- Jun 13, 2005
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This is only my opinion as a long time Browning HI POWER fan. The Springfield SA35 is amazing. It only lacks the high polish finish. But there is NO mag disconnect so you win 3 ways there. Your pistol isn't rendered disabled in a simple mag change. The mags will now easily eject. Now you can have a much better trigger. All at a great low price. The EAA GIRSAN hi power has the mag disconnect. The coating/finish may be popular but seems cheap looking to me. Especially compared to the SA. There is too little diff in $ not to go with Springfield as they are a quality company. I have other EAA with no issue against them.
A lot to unpack here...... now I'm going to compare the two models I own/owned.... the SA-35 and the Girsan MCP 35 OPS.
-The Girsan OPS model does NOT have a mag disconnect and mags drop freely.
-The Girsan OPS has extended controls.
-The coating is not cheap, and better than the SA-35
-The trigger is better than the SA-35, but the SA-35 had a good trigger anyways.
-The beavertail was the difference maker for me, I'd still have a SA-35 if I wasn't getting hammer bite so bad.
-The price for my Girsan OPS was $599, I believe the price for my SA-35 was $650 or $700.
Nothing wrong with either gun depending on what you're looking for.