First Shots with the Girsan MCP35
Stopping by EAA’s booth at range day, their was a whole lotta of firearms to choose from. First off, I elected to try a few magazines with the Girsan MCP35, a Browning Hi-Power clone being imported by EAA. The MCP35 can be had in quite a few different colors and finishes (including gold, if that’s your thing) as well as with a number of different grip styles.
Of highest import for those that know the Browning Hi-Power design, certain models of the MCP35 will be available without a magazine disconnect. Deleting this “feature” is likely to improve the trigger pull and feel on this platform. Variety is a good thing, and those looking for a Hi-Power to add to their collection will be able choose from offering from Springfield Armory, EAA, and FN’s SHOT-announced offering as well.
I found the MCP35 to be a competent copy of the HI-Power for “fun at the range” purposes. The finish on the two-tone model was not the most outstanding, but it would do for a fun and reasonably priced example of the Hi-Power if one would want to add it to one’s collection. I had similar feelings about the trigger pull and sights, but I am pretty confident that the trigger pull on any of their non-magazine disconnect models should be better. MSRP is $544 for the base model and goes up from there.
Also new for 2022 is EAA’s Girsan MC9T. Building off the MC9 series introduced just last year, the MC9T has a flared aluminum magwell, a metal two piece re-profiled trigger without trigger safety, and lightening cuts in the slide. MC9 pistols are “Far-Dot” compatible, and the rear sights are integrated into the body of the RDS. The MC9T that I got to try out did have a decent trigger pull and very short reset as well, though the Far-Dot seemed to be a bit worse for wear in the Southern Nevada dust.
With “Regards” to the 92
Also on hand was the Girsan Regard MC Sport Gen 3, a Beretta 92 clone with a grip window and windowed magazines, RDS compatibility, an accessory rail, enlarged magazine release, and a frame mounted, rather than slide mounted safety.