Recover Tactical’s New Hi Power Grips

Recover Tactical posted a few pictures on their Facebook page of a prototype grip set that they’re working on for the Browning Hi Power pistol. Recover Tactical’s first product was their grip sets for the 1911. They’re a polymer composite two piece system that attaches to 1911s that don’t already have a rail giving the user the option to mount a weapons light or laser onto their 1911. Check out our review of the 1911 grips from last year. They’re super easy to install with no permanent mods done to your pistol, they’re made in Israel and come with a lifetime warranty from Recover Tactical.

Recover Tactical also released a grip and rail set for the Beretta 92 pistols as well as a Glock rail attachment for the Gen 1 and Gen 2 Glock 17 and 22 that attaches to the trigger guard. Word on the street is they’re also working on a grip and rail set for the Makarov pistol. No word yet on when the Browning Hi Power or the Makarov pistol grip and rail sets will be released or on a price point. Their grip sets retail from $34.95 up to $54.95 so they’re most likely going to fall somewhere in there. Check them out at recovertactical.com for more info.

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  • Phillip Cooper

    That is pretty damn sharp.

    I hope they make one for the CZ75, Witness, and similar…

  • 12judges

    “Son, the Hi-Power was the final evolution of my famous self-loading pistols. And I swear to god, if you put that thing on it I’ll come through your window at night and knife your dog, kill your family, and burn your house down”

    – John Moses Browning (real quote)

    • ReCover Tacitcal

      I remember when we released the 1911 grip and rail 3 years ago and people were saying “JMB is rolling over in his grave”. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c532b544b82fbdebb83ee7a2fda0d181be208ba7ed0950e6d0d236ec00158102.jpg, but after 375 x 4.5 star reviews, and being one of the best selling 1911 grips on the market we know that people realize that this is the only way to mount a stable light or laser without permanently modifying or damaging your gun. Guns are tools that are meant to be used and our grip and rails enhance the usability of the firearm without the need to compromise.

      • iksnilol

        Or I can just get a laser grip, or a railed dust cover and of course use a separate flashlight so I don’t flag things I don’t to shoot. All of of those are easier solutions which don’t bulk up the gun or make one want to gouge ones eyes out. But yeah, the tacticoolers will love this. So kewl story, bruh.

        • Joseph Smith

          “3M VHB Adhesive tape”

          Very better
          Much tactical

          Those of us with rail mounted lights who know how to use them don’t seem to have a problem muzzle sweeping unintended targets. It’s nice to have options.

          • iksnilol

            Yeah, I am trusting an industry leading companys adhesive made for metal over some random israeli plastic. Weird.

            Also, I know how to use a rail mounted light but I still maintain that I don’t want to point a loaded firearm at things or folks I don’t intend to shoot.

          • uanan

            The light on a pistol is a backup, in case you lose your primary torch, which is not hard to do. But there are alot of things to a put on a rail these days.
            – A red or green laser for training or taking shots without using sights. (behind a shield for example)
            – A video camera
            – A glass breaker
            – ir laser.
            – a knife
            – anything you don’t want taken from you. (cause your pistol is probably the last thing you’ll give up)

          • iksnilol

            Lasers go on grips, waaaay better location + easier activation and better balance.

            A camera? Dude, hwaat? A glass breaker, sure, I guess, though the suppressor gets in the way of that I’d a done reckon.

            A knife? Yeah, bayonets go on rifles, buddy.

            Regarding the pistol light being a backup, I’ve not seen them used like that but I digress; shouldn’t you carry a couple of spare pistols as well then?

          • lamnd

            Ok, noob talking here. But yeah your supposed to carry two pistols, a primary and a secondary. Although I believe the pros just carry two glocks appendix carry. The reasons are numerous:
            – Backup pistol
            – Faster reload pulling a second pistol.
            – Might need to give a pistol to someone else, ie ‘deputize someone’ or they are undergunned.
            – might need to surrender your first pistol to a baddie.
            – dual wielding (at point shooting indoor distances it works and you might have multiple targets to cover)
            – if one arm gets disabled (most common area of getting shot is your hand) you can shoot with the other.
            — Regarding the camera, it’s to record whenever you pullout your gun, so you can prove your innocence in court. Not everyone can go around with a gopro on their shoulder.
            – the knife on a pistol would work, one that popped out. Still waiting for someone to invent it.
            Packing all these tools into a pistol means that just carrying that one weapon and pulling it out, gives you more options than just shooting someone.

          • iksnilol

            So you want a switchblade on a pistol? The other things you said made sense but then you got to the camera (won’t help you much in court due to a camera not being subjective in your favor, + any camera is bulky and won’t be holsterable).

          • ReCover Tacitcal

            so much hate, you seem to be taking this personally. It’s just a rail, no one hurt or injured during the making of this product.

          • iksnilol

            I take false advertising seriously, especially when it is folks who don’t know much about the firearm they’re making it for. Like, seriously, y’all didn’t know about the stock cutout the BHP has? I’d a dare say your R&D department needs to do a bit more research next time.

            Heads up, Lugers also have buttstock provision, just keep that in mind when you tactically assault one.

          • ReCover Tacitcal

            There was no false advertising anywhere, keep on repeating the mantra you might actually start to believe it. Heads up, I’m done with this conversation, I need to stop feeding the gun trolls.

          • Simcha M.

            “Israeli”, not “israeli”.

          • iksnilol

            Israeli, israeli.

          • Simcha M.

            Saudi Arabia, saudi arabia??

          • iksnilol

            Yeah, not a fan of those guys either. Don’t see the big deal. Do you get bothered by the lack of capitalization due to typing on my phone?

            Oh the irony.

          • Michael Morelan

            America first Not Israel.

          • Michael Morelan

            Palestine

          • Michael Morelan

            Palestine.

          • Simcha M.

            “The Firearm Blog: Firearms, not politics”.

            Nobody wants to hear your Leftist antisemitic screed, Mike.

          • Michael Morelan

            The truth is never Antisemitic. Like over 800,000 acres of land stolen. Destroying Christian churches, Murdering Christians. (Yes some Palestinians are Christians) Murder squads(Unit 101). Different laws for different religions. Israel attacking and killing U.S. sailors The USS LIBERTY.
            Then to show how hypocritical you are just look at your image. That is political in itself.

          • ReCover Tacitcal

            My original comment stands, only stable rail solution for the 1911

        • ReCover Tacitcal

          Please stop with the hate, it is just a rail system. There is nothing false with what I said. Show me another rail that laser companies are willing to buy with their product. Are products are offered by Viridian, Lasermax, Springfield, Armscor for a reason, they are the only stable rail solution for the 1911.

          • iksnilol

            It is false advertising to say you’re the only producer of a stable aftermarket rail system for X handguns when other companies do so as well.

            Business etiquette, simple stuff.

          • ReCover Tacitcal

            I’ll repeat myself, we offer the only stable rail solution on the market. Simple stuff, I don’t know you seem to be taking this personally, our rails will not fail no matter how many rounds is sent downrange and will never need to be adjusted. I am stating opinions, I am stating facts, facts are simple.

          • Ned Weatherby

            You too can make your 1911 look like a Ruger P-85! Then hang stuff off of it! “Stop being a hater” said the guy who was done with the conversation, then made 3 other posts. Methinks the lady doth protest too much. Hater. 🙂

          • iksnilol

            Thanks?

            Didn’t know about the P-85, it reminds me of a generic handgun in videogames with low resolution models.

    • John

      “.45 ACP sucks. And your guns suck. And you suck. I put down zombies with my 9mm Glock. Bang.”

      – Yankee Marshall (said to John Moses Browning on his re-death)

    • landsn

      “It is a corset to the wife that is the Hi-power, no self respecting husband should be without one”
      John Moses Browning

    • plumber576

      I remember when JMB posted that on the internet. Probably on Reddit.

    • tiger

      To which, Dieudonne Saive would reply. “The sob died in 1926. It is my bloody damn pistol!!” (the true father of the p35)

    • tiger

      Dieudonne Saive would say… “the sob died in 1926. It is my sweat & blood that made the Hi Power.”

  • Dickie

    Am i the only one who thinks the grips they makes are terribly ugly.

    • ReCover Tacitcal

      Ugly or not, we offer what is probably the only proven stable rail solutions on the market that don’t require modifications to your gun for the 1911, Beretta 92, Glock, and now the Hi-Power.

      • Disarmed in CA

        Looks like a SiG ate a Makarov. Ugly is ok if it functions!

      • John

        Excellent. Now make a rail for the rest of the world’s pistols, please.

      • Holdfast_II

        How about one for a Gen2 Glock 19? It’s already an ugly gun, so no prob.

    • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

      Ugly? Yes. Uglier than the Hi power without them? Hardly.

      Glocks are ugly but nobody seems to care.

  • Jeff Smith

    I like the look of it, but I wish they could have added a slight beaver tail to prevent slide bite. I’ve owned two Hi Powers (one spur hammer and one rounded) and both bite my hand.

    • ReCover Tacitcal

      Funny you should say that, the first prototype we made had an extended beaver tail but it required 3 parts and would have been more complicated to assemble. I definitely hear you with the slide bite on the Hi-Powers, from what I have noticed during product testing, is that the slide comes back awfully close to the webbing on most people’s hands.

      • Harry’s Holsters

        Glad to see a company on here so good about interesting questions and concerns!

      • Jeff Smith

        Thanks for the reply! Keep making great stuff!

      • manna

        You should shop this to the Australian military, they have Vietnam era High powers they just can’t let go of.

        • Holdfast_II

          Canada still uses HPs with the sands of Normandy in the grip panels. And apparently they started as blued, not the current stainless steel finish.

          • Simcha M.

            I seem to recall reading somewhere on the Web that Canada was intending to replace/has already replaced their venerable Hi-Powers.

            I happen to have an Inglis HP in my safe and it is an amazingly accurate gun with all kinds of ammo!

    • Simcha M.
  • BigR

    I’ll stick with my old Hi Power I bought back in 1960!!!!

    • Simcha M.

      And I will stick with my Kareen MKIII; with a Hogue grip and Pachmayer extended slide stop; my daily carry gun!

  • Twilight sparkle

    Am I the only one that’s reminded of the beretta 90 two by these grips?

    • Hoplopfheil

      Ahhh THAT’S what it is. It was tickling the back of my brain…

    • Ned Weatherby

      I was thinking Ruger P-85

  • Harry’s Holsters

    On the Beretta and 1911 this looks good. But this hi power version is just ugly.

    I’m a big fan of the hi power and if this helps make it more popular with my generation I’m all for it.

    • DataMatters

      It looks fine. They should market these to movie studios and then all the Internet forums will be full of “what was the gun used in ___?” watch and see.

      • Harry’s Holsters

        That is a great idea!

  • DR.NUMBERS

    I’d definitely be down for one if it was aluminum.

    • JSmath

      Such versions would probably cost twice what the polymer ones run.

      If I had a Hi-power, I’d probably feel the exact same way.

      • ReCover Tacitcal

        It’s not the cost but aluminum wouldn’t give and could potentially damage the gun or crack. We use the same polymer as firearm manufacturers and it is a tried and true material that is extremely lightweight and durable.

  • Mutenri

    Hi RecoverTactical, if you’re still here, could you answer this: does the grip cover the rear tang of the grip? There are some Hi-Powers, especially those made by Inglis of Canada during WWII, that have a slotted rear tang that allows them to (legally) take a wooden holster-stock. It would be nice if these grips worked with Inglises.

    Also, I second another comment that there should be a version with a beavertail.

    • ReCover Tacitcal

      Don’t know enough what you are referring to. Sorry but I can’t answer

  • diana pierce

    how can an already perfect grip be improved upon?

  • Joe

    I wouldn’t do it to my high gloss FN, but definitely a Israeli surplus Hi Power.

    • imachinegunstuff

      or a cheap FEG

  • Surfgun

    How about one for a Tokarev?

    • mike

      Or CZ52

    • Xtorin O’hern

      now a friggin tokarev!! that i can get behind!

  • Hoplopfheil

    Good god, man, just buy a gun with rails on it!

    Ah forget it, I’m going to go bolt a winch onto the grille of my Civic.

  • mike

    Not pretty, but I maybe tempted, love my High Powers.
    What holster does it fit in?

    • iksnilol

      No holster will fit that contraption. You’d need a custom one.

      • imachinegunstuff

        Recover actually made a holster that works with their 1911 and 92FS grips.

        • iksnilol

          So buy their grip to get a cheap rail for your 1911, but ooops, you need their holster now as well.

          Suddenly not so cheap or flexible.

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  • Reef Blastbody

    Maybe I’m broken, but I actually like how that looks. I don’t own a BHP, but I’d be willing to get one of the Israeli surplus pieces or snag something locally to run that setup.

    Then again, I prefer the CZ SP-01 to the standard CZ-75, and think my AREX Rex Zero 1 is gorgeous.

  • iksnilol

    Or getting a railed dust cover?

    • Anonymoose

      We’re not talking AKs here. This is the only non-permanent railed dust cover available for the Hi-Power that I know of.

      • iksnilol

        1911 rails usually work on Hi-Powers.

  • BrandonAKsALot

    There’s no better way to take your classic, elegant, and beautiful Hi-power and turn it into a bulky, hideous monstrosity that looks like it was made in the Khyber Pass by a guy who goes by “TAC”hmed.

  • Roguewriter

    Reading the comments here reminds me yet again how the gun community has so many hypocrites that demand innovation with one fist and grab a pitchfork or torch with the other at the first sign of something new or different. It’s god damned embarrassing.

  • Richard Johnson

    How is the Makarov one going to work? The grip on the Makarov attach to the gun on the back instead of the sides like all of Recover Tactical’s current grips so the current clamshell design likely wouldn’t be usable and they aren’t going to be able to have the grip/rail attach to the trigger guard like their current models do unless they want you to have to remove the grip and whatever accessory you have mounted on the rail in order to disassemble it. The old style slide on a modern polymer grip frame does look interesting.

  • Bigg Bunyon

    One of the reasons I ( am so many of my shooting buddies) like the Hi-Power (or “High Power” for FN) is the grip shape and general svelte nature of the gun. If I wanted to own a clunky tacticool Hi-Power, I’d have bought a Walther or an HK . If there ever was a case of turning a silk purse into a sow’s ear, this is it.

    • ReCover Tacitcal

      Good news, like all of our grips it is as thin as factory grips, won’t add any girth to the grip

      • Ned Weatherby

        Wondered about that. Thanks for the answer – didn’t see that in the answers on Amazon, but might have missed it.

  • Michael Morelan

    A product from a country that murders and imprisons children. Finally one murdering IDF medic has been charged with manslaughter.

  • Jay

    A practical product. Would love to see a grip/rail set for the CZ75