighten up the weight slightly. The pistol now ejects mags better than any of my other semi-auto pistols.

Installation requires watching BHSS’s video, which contains detailed info on trigger work. As with all work of this type, it’s not a quick simple installation -- especially the first time it’s done. And yes, there is fitting required; it’s not a “plug’n play.” But if you have some fundamental skills and a few hours, it’s a good project. And any guns you do after this will go quicker. For those who aren’t so inclined, installation by a qualified gunsmith shouldn’t cost that much. Regardless of which route you take, after an initial investment of $124 – they’re on sale right now – you’ve got a Hi Power with a great trigger. For those who own Hi Powers and related clones but have been hesitant to have the trigger tuned, the BHSS trigger group is a great option to investigate.

Tiger McKee is director of Shootrite Firearms Academy. He is the author of The Book of Two Guns, AR-15 Skills and Drills, has a regular column in American Handgunner and makes some cool knives and custom revolvers. Visit Shootrite’s Facebook page for other details.

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