Hi Power or other options?

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    Hi Power or other options?

    I am considering another carry weapon. I figure you can't have enough. I prefer steel and the ability to carry cocked and locked so single action is fine. Is the Browning Hi Power my best option?
    I have read good things about the CZ 75 B SA online. From what I've read it is a more complicated design than the Browning. Should I be looking at other pistols that fit my requirements?

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    The Hi Power is my very favorite 9mm of all. I don't often carry any sort of 9mm but the Hi-Power is the best of the best in my view. I too love steel and single-action triggers.
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    The Hi-Power is a classic and the CZ-75 adds some options some folks find desireable, such as hammer-down DA first shot. The HP has a pretty small safety lever which some people need 2 hands to manipulate, and the CZ-75 has a narrow slide (slide runs inside the frame, rather than outside) which is less easily grabbed for clearing malfs and administrative handling. Best thing to do, if you can, is to handle and shoot each to see which you handle more comfortably and reliably.
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    I believe either would suit you. The high power is a weapon that is sometimes ammo sensitive.
    I have eight High Powers and I am lucky that they all feed my preferance of ammo like a Las Vegas Slot Machine.

    Lots of custom parts and good cheaper magazines for the High Power.

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    I had the same question a few months ago. I chose the CZ. It came down to money and a beaver tail.

    For $300 less and no hammer bite you get a wonderfully accurate pistol you will not want to put down.

    I took mine to a class recently and it performed flawlessly. What a joy to shoot!
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    Cool

    My Hi-Power is a sentemental favorite and it feeds the Federal 9BP 115 grain HP flawlessly.

    The Hi-Power was my first hi-cap pistol and it fits my hand better than any other handgun I have ever owned.

    If all I had was my Hi-Power I would feel very well armed.

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    The reason I did not buy a HiPower was the mags will not drop free and I think the CZs will .I sure someone here that knows more about Browning HiPowers than me can correct me if I,m wrong on this.
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    + 1 on the Hi Power. If the 1911 is outa the question, the HP is where I would look to fill that niche.
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    Personally if your looking for a carry gun, I'd go with the CZ75. More options available to you with them. You can go with the SA which is single action only, or the B which is SA/DA. Cost wish the CZ will cost several hundred dollars less.
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    Never shot a cz but owned a Hi-Power for a few years and yeah I'm sorry I traded it off!
    I would think there would be a wider variety of after market "goodies" for the Browning.

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    Browning Hi Power was my first 9mm. I talked my dad into signing for it back in 1974 before I was old enough. The only reason I wanted one was because my favorite cop show at the time had one guy carrying a Python and the other had a Hi Power. Any other old guys want to guess which show was my favorite? By the way always sorry I traded it for a Mod. 29 like my other favorite cop. Still have the 29.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ASSA9 View Post
    The reason I did not buy a HiPower was the mags will not drop free and I think the CZs will .I sure someone here that knows more about Browning HiPowers than me can correct me if I,m wrong on this.
    I would go with the Hi-Power because of the greater variety and easier availability of parts, accessories--especially holsters!--and information about the gun. If you are worried about the mags not dropping free, either remove the mag safety or buy the Browning magazines with the "mouse trap" springs, which literally fly out of the gun.
    I have both guns and would go with the BHP in a heartbeat just because it is a much more popular and widely distributed gun with spare parts and accessoreis to match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by denver View Post
    Browning Hi Power was my first 9mm. I talked my dad into signing for it back in 1974 before I was old enough. The only reason I wanted one was because my favorite cop show at the time had one guy carrying a Python and the other had a Hi Power. Any other old guys want to guess which show was my favorite? By the way always sorry I traded it for a Mod. 29 like my other favorite cop. Still have the 29.
    I watched a show where one carried a Python, and the other carried a SW Model 59 9mm, but no Hi-Power......they drove a big Orange Gran Torino.
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    +1 on the mouse trap mags. I was admiring a HiPower at a gun show and to my chagrin the mag was forcefully ejected onto the floor when I hit the release. Never knew about those mags until then. Loved my MKIII Hi Power. It fed everything I put into it. Only jammed once on a sketchy reload.

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    Now I will have to find reruns. I have thought for 30 years it was a Hi Power
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