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The High Power MKIII is the world's famous handgun.

It is in service in more than 100 countries and has built its reputation on high quality and total reliability. It is the type of weapon that makes you feel secure because it will never let you down whatever the situation, and will help you accomplish your mission.

Fully Reliable, Totally Safe

By retaining the basic mechanism of the original HP handgun, the MKIII is fully reliable under all conditions. The simple mechanism ensures long part life and easy maintenance.

No less than five safety devices:
manual safety: allows the weapon to be carried fully safe
visible hammer: shows whether the weapon is cocked or not
half-cocked notch: catches the hammer if it slips (when cocking)
firing pin safety: prevents inadvertent firing if the weapon is dropped
magazine safety: disengages the trigger when the magazine is removed

Improved Design
Ergonomic grip: for quicker and better shooting.
It significantly improves handling and contribute to the shooter's comfort.

Ambidextrous safety: a second lever on the left-hand side allows easier use by left-handers. Both safety levers are larger which make them easier to operate.

A Dependable Weapon
Carried permanently in all conditions with limited cleaning, the MKIII, faithful to HP's legend, will deliver fast and reliable firepower from the 13-round magazine.

A careful study of balance between the weight of the handgun and recoil forces guarantees:

quick aiming
improved accuracy
better comfort
accurate rapid fire: designed for rapid acquisition of target on successive shots

Technical Specifications

Calibre 9x19mm NATO
Operating principle Locked mechanism (short recoil)
Overall length 200 mm (7.9")
Weight (empty magazine) 930 g (2.0 lb)
Barrel length 118 mm (4.6")
Trigger mechanism Single Action Only
Trigger pull 2.5 - 4.5 daN
Magazine capacity 13 rounds
Manual safety Yes
Receiver Steel
Rifling grooves 6 (right hand twist)
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