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TRX
18-01-2014, 07:19 PM
A year or so ago I bought an FEG model GKK-45 from a friend. It was made in Hungary by FEG, and not many were imported to my country before FEG went out of business.

Though the GKK looks much like a Browning High-Power, and FEG made various pistols either similar to or interchangeable with the High-Power, the GKK's resemblance is only superficial. Internally, it looks similar to a Smith & Wesson Model 59.

The GKK is double action. The safety also acts as a decocker. Trigger pull is about average for a DA pistol.

The magazine with the thin buttpad is the original, and holds 7 rounds. The one with the thicker pad is an aftermarket ProMag and holds 8, for 7+1 or 8+1. I have two of those.

The holster is a Galco "Miami Classic II" shoulder rig. Almost all modern holsters, including the rest of Galco's product line, are formed to fit specific pistols. This one is for a 1911, but it was soft suede instead of hardened leather. I had to move the rivet forward about 13mm and stretch the leather under the guard another 13mm or so by soaking the holster overnight in warm water. The stretched leather kept its shape when it dried.

The GKK is almost exactly the same size as a 1911; my trusty Norinco is shown for comparison. However, the GKK's trigger guard is longer and deeper. The GKK is also heavy; it weighs 1.25kg according to the data sheet.

The rubber sleeve on the grip is a slide-on part from Hogue. I found the front radius of the GKK's grip to be sharpish and uncomfortable. The sleeve makes it more comfortable, but it makes the gun noticeably bulkier.

armornear
18-01-2014, 08:29 PM
Nice one sir. A collector's item. Though no comparison with aesthetic pleasure which 1911 gives but double action surely make up for it.

Aquarius
19-01-2014, 07:15 AM
Looks like a Browning Hi power.. BTW I have heard FEG are very good hand guns, although no first hand practical experience with it.

TRX
19-01-2014, 02:09 PM
All exterior surfaces are highly polished and the blueing job is beautiful. Inside there are machining marks, but it's smooth where it needs to be. It is very different from the High Power internally, particularly in the fire control group.

It was a mid-priced gun when it was sold, and probably was a good value for the money, but not many made it to the American market. FEG was tied up with one of those "exclusive importer" deals that never seem to work out, and they might simply have gone out of business before very many were sold.

Now it's an old gun from a defunct manufacturer, but I'm sure it will still work just fine if I need it to. Better to get holster worn and sweated on than to sit on a shelf somewhere.

Trigger_happy78
19-01-2014, 09:38 PM
Nice gun congrats and Happy shooting.....

TRX
03-02-2014, 05:09 PM
I have been carrying the GKK for over a week now. It is almost exactly twice as heavy as the aluminum-frame snubnose revolver I normally carry. I have taken to referring to the GKK as "the brick."

The revolver is smaller and its holster carries it vertically. The GKK is much larger and is horizontal. The horizontal position take more room than vertical, which makes sense. The result is, while the revolver fit under my existing clothing, my jackets are very tight across the GKK. Now I understand what people mean when they talk about clothing made for extra room for a shoulder holster.

Just in case anyone is interested, reholstering a pistol with an upside-down or horizontal rig requires two hands; you have to hold the holster to force the gun in to the formed holster. A vertical holster is already set up to hold the weight of the gun; you just push the gun down past any formed areas until it stops; the straps take the force of the push.

TRX
03-02-2014, 05:22 PM
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Safdar Mahmood Khan
13-04-2014, 10:40 PM
Looks like a .45 Browning,nice grips.