The September 2001 issue of SAR (Small Arms Review) has an interesting article on a mini High Power produced by gunsmith Art Leckie. The article is written by Peter Kokalis.
If you’re not crazy about the mini Glocks, or you already own one of them and now you just want something a little higher end (and single action), then you might want to give Art Leckie a call. He cuts the Browning down in such a way that it looks like it came from the factory that way. Leckie also adds a host of cool custom touches, which includes a finger groove on the front strap, custom beavertail, hand stippling on the grip, wide C&S trigger, Leckie commander hammer and sear, Novak sights, and Black-T finish (courtesy of Walter Birdsong). Leckie even cuts magazines down to 10 rounds so they’ll fit flush with the abbreviated grip.
The price of the mini High Power conversion in the SAR article, using a pistol provided by the customer, is $1950. That’s right, folks. It ain’t cheap.
DefRev has not tested one of these out yet, so we can’t give any opinions, but we would definitely like to get our hands on one, since we do like our High Powers over here.
Contact info for Art Leckie:
Leckie Professional Gunsmithing
7067 Easton Road, P.O. Box 288
Pipersville, PA 18947
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You can visit Art Leckie’s site by clicking here.