With FN/Browning no longer making the wonderful P35 / High Power, there is a vacuum in the Force as we know it. (In modern terminology, that’s known as a “gap in the market”.)
Step forward Springfield Armory, who not only took over the 1911 from Colt many years back, but (thanks to Reader Simon M, who told me about it) now has manufacturing set up for the High Power.
From their sales spiel:
Made in the U.S.A., the SA-35 features rugged forged steel parts for strength and durability, improved ergonomics and enhanced controls, modern sights, an improved feed ramp design, and an increased 15-round capacity. Configured without a magazine disconnect for a drop free magazine the SA-35 features a factory-tuned trigger with a smooth pull and crisp, clean break.
If all that’s true, I cannot find a single thing wrong with this resurrected phenomenon.
My only quibble is the “matte blue” finish:
…instead of the gleaming, shiny blue of its predecessor:
But that’s just my preference; others may vary. Whatever:
Daughter has been eyeing my High Power for years…
And the P35 is WAY too good a pistol — better still than so many others on the market — for it to disappear,