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    I am considering a Browning High Power 75th anniversary, here's the question. I'm not seeing what the overall difference in the Hi Power and the Hi Power MK III are other than finish and grips. Is that the whole of it?
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    I believe you to be correct. Finish and grips are the difference with respect to the modern BHPs. I commonly carry the 40 or sometimes the 9mm.
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    I dont own one but Ive carried one and spent a bit of range time with one. THe BHP is a WONDERFUL firearm. Accurate, comfortable to carry and use as well as the most important factor - GOES BANG EVERY TIME.
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    Love my BHP, love it even more with my new night sights! Don't know details of the 75th but from my experience it's a great gun. Of course I'm not the only one who says that. How many have been sold around the world?

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    A guy I work with has one. He loves it. I find them interesting and I could see myself snagging one one of these days...

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    They have fantastic triggers.....a true classic, spend the extra if you have it for the finish.
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    There are a few more differences other than finish and stock. Here's a good article from Stephen Camp's Hi-Powers and Handguns web site. What is the difference between the Mk II and Mk III Hi Powers
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    Browning Hi-Power

    I have a Charles Daly HP clone and a Browning MKIII HP. Both are excellent pistols. They are a joy to shoot. Very reliable and accurate. I have removed the magazine disconnect from both pistols which I think improved their triggers. The pistols are slim through the slide and frame, but thicken in the grip area. I bought Micarta grip panels to replace the original wood grips. That really slimmed down the pistol. This is a heavy pistol weighing 32 ounces without a loaded magazine. I have carried the pistol in a Crossbreed Super Tuck and in the right shirt and jeans the gun can disappear. Although you will know it is there. On the range or with a good cover garment I can carry the pistol much more comfortably in a Comp-Tac paddle holster.

    I need to add that this year I have chosen to carry a Kahr CW9 and only shoot the BHP and my XD pistols at the range. At my age it became an issue to CCW BHP or the lighter but thicker XD pistols. If I could the BHP is my favorite and would be my constant companion.

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    Thanks, I was seeing the standard HP on website and the MK III and just wanted some clairity. They are both offered in the 75th version, along with a version I'd really like to have but it seems it's 10K and I would like to eat again this year.... I'm not a collector so it would be carried some, and shot plenty, sounds like an adj. sight MK III might be one I look at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeftofMars View Post
    I am considering a Browning High Power 75th anniversary, here's the question. I'm not seeing what the overall difference in the Hi Power and the Hi Power MK III are other than finish and grips. Is that the whole of it?
    Browning Hi Power pistols

    Browning Hi Power Mark III - fixed rear sight

    Browning Hi Power Standard , 75th Anniv.
    - Adjustable rear sight

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsrule View Post
    Browning Hi Power pistols

    Browning Hi Power Mark III - fixed rear sight

    Browning Hi Power Standard , 75th Anniv.
    - Adjustable rear sight

    Yep I looked at that wrong, no adj. with the MK III. I do think I'd rather have the epoxy finish since I intend to use it, guess I'd have to have sights fitted...
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