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    Browning high power

    I am thinking of buying a Browning high power 9mm what do you think of them, and the hungarian clone?

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    The BHP is an awesome pistol!!! IMO, along with the 1911, the BHP is one of the best firearms ever manufactured. I should not get a clone; I do not see any reason why I should want to do it.
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    If you going to go for a Hi Power, go for the original. If your willing to go for something other than a BHP, I'd highly recommend the CZ75.
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    Gallery of Guns is running the 75th anniversary black High Power with fixed sights and plastic grips for $754.00 out the door, to my lowest cost dealer within 25 miles. If I were in the market I'd be all over that. Grips can always be replaced. On sale through the end of May.
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    If your going to get a Hi-Power get a Browning. JMHO I was without one for several years until I found a 1964 T-Series . I have never had a pistol fit my hand as well as the P-35.

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    I highly recommend it. I have had mine for 18 years with no...not one...problem. It has been completely reliable out of the box with a wide range of ammo. If you get the Mark III, you will not have any of the reported problems with feeding JHPs or 147 gr bullets of earlier models. With today's choices and quality ammo, the 9mm is a very effective SD round. It is very accurate, probably more accurate than most people are capable of shooting. Even though it is 7.75" long, the slide is very slim and is very comfortable when worn in and IWB holster. There is a reason it was the most popular military and police handgun in the world.

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    I'm fortunate enough to own one of the rare alloy-framed HiPowers:



    This is an ex-Austrian police gun. Browning made a small number of these, which is a shame - the alloy frame is such an improvement over the steel HiPowers that I believe they could have sold as many as they produced. The pistol weighs about the same as a Glock 23!

    You might have noticed the unusual slide release. The gun is equipped with the Safe Fast Shooting (SFS) System for hammer-down carry on a loaded chamber. Activating the safety lever cocks the hammer and allows the gun to fire. I really like it, and the stock trigger is terrific, even with the magazine disconnect still installed. I'll agree with the comments about the superior ergonomics the HiPower offers - it points naturally and the grip feels better than any other pistol I've tried, including the 1911.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPastor View Post
    I am thinking of buying a Browning high power 9mm what do you think of them, and the hungarian clone?
    I can't speak about the clone, but I had a BHP 9mm over 20 years ago, it was/is a great weapon however it may be too large for EDC.

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    One of the greatest pistols ever, do not go with a clone; however the FN is the same FN HP or BHP made in the same factory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School View Post
    If your going to get a Hi-Power get a Browning. JMHO I was without one for several years until I found a 1964 T-Series . I have never had a pistol fit my hand as well as the P-35.

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    I have two Hi-Power pistols. I bought a Charles Daly version of the Hi-Power because of the price as a way to try the Hi-Power without the $700 or $800 dollar price. It was the best 9mm pistol I have shot. However I have had minor problems with the sights. Later I bought a Browning MK III Hi-Power. This pistol has been completely trouble free. It may be in my mind, but the Browning balance and weight in my hand feels better. So my short answer is buy the Browning MK III. This is one pistol you will never sell or have regret that you bought.

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    I bought a used FEG Hi-Power for my Dad awhile ago. It had been sitting in the glass case at Knob creek for awhile and I was buying a 1911 and he had been looking at it previously. Cost me $250 and I have to say its well worth it. It shoots straight and hasn't had a problem feeding anything. He's very happy with it and I wish I had bought it for myself. I would say though if you can afford a new browning get it, but I would still recommend the FEG HI- Powers if you needed to save a little bit of money.

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    The BHP was John Moses Browning's best design... Get one you'll love it...
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    I've got a FN Herstal; It's my second-favorite 9mm.

    Before I got a FEG clone, though, I'd look for an Argy FM.
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