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    Met Up with an Old Friend...

    ...from the 1980's and my early years in the tactical unit!


    This lightly personalized Mk II was the first Hi Power I was "officially authorized" to carry for both regular duty and tactical call-outs when the police department I worked for allowed autoloaders. (Prior to that, I had sometimes carried a Hi Power under my uniform jacket but that was not much in Texas weather.)

    I wound up selling this Mk II and others (mistake) when the Mk III made its debute. Recently I got an opportunity to revisit and photograph this old thing for a project I'm involved in and thought I'd share a picture or two and a tiny bit of this pistol's "history".

    This one has not kept good company. It "visited" with two armed robbers, one bank robber and more meth and crack dealers than I can honestly remember, but it never had a "conversation" with any of them; it never needed to; they complied with police orders and never threatened me.

    If interested, a little more about the gun can be had here:

    http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/L...%20Mk%20II.htm

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    That's cool. I have a S&W 686 that my buddy carried when the LA County Sheriffs carried wheel guns. It has a lot of stories attached to it and one fatal shooting of a bad guy. He keeps trying to buy it back from me. Maybe one day I will just give it to him, but not until I have one to replace it.

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    A vintage piece of art!
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    That looks like a serious piece of hardware. Very nice.
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    Nice photograph.

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    Nice picture, great gun, and its nice to see you around here again.
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    Nice pictures...interesting presentation!
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    What a nice working tool Stephen.Got to love the Hi Power.
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