FN America Introduces All-New FN High Power

FN High Power NEW
FN America just announced the re-introduction of their Hi-Power pistols with modern enhancements under the FN High Power name. IMG FN America

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- FN America, LLC proudly announces the introduction of the all-new FN High Power, a completely reimagined pistol based on the legendary 1935 design conceived by John Moses Browning and perfected by Dieudonné Saive. The FN High Power carries forward the most iconic features of the original design, modernized for today’s sport shooters.

“The High Power is such an iconic design, and synonymous with FN really. We recognized the gravity of reintroducing this newly redesigned pistol with such a storied history,” said Mark Cherpes, President and CEO for FN America, LLC.

“Rather than introduce a clone of the original, we had to deliver much more than other brands, knowing the FN High Power would be held to a higher standard. FN pays homage to the prolific design while modernizing the ergonomics, functionality, and operation. We respect what this pistol has meant to generations of FN collectors and feel the new FN High Power dovetails perfectly with the rest of the FN pistol line, carrying a future-forward design to the next generation of shooting enthusiasts.”

FN High Power – Paying Homage to a Legend

The FN High Power is one of the most distinct and recognizable designs in the metal pistol category with its signature keyhole muzzle profile, tapered slide, longarm slide release, rounded hammer, and more. These key features are ubiquitous with an FN High Power and have been carefully integrated into the new design.

“FN conducted a thorough historical design study into the classic High Power design to identify what truly makes High Power what it is,” said John Ryan, Director of Product Management for FN America, LLC. “These features set the design apart from other metal pistols in the market and were extremely important for us to include in the modern evolution of the new FN High Power so as to pay respect to the significance of Browning’s original design.”

Ten specific core elements were selected as areas of priority, with the signature elements of the keyhole muzzle, long arm slide release, taper of the dust cover, and John Browning’s overall influence, the underpinnings of the classic design are embedded into a modern arms masterpiece, built for today’s sports shooter.

A Truly Modern Pistol

While the new FN High Power is inspired by the original aesthetically, this new gun features dramatic improvements to ergonomics and fire control design, accuracy, and increased magazine capacity, besting any clone of the original.

“The original High Power design was prolific, with more than one million produced and sold over its 80-year history. As the enduring last design of John Browning, we’ve done our due diligence to include those unique features that set this pistol apart while modernizing the design with features we expect in today’s market,” said Chris Cole, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, FN America, LLC.

“Through current manufacturing and design expertise, the all-new FN High Power addresses everything from trigger pull and feel, ergonomics, reliability with current 9mm loads and more, all to appeal to a modern gun buyer looking to expand their gun collection with timeless style and superior performance.”

With improved internals and a modern barrel lockup, the new FN High Power design is more robust and capable of cycling most 9mm loads, something that the original design lacks in today’s world. Sport shooters desire more magazine capacity, so FN upped the ante, increasing capacity to 17+1 rounds. Ambidextrous controls aid in overall operability and the elimination of the magazine disconnect makes for a single-action trigger that breaks crisply and cleanly.
Overall improved ergonomics, new grip and frame texturing to aid in control during fire and extending the beavertail to address the often remarked ‘High Power hammer and slide bite,’ and more, the FN High Power feels and functions the way a modern pistol should.

Taking the design even further, FN engineers resolved the complex takedown method of the original design and updated it to current standards. Now, disassembling your FN High Power for cleaning and maintenance is as simple as taking down any modern polymer pistol, simply rotating the takedown lever allows shooters to instantly field strip an FN High Power.

From NATO’s trusted sidearm for more than 80 years to a modern pistol designed for today’s sports shooters, the FN High Power has been enhanced to exceed every expectation. Each new gun ships with two pairs of polymer grips, and with three new frame colors and seven accessory grips, perfecting and personalizing your FN High Power has never been easier.

The new FN High Power is equally at home stacking small groups on target or protecting what matters most, pointing naturally with draftable steel sights and shooting with pinpoint precision, thanks to the smooth, single-action trigger. FN adds 25% more rounds over the original, with an industry-first 17+1 capacity.

At 40 ounces, the robust design keeps the signature rake of the dust cover and long arm slide release, adding ambidextrous controls for instinctive operation. An extended beavertail and raised hammer fit perfectly in hand, thanks to the future-forward design.

To learn more about the all-new FN High Power, visit the FN Booth (#11860) at the 2022 NSSF SHOT Show, January 18-21, 2022, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. More information can be found at www.fnamerica.com/highpower.

About FN America, LLC

Carry the Future | FN America, LLC, the U.S. subsidiary of Belgium-based FN Herstal, S.A. provides U.S. military, law enforcement, and commercial customers with a complete range of state-of-the-art, groundbreaking solutions developed around small caliber firearms and associated ammunition under the FN brand name.

FN Herstal is the Defense & Security entity of Herstal Group that also includes a Hunting & Sports Shooting entity (Browning and Winchester Firearms’ brand names) and operates globally.

FN product lines include portable firearms, less lethal systems, integrated weapon systems for air, land, and sea applications, remote weapon stations, small-caliber ammunition, as well as modern and cutting-edge solutions to provide enhanced combat, logistics, maintenance, and communication capabilities.

In addition to FN America – headquartered in McLean, Virginia, with manufacturing operations in Columbia, South Carolina –, FN Herstal is the parent company of FNH UK in England and Noptel (electro-optics) in Finland.

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Nice article, but cutting through the rhetoric and B.S., the ONLY reason FN decided to start making Hi-Powers again has nothing to do with “respect to collectors” or as some kind of homage to John Moses Browning, it’s all about getting skunked by Springfield and losing money, plain and simple.


You hit THAT nail square on the head, NO S**T !!!!


JPM – my exact thought – before folks posted the $$$$ price. OTOH I have yet to see the SA35 out and about so haven’t had to resist it. Guess I’ll just have to make do with my Inglis version……………sorta like me, old but still can do what is needed 🙂


Springfield’s new high power vs FN’s new high power.

Interesting choice.

J Gibbons

Probably should get one of each just to be thorough.


And then you have Girsan MC P35: $400 Browning Hi Power Clone

Henry Bowman

Sorry FN, Springfield beat ya to it.


It’s a fine thing that this design is not only available new again, but receiving active development and improvement. The FN prices are going to sticker-shock the smiles off the faces of a lot of prospective buyers, though.


Hmmmmm Think Ill keep my 1964 Belgian. Cost me a third what this one will go for. WIuld not mind the exrra fiur runds, they’ve upped mag capacity to match ARgentine Military spec. That’s OK. My state is trying to enact mag cap limits again, so who knows whether that will be an advantage in carrying. I have experienced no issues along te lines of anything they have touted as an “imorovement”. I’m fine with takedown proceedure. Mine is fr more accurate than I am, so that’s no “bu signal”. One niggly point.. the original design work by J M… Read more »


So FN updated the ergonomics and trigger and modernized a great existing design that was just fine. Strengthened it for modern ammo? I had a Belgium made Hi-Power in the early 80’s and would often put 500 – 1000 rounds through with no issues no matter what the ammo. Ergonomics were great and if you removed the pesky magazine disconnect the trigger was pretty darn good. I replaced that gun with a FEG clone over fifteen years ago and it’s parts are completely interchangeable with the Belgium model. Why would I pay $1300 for the FN name and four more… Read more »


MSRP $1269 for black and FDE.
MSRP $1369 for stainless.


ouch, better looking on gb and getting a nice original


I don’t see the PRICE ?