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    Cool Belgian Browning Hi Power....

    I was having a front night sight installed on my SP-101 today and my gunshop just got in a used Belgian Hi Power. It is from an estate sale and it is about 90 % with 4 magazines. I field stripped it and it is in VG + on the inside. They are asking $550 out the door. The gun is factory stock except for Pachmayr grips. I really do not need another pistol especially one that is 1935 technology. That said I traded my last Hi Power in the mid 70's for a Combat Commander and darn if just holding this one reminded me that I have never held a semi auto pistol that fit my hand and shot as well for me as my old HP. I would have to sell something and it would most likely be my G-19 which spends a lot of time in the safe since I got the G-23. What's a fellow to do ?
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    Easy, sell the Glock. I have no use for a pistol that does nothing but sit in the safe.
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    Although I love Glock pistols, I have have a30+ year love affair with the P-35. Since you have a 23, you can get a conversion barrell and mags to make a 9mm gun. GET THE HP...........
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    Buy the Browning, it is a fantastic pistol! I payed $800+ for my Mark III.

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    I love my G23...but an HP just feels so good.
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    Mine is a 1982 HP and it's simply one of the nicest guns to shoot.

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    I recently picked up a vintage 1969 Hi Power at a gun show. It's about 99% and had the original leather case. I paid $450 plus traded a NIB S&W 6906 for it. I would do it all over again. That gun isn't old technology, it's a piece of history. $550....what a steal!
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    Anyone ever get that wierd feeling of deja vu?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School View Post
    ... Belgian Hi Power ... from an estate sale ... 90 % with 4 magazines ... asking $550

    I would have to sell something and it would most likely be my G-19 which spends a lot of time in the safe since I got the G-23.
    Your G19 is getting dusty, and you're getting all runny inside about a classic Hi-Power. Seems a no-brainer, if the Hi-Power attracts you. It's hard to say many bad things about a Hi-Power in great, unfouled condition. It's one of the few guns one could say "It's no Glock / It's no Hi-Power" from either point of view and be completely justified for all the right reasons. If it were me and I had a dusty G19 to trade, I'd likely do it as well.
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    If you don't want it, send me a PM. I've been looking for a BHP in 9mm, especially one of the older ones (they have better triggers than the current crop).

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    You better JUMP on that Browning. You'll regret it if you don't.

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    I would buy it in an instant. I have one and will never get rid of it. Besides I think you answered your own question based on one line in your post:
    "I have never held a semi auto pistol that fit my hand and shot as well for me as my old HP."
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    How often do classic Belgium Hi Powers come along compared to G-19's?

    Buddy, for me, I wouldn't have left the store without it. Or at least put some cash on it for hold until I could get home to retrieve that extremely common G-19.

    In fact, I probably would have stayed at the shop not letting the Hi Power out of my sight while I had my wife bring the G-19 to me for the trade. But that's just me.
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    I have a 1980 built HP. I considered it as a carry gun and actually bought a CT laser grip for it. But, opted for the G27 for my EDC. The HP is at my bedside.
    I agree, HP's shoot amazingly well. Extremely accurate and stable. I still have the wood grips and original mags. Fits my grip like-a-glove.


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    Cool

    I closed the deal this morning. One of the shop owners is a LEO and he wanted the G-19 and he got it for a very fair price. I will put an extended safety on the P-35 before I carry it. The tiny sights will stay stock. It would be over $300 to have a dovetail cut in the slide and night sights installed front and rear. I can still convert it back to stock by just changing the safety if need be. The P-35 will be my daytime off duty carry gun, the G-23 with trijicons will still do the bulk of the off duty work. No more safe queens. Every body works on this spread.
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