I tried to like the Glock... But now I have another hi power!

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    Talking I tried to like the Glock... But now I have another hi power!

    About a month ago I bought a NIB Gen 4 G23 because it felt really good in the hand. Everyone loves these darn things, so there must be something to it...

    I put a moderate amount of ammo through it and eh? It shot ok. Overall I was pretty pleased. However, it was when I took it to a combat shooting course that I decided I loathed the tactical tupperware. Being used to a 9mm Hi Power (an Argentine FM 90), I simply could not get used to the trigger reset. I could shoot the glock accurately slowly, but controlled pairs were all over the place. On the second day, I came back with my Hi Power and proceeded win each of our challenges and take the top score home on the skills test.

    I suppose I have just come to realize that I like SAO steel pistols not just because they are purdy, but because I just plain shoot them better. So.. why fix what isnt broken?

    I ended up finding a hardly used Browning MK III in .40S&W, blued, with Novak low-mounts, VZ grips, throated feed ramp, some trigger work, and a bunch of extras for a strait trade with my G23 and holsters +ammo. I was looking for a 1911, but I just cant turn down a good Browning...




    I really cant help but feel like there is something wrong with me for not digging the Glock; I dont seem to be a very versatile handgunner (I do like my wheelguns, however). But, this is a carry gun and on the street I firmly believe you should use what you use best.

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    Mr. Browning would approve. He's probably still scratching his head over the popularity of the 1911. It's just best that he wasn't around for Glocks.
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    The BHP is a great machine! I do not understand why the 1911 is more popular than the Hi - Power???

    I am a true Glock Fan but if you are not the BHP is a great choice (cost has kept me away from them mostly...

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    Very nice pistol you have there. Maybe another day you will Glock over and see what they are up to. In the mean time you have a super fine piece there, congrats! And enjoy!
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    More time with the GLOCK may have made a difference and maybe not. I've never even handled a BHP let alone fire one. Most every pistol is a good pistol but most will not fit everyone. You found the one that works better for you, congrats. She's a beaut.
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    The BHP is beautiful in both form and function. I bought my first one in 1976, a T Series.

    Glocks are very fine tools, but the Browning is a work of art IMO. The ergos are like comparing a Ferrari to a Yugo, IMO.

    Congrats OP.
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    I wouldn't worry about it. Glock's aren't for everyone. I've handled Glock's but never shot one. I don't care for the way they fit my hand. Give me my CZ's or my DW 1911 and I'm happy. For those who love and swear by their Glock, that's fine. For those that loves something else , that's fine too.
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    I worked at and managed a local ski shop for a few years, and the one question that people always asked: "what is your best ski boot?". The answer was always "whichever one fits you best.". It's not much different when it comes to handguns.. What fits one person doesn't always work for the next. Sure, Glocks are great pistols.. But they may not be for everyone. Personally, I would love a hi-power over a glock as well.. But that's just me. Nice pistol by the way!

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    Hello, sir. I hope that your Hi Power serves you well. I've been shooting the things seriously for four decades now and still enjoy them immensely.

    Best and good shooting.

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    Thank you for gracing my thread, Mr. Camp!

    I have spent probably too much time on your website. I love the information.

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    I agree, I have two XD pistols, a 4 inch Service model and an XD9sc. I shoot them okay, the advancing years have me carrying a Kahr CW9 and at times a Kel-Tec P32. When I shoot IDPA I can turn in much better scores with my Browning MK III or the Charles Daly Hi-Power. Because these IDPA matches are of our own making I can run a stage with the Kahr or XD and switch to the HP and compare the stage to several different pistols. The HP always wins and is a joy to shoot.

    Because I carry the Kahr CW9 I work hard to build my skill with the Kahr. But it is not the same. I swear the Browning HP has a soul.

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    BHPs, 1911s... and Glocks are, by far, my favorite pistols. Nice find!
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    I wil own a 9mm Hi-power. I am kind of a purist on the old gun, I dont wanna .40 HP. Just like I think a 1911 should be .45 ACP. Just how I am. I absolutely love the feel of a Hi-power in my hand. I happen to EDC a G23 and do very well with it. It is what my agency approves for duty carry. So it is what I use, on and off duty. I dont blame you for sitckign with what you know and like. That is what you should do with any SD gun.
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    You might have gotten used to the way the Glock shoots with more use - Anyway, congrats on the new Hi-Power. they are great guns !!

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    I have a BHP since 1981, fine pistol and some habits are just die hard.
    You do not think the 9mm is effective? Then let me shoot at you.

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